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Local News
4:42 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

WFPL Discusses: Should Louisville Try to Land an NBA Team?

Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy says he’s open to the idea of luring a National Basketball Association team to town.

Tandy was among the guests who spoke on a WFPL news special today on the subject.

The 4th District councilman says he believes an NBA team could co-exist with the University of Louisville basketball teams in the KFC Yum Center, where U of L is now the primary tenant. He says city officials should do everything they can to maximize the financially-plagued arena’s economic potential and raise Louisville’s profile.

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Education
10:39 am
Mon December 17, 2012

J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

J. Blaine Hudson is resigning  at the end December as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, a post he's held since 2004.

Hudson took a leave of absence in August for medical reasons. He told faculty then in an e-mail that he'd had cranial surgery but his prognosis was positive.

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Local News
11:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Strong Stays with UofL; Jurich Says Cardinals a Top 10 Program

University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich
Credit File photo

Tom Jurich concedes: He was nervous that Louisville football coach Charlie Strong may leave for the Tennessee Volunteers.

"Are you nuts? Of course I was nervous," Jurich, UofL's athletics director, said during a news conference.

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Local News
8:17 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Charlie Strong Staying with Louisville Cardinals

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Charlie Strong will remain the football coach for the University of Louisville, he said Thursday morning in a news conference.

The University of Tennessee offered him the Volunteers' head coaching position on Tuesday, he said.

In confirming that he'd return for a fourth season, Strong spoke highly of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich -- noting that Jurich gave him his first head coaching position after 27 years as an assistant. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Louisville's ACC Move Can Help Academics, Faculty Says. How?

When the college athletics conference realignment dance began anew, Louisville appeared to be left in the lurch. Rutgers and Maryland abruptly announced that they were yanking their teams from the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference, respectively, for the Big 10 -- moves that had a dual impact on the Louisville Cardinals.

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Local News
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Louisville's ACC Move Positive Locally, Less So in N.C., Conn.

So the University of Louisville is moving its athletics programs to the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind the hard scrabbled Big East and heading toward Tobacco Road and such.

The reaction has been positive in the 24 hours or so since the ACC's presidents and chancellors unanimously invited UofL -- except in certain pockets, specifically in Connecticut and in parts (but not all) of ACC country.

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Education
9:42 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Read | 2012 55,000 Degrees Progress Report

Louisville's 55K Degrees Initiative -- which aims to increase the number of college-degree holders in Louisville -- is releasing today its second annual progress report. Read the report here:

Education
10:01 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Study of Nonviolent Resistance Receives Grawemeyer Prize

Erica Chenoweth

A study of the effectiveness of non-violent civil resistance is being honored with the University of Louisville’s 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

University of Denver Professor Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan, a U.S. State Department foreign affairs officer, went back more than 100 years for data on all known uprisings involving more than 1,000 people that related to a country’s secession, overthrow of a dictatorship or removal of a foreign occupation.

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Local News
10:01 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Dutch Composer's Multimedia Work Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize

Michel van de Aa

The 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition goes to Dutch composer Michel van der Aa.

The 42 year old van der Ah is being honored for his 30 minute work "Up-close," which blends concerto with film. The piece is performed with a large screen onstage near a cellist and string ensemble. The musical and visual art begin to intertwine as the work progresses.

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Education
12:00 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Tarzan Birthday Bash Planned for Sunday at U of L

It's been 100 years since author Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, and the University of Louisville is planning a party to celebrate.

Why? U of L's Special Collections Department is home to the world's largest institutional collection of Tarzan material, the university said.

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