UK extension agents nearly sweep professional awards at annual national association conference

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward University of Kentucky family and consumer sciences extension agents showed the nation that they are some of the best in the business, as they nearly swept the professional awards during the annual meeting of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. UK Cooperative Extension Service agents received all three distinguished service awards,...

Keith Taylor: Fragile Wildcat football less-than-impressive, suffers terrific loss, but gets back to work

Adversity has hit the Kentucky football team. Already fragile after winning five of their first six games in less-than-impressive fashion, the Wildcats had a complete letdown at Mississippi State in the form of a 45-7 setback, the team’s worst loss of the year.  Healed and recovered following a bye week, the performance in Starkville was shocking, considering Kentucky had all of its roster intact...

UK Wind Symphony featuring works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky in ‘Symphonic Dances’ performance

The 2017-18 season of the University of Kentucky Bands is in full swing with several performances happening in the coming week, including the UK Wind Symphony concert on Oct. 22 and the UK Symphony Band concert with Madison Middle School Band on Oct. 23. The UK Wind Symphony will perform “Symphonic Dances” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Singletary Center for the Arts, with selections from...

UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium to be renamed to honor Karpf

Dr. Michael Karpf came to Lexington and the University of Kentucky from UCLA in 2003 with the firm belief that art makes a difference in life and in patient care. It has been this principle that guided the former UK executive vice president for health affairs to build a health care facility that would “make every visitor, patient and staff member feel comfortable and at home” and to “complement...

UK announces $12 million gift to support Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto on Wednesday announced a more than $12 million gift from UK graduate and philanthropist Paul Chellgren and his wife, Deborah Cole Chellgren, to support the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence. The Chellgren Center has long been one of the premier centers of undergraduate excellence in Kentucky. Paul Chellgren As a result of the gift, university...

UK reseachers developing computer software to deliver better therapies for heart failure patients

By Whitney Harder Special to KyFoward Picture this: you’re battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and “treats” it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road. Your doctor chooses the treatment with...

Bevin appoints Elizabeth Griffin McCoy to UK Board of Trustees to replace Craft

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Elizabeth Griffin McCoy, of Hopkinsville, to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. McCoy will replace Kelly Knight Craft, who has resigned to accept a presidential appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Canada. McCoy is president and CEO of Planters Bank, Inc. in Hopkinsville. She also serves on the boards of the following organizations: the Kentucky Center for the...

UK Patterson School of Diplomacy hosts journalist in exile Bilicito to mark United Nations Day

The University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Bluegrass Chapter will recognize United Nations Day with a visit from a journalist who has stepped around and beyond his byline to become an international symbol for the victims of political oppression. Abdülhamit Bilici is a Turkish newspaper...

Kroger Field awarded LEED silver certification for environmental performance, sustainable design

Kroger Field, the home of the University of Kentucky football team, has been awarded LEED silver certification for its environmental performance and sustainable design. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Demystifying security jargon, terms you should know

By Jennifer Edwards Special to KyForward University of Kentucky Information Technology Services is providing tips and advice throughout Cyber Security Awareness Month. Whether we realize it or not, the internet touches nearly all aspects of our daily lives. With the perpetual connectivity to the internet through multiple devices increasing cyber security concerns arise. Anyone can fall victim to cyber...

UK Theatre Department to open 50th anniversary season with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Oct. 26-28

By Dominique Page Monday Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will return for its 50th anniversary season with a timely production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” the weekend before Halloween. The production is set to offer audiences a hauntingly good time Oct. 26- 9, at Guignol Theatre. Little Shop of Horrors book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and...

UK agricultural engineers co-authors of updated grain drying and storage handbook

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward Farmers and elevator operators throughout the country have expanded grain drying and storage capacity in recent years to keep pace with increased production. On-farm and commercial storage has grown to 13.2 and 11.1 billion bushels, respectively, with 205 and 80 million bushels in Kentucky. To help growers effectively manage these systems, agricultural engineers...

Sanders-Brown Markesbery Symposium focuses on why some people don’t get Alzheimer’s or dementia

By Laura Dawahare and Allison Perry Special to KyForward Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90s, while others have memory problems? Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully? These are among topics scheduled for the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging’s Markesbery Symposium on Nov. 3-4. Keynote speakers...

UK holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for expanded Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at Turfland

By Ann Blackburn UKNOW reporter University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Mark F. Newman, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Dr. John Fowlkes, director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, and members of the Barnstable Brown family will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at UK HealthCare’s...

With new basketball season on the horizon, UK deputy AD Peevy prepares for calm before storm

By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser Special to KyForward As the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team prepares to kick off its regular season with Big Blue Madness, UK Deputy Director of Athletics DeWayne Peevy prepares for the calm before the storm. Since he oversees the men’s basketball program as part of his role with UK Athletics, the next few months will keep the Birmingham,...

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Kristof to discuss global citizenship during UK appearance

The University of Kentucky International Center will welcome Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and well-known columnist with The New York Times, on Oct. 26, to discuss “A Path Appears: How Students Can Change the World.” His appearance is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the School of Journalism...

UK Women’s Club Fun Run to raise money for scholarships set for Saturday at Wellington Park

The University of Kentucky Woman’s Club Scholarship Fun Run to raise funds for UK student scholarships will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, in Wellington Park near Clays Mill Road in Lexington. It is intended to be a fun activity for adults and children of all ages, while helping UK students. The untimed 3K run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Scratch, the UK Athletics mascot, entertaining...

UK degree, business card helped nationally known garden designer John Carloftis to his dream career

A University of Kentucky alumnus says he owes his successful garden design career to his college degree and a single business card. Those were the only resources University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information alumnus Jon Carloftis had at his disposal when he left his Kentucky home for New York City in the late 1980s. “I had the chance to move to New York for the summer,”...

Blind equestrian forms lifelong partnership with UK HealthCare to meet challenges of rare eye disease

By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward When Alexis Johnson, a 22-year-old avid equestrian and resident of Versailles, Ky., prepares to jump with her horse Joey in competition, she is keenly focused on what lies before her. There are no distractions, no nervousness or fear. Everything around her is in shades of gray and the only sound she hears is the rhythmic pace of Joey’s hooves as he begins to...

UK Gaines Center, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government host first University Cities Conference

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward A new species of city is making itself known across the country through its steady success during uncertain economic times. These “university cities,” as they are now referred to, have outgrown their college-town status and created dynamic economies around major research universities in their urban core. To better understand this phenomenon, the University of...