University of Louisville

Lady Cards Headed South from Louisville KY as #3 Seed in NCAA

from U of L. .. LOUISVILLE, KY – The University of Louisville women’s basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and faces No. 14-seed BYU in its initial game on Saturday on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. in Tampa, Fla. The Cardinals are advancing to their 18th NCAA Tournament in school history, their fifth straight and seventh under head coach Jeff Walz. Louisville owns a 22-17 all-time mark in the NCAA Tournament, boasting an 18-6 record under Walz. Louisville has reached the Sweet 16 five times and advanced to the NCAA Final Four twice in the…


School of Music bringing opera to ‘The Bard’s Town’ in Louisville KY

From U of L. . .   The University of Louisville is taking opera to the masses. And to the bar. The School of Music will present “Four on Tap” at The Bard’s Town, a “pub theatre” in the Highlands, in March and April. “Four on Tap” is a series of four one-act operas performed in English by students in UofL’s School of Music. Two operas will be performed in March and two in April. Admission to all shows is free and open to the public. “We want to make opera accessible,” said Michael Ramach, co-director of opera theatre at…


Beer with a Scientist from the University of Louisville

From U of L. . .  Booze’s impact on society discussed at March Beer with a Scientist event LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It appears inevitable that an event with the word “beer” in its title would discuss the impact alcohol has on society. That’s what is happening Wednesday, March 18, as Beer with a Scientist addresses “The good, the bad and the blurry: How has alcohol shaped society?” Alcoholic beverages are almost ubiquitous worldwide. This presentation will explain some of the biologic effects of alcohol, as well as its role in the development of human society. The University of Louisville event…


Schnatter, Koch gifts create free enterprise center

From U of L…  The University of Louisville will use a $6.3 million gift from two foundations to create a new academic and research center in its College of Business. The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will “give our students the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest business minds in the world,” said UofL President James Ramsey. “We’re honored that John and Annette Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation board have confidence in UofL to make this happen.” UofL will combine funds from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation and Charles Koch Foundation to recruit two…


University of Louisville Names Interim Provost

From U of L… University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey has named Neville Pinto interim executive vice president and provost, replacing Shirley Willihnganz who is stepping down from the positions June 30th.  The provost is the chief academic officer at UofL.  Pinto is currently the dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. “Dr. Pinto is passionate about teaching students in new ways and developing collaborations between academic units and community partners,” Ramsey said. “He is highly respected by UofL faculty and is the perfect fit to keep UofL on the amazing trajectory Dr. Willihnganz helped start and sustain.”…


Louisville Falls to Notre Dame, 71-59

from U of L… LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Eight days off gave No. 12 Notre Dame plenty of time to address several areas and recharge, and the only concern was whether the Fighting Irish might be rusty against No. 16 Louisville. The Irish took care of that by erasing a 6-0 deficit with a 10-0 run, setting the tone for a night of strong offensive confidence that paid off big down the stretch in a hostile environment where they’ve often struggled. Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points and Notre Dame made its final seven shots to pull away for a 71-59 victory over…


March 13 University of Louisville conference explores filmmaking in Kentucky

Festivals, video art, tax incentives among topics LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A March 13 film symposium at the University of Louisville will focus on “Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky II: Showing Work, Seeing Work and Building Audiences.” The public event, organized by UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships in the College of Arts and Sciences and by the Louisville Film Society, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Club on the Belknap Campus. Speakers from throughout the country will discuss successful film festivals, creative entrepreneurship and tax incentives in filmmaking and the need for exposure for…


New Rusty Features Joe Steier and Laurie Dhue

Listen to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show here.  He’s come a long way from running Hikes Point’s Golden Nugget, and these days Joe Steier leads one of Louisville’s largest employer and most important companies. He’s busy. Joe serves on a number of boards that promote the city, is an advocate for Louisville as a geographic center for the aging, and heads a growing family. No wonder he talks so fast. I got the chance to meet Laurie Dhue when she was in town to speak about her recovery from addiction at The Healing Place’s Celebrate Freedom Dinner. She’s an energetic…


Day 9: Meeting Some New Folks on Campus and a Bar; Frustrating Technology

JOURNAL #9….RICK I’ve learned to love Wednesdays — on most weeks that’s when I do my Rusty Satellite Show podcast.  Yesterday I met up with Sean Moth, the public address announcer at the University of Louisville, then drove over to the Buckhead’s on Bardstown Road to talk about beer with Tish Gainey. And I always learn something during our 12-minute interviews. Moth, who’s from Colorado, gets to show up for work on a college campus in shorts and a t-shirt. That alone makes me jealous, but I’ve always been intrigued by announcers. For one game during my time at Tennessee,…


Day 7: Monday Blahs and Rick Pitino’s Speech

Journal, Day 7. LUKE: School was one of those Mondays that drag on quite a while but not much work. Though when I see it’s almost November I can’t really believe it. I’m not that normal in that I don’t really want to grow up but it’s a part of life and there is definitely some benefits to growing up like being able to do a lot more stuff and have fun doing more stuff. Other than homework and such nothing much happened . RICK: I have plenty of opportunity to see public speakers. For two years, I witnessed how difficult…