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UofL teams with Microsoft to explore AI in research

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...

UofL named a ‘Tree Campus’ for the 12th consecutive year

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...

UofL students help Ronald McDonald House patient with 3D-printed leg braces

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...

UofL industry/university research center receives additional funding to focus on electric vehicles, infrastructure

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...

UofL astronomer and team discover most distant megamaser yet found – 5 billion light years away

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...

Breonna Taylor portrait trust distributions result in $1 million gift to University of Louisville

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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