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University of Louisville and UK receive prestigious grant

  From Louisville, Ky., – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky a $3.76 million grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology. The announcement was made Sept. 21. 16 universities were awarded this highly competitive grant. U of L and UK will be joining a new national network where outside users will have access to universities facilities, tools and expertise in nanoscale science and engineering and technology. “This will be a boon to Kentucky’s economic development future and support the ongoing work of U of L’s Institute for Product…

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Louisville’s favorite daughter gets a big banner

Louisville, Ky., – Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is the latest Louisvillian to be dubbed a Hometown Hero. For that recognition, there will be a 30-by-40-foot banner draped along the west-facing wall of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The banner will be unveiled Sept. 25, thanks to the efforts of The Lawrence Ladies who launched a GoFundMe site to raise money for the banner. Lawrence’s banner was funded through efforts led by the group “The Lawrence Ladies.” The group of young women created a GoFundMe site to raise money for the banner. The fundraising page calls Lawrence “…a woman who…

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A Drummer, A Lawyer and a Chef – Cooking Up New Butchertown Hotspot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2015) – – – My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan, high-stakes lawyer Jon Salomon and award-winning chef Bobby Benjamin will open new restaurant Butchertown Grocery this November in Louisville. Friends Salomon and Hallahan have traveled extensively in their careers, whether it’s arranging state visits for President Clinton or headlining major concert venues, and look to bring a world-class dining destination home to the buzzing Butchertown neighborhood. By recruiting Benjamin to helm the kitchen, and assembling a dynamic team that includes acclaimed beverage director Marie Zahn, chef de cuisine Tina Dyer and assistant general manager Derric Perkins,…

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New times posted for University of Louisville Men’s basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Additional game times and television designations have been set for the 2015-16 University of Louisville men’s basketball schedule. Since the initial schedule release on Sept. 2, several times and televison assignments have been added.   The time for UofL’s Nov. 21 game against North Florida will be set after the Cardinals’ football game at Pittsburgh on that day is determined so as not to conflict with each other. The game time for Louisville’s March 5 game at Virginia will be established later in the season.  Television for the Cards’ Nov. 28 game against Saint Louis in the Brooklyn…

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Take a Canoe trip at Louisville’s Shawnee and Riverview parks

Louisville, Ky., – The “Canoemobile” is making its annual stop in Louisville on October 2-3, bringing fun and exploration through free trips for all ages on 24-foot Voyageur canoes on the Ohio River. The program, locally in its fourth year, is organized by Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division based at Jefferson Memorial Forest in partnership with Wilderness Inquiry, Inc. of Minneapolis. Funding for this year’s event is being offered by Metro Council members Rick Blackwell, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Jessica Green , David Tandy, Vicki Aubrey Welch, Cindi Fowler, and David Yates.   Additional funding support is being provided by the National…

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Did you go to last week’s University of Louisville football game? You just may find yourself in pictures

  From LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As part of the Sept. 17 football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, an ultra-high resolution 360-degree fan photo was taken of Louisville Cardinals fans. The interactive photo – powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas – allows fans to find and tag themselves, share the views with friends, enter to win cool prizes, and celebrate the game in incredible detail. The image is billions of pixels in size (yes, that’s billion with a “b”)! See the incredible fan photo NOW at:  


Louisville Football Looking to Work Through Tough Start

From LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the most telling characteristics of a team is how it handles adversity. The Cardinals have dropped three-consecutive games, including two to top-15 opponents. However, like the team, the season is young, and Louisville is hoping to grow from its mistakes. Losers of their first three games by a total of 13 points, the Cardinals are looking to snap a four-game losing streak dating back to last season, which is the longest since 2008 when UofL dropped five games to close the season. It’s a streak that head coach Bobby Petrino, who owns a…

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New Louisville Business fair planned to aid minority and women owned business in Metro Louisville

Louisville – President David Tandy (D-4) announces an important opportunity for small businesses in the Metro Louisville area to connect with larger corporations in an effort to promote their businesses and services at the Louisville Metro Diverse Business Fair set for Tuesday, October 13th. “The goal of this Fair is simple: give minority and women owned business owners a place to meet with our large local corporations and other entities to see if relationships can be built which could lead to business deals that allow for these small businesses to grow and create well-paying jobs,” said Tandy. “Any time we…

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Louisville-based GE is issuing a technology challenge

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today FirstBuild™, GE Appliance’s global co-creation community, is launching a challenge that paves the way for a future where home appliances will have apps and app stores. The challenge illustrates how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the home. FirstBuild is leading the way to define an open industry standard enabling continuous updates to the most interactive part of a home appliance – the control panel. Earlier this year GE’s FirstBuild partnered with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to debut its ChillHub refrigerator, a connected platform that allows makers and software developers to build new features for…

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GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Announces Final Four of Louisville’s Hot Dozen on Twitter

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc’s (GLI) EnterpriseCorp announced the final four of twelve companies selected as a part of the “Hot Dozen” via Twitter.   The final group of companies are:   Clipper Data – an information services company that produces unique data, reports and analysis useful for trading crude oil and refined products.  Their customers include many of the world’s largest oil companies, investment banks and hedge funds.  The three-year-old company has 25 employees with operations in Louisville, New York, Houston, and Raleigh-Durham, led by Sterling Lapinski,   Code Louisville – prepares a new generation of software developers…