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BCTC computer and information instructor Tucker named Kentucky Professor of the Year

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  Cindy Tucker, Associate Professor in Computer and Information Technologies at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), has been named the 2014 Kentucky Professor of the Year.   Sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the …

EKU’s Benson to represent FCS as first Ohio Valley Conference president on Honors panel

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Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been appointed to represent Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions on the nine-member NCAA Honors Committee.   Benson is the first Ohio Valley Conference president to serve on the committee.   “This is an …

Army ROTC cadet d’Arge becomes the third UK student be selected a Marshall Scholar

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History senior and Army ROTC cadet Dahlia d’Arge, of Paris, Kentucky, has been named a 2015 Marshall Scholar, becoming just the third UK student to receive the honor from the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, the University of Kentucky Office of …

Transylvania receives $2 million lead donation to renovate humanities building

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  One of the most prominent buildings on the campus of Transylvania University is set to receive a major facelift thanks, in part, to the generous donation of a 1964 alumnus.   Alvin R. “Pete” and Marilyn Carpenter plan to …

UK parking attendant passionate about tobacco-free policy because it’s personal

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  When patients arrive at University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center parking lot, they are greeted by the warm smile and friendly hello of parking attendant, Tracy Barlow. In addition to pointing out the best parking spaces, Barlow tells patients …

Students, researchers to get free access
to University Press 45-year book catalog

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In a collaborative project placing the University of Kentucky at the forefront of national trends in academic publishing, University of Kentucky Libraries and the University Press of Kentucky (UPK) are providing digital access to more than 1,000 books published by …

UK biology professor plays role in bringing N.Y.-based biotech company to Lexington

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  Gismo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based biotech startup, has recently relocated its company to the University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC), a business incubator housing new and emerging technology-based companies on UK’s campus.   The …

Six-time Olympian Mary King to present clinics to Transylvania equestrian team

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Six-Time Olympian Mary King will provide two clinics this weekend to Transylvania University’s equestrian team that will also be open to the public.   Both clinics will be open to the public and will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. …

Billy Reed: Academic fraud scandal at North Carolina still doesn’t mean everyone is guilty

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My relationship with North Carolina goes back to Dec. 13, 1966, when I covered the Tar Heels’ 64-55 victory over Kentucky in Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. At that time the young Carolina coach Dean Smith wasn’t far removed from the days …

KCTCS board decides to promote from within, moving current chancellor to new president

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Kentucky Community and Technical College System will promote from within, moving current KCTCS Chancellor Jay Box into the presidency in mid-January following the retirement of founding KCTCS President Michael B McCall.   As chancellor, Box provides system-wide leadership for academic …