Did you know New Albany was the largest city in Indiana just before the Civil War or that it was the second largest producer of steamboats in the U.S.? We didn’t either until we heard UofL history professor Dan Vivian talk about the four “Discover Indiana” walking tours he and his students put together on a new app – making them available on your phone.
“There’s a rich and important history there” Vivian said. “But it’s not fully appreciated.”
Listen to Vivian’s full interview online. The radio program, which was conducted on UofL Today with Mark Hebert, also featured Greg Carmichael and Jeff Bailey on UofL’s REACH tutoring and mentoring program, and Stephen Mattingly on UofL’s Guitar Festival, taking place Sept. 15-18.
Looking at math in new ways
When parents say “I hate math” it gives their kids an excuse not to try and excel at math, according to UofL researcher Jenny Bay-Williams. She says “everyone can be good at math”, even those who say they hate it.
Listen to Bay-Williams discuss innovative ways to teach math. Also on this program, Patrick Scott talks eye disease and vision problems; and Dr. Jennifer Koch and Dr. Michael Burk unveil a webpage for medical school lectures that anyone can access called Louisville Lecture.