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Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth at LouisvilleKY’s Zoo

LG&E and KU sponsor events throughout April; $8.25 admission to the Zoo’s Earth Day celebration on April 29 Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is throwing its annual bash for the Earth — Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The month of April will feature special activities including zoo keeper presentations, a regional art contest for students, $8.25 admission on April 29 and conservation-minded events every weekend. “While celebrating the Earth is the focus of the event, one of the most wonderful things about it is the awareness it…


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LouisvilleKY’s RoboRumble is this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY March 8, 2018. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE!  Samtec has teamed up with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson County Public Schools for the 2018 RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament. The event is this Saturday, March 10 at Marion C. Moore High School. The tournament challenges students and teams from Jefferson County schools and surrounding regions to design, build and compete with robots. The competition begins at 9 AM with the awards ceremony following at 3 PM. “Samtec is pleased to sponsor the KDF Foundation RoboRumble Robotic Tournament,” said John Hynes, Director of Product Marketing. “We are committed to supporting…


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LouisvilleKY kicks off its 2018 SummerWorks program to put youth to work

Louisville, KY., – A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.” Last year, more than 160 companies and organizations hired SummerWorks youth. And already, momentum is building for this summer, with…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the sixth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art.  Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.” Back by popular demand, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill…


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More Government Jobs Are Being Made Available to Applicants

After a year of dealing with personnel shortage, the state and federal governments finally started recruiting new employees and filling key positions near the end of 2017. The big recruitment set the tone for job markets across the country, including the job market here in Louisville. Some government jobs are more popular than the others. In Louisville in particular, certain positions offer better rewards and more opportunities. Experts believe that 2018 will be an interesting year for those seeking careers in federal and state governments as more jobs are being made available to applicants. Administrative Jobs Available The majority of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo celebrates two big birthdays

Louisville, KY., –  The Louisville Zoo kicks off the new year with two very special animal birthdays. First up, the Zoo will celebrate Gorilla Helen on her big 60th birthday in Gorilla Forest on Sat., Jan. 6 at noon. This is especially significant as the median age of gorillas in a managed program of an Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) facility is 38.3 years-old. In the remnant wild the average age is 35.   The Zoo will celebrate polar bear Qannik’s 7th birthday on Sat., Jan. 13 at 11:15 a.m. at Glacier Run. Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday.” Each animal will…


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Jay Whitacre awarded LouisvilleKY renewable energy prize

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An international pioneer in sustainable energy technology who specializes in ultra-low-cost, water-based energy storage solutions has been awarded the 2017 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. Jay Whitacre, PhD, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, will give a public talk at UofL and receive the Conn Prize medal and $50,000 award in March. The biannual award recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements that have had a proven global impact. Whitacre’s sodium-ion batteries, which use only water-based chemicals, are an economical way to incorporate renewable energy into the grid. Whitacre…


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Robert Sternberg wins LouisvilleKY Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What makes us most likely to succeed? Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for his concept of “successful intelligence.” Sternberg, a professor of human development, was selected for the prize for his view that intelligence encompasses several components that help people succeed in different ways in their own environments. Those components include analytical-reasoning skills, creative-thinking skills, common-sense practical skills and wisdom-based and ethical skills. A command of all those skills helps people adapt to a fast-changing world, capitalize on their strengths and compensate for or correct their…


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Sara Goldrick-Rab wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award in Education

Story and photo from uoflnews.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Temple University professor who conducted painstaking research into the modern struggle to pay for a college education in the United States has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor in Temple University’s College of Education, published her findings in her award-winning 2016 book, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream.” In it, Goldrick-Rab finds that U.S. students have been left behind by soaring costs combined with a financial aid system that has not kept up with demand. The…


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Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training for LouisvilleKY and Commonwealth

Support is part of $3.5 million contribution to Jobs for America’s Graduates and will help reach more Kentucky youth at risk of dropping out LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates and AT&T (NYSE: T) are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support career paths for underserved students. Because of its success in keeping kids in school, Jobs for Kentucky’s Graduates was one of 24 state affiliates selected to share in $3.5 million from AT&T. The JAG program equips students to overcome obstacles to a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Test.  The program does this through mentoring, academic support, links…