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Louisville’s Founders Square is bound by South Fifth Street, West Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Armory Place in Downtown Louisville. Directly across South Fifth, the building at left is part of the University of Louisville’s New Vision of Health Campus. (UofL Photo)

Trager family pledges $1 million to UofL to fund urban micro-forest at Founders Square

By UofL News The University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute has received a pledge of $1 million from the Trager family to establish the Trager Micro-Forest Project, a scientific inquiry into the impact of intense urban greening on human health, economic vitality and the natural environment. The Envirome Institute has secured a 30-year lease with Louisville...
Pawel Lorkiewicz, assistant professor of chemistry and a researcher in the UofL Superfund Research Center, established methods for detecting and quantifying urinary metabolites of VOCs which are used in the human and wastewater studies for VOC exposure.

UofL Superfund Research Center receives $10.8 million to expand studies into effects of environmental toxins

By Betty Coffman The University of Louisville has been awarded $10.8 million in renewed funding for the UofL Superfund Research Center, part of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The funds will enable researchers to expand studies to monitor environmental toxins and understand their effects on human health. The...
This marks the third year the Cardinals have been selected as Diversity Champions, a distinction given to institutions scoring in the top tier of all HEED Award winners.

UofL recognized for diversity, inclusion efforts 9th consecutive year

By Julie Heflin INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has again recognized UofL for its outstanding efforts toward diversity and inclusion, making this the ninth consecutive year the university has received the national publication’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, and the fourth year the UofL Health Sciences Center (HSC) has earned the Health Professions HEED Award....
The robot Tiago is introduced to students at UofL’s Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute, known as LARRI. LARRI and two other facilities at UofL will use new federal funding to procure additional robotic technology and introduce that technology to students, trainees and workers.

UofL receives $750,000 in federal funding to enhance advanced manufacturing workforce

By Betty Coffman The University of Louisville has received $750,000 to launch the Robotics and Additive Manufacturing Pathways to SUCCESS (RAMPS) program aimed at preparing workers for the automated workplaces of the future that involve collaborative human-machine interfaces and 3D printing. The skills needed by nearly all manufacturers soon will be shaped to some degree...
SoFab Inks LLC, a startup consisting of University of Louisville graduate students and mentored by UofL faculty members, is a finalist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize. From left, Craig Grapperhaus, professor of chemistry, graduate students Sashil Chapagain, Blake Martin and Peter Armstrong and Thad Druffel, research theme leader. Photo by Andrew Marsh.

UofL-based startup wins energy prize for ink to be used in solar cells

By Betty Coffman A University of Louisville student-led startup has won $200,000 in a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy competition focused on next-generation energy technologies and now will compete for an additional $500,000. SoFab Inks LLC was founded by UofL graduate students Blake Martin, Peter Armstrong and Sashil Chapagain, who won DOE’s American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize for...
The Adaptive Robotic Nursing Assistant, developed by UofL's robotics team. The team participated in UofL's I-Corps site program.

UofL, partners launch new regional hub for research-backed innovation

By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville and partners have received $15 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new regional hub aimed at accelerating product innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.  The new NSF Mid-South Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub, one of only 10 across the U.S., is part of the operational backbone of the NSF’s National...
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