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UofL’s 19th president, Dr. Kim Schatzel, at the podium during her inauguration ceremony Sept. 29.

Kim Schatzel inaugurated as UofL’s 19th president

By Janet Cappiello The University of Louisville celebrated a new era of leadership Sept. 29 as Kim Schatzel was inaugurated as the institution’s 19th president. The Collegiate Chorale singing at the inauguration ceremony. Filled with music and rich academic tradition, the investiture ceremony on The Oval outside Grawemeyer Hall and livestreamed online was the highlight...
University of Louisville campus showing UofL sign

UofL ranks second among Kentucky publics in WSJ social mobility rankings

By John Drees The University of Louisville ranked second among all Kentucky public universities in the Wall Street Journal’s social mobility rankings, released Sept. 20. UofL ranked #219 in the nation, one spot behind Eastern Kentucky University and just ahead of the University of Kentucky in the rankings, which take into account how much schools...
A 1903 cast of “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin has been a campus landmark at the University of Louisville since 1949. (UofL Photo)

UofL named “best value school” among national universities in Kentucky

By John Drees The University of Louisville jumped 15 places in the 2023-24 U.S. News and World Report “Best Value Schools” ranking, rising from #146 to #131 and topping the list of “best values” among national universities in Kentucky. UofL also ranks #106 among all national public universities in the new “best colleges” rankings that...
President Kim Schatzel addresses the campus community on Sept. 5 at the UofL School of Music Comstock Concert Hall.

President Schatzel outlines 8 priorities

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville President Kim Schatzel made her first campus-wide address Sept. 5, outlining eight priorities that she and her leadership team will tackle as she begins her first full semester as president. Many of these top goals are the direct result of more than 40 listening sessions she hosted during her...
Research by Kevin Sokoloski, left, was funded through the UofL Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Functional Microbiomics, Inflammation and Pathogenicity. Richard Lamont, center, leads the project, which has received an additional grant of nearly $12 million.

UofL researchers land nearly $12 million to study microorganisms and disease

By Holly Hinson University of Louisville researchers have received $11.7 million to study microorganisms throughout the body, including the mouth. What they find could lead to better understanding and treatment of a range of chronic conditions. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an extension of a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence...
Study team members Kavitha Yaddanapudi, associate professor of surgery (center), with co-first authors Omar Sarkar, UofL graduate student, (left) and Howard Donninger, UofL assistant professor (right). Study team members Kavitha Yaddanapudi, associate professor of surgery (center), with co-first authors Omar Sarkar, UofL graduate student, (left) and Howard Donninger, UofL assistant professor (right). UofL photo.

UofL research shows existing drug improves cancer immunotherapy effectiveness

By Betty Coffman Cancer patients may have a better chance of recovery thanks to a discovery by a research team at the University of Louisville. In a new preclinical study, they have found that an existing drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for another disease, also may improve success rates for cancer immunotherapy...
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