NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

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… Continue reading NIH Conference Begins in Louisville Wednesday

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

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

U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

Researchers at the University of Louisville say a $6.3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will allow them to develop new technology toward the goal of helping paralyzed people walk again. U of L Professor of Neurological Surgery Dr. Susan Harkema’s team and researchers elsewhere are getting promising results using electrical stimulation on the… Continue reading U of L Researchers Using Grant To Develop Spinal Cord Treatment

Nobel Laureate to Deliver Lectures at U of L

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,… Continue reading Nobel Laureate to Deliver Lectures at U of L

Council to Consider U of L Tuition Hike Request

University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey says he expects the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to approve U of L’s request for a six percent tuition hike that would take effect next academic year. Ramsey says for more than a decade now, his and other public institutions have had to find ways to offset… Continue reading Council to Consider U of L Tuition Hike Request

UofL Breaks Ground On Activities Center, Helps TIF Potential

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… Continue reading UofL Breaks Ground On Activities Center, Helps TIF Potential

Former U of L Runner Wins Boston Marathon

The winner of today’s Boston Marathon is a former University of Louisville track star.       Wesley Korir holds several records at U of L, where he earned All-America honors in 2007. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in biology. Korir, a native of Kenya, also attended Murray State University. He won the Boston Marathon in… Continue reading Former U of L Runner Wins Boston Marathon

Thinker Statue Secrets Revealed

The University of Louisville’s copy of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker recently underwent a thorough restoration. The process revealed many details about the statue’s secret life, including a history of vandalism and other previously undocumented details hidden under layers of old paint and debris. The restoration team will speak Friday on a panel at the Public… Continue reading Thinker Statue Secrets Revealed

U of L Recognized for Local Food Efforts

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… Continue reading U of L Recognized for Local Food Efforts

Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

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… Continue reading Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City