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LouisvilleKY’s College World Series Run Ends with 3-2 Loss to Vanderbilt

Story and photos from GoCards.com OMAHA, Neb. – The 2019 season came to a close for the Louisville baseball team on Friday night with a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cardinals finish the year with a 51-18 overall record, tied for the second-most victories in program history. UofL made its deepest run into the postseason in program history, winning a pair of games in Omaha and finishing as one of the last four teams in the country remaining. “I think your hope as a coach is that the kids buy…


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LouisvilleKY’s Walz to don chef’s cap at KDF fundraiser

UofL Coach Jeff Walz will be a Celebrity Chef at June 23rd Event Louisville, KY.   – Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele will host their eighth annual “Night at Vincenzo’s” fund-raiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation on Sunday, June 23. The elegant event will be held at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant in Louisville. UofL Women’s Basketball Coach, Jeff Walz, will be one of the featured Celebrity Chefs. The benefit, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails on the patio, followed by hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert at 7 p.m. “This event is one of the Festival’s best kept secrets and it’s…


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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan in the 21st Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 3. The game time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked eighth nationally in the final Associated Press poll, Michigan achieved a 30-7 record during the 2018-19 season, its second straight 30-win season and just the fifth in program history with as many victories.  The Wolverines were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year, becoming one of four schools…


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LouisvilleKY’s softball stadium renamed

Story and photos from UofL.edu… LouisvilleKY., – Last week, the UofL Board of Trustees approved the naming of the softball field at Ulmer Stadium after Don Dobina. Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium honors the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. A renaming ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17. “Don Dobina was a pioneer for women’s softball throughout the state of Kentucky and his support of the University of Louisville’s program is immeasurable,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. “Don and his wife, Susan, have been long…


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LouisvilleKY Welcomes NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — This week (Thursday, February 28, until Sunday, March 3, 2019), the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program, will be visiting Louisville. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine. “All of us are unique, but today we live mostly in an era of ‘one-size-fits-all’ medicine,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research…


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LouisvilleKY’s UPS commits $5 million to UofL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services with its main Global Air Hub located in Louisville, has committed $5 million to University of Louisville Athletics. “Our hope is that when someone is watching a game from the UPS Flight Deck, they’ll not only think of our beautiful aircraft flying overhead, but realize we’re connecting global communities with everything from medical supplies to e-commerce,” said Brendan Canavan, UPS Airlines President. “Continuing the relationship with the University of Louisville helps us educate a future workforce with the benefit…


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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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Planet Fitness, Kuebers Donate $3 Million For LouisvilleKY training Facility Expansion  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. “We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name…


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LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer Award winners in Music and World Order recently announced

Stories and photos from grawemeyer.org… In Music: Louisville, KY., – Dutch composer Joel Bons has won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for “Nomaden,” a one-hour work for cello solo and an ensemble of instruments from diverse cultures. Bons, 65, wrote the piece for French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Atlas Ensemble, a group of 18 eminent musicians from China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Cello Biennale Amsterdam commissioned the work, which premiered in Amsterdam in October 2016 with Ed Spanjaard conducting. Besides cello, the work incorporates a wide array of Asian instruments – Chinese erhu…


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Theory explaining addiction wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer psychology award

Story and photo from grawemeyer.org Louisville, KY., – University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction. “Liking” and “wanting” may sound like similar processes, but Berridge and Robinson found they are produced by different brain systems. “Wanting” is driven by large pathways in the brain that use the neurotransmitter dopamine, while “liking” is controlled in smaller, pleasure-generating hotspots that do not use dopamine. The…