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EKU Board of Regents names Dr. David McFaddin interim president; will assume duties on Jan. 6

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents named Dr. David McFaddin the school’s interim president after meeting in executive session at its regular board meeting on Dec. 12. McFaddin will assume the duties Jan. 6, when Dr. Michael Benson’s resignation takes effect. Before being named interim president, McFaddin was the senior vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at...

University of Kentucky to retract publications after ‘misconduct’ of two professors, research scientist

Two professors and a staff research scientist are responsible for significant research misconduct in a number of scholarly papers, an internal investigation at the University of Kentucky has concluded. As a result, UK will seek retraction of the publications in question and, absent their agreement to resign, begin a University process to terminate the employment of professors Xianglin Shi and Zhuo...