UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources, community organizations set to host series of workshops in July

By Blair Hoover Conner Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources is partnering with multiple community organizations — TransparentLex, JustFundKY, Lexington Fairness and the Pride Community Services Organization — to host a series of workshops aimed at transgender and gender non-conforming youth and young adults. These workshops will take place Saturday, July 29,...

People in the News: Greene promoted to VP at Community Trust; Commerce Banks adds Lipowicz

Mark A. Gooch, President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, announced that Anita Greene has been promoted to Market Assistant Vice President. Greene has worked for Community Trust Bank for over 37 years. She a Residential Loan Officer at Community Trust’s Mount Sterling Main office located at 110 North Maysville Street in Mount Sterling. Anita Greene Her duties include providing consumer, residential,...

UK HealthCare Hospitals earn American Heart Association Stroke Gold Plus designation

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently honored UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. This achievement recognizes UK HealthCare’s commitment and success in adhering to the most current evidence-based stroke treatment guidelines...

Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg joins UK Markey Cancer Center network

Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. announces a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. By becoming a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network member, Highlands Regional Medical Center will now be able to offer more patients in Eastern Kentucky access to additional specialty...

Following father’s example, UK nursing student Karly Schmidt donates a kidney to save a life

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward To commit a textbook term to memory, UK College of Nursing student Karly Schmidt used a mental shortcut by naming her two kidneys George and Fred. George, her right kidney, reminded her of the word “glomerular,” and Fred, her left kidney, reminded her of “filtration.” Putting the two words together, she could recall the glomerular filtration rate, which...

University of Kentucky to engage with Core Spaces in real estate deal to transform corridors near campus

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved a potentially transformative town-gown real-estate deal with a private developer involving several key parcels of land.   The real-estate deal will help UK — in partnership with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s administration — preserve a key entryway into the city and campus, while also leading to a major downtown retail development.   The...

UK trustees approve new $3.7 billion budget; includes salary merit pool, 4 percent tuition increase

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Friday adopted a $3.7 billion budget for 2017-2018 that invests heavily and strategically in UK’s most important asset – people.   “We will fulfill our mission as the University for Kentucky by investing in the students, faculty, and staff who honor our commitment to the state and the world each day through their work in education, research, care...

The Balm in Gilead, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging launch Memory Sunday Weekend

By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward Phyllis Wilson was driving home from Fayette Mall by taking the back roads, just as she had done hundreds of times in the past to avoid the heavy Nicholasville Road traffic. Suddenly, her surroundings did not look familiar and she felt lost as her heart raced. She pulled over to the side of the road and tried to calm herself. After a few minutes, she pulled back...

Spindletop Research Farm the site for UK Turfgrass Research Group’s annual field day activities

The University of Kentucky turfgrass research group will host its annual field day July 13 at the UK Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington. Turf professionals homeowners who want to improve their lawns are invited to attend. The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a trade show. Wagon tours of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment research plots begin at 9 a.m. The four...

UK officially opens 10,000-foot Sports Medicine Research Institute at Nutter Training Center

By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward The opening of University of Kentucky’s Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI), spearheaded by the UK College of Health Sciences and supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, was marked in a special ceremony Thursday. The 10,000-square-foot facility, part of the UK Nutter Training Facility on campus, will conduct research into...

Cancer survivors celebrate life through creativity at UK Markey Center’s Expressions of Courage

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward When Sarah Lister spent more than four long months as an inpatient in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit, it was the creative endeavors Markey offered that kept her upbeat and motivated. From music therapy to yoga to narrative medicine, she participated in everything that came her way. “All the integrative therapies...

People in the News: UK’s Renzetti receives leadership award; global fellowship for Model Lab director

Claire Renzetti, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen to receive a leadership award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). The national organization promotes and protects sociological research and teaching on significant problems of social life and encourages the application of scientific method...

UK equine science and management junior Witt first recipient of $15,000 Jockey Club Scholarship

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward University of Kentucky equine science and management and animal sciences junior Julianna Witt is the first recipient of The Jockey Club Scholarship. The Jockey Club Scholarship, which will cover Witt’s 2017-18 academic year of studies, provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university...

Commentary: How we teach and learn must evolve to match the needs of our global economy

By Eli Capilouto Special to KyForward New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman believes that today’s college graduates must do much more than compete for a job. In a global economy, marked by constant change amidst the twin forces of innovation and disruption, competing for today’s good job isn’t good enough. Graduates today, he writes, “will have to ‘invent’ a job … and, given the pace...

UK among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2016

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky is listed in the new report Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016. The report, which is published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), utilizes data acquired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in...

Featuring Broadway hits Hamilton, Matilda, UK raises curtain on 25th summer of ‘Grand Nights’

Even though this year’s show will feature music from such recent Broadway hits as “Hamilton,” “Fun Home” and “Matilda,” University of Kentucky Opera Theatre’s popular summer musical revue of beloved tunes from Billboard to Broadway has a 25-year tradition of being “grand.” It was 25 years ago that two University of Kentucky professors came up with the grand idea that would come...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for UK College of Medicine’s new campus in Bowling Green

A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus was held earlier this week at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between The Medical Center, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University “Through this investment in education, we...

UK Board of Trustees approves $3.7 billion budget, includes 4 percent tuition increase for in-state students

President Eli Capilouto said the University of Kentucky’s proposed $3.7 billion budget for 2017-2018 will make historic investments in faculty and staff, while continuing to focus on affordability for students and families. Specifically, the recommended budget and tuition and fees that were presented to the UK Board of Trustees Tuesday include: — A salary merit pool of 2.5 percent that, if...

Fight for Survival: UK teaching assistant uses life-altering injury as motivation for students

By Amanda Nelson Special to KyForward It was a normal day in southern Ohio. Hot, but normal. The Huntington Huntsmen football players were giving it their all during practice. It was the first time they were running plays with full contact, wearing all their gear. It might have been more enjoyable, if only it weren’t so hot. The heat wasn’t on Sy Bridenbaugh’s mind as much as other things,...

SPARK event for UK startups, entrepreneurs showcases success of local companies

As a part of the ongoing SPARK networking series, the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship (VACE) & Lexington Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network along with Commerce Lexington, its partner in the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP), recently hosted the third annual Bluegrass Showcase of Emerging Entrepreneurs and University Researchers at Copper Roux in Lexington. This event...