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UofL receives overall Zero Waste score of 58.2 percent in Post-Landfill Action Network assessment

By Jill Scoggins University of Louisville The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) has awarded the University of Louisville an overall Zero Waste score of 58.2 percent, resulting from 864.5 points out of a total possible 1600.5 points. This puts UofL’s score above other campuses PLAN works with, which average between 40 and 50 percent. The score comes from a November 2020 comprehensive Zero Waste...

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi named a ‘Most Admired CEO’ in Louisville by local publication

By Alicia Kelso University of Louisville University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi is among the 25 local leaders named to Louisville Business First’s annual list of “Most Admired CEOs.” The publication recognized the particular magnitude of their leadership in a year filled with unprecedented challenges – from the COVID-19 global pandemic to widespread protests against racial injustices. As...

Markers unveiled on Belknap Campus to celebrate history of UofL’s Black fraternities and sororities

By Cindy Hess University of Louisville New markers that celebrate the history of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a group of nine traditionally Black fraternities and sororities that have been part of the University of Louisville for nearly three decades, are the latest addition to the Belknap Campus. The markers were unveiled Oct. 23 in the plaza between the Belknap Academic Building and the Student...

UofL College of Business, KDA partner to increase diversity in Kentucky bourbon industry

The University of Louisville College of Business and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) have established the Kentucky Distillers’ Association/University of Louisville Scholars Program to increase diversity in the commonwealth’s signature bourbon industry. The partnership will award five full-tuition scholarships for UofL’s Distilled Spirits Business Certificate, with preference...

Despite COVID-19 challenges, UofL incoming freshmen totals show slight increase this fall

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville The University of Louisville’s 2020 move-in dates were spread out over several days this year for safety. Despite the enormous challenges necessitated by the ongoing global health emergency, thousands of students started fall classes at UofL on Aug. 17 and preliminary totals show the number of incoming freshmen has increased slightly over last year. As...

Kroger pledges $1.5 million to University of Louisville in broad-ranging effort to end hunger, food waste

By John Karman III University of Louisville The Kroger Louisville Division is making a $1.5 million pledge to the University of Louisville as part of a broad-ranging effort to reduce hunger and waste in the local community. The gift will create the Kroger Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Fund at UofL. The fund will provide support in three main areas: diversity and inclusion, food security and sustainability...

University of Louisville nursing scholarship created to honor Breonna Taylor; four-year renewable award

By John Karman III University of Louisville To honor the memory of the EMT from Louisville, the University of Louisville Health Board of Directors is creating a nursing scholarship in the name of Breonna Taylor. The Breonna Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund in Nursing will be a four-year renewable award. In choosing the recipient, preference would be granted to a Black female who is a Kentucky resident....

Opinion: Kentucky’s research universities — UK and UofL — answering the call now and for the future

By Neeli Bendapudi and Eli Capilouto When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Commonwealth this spring, Kentucky’s research universities – the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville — answered the call. Local and state leaders turned to us to lead the way in identifying and treating patients, addressing shortages in testing and protective equipment and conducting research close...