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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville is one of a handful of schools selected by Microsoft to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to help researchers.   UofL is one of seven Microsoft Academic Research Consultants, or MARCs, that will study how researchers might leverage the technology to, for example, sift through large data...
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By Jill Scoggins No matter where you’re from, trees and green space are an integral part of the college experience. They make campuses more livable, healthy and beautiful, benefiting students and the environment as a whole. The University of Louisville has embraced this concept and for the 12th consecutive year, has been named among the Tree Campus...
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By Holly Hinson When University of Louisville political science student Caleb He met patient Harleigh Bond and her family at his job at the reception desk at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK), he recognized where he could be of service – and he found just the right resource to help make it happen. Six-year old...
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By Betty Coffman The announcement earlier this month that a second major automotive battery manufacturer is planning to build a large plant in Kentucky was welcome news for researchers at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, which leads fundamental and translational research on batteries. As part of a federally funded industry/research collaboration, Efficient...
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By Betty Coffman Benne W. Holwerda, associate professor in the University of Louisville Department of Physics and Astronomy, and an international team of researchers have discovered a powerful megamaser – a radio-wavelength laser emission usually indicative of colliding galaxies – that is the most distant such megamaser found so far. Working on a project called...
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By Jill Scoggins When Amy Sherald painted the cover portrait of Breonna Taylor for Vanity Fair magazine, she knew it was a work that needed to live beyond its September 2020 issue date – and she also knew she wanted it to contribute to causes of social justice. The purchase of the painting by the Speed Art...
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville’s groundbreaking innovation and culture-shaping creativity will be on full-display from April 8-10 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. That work will be part of the 2022 ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation Festival, a free and open-to-the-public national celebration of arts, science and innovation across Atlantic Coast...
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By Idaya Gager Aspiring engineers from underrepresented communities have a new path to a UofL degree. Last fall, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering partnered with GE Appliances to develop a scholarship for pre-engineering students to pursue their studies in STEM. The GEA Scholars Program is designed for students whose dreams and aspirations centered on...
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By Betty Coffman When Keith Smith recently got a new tablet, it wasn’t for watching videos or scanning social media. Instead, this tablet allows Smith, who has tetraplegia, more independent control of an implanted Medtronic Intellis neurostimulator, allowing him to better take advantage of the stimulator’s benefits for the disabling effects of a spinal cord...
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By UofL News The University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences’ Youth Violence Prevention Research Center will participate in grant-funded research to study the long-term economic costs of gun violence. The $85,200 grant was awarded by the Jewish Heritage Fund to Whitney/Strong, a non-profit focused on responsible gun ownership and finding common...
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