The University of Louisville is ordering 270 freshmen to pack up and move out in the middle of midterm exams after high levels of mold were found in their residence hall. The students were told Wednesday they won’t be able to sleep in Miller Hall after tonight and have until 6 p.m. Sunday to remove all of their belongings. The dorm will be closed the rest of the semester, said Shannon Staten, director of student housing. Full Story at Courier Journal.
The Risk of Mold Exposure Forces 270 Students from Dorm
About the Author: Edward Sobek, PhD, MBA
Dr. Edward Sobek has 25 years of experience in microbiology and indoor air quality. He has a master’s degree in Plant Pathology from Iowa State University, where he studied Fusarium disease transmission in field crops. He received his doctorate degree from Texas Tech University where he studied the ecology of desert molds (mitosporic fungi). He obtained his Executive MBA in Healthcare leadership from the University of Tennessee's presidious Haslam School of Business in 2016. Dr. Sobek is an active researcher. He holds the appointment of Senior Research Scientist with the University of Tennessee’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology CEB and has developed and patented several mold detection technologies. He is a sought after speaker on the scientific circuit by educational and governmental organizations that are anxious to learn how to use DNA to detect mold in residential and commercial properties. He has also published a variety of scientific papers, book chapters, white papers, and trade articles for the IAQ industry.