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NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

by Rick Howlett on May 29, 2012

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and small business owners from across the country will be in Louisville starting tomorrow for a conference focusing on research into health and life sciences.

The National Institutes of Health provides more than $700 million for small businesses to do research and this conference at the downtown Marriott will feature workshops for start-up companies to learn the funding process and access those funds.

University of Louisville Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr. Bill Pierce says the conference will give the university an opportunity to showcase its facilities.

“We are offering tours of some of our laboratories. We’ll have them go to see the Nucleus Research Park, which is coming up out of the ground at the old Haymarket. And we’re telling them this is a great place to be,” he said.

Conference speakers include U of L President James Ramsey, Gov. Steve Beshear and officials from the National Institutes of Health.

The annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer conference runs through Friday.

(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)

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U of L Students Displaced by Fire Have Temporary Housing, Classes Resume After 4 pm

by Devin Katayama May 29, 2012

A dozen University of Louisville students were displaced by a fire in their residence hall after lighting struck the building early Tuesday, but officials say the building can house the students in other rooms until a more permanent solution is found. Providence, the privately-run student housing complex located near U of L’s Belknap Campus, caught […]

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U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

by Rick Howlett May 28, 2012

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Nobel Laureate to Deliver Lectures at U of L

by Rick Howlett April 30, 2012

Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Schrock will deliver two lectures this week at the University of Louisville.   Schrock is a professor of chemistry at MIT. He and two other scientists received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2005 for their work on a process that has led to more efficient and environmentally friendly production of medicine, […]

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by Rick Howlett April 19, 2012

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by Devin Katayama April 18, 2012

The University of Louisville has broken ground on a new student activities center which will serve students while potentially helping the school earn tax incentives. The $37.5 million center will be located off Fourth Street and it will use energy efficient technology and offer students various sports and recreational activities.  President James Ramsey is also […]

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Former U of L Runner Wins Boston Marathon

by Rick Howlett April 16, 2012

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Thinker Statue Secrets Revealed

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U of L Recognized for Local Food Efforts

by Erica Peterson April 3, 2012

A national organization is recognizing the University of Louisville for increasing the amount of local food that’s served on campus. U of L is one of 15 colleges and universities cited this month by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The group is a network of nearly 700 higher education institutions, all of […]

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by Laura Ellis March 31, 2012

Tonight, men’s basketball teams from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will meet in a Final Four game. On Friday’s State of the News, we were joined by sports journalists Bill Doolittle and Eric Crawford (the latter joining us from UofL’s warm-up session in New Orleans), who talked about how the rest […]

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