Sparking controversy: Security, protest heightened for arrival of former Israeli prime minister

Palestinians and Palestinian supporters gathered Wednesday evening to protest the speech by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who spoke about peace and his time as prime minister during his visit to UK on Wednesday at the Singletary Center for the Arts.   Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

By Cassidy Herrington Rose Avenue paralleled the divide between Israel and Palestine Wednesday evening with the arrival of Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Olmert. Keffiyeh scarves and Palestinian flags signaled the passionate opposition to Olmert, while a flood of students, faculty and community members came to hear his speech intended to promote peace in the […]

Home additions frozen: Council to require permit for expansions

By Laura Clark Homeowners looking to expand floorspace may find a new obstacle in their path. On Tuesday, the Urban County Council voted to  place a six-month moratorium on large home additions upon the 3rd District of Lexington, which includes UK. The district’s councilwoman, Diane Lawless, said the freeze on permits to make certain additions […]

Dean resigns, returns to OSU

By Laura Clark The UK Libraries dean is moving to Ohio State University — for a second time. The dean of libraries and the W. T. Young Endowed Chair, Carol Pitts Diedrichs, is resigning from her position in the UK Libraries department on Jan. 4, 2010. Diedrichs accepted the Director of University Libraries position at […]

African media gets makeover from UK program

By Emilie Rymer On the surface, Zambia and Kentucky seem like worlds apart when it comes to culture and daily life. But UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications’ partnership with a Lusaka, Zambia, media outlet has forged an unlikely bond between the two. Director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Beth Barnes, said the […]

NASA astronaut presents scholarship to UK student

By Laura Clark Robert “Hoot” Gibson has traveled to space five times. Thursday, Gibson is traveling to campus. Space shuttle astronaut Gibson will share stories of his flights and present a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to fifth-year electrical engineering senior Sam Nicaise. The ceremony is at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Student […]

SG praises ban, debates faults

By Andrew Pillow Student Government senators jumped in the tobacco debate as the Nov. 19 campuswide ban draws nearer. Senate President John Whitt gave a short presentation on why the ban was enacted. Members of the Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force attended the meeting, answering questions centered on the ban. Whitt said a “preexisting code of […]

Stopping the virus: First batch of H1N1 vaccine arrives

Health Services Clerk at the Lexington-Fayette Health Department Rocio Perez receives the spray form of the newly arrived H1N1 vaccine from registered nurse with the Health Department Michelle Marra, BSN on Tuesday.  Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Laura Clark The H1N1 vaccination has finally made its way to Lexington. The first batch of 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccinations arrived at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Tuesday.  The batch included 3,000 doses, which will be administered to health care workers first, said LFCHD communications officer Kevin Hall. Hall said the LFCHD is […]

Solar house currently 13th in competition

The UK solar decathlon team currently sits in the 13th place during the solar house competition in Washington D.C.  The competition will last for three more days.   Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt |  Staff

By Katie Perkowski With about three days left and 20 teams in the solar decathlon, UK’s S-KY BLUE house is in 13th place overall. The solar-powered “BLUE” house is a combination of man-made and natural energy sources, which inhabitants can control to maintain desired living conditions, according to its Web site. Josh Duddey, an architecture […]

Lecture by former Israeli prime minister ‘sold out’

By Cassidy Herrington A global crossroads will meet between Israel and Kentucky: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visits on Wednesday. The lecture “sold out” of free tickets, said Assistant Provost Richard Greissman. The ticket office “reported lots of students” reserving tickets, Greissman said. In addition, students from other universities will fill the 1,400 seats […]

Writing Program helps build new generation of scholars

By Ellen Baker From Cambodia to Kentucky, university professors are always helping each other. Anne Mareck, the UK Writing Program associate director, was contacted by a professor on a mission to rebuild a generation of scholars. Mareck said Jeanette Coufal, a curriculum and development specialist at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, contacted the UK […]