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Local News
1:56 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Sales of Maker's Mark Pitino Bottle to Benefit Academic Center

University of Louisville

One of Kentucky’s best-known bourbon producers is selling thousands more commemorative bottles of its product to raise money for the University of Louisville.

Maker’s Mark is selling 12,600 bottles featuring a photo and tribute to men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Proceeds will to the U of L Center of Excellence, an $8 million facility for student-athletes in all sports that will be built on campus.

Maker’s Mark began producing  U of L commemorative  bottles last year in support of the center, which will be located at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

1:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

As U of L Buyout Deadline Looms, More than 365 Employees Expressed Interest

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The University of Louisville will close its window Friday for eligible staff and faculty to accept a buyout offer that’s expected to save more  than$2.75 million dollars next year.

The final number that will accept what’s being called the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will not be known until late next week at the earliest, said Sam Connally, U of L’s vice president of human resources.

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Local News
10:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

U of L's Julie Hermann to Become Rutgers Athletic Director

University of Louisville

A person familiar with the decision says Rutgers has hired Julie Hermann from the University of Louisville to be its new athletic director.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school was still working on an official announcement.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., first reported the hire.

Hermann has been the Cardinals' senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

She becomes the third female athletic director at a school among the 124 playing at college football's top tier.

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4:48 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Tuition Capped at 3 Percent for Kentucky Public Universities

FRANKFORT — The Council on Postsecondary Education has capped tuition increases at public colleges and universities at 3 percent.

The cap applies to in-state undergraduate students for the upcoming school year.

A statement from the council says it is the smallest average tuition increase for Kentucky public institutions in more than a decade.

Council President Bob King said the board felt that tuition increases should be kept "as minimal as possible" given the "challenging economic environment" that students are facing.

Arts and Humanities
5:07 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

LVAA Adds $100 Art Sale to Annual Auction

Every year, the Louisville Visual Art Association partners with the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute to host a high-end art auction to raise funds for LVAA's children’s fine art classes and U of L's Mary Spence Nay Scholarship. This year, they're adding an art sale on the morning of the auction.

The By-Bye-Buy Art Sale begins at LVAA’s @PUBLIC Gallery, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. 

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Arts and Humanities
5:26 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Opera Remembers Reign of Terror's Martyred Nuns

Debbie Hill as Sister Constance and Claire DiVizio as Blanche in "Dialogues of the Carmelites."
University of Louisville School of Music

In the summer of 1794, Robespierre’s Reign of Terror, a period of violence against those opposing the French Revolution, claimed the lives of sixteen Carmelite nuns. The Martyrs of Compiègne, who were guillotined in Paris, are memorialized in Francis Poulenc’s opera “Dialogues of the Carmelites.”  

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Local News
8:45 am
Mon April 1, 2013

U of L Center to Host 'Awful Truth About Hazing' Forum

The University of Louisville’s Center on Race and Inequality is holding a public forum on hazing injuries and deaths among student organizations.

In 2011, hazing gained national headlines after Florida A&M University came under sharp scrutiny for the death of marching band member Robert Champion, who was beaten after a football game. The school has suspended its world-famous marching band and prosecutors have pressed misdemeanor charges against more than a dozen students.

UofL Pan-African Studies Professor Ricky L. Jones is director of the center. He says Louisville has also seen  violent hazing incidents on its college campuses, which occur more often than people realize.

"We’ve had a number of suspensions over the last decade and a half. We had one student almost die, who suffered from kidney failure in 1997. We’ve had extended suspensions going from seven to ten years of Greek-lettered organizations here," he says. "So it’s not an issue that’s just relegated to Florida A&M and people need to understand that."

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Local News
11:39 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak in Louisville

John Paul Stevens
Credit U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will speak in April in Louisville and receive an award named for a forerunner from the city.

The Brandeis Award is awarded through UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and is given to " people who practice the ideals of personal freedom, concern for the disadvantaged and public service," the university said. In a statement, UofL interim law dean Susan Duncan said compared Stevens to Brandeis, a Louisville native who served on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939 and was known for his advocacy for speech and privacy rights.

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11:11 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Nearly 300 U of L Staff, Faculty Members Show Interest in Buyout Option

James Ramsey
Credit University of Louisville

Updated: The University of Louisville Board of Trustees is expected to consider approval of the school’s recently announced buy-out option for retiring staff and faculty members today.

According to Thursday's agenda, “the president recommends that the Board of Trustees approve the attached Voluntary Separation Incentive Program." The program spells out what participating employees receive for retiring or leaving the university in 2014. 

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Local News
1:14 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NCAA Allegations Against U of L's Hurtt Released

University of Louisville

University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while he was an assistant at Miami. The NCAA says Hurtt received a$2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.

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