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University of Louisville board gives go-ahead for $40 million renovation of student center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees today gave the go-ahead for a $40 million renovation of the Swain Student Activities Center on the Belknap Campus. The facelift will add an additional 32,775 square feet to the building. The project will include an overhaul of the bookstore and updated lobbies, lounges and restaurants. Plans also call for upgrades to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, plus the removal of interior escalators and an exterior ramp. The renovation will be financed through private sources, facility funds and a $9.6 million agency bond funded by the current student activities fee. Work is…

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Yum! Turns 18, Celebrates with Drive to End Hunger in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands, Inc.  is celebrating its 18th anniversary and it’s more apparent than ever that the company is feeding much of the world.  As part of its vision, Yum! wants to be a Company with a Huge Heart…. caring for its community and saving lives. While World Hunger Relief is the global effort to end hunger, it all starts here in Louisville. Yum! Brands is a lead sponsor of Dare to Care Food Bank, and has donated $13 million and 52 million meals during the last 13 years. Today the need is bigger than ever, with one in five Kentucky children at risk of…


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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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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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…


University of Louisville Alumni Association names Alumnus of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Alumni Association today announced that J.D. Nichols has been named Alumnus of the Year and the late Jim King will receive the Wilson Wyatt Award. The association bestows the two awards on prominent graduates who have earned distinction in their careers and have been exemplary ambassadors for the university. Nichols is a Louisville native, chairman of the real estate firm NTS Corp. and a 1964 graduate of the university’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He has served on UofL’s Board of Overseers and UofL Foundation board. He began his career in real estate…

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University of Louisville honors its first African-American faculty member

From The University of Louisville renamed its Freedom Park to honor the school’s first African-American faculty member. UofL President James Ramsey speaks Wednesday at the renaming of Freedom Park to Charles H. Parrish, Jr., Freedom Park. The park, located along Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third streets, will now be known as the Charles H. Parrish, Jr., Freedom Park. It was renamed on Sept. 16. Parrish was UofL’s first African-American educator and became known for his participation in the civil rights movement and in public service. He was born in Louisville, and he was educated at Howard University, Columbia…

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Louisville Football gets ready for Thursday night game

From LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There is something special about weeknight games at the University of Louisville. Some of the greatest football games in school history have occurred on non-Saturday’s, and this Thursday’s “Black Out” versus No. 9 Clemson should be no different. Head coach Bobby Petrino was the first coach to institute “Black Outs” at UofL games, starting the tradition in 2006 when No. 3 West Virginia visited Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in an unbelievable Thursday night atmosphere, and a 44-34 win for the fifth-ranked Cardinals. Petrino looks for the same magic this Thursday agsinst a top 10 team…

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Downs After Dark to help University of Louisville group’s pediatric cancer fight

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, Sept. 14, 2015) – Churchill Downs Racetrack and University of Louisville student philanthropic group raiseRED today announced a partnership to highlight and raise money for raiseRED at the September 19 Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois & Jack Daniels. raiseRED is a student run organization that supports pediatric cancer research and the children, families and doctors fighting pediatric cancer at UofL. Churchill Downs Racetrack will donate to raiseRED $2 of every General Admission ticket and $3 of every reserved box or dining ticket sold for Saturday’s Downs After Dark at All funds raised by raiseRED will go to UofL’s Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology in…