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UK Freshman Lucas Etter is Speedcubing World Record holder and math major; Rubik’s cube = 6 secs

University of Kentucky freshman Lucas Etter still remembers the first time he solved a Rubik’s cube — it was exactly 10 years ago. “I first found a Rubik’s cube in my grandparents’ basement when I was 8, and my first time completing it was Sept. 27, 2009. So, I have been solving the cube for over half my life.” From the moment he picked up the cube, Etter was intrigued....

After four years and $450 million investment, UK campus housing revitalization project is complete

By Blair Hoover Conner Special to KyForward Four years, nearly $450 million, and more than 6,800 beds in 14 new state-of-the-art residence halls. Those are the numbers that encompass the University of Kentucky’s revitalization of campus housing — the largest taking place in all of higher education. The transformation concludes this year as two new residence halls — Lewis Hall and University...

University of Kentucky announces Christian Brady as first dean of new Lewis Honors College

University of Kentucky provost Tim Tracy announced today that the former head of one of the most highly regarded honors programs in the country will be the first dean of the Lewis Honors College. Christian Brady for 10 years — from 2006 to 2016 — served as dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. Previously, he directed the honors program at Tulane University. At Penn State,...