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UK’s Stoops keeping focus on people, safety of players’ families during COVID-19 pandemic

With how quickly things were changing, University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops could see the writing on the wall. His team was in its final days in Lexington before spring break and news was breaking seemingly every 15 minutes. The remainder of spring practice had not yet been canceled, but Stoops had every reason to believe it would be. “We had a pretty good indication by the...

UK’s Capilouto, NKU’s Vaidya to discuss attracting international talent at NKy Chamber event March 5

University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto will join Northern Kentucky University President Dr. Ashish Vaidya for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce series Pints and Perspectives series Thursday, March 5, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. During the event, entitled “Attracting International Talent,” Capilouto and Vaidya will discuss how local universities are attracting international talent to...

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...

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...

Large delegation from central Kentucky headed to Minneapolis for annual Leadership Visit

Commerce Lexington Inc. and many of its key community leaders and business professionals will embark on the organization’s annual Leadership Visit presented by the McBrayer Law Firm. About 180 people are scheduled to participate in this week’s trip to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region Wednesday through Friday to study the area’s successes and challenges in the hopes of further enhancing the...

Commentary: The breadth and depth of the University of Kentucky

By Eli Capilouto Special to KyForward Homecoming week was an especially interesting and important week in the life of our University. For many of us, it was marked most significantly by homecoming – a time when parents, alums and friends of the university returned to rekindle memories and, I hope, note the progress we have made together as the university for Kentucky. At the same time, there were...

UK journalism faculty blasts Capilouto, seeks apology to Kernel, withdrawal of records lawsuit

Staff report The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media faculty sent a letter to UK President Capilouto Thursday strongly objecting to “insulting treatment” of the student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and asking for an apology and a withdrawal of a lawsuit against the Kernel and Attorney General Andy Beshear, fighting a request for records related to the sexual abuse of...

UK board discussion contentious over student newspaper lawsuit, handling of sexual assaults

By Marjorie Kirk The Kentucky Kernel UK’s Board of Trustees meeting in Bowling Green turned contentious over discussion of the lawsuit between the university and the Kentucky Kernel, and the handling of sexual assault cases on campus. President Eli Capilouto told the board he supported UK’s choice to appeal the attorney general’s decision. He again cited FERPA, HIPPA and attorney client privilege...

Commentary: Leading Kentucky’s fight against drug addiction through research, public policy, health care

By Eli Capilouto Special to KyForward In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than at any point in our history. Overdose deaths are up in every demographic category. Driving this public health epidemic is the availability and prevalence of opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin have nearly...