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UofL engineering student wins state’s only Truman Scholarship

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville junior Klemmer Nicodemus has won Kentucky’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2023. The award, valued at $30,000, is given to just 62 U.S. college juniors annually and is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. Winners were announced April 12. Nicodemus, originally from the...
Donghoon Chung, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the UofL Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Brain-penetrating drug candidate effective against deadly encephalitis viruses

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville researcher Donghoon Chung and collaborators have designed, synthesized and tested a new antiviral compound and shown it to be highly effective against two types of encephalitis viruses that cause devastating illness in humans. In preclinical studies, the team found that BDGR-49 protects against deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) or...
aerial view of Rubbertown

Website tackling environmental health disparities debuts March 28

By Janet Cappiello Members of the public soon will be able to access a new website aimed at improving environmental health equity in Louisville. Supported by the University of Louisville, the Humana Foundation and the Health Equity Innovation Hub, the Air Justice website,, debuts at noon, March 28. More than 50 UofL students have worked...
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UofL receives $3.4 million to grow cybersecurity workforce

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help grow the cybersecurity workforce. The funding, via NSF’s CyberCorps Scholarships for Service, will cover full tuition and stipends for dozens of students over the five-year project period. Students must be enrolled on-campus in the B.S./M.ENG....
raiseRED participants holding up numbers to reveal the total raised, $551,954.66.

raiseRED brings in more than $550,000

By Jill Scoggins To see and hear what raiseRED is all about, check out the video here. UofL’s largest student-run philanthropy once again hit it out of the park. raiseRED, an annual dance marathon that benefits UofL’s Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute outpatient clinic, generated more than $551,000 Feb....
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UofL extends Cardinal Commitment Grant to non-Pell-eligible students in need

By Caitlin Brooks Thousands of Kentucky students now have access to additional aid to attend UofL thanks to an expanded scholarship aimed at eliminating financial barriers to college. As part of UofL’s dedication to make college affordable, the Cardinal Commitment Grant, previously available only to Pell-eligible students, is now offered as two versions in order...
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