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UofL researchers piloting process to make healthy sugar, 3-D printable materials from soy hulls

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Researchers at the University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Department of Mechanical Engineering are working to transform soy hulls left over from soybean processing into valuable food and industrial products. The United Soybean Board has awarded $350,000 to UofL to further develop methods for using soy hulls in modified fiber...

University of Louisville Trager Institute provides free services for those caring for older loved ones

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Residents of Kentucky counties surrounding Louisville who are caring for a loved one age 60 and older can receive free services to support them in their caregiving role. The Caregiver Program, coordinated by the University of Louisville Trager Institute, offers support and training through educational workshops, professionally facilitated support groups, individualized...

Louisville strengthens offensive line for 2021 with addition of Virginia Tech transfer Bryan Hudson

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville Bryan Hudson, a 2019 second team Freshman All-American, has joined the University of Louisville football team as a transfer from Virginia Tech, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Wednesday. Hudson joins the Cardinals after playing in 19 games, including 12 starts during his two-year career with the Hokies. Bryan Hudson has transferred from Virginia...

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...

Louisville holds off Kentucky for 62-59 win, sends Wildcats (1-6) to sixth consecutive defeat

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The struggles continued for Kentucky on Saturday. The Wildcats suffered their sixth consecutive setback with a 62-59 loss to rival Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals ended a three-game losing streak to Kentucky and held off a late surge by the Wildcats, who edged the Cardinals a year ago in an overtime thriller at Rupp Arena. Kentucky (1-6) trailed 60-59...

Louisville looks to end rivalry skid against Kentucky, extend Wildcats’ early-season woes on Saturday

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today During his media teleconference Thursday morning, Kentucky head coach John Calipari told reporters that he had talked to Louisville coach Chris Mack and offered to postpone Saturday’s game instead of playing in a mostly empty KFC Yum! Center. 
The suspicion was that Calipari had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, and further investigation revealed that was...

Former UofL star Donovan Mitchell gives back to alma mater with exclusive adidas ‘Shoe for Change’

By John Karman III University of Louisville Former University of Louisville basketball star Donovan Mitchell has teamed up with adidas and his alma mater to support current and future Black students at the school. Through his passion for education, all proceeds from the sales of the exclusive D.O.N. Issue #2 x Louisville sneaker, up to $200,000, will go toward funding several academic initiatives and...

University of Louisville medical students expand smart glasses virtual shadowing program

By Julie Heflin University of Louisville When two University of Louisville medical students opted to take part in an emergency department virtual shadowing session with Dr. Jeff Baker, they didn’t imagine it would grow into something more. As a medical resident wore a pair of smart glasses, students could see and hear what was happening in the emergency room while Baker explained the events and...

Wisconsin plays ‘like a million bucks,’ rolls to 85-48 victory over shorthanded Louisville on Saturday

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today After what could politely be called a bad day in the Kohl Center, Louisville basketball head coach Chris Mack described Wisconsin as having played “like a million bucks.” True enough, and the Cardinals played like small change. 

The No. 12 Badgers (6-1) manhandled their shorthanded visitors from beginning to end, showing them no mercy and sending them away...

December University of Louisville graduate took 21 years to earn degree, and she’s not stopping now

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville  In 2004, Kelly Rowan Burrell was one class away from earning her degree in sociology. She actually walked across the commencement stage in spring of that year; she was registered for her last class that summer. University of Louisville graduate Kelly Rowan Burrell. While at the University of Louisville, she had a baby born in 2000 who today is a sophomore...

University of Louisville professor, civil rights champion Catherine Fosl wins 2020 Trustees Award

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville Catherine Fosl, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Trustees Award. The award, in its 31st year, is UofL’s most prestigious faculty award, recognizing faculty...

Dr. Gregory Lord selected as clinic director to lead UofL Dental Clinic at WKCTC campus in Paducah

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has hired Gregory Lord, D.M.D., as clinic director of the UofL Dental Clinic located on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College campus. The hiring of a dental clinic director will allow more individuals in Paducah and surrounding areas to receive needed oral health care. Lord owned Lord Family Dental in Louisville for 10 years before joining...

Unbeaten Louisville expects big challenge from talented Western Kentucky on Tuesday night

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Usually when college basketball coaches set up an invitational, their modus operandi is to invite a bunch of teams they can beat and call it a “classic.” Not Louisville’s Chris Mack, the impetus and organizer behind the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic being played with nine teams over 10 days in the KFC Yum! Center. True, the Cardinals opened with an easy...

Van Lith, Evans combine for 40 points as Louisville women post 101-58 win over EKU on Sunday

Hailey Van Lith and Dana Evans each scored 20 points on Sunday as Louisville coasted to a 101-58 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center. Van Lith also grabbed 11 rebounds and knocked down five 3-pointers. The freshman guard added two blocks and two steals in her home debut as Louisville improved to 2-0. Louisville’s Merissah Russell prepares to go inside against Eastern Kentucky...

UofL’s Kent School of Social Work creates Trans Champion Scholarship in memory of alumna

By Idaya Gager University of Louisville On Sept.13, University of Louisville alumna Amirage Saling (’12, ’19) passed away at the age of 52. Saling, the first transgender person to carry a school/college banner at a UofL commencement ceremony, received her education later in life, but she proved to be an admirable pillar of the community that illuminated the Kent School of Social Work with joy,...

University of Louisville study indicates COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County are higher than reported

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today An ongoing study at the University of Louisville indicates the number of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County has increased exponentially in the past two months, according to results released this week. Researchers with the Co-Immunity Project at UofL’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute say virus infections in Metro Louisville likely are far higher than the already...

University of Louisville student teams innovate new healthcare tech in whirlwind virtual weekend

By Baylee Pulliam University of Louisville University of Louisville student teams are building startups to improve healthcare, from making nurse workflow more efficient to thinking of new therapies for tumors — all in the course of a whirlwind virtual weekend. It’s part of a new student-led UofL event called CardStart, that asks teams to create innovative solutions to health care problems and...

UofL’s new African American Theatre Program director connects humanity through performing arts

UofL alumni LaShondra Hood and Xavier Harris in The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop was performed last year on campus and at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, NC. (Photo from UofL) By Julie Heflin University of Louisville It is part of what persuaded her to pursue a master’s of fine arts in performance at the University of Louisville, and now Sidney Edwards has...

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...

UofL receives funding to support innovative health programs for Kentucky high school students

By Julie Heflin University of Louisville High school students across Kentucky will benefit from new funding for the Kentucky Wellbeing Challenge (KWC), operated by the University of Louisville’s Center for Creative Placehealing. The Bezos Family Foundation has given $30,000, and the C.E. and S. Foundation has provided $15,000 to support the KWC’s health and wellbeing innovation programming for...