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UK College of Education’s John Thelin recognized by Forbes Magazine for a best book on higher education

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky  John Thelin, a university research professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, was recognized by Forbes Magazine for writing one of the 10 best books of the year on higher education. John ThelinHis book, the third edition of A History of American Higher Education, features an additional...

Murray State recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Colleges’ by Forbes for 12th consecutive year

Forbes Magazine has recognized Murray State University on its “America’s Best Colleges” list for 2019. This marks the 12th consecutive year Murray State has been included on the prestigious list since its inception. The rankings are based on several categories, including on-time graduation rate, academic success, student satisfaction, alumni salary and student loan debt. Murray State, located...

Commentary: UK’s journey – like that of Lyman T. Johnson 70 years ago – is one of forward progress

By Eli Capilouto and Sonja Feist-Price Special to KyForward One man. One courageous step. Seventy years of a journey that is still unfolding and evolving. That is the story the University of Kentucky community is celebrating with particular reverence this month and throughout the next year. It is the story of an institution intentionally striving to be a community of belonging, even while acknowledging...

Kentucky entrepreneur Nate Morris featured in January issue of Forbes Magazine

Kentucky entrepreneur Nate Morris, the founder, chairman and CEO of Rubicon Global, is featured in the Jan. 24, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine. The feature story, written by Forbes tech writer Alex Konrad, provides an update on Morris and Rubicon’s success in disrupting the global waste and recycling market. The article can be found online here. Rubicon is a cloud-based, full-service waste and recycling...

Retired math prof still immersed in numbers – as in numbers of YouTube hits, book sales

  As a mathematics faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Betty Givan spent her days immersed in numbers.   For the past several years, the retired Givan has been counting YouTube hits, cookbook sales and a growing army of fans – as a culinary entrepreneur.   The current issue of Forbes magazine profiles Givan, of Richmond, and two others as “Three Entrepreneurs Who...

Big Ass Fans included in list of America’s promising companies from Forbes magazine

Big Ass Fans was ranked in the top 50 promising companies in America by Forbes. Staff report   Lexington-based Big Ass Fans has landed at the No. 49 spot on Forbes magazine’s recent list of America’s most promising businesses.   The company known for designing and engineering industrial sized fans made the list of high-growth private companies making less than $250 million in annual...