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Snider Out for Cards for 2-3 Weeks

from the University of Louisville: University of Louisville junior guard Quentin Snider will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a strained hip flexor suffered in the second half of the Cardinals’ victory over Duke last Saturday. Snider suffered the injury on a layup with 18:48 remaining in the second half, but finished the game despite his discomfort.  The injury should heal with rest and rehabilitation and does not require surgery. Snider is the Cardinals’ assist leader and second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points, 4.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds.  He is third in the ACC and 32nd in the nation in assist-to-turnovers…


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LouisvilleKY’s royal court has been revealed

Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring in Kentuckiana, new Derby Festival Royalty was named this morning. The five women selected to serve as Princesses in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court were introduced in a ceremony at Macy’s at Oxmoor Center. The Royal Court Program is coordinated by The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Festival. Fillies President Kathy Bingham joined KDF President and CEO Mike Berry, as well as 2017 Derby Festival Chair Lisa Stevenson, in crowning the newly appointed court.  They are:   Kailee Barnes of Louisville, KY – Kailee, 19-years-old, is…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: No Scandal Here, Right?

If the national media is reporting on the University of Louisville sports world, it couldn’t be accurate without using the words “shooting” “sex” “scandal” “cheating” “investigation” and “money”. The positive news about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight, very brief, before a shooting involving football players and a revelation about cheating, plus the A.D. waging a war of words over money with city officials, returned to the front page. I’m trying to figure out how two U of L football players, and a cheerleader, got themselves shot at a party at an off-campus apartment,…


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A ‘relationship change’ in LouisvilleKY’s healthcare scene

Story by Jill Scoggins at uoflnews.com  Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville, University Medical Center and KentuckyOne Health today announced they have agreed to redesign their partnership with a vision to better support the future of health and wellness in Louisville and across Kentucky. UofL and KentuckyOne Health will continue their academic affiliation, which includes decades-long Academic Affiliation Agreements with Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute. The Joint Operating Agreement established in 2012 will be revised, bringing management of University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center to UMC. This decision was agreed upon by all…


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Toys Collected at Dec. 17 Men’s Basketball Game at LouisvilleKy’s KFC Yum! Center

Story from gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New toys will be collected and subsequently donated to Norton’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Louisville’s Dec. 17 men’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky. New toys for any age or gender will be collected at the entrance of the KFC Yum! Center. A group of the toys will also be provided to the Home of the Innocents and Wesley House. The collection is associated with UofL Athletics’ CardsCARE program and Kyle’s Korner for Kids, the community outreach established in 2011 by former Cards’ forward Kyle Kuric while a UofL student. About 2,000 toys have…


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LouisvilleKy’s Grawemeyer Awards have been announced

Story by Kim Butterweck at www.uoflnews.com   Louisville, KY., – The Grawemeyer Awards have been a longstanding tradition at the University of Louisville, created to honor those who have impacted the world with just a single idea. UofL graduate, former Louisville Seminary trustee, and philanthropist Charles Grawemeyer founded the awards program in 1984 to pay tribute to the power of creative thought. The awards draw nominations from all over the world, recognizing pioneers in five fields – Music Composition, Ideas Improving World Order, Education, Religion and Psychology. Past winners have included those who have studied the promise of public education…


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LouisvilleKy’s Grawemeyer Award announced for Ideas Improving World Order

Story by Kim Butterweck at uoflnews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde, associate professor of international education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Affiliated Faculty of the Wilf Family Department of Politics, won for her 2014 book “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan” (Columbia University Press), which…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award in Education announced

Story by Kim Butterweck at uoflnews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Immigration. Gun control. Abortion. Gay rights. Religion. Are these and other polarizing topics too controversial to be discussed in today’s high school classrooms? According to Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because that’s the very nature of a democratic education and those discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults. Hess and McAvoy’s 2014 book “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education” explores the role…


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LouisvilleKY’s Cressman Center presents dream-like exhibition of art by Benjamin Duke

NOTE: Benjamin Duke was a guest on The Rusty Satellite Show April 30, 2015… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dorothy wakes up after a nasty bump on the head. She finds herself once again in a familiar place, comforted by loved ones. No need to fear, Dorothy, Oz was all just a dream. “But it wasn’t a dream,” she insists, “It was a real place.” We believe her. University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute presents “It Wasn’t a Dream, It was a Real Place,” an exhibition by Benjamin Duke that explores the relationship between illusion and reality at the Cressman Center for…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawmeyer Award in music announced this week

Andrew Norman wins music award for “Play” Story by Kim Butterweck from www.grawemeyer.org Louisville, Ky., – “Play,” a 47-minute orchestral work by American composer Andrew Norman, is the winner of the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In three movements, “Play” explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates the ways musicians in an orchestra can play with, against, or apart from one another; and maps concepts from the world of video gaming onto traditional symphonic structures to tell a fractured narrative of power, manipulation, deceit and, ultimately, cooperation. “Play” was commissioned by the…