University of Kentucky, Minnesota teaming to host Precision Dairy Farming Conference in Lexington

The University of Kentucky is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to offer the 2017 Conference on Precision Dairy Farming in Lexington. The conference is May 30 through June 1 at UK’s Coldstream Dairy Farm and the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. “We have designed this conference for dairy producers and practical applications rather than just focusing on presenting research data,”...

Commentary: Every picture tells a story … and must necessarily raise questions occasionally as well

By Eli Capilouto Special to KyForward It is a truism that every picture tells a story. Perhaps, it is true as well that every picture must necessarily raise questions: What was the intent of the artist? What is the interplay between intent and the perceptions of divergent and diverse audiences over time and across chasms of race, identity, gender and ideology? Can a static image — frozen in time...

Calling All Runners: Second annual Sprint for Scholarships 5K race set for April 15

Do you like to run? Do you want to help raise money for scholarships? Join the University of Kentucky Alumni Association on Saturday, April 15, for the second annual Sprint for Scholarships 5K at The Arboretum on the UK campus. The race, which is open to the public, begins 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for students and $25 for preregistered runners who register by the early bird deadline of April 7....

The Difference a Grade Makes: UK researcher Guskey helps educators better serve their students

How effective are traditional grading practices in the classroom? Tom Guskey tackles this and other current issues in education through his research at the University of Kentucky College of Education. “I think everybody has a sort of in-born sense of curiosity and becoming a researcher just allows us to formalize that,” he said. Guskey is a professor of education psychology at UK and is...

Beshear files motion to intervene in WKU’s lawsuit against College Heights Herald, Kentucky Kernel

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion in Warren Circuit Court seeking to intervene in Western Kentucky University’s lawsuit against two student newspapers. The university denied requested documents by its college newspaper, the College Heights Herald, and the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper. The university also refused to allow Beshear’s office to confidentially...

University of Kentucky dental students to provide reduced cost screenings during two sessions

University of Kentucky dental students will participate in their annual $5 screening program on March 28 and April 1 at the College of Dentistry Building. Available on select dates, screenings include limited x-rays and a limited review for tooth decay. Participants can support UK dental students as they prepare for their licensing exam and get their oral health checked in the process. Dentist and...

UK study unveils novel link between cell polarity and cancer-associated inflamation

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers and published in the Journal of Cell Science establishes a novel link between cell polarity and cancer-associated inflammation. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are reactive molecules and free radicals derived from molecular oxygen, and they are part of the immune system’s “killing response”...

UK Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Cliff Jackson to perform Rhapsody in Blue Friday

Accomplished Lexington pianist Cliff Jackson will join the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Nardolillo, for a performance of George Gershwin’s audience favorite, “Rhapsody in Blue.” The concert featuring Jackson will begin 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. In addition to “Rhapsody in Blue” with Jackson, the orchestra will perform...

Athletes who experience problems breathing could have vocal cord dysfunction known as PVFM

By JoAnna Sloggy Special to KyForward Feeling like you can’t breathe is frightening and can trigger anxiety and panic in the person experiencing it and those around them. Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, or PVFM, often flares up in the late winter/early spring season for young elite athletes. PVFM has also been called Vocal Cord Dysfunction and is a disorder of the upper airway where the vocal folds...

Popular UK lawn mower tuneup clinic expands to two sessions to accomodate more clients

In past years, the University of Kentucky’s popular lawn mower clinic has filled up fast. This year, the group from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is adding a second clinic to handle demand. Students in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering will host clinics March 23-26 and March 30-April 2 to sharpen mower blades and their skills. Blade sharpening isn’t...

Kentucky Small Business Development Centers celebrating inaugural SBDC Day

Though starting a business has changed dramatically over the last 36 years, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network has been there throughout. To celebrate the positive effect KSBDC’s consultants have across the state each year, the network of 12 offices will take part in the inaugural SBDC Day Wednesday, March 22. SBDC Day is a national movement created by America’s Small Business...

Kentucky 4-H Foundation names Miller as executive director, Carr director of advancement

The Kentucky 4-H Foundation recently named Melissa Miller as executive director and Benjamin Carr as director of advancement. Miller is responsible for the oversight and management of the foundation, and Carr is the organization’s chief fundraising officer. Miller, of Elizabethtown, had served as the foundation’s interim executive director for the past year and is no stranger to Kentucky agriculture...

6,000 Steps for Health: UK Health and Wellness hosts LiveWell 5K run/walk at Legacy Trail on April 15

University of Kentucky faculty and staff, students, along with family and friends and the general public, are invited to the LiveWell 5K run/walk beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Legacy Trail at Coldstream Park. Hosted by UK HR Health and Wellness, the annual LiveWell 5K run/walk sees hundreds of participants cross the finish line after completing 3.1 miles — in their own time. “We...

UK research shows effectiveness of summer gleaning program to reduce waste of food

Food waste and food insecurity are challenges in Kentucky and throughout the United States. A research project conducted by a University of Kentucky undergraduate student shows that a student-led UK program is succeeding in efforts to reduce the rate of both. Kendra Oo, a UK senior from Myanmar, studied the effectiveness of the summer gleaning program of the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky,...

UK student develops program to to help encourage communication between police, autism community

By Amanda Nelson and Beth Goins Special to KyForward A University of Kentucky student is teaming with local police to provide education about interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Abbey Love is an educational psychology doctoral student in the UK College of Education. With a research focus on teaching and ASD, Love is involved with Central Kentucky autism groups such as...

UK College of Agriculture to host emergency wheat freeze damage training session on March 21

Recent freezing temperatures may have caused damage to Kentucky’s wheat crop. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host an emergency wheat freeze damage training to help producers assess potential damage and help them make appropriate management decisions. The training begins with registration at 8 a.m. CDT Tuesday, March 21 at the University of Kentucky Research...

Local offices celebrate Small Business Development Centers success, impact on March 22

Though starting a business has changed dramatically over the last 36 years, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network has been there throughout. To celebrate the positive effect KSBDC’s consultants have across the state each year, the network of 12 offices will take part in the inaugural SBDC Day on March 22. SBDC Day is a national movement created by America’s Small Business Development...

Indianapolis-bound basketball fans should be ready to pay tolls on new bridges in Jefferson County

Basketball fans from across Kentucky are making the drive to Indianapolis for opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament to see their teams in action. The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University play Friday. For many drivers, it will be their first trip across new and improved tolled bridges. All-electronic tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River...

Turn bystander helplessness into heroism by knowing how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

By Hannah Anderson Special to KyForward Severe bleeding can result in death within minutes, before paramedics have a chance to respond. Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death from trauma. In some cases, the differential between life and death for a victim of an incident is the bravery of a bystander. Research suggests bystanders with little or no scientific training can save...

Great American Fitness Challenge 5K returns to Lexington for June event at Commonwealth

Tired of the same workout routine? Prepare for a different set of challenges and see how your fitness level stacks up against the standards of America’s Elite forces or participate in the first GAFC UK5K run/walk around historic Commonwealth Stadium by signing up for the unique experience of the 2017 Great American Fitness Challenge (GAFC). The 3rd Annual GAFC, created by BRAINBOX Marketing of Lexington,...