UK Textiles Testing Lab celebrating 30 years of service to health care, hospitality industries

Textiles play a major role in customer satisfaction in the health care and hospitality industries. The University of Kentucky Textiles Testing Laboratory helps these industries ensure customer demands are met. It recently celebrated its 30th year of doing so through continuous funding from the Association for Linen Management. “The appearance of the textiles affects the overall quality of the experience,...

People in the News: Greenberg named CEO of 21c Museum Hotels; Field & Main earns Keystone Award

21c Museum Hotels announced that Craig Greenberg will succeed Steve Wilson as CEO of the growing hospitality company, headquartered in Louisville. Greenberg, who has served as President of 21c Museum Hotels since 2012, will now serve as President and CEO. Wilson, who founded the company with his wife Laura Lee Brown in 2006, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, responsible for guiding...

EKU, UK announce partnership to cooperate on technology commercialization programs

Although Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky were opponents on the football field Saturday, two days later the two institutions announced a partnership aimed at growing the state’s economy, with research and intellectual property being the driving forces. EKU’s Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET), headed by Tom Martin, and UK’s Office...

Protect Your Eyes: The eclipse may be over, but your eyes still need everyday protection from the sun

By Dr. Claire Fraser Special to KyForward Now that the solar eclipse is over, it’s a good idea to review the basics of everyday sun protection for your eyes. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight can lead to damage on the inside and the outside of your eyes. There is an increased risk of developing cancers of the eyelids and ocular surface with increased exposure to the sun....

Artist Alison Saar’s UK Art Museum exhibition on Great Flood of 1927 still relevant today

By Dorothy Freeman and Whitney Hale Special to KyForward As the staff of the University of Kentucky Art Museum unpacked Alison Saar’s “Breach,” an exhibition that investigates the 1927 Great Mississippi River Flood, they could not help but be aware of how relevant the work is to the tragic situation in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Alison Saar is a sculptor, installation...

UK College of Nursing’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program receives accreditation

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program received accreditation from the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) recently. The program is one of 18 accredited training programs for tobacco treatment internationally. The BREATHE TTS training was developed as a collaborative effort by UK and community partners interested...

Raising the Bar: New $56 million building project significantly expands UK College of Law

The University of Kentucky College of Law began a new chapter with a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday on Mandrell Hall’s front lawn, across the street from the Law Building, now undergoing construction. UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Law Dean David A. Brennen were joined by students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni in unveiling details of the $56 million building renovation and expansion...

Kids Can Cook: UK extension serves up successful cooking program featuring fresh ingredients

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward Nikita Hampton, 11, thinks she might want to be a chef when she grows up. It’s a big reason why she attended Kids Can Cook twice this summer. Kids Can Cook is a weeklong day camp cooking program offered by the Boyd County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The program was the idea of Eugenia Wilson, the county’s family and consumer...

KCTC, UK-sponsored fifth annual Supplier Diversity Fair coming up Sept. 20 — time to register

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) are sponsoring the fifth annual Supplier Diversity Fair Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 12:30-4 p.m. (ET) at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street. The event is open to minority-owned, women-owned, differently-abled and veteran-owned businesses interested in potential opportunities with KCTCS and UK....

New UK Clinical Trial exploring treatments to slow bone loss in patients on dialysis

By Hartmut H. Malluche, MD Special to KyForward Many people with chronic kidney disease rely on dialysis to perform some of the functions of a healthy kidney, like removing waste, maintaining safe levels of chemicals in the body and helping to control blood pressure. However, individuals who use dialysis experience very high death rates — the mortality rate is approximately 25 percent each year,...

New UK Cooperative Service program teaches about the risks of overuse of phosphorus on lawns

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists show up at the front door, easels and flyers in hand, it’s obvious they’re serious about their subject matter and they’re happy to share their knowledge with the neighborhood. A new UK Cooperative Extension Service program, No P On My Lawn, takes information directly to neighborhoods in Fayette County and surrounding...

Double lung transplant procedure breathes new life into Winchester resident Glenda Brown

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward Glenda Brown used to wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, starved for breath. Seeking relief, she’d race to throw open her bedroom window just to inhale a rush of cold air to soothe her cramping chest. Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2001, the 62-year-old Winchester resident spent nearly two decades fighting for each...

Gatton College’s Schnatter Institute hosts economist Art Laffer for tax policy discussion Thursday

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward Tax reform discussions are taking place in our nation’s capital and in state capitals across the country, including Frankfort, Kentucky. Amid this backdrop, the Schnatter Institute at University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is hosting noted economist and tax policy analyst Arthur B. “Art” Laffer as part of a 90-minute panel discussion...

UK College of Agriculture’s Weaning 101 workshop set for Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm

It’s almost time for beef producers to begin weaning spring-born calves. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting a timely workshop Sept. 13 at Eden Shale Farm in Owenton, Weaning 101, a hands-on weaning program. “If the market’s got you down, you can come to this workshop and learn how to capture more money for your farm,” said Ben Crites, UK Beef...

UK E-Discovery Challenge program captures national award for community innovation

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s E-Discovery Challenge program recently won the National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals Innovative Program Award and the Community Development Society Innovative Program Award. Ron Hustedde, UK extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development, and colleagues Melony...

Eli Capilouto: Research one of the major factors helping to drive Kentucky’s economy

At the University of Kentucky, we strive to be at the intersection of innovation and impact. We are called, as a $3.7 billion academic, research and health enterprise, to answer still lingering questions while daring to pioneer the questions yet asked. This discovery helps drive Kentucky’s economy. Our rare mix of top ranked programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy positions UK...

UK extension program uses Farmers Market to get youth excited about new foods, fresh produce

In Hardin County, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service program filled the farmers market with children excited to try new foods and buy fresh produce. The Power of Produce Club is a program Dayna Parrett, the county’s extension agent for family and consumer sciences, started this year after a conversation with Brenda Thomas, president of the Hardin County Farmers Market board. In...

A Cornucopia of Arts: UK offering diverse selection of concerts, theatre and dance this season

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward From the university’s art studios, gallery and museum to the stages of Singletary Center for the Arts and Guignol Theatre, students, faculty and staff in the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts will entertain and move audiences with a diverse selection of concerts, exhibits, theatre and dance offerings beginning this fall all while marking the 50th...

UK College of Agriculture offering Wheat Field School to prepare producers for new growing season

Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment are offering a Wheat Field School to help producers prepare for the 2017-18 growing season. The field school is from 8:30 a.m. CDT until 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. It is the third school UK specialists have offered wheat growers this year. “We wanted to host these schools...

UK professor Epps named KFB Career and Technical Postsecondary Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education has named University of Kentucky’s Rebekah Epps the Kentucky Farm Bureau Career and Technical Postsecondary Teacher of Year. Epps, an associate professor, is the program chair for agricultural education in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and she instructs future teachers. Rebekah Epps “I am truly honored and humbled to...