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2009-07-29 14:40:00

Scientists have reported new calculations that place Saturn's day at five minutes shorter than previously considered. A team of scientists from Oxford University and the University of Louisville has discovered that Saturn's day lasts just 10 hours, 34 minutes and 13 seconds. The new calculation shows that Saturn is rotating at a pace that is five minutes faster than previously estimated. The discovery may challenge prior observations about the planet's composition, researchers said in the...

2009-07-23 08:03:00

Infusion Procedure Performed on July 17th LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Louisville physicians performed the world's first cardiac adult stem cell infusion procedure at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, on July 17, 2009. The procedure is part of the first FDA-approved clinical trial using adult cardiac stem cells to treat heart disease. The first patient, along with clinical study leader Roberto Bolli, Jewish Hospital Heart and Lung Institute...

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2009-07-16 13:44:00

University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino will not face charges over allegations made by the wife of his assistant, a Kentucky official says. David Stengel, commonwealth attorney for the 30th Judicial District of Kentucky, said in a statement Wednesday he will take any action against the men's basketball coach because Karen Sypher's allegations are not credible, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported. Sypher, estranged wife of Pitino assistant Tim Sypher, made a complaint...

2009-05-14 10:14:00

New issue brief highlights critical components of university's successful program MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Designed and implemented properly, a health management program will deliver a positive return on investment (ROI) and effectively contain health care costs. The University of Louisville knows this to be true and a new issue brief from HealthFitness (NYSE Amex: FIT) shows how this Louisville, Ky.-based university achieved a ROI of 2.67 with its health management...

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2009-05-13 14:41:35

A Kentucky woman entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to charges of attempted extortion of University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. Karen Sypher, the estranged wife of Tim Sypher, a special aide to Pitino and equipment manager, appeared in federal court in Louisville, Ky., the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. A grand jury handed up an indictment Tuesday that includes a charge that she lied to the FBI about who made telephone calls to Pitino in February. The indictment said...

2009-02-17 14:15:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States' fifth hand transplant recipient, Jan "Erik" Hondusky, is heading back home to Massena, New York this week after a three-month stay in Louisville under the care of Kleinert Kutz and University of Louisville surgeons. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/DC71832) Kleinert Kutz and UofL hand surgeons performed the Hondusky's hand transplant at Louisville's Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center on November 24,...

2009-02-10 10:45:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A news conference to announce the first cardiac stem cell clinical trial in the world, to be conducted at UofL and Jewish Hospital will be held at 9 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 11. The location will be the Abell Administration Center second floor lobby, 323 E. Chestnut St. on the UofL Health Sciences Campus. Speakers will include UofL President James Ramsey; Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare President and CEO Robert Shircliff;...

2009-01-26 14:45:00

Largest gift to the university will support the effort FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Barack Obama unveils an economic stimulus plan to invest more than $50 billion in renewable energy research, Gov. Steve Beshear is looking to the University of Louisville to take the lead in that arena. At a press conference today, the governor announced he is entering into a memorandum of agreement with UofL to operate Kentucky's Center for Renewable Energy Research and...

2009-01-21 15:56:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical history was made 10 years ago, greatly impacting the future of transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world when a team of surgeons performed the first hand transplant in the U.S on January 25, 1999. The procedure, also called composite tissue allotransplantation, criticized by some in the hand surgery community and lauded by others in the world of organ transplantation, has continued to lead to other innovative...

2009-01-07 15:55:43

The University of Louisville men's basketball team was in Tampa, Fla., as scheduled Wednesday after encountering airplane problems, officials said. A charter jet carrying the Cardinals to Tampa was forced to return to Louisville and make an emergency landing shortly after it took off Tuesday, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported. A warning light indicating an engine fire came on and pilots of the Embraer 145 jet, operated by ExpressJet, responded by turning around and landing at...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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