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DNA testing for dogs? Scientist will discuss advances in canine genetics at U of L forum

People aren’t only interested in testing for their own ancestry these days; they are curious about their pets’ origins as well. Cornell University biomedical scientist Adam Boyko, who co-founded a dog DNA testing company, will talk Oct. 20 about “Canine Genomics: Deciphering the Past, Present and Future of Dogs” at the University of Louisville. Adam Boyko The free, public talk at noon in Room...

Public forum sponsored by University of Louisville explores benefits, costs of athletic achievement

Sports fans and others can join in a discussion of athletic achievement and its benefits and costs during an Oct. 12 University of Louisville event, “Sports, Risk and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum.” The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. downtown at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Although there is no cost, registration is requested. The speakers will look at the place of sports...

Nobel-winning scientist Peter Agre to lecture on diplomacy at free public talk at U of L

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Peter Agre, known for his science advocacy and scientific diplomacy efforts with other countries, will speak May 8-9 at the University of Louisville. Agre’s free, public, general-interest talk about “Bridging Science and Society: Advocating for Human Rights and Diplomacy While Fighting Disease Worldwide” will begin at 12:30 p.m. May 9 in Gheens Science Hall...

Linguist Peterson, creator of Dothraki language for Game of Thrones, set to speak at UofL April 14

Calling “Game of Thrones” fans: linguist David Peterson, who created the Dothraki language for the HBO series, will talk about “The Art of Language Invention” April 14 at the University of Louisville. The author’s free, public talk will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 110, Davidson Hall, on the Belknap Campus. The comparative humanities department in the College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring...

University of Louisville symposium will examine rising discrimination against Muslims in the U.S.

A University of Louisville symposium —“Islamophobia and Race”—will examine rising discrimination against Muslims in the United States manifested in attacks on mosques, a travel ban and a growing number of anti-Muslim organizations on March 27. The free, public event will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. Parking is available for a fee at the nearby Speed...