Housing Planning Committee live blog

Today, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to continue hearing comments on the proposed housing plan around UK’s campus for the second meeting in a row. The meeting will allow those who want to comment on the plan, who didn’t get to comment at the last meeting, to […]

Committee offers another chance to hear opinions

By Katie Perkowski The Urban County Council’s Planning Committee will hold another meeting Monday for members of the Lexington and UK community to voice their opinions on the proposed housing plan submitted by the Student Housing Task Force. The proposal involves university student rentals, including single-family homes, in certain residential areas in Lexington. Ryan Smith, […]

Harvest festival performed near equinox

Becky Wang performs the Mongolian Dance during the Moon Festival Celebration at Shillito Park on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Ellen Baker The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Moon Festival, which celebrates the moon at its fullest and brightest form, is one of the most important holidays in China and is celebrated near the time of the autumn equinox. The celebration of the moon originated as a harvest festival since grain and crops had […]

Week hopes to promote sexual literacy

By Katie Perkowski Universities, including Yale University, the University of Oregon and Northwestern University, have been participating in “sex weeks” for years, but Monday marks the beginning of UK’s first Sex Week. The purpose of Sex Week is to increase sexual literacy by initiating an informed and open discussion about human sexuality within the campus […]

Commuter Challenge returns to campus

By Rick Burchfield UK Parking and Transportation Services is challenging members of the campus community to reduce their carbon footprint by participating in the second annual Fall Commuter Challenge. The challenge is a competition that encourages campuses nationwide to track their contribution to reducing carbon emissions by using alternative means of transportation to and from […]

$2 million grant funds violence research

By Philip Timmerman The Green Dot just got a little bigger. The Center for Research on Violence Against Women announced in a news conference Thursday that it will be receiving a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of UK’s Green Dot program. The grant money will […]

Health care discussion geared toward students

By Anna Hawthorne Members of the UK community gathered to hear three distinguished panelists discuss the national health care reform. The economics department presented the discussion, and the panelists included Mark Birdwhistell, UK HealthCare chief external affairs officer, Aaron Yelowitz, professor of economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and Linda Kuder, member […]

Author encourages students to dream big

James McBride speaks about the ideas behind his book "The Color of Water" on Thursday evening at the Singletary Center for the Arts. UK freshmen were required to read the book for UK 101 classes this fall.   Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Nate Fain More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the general public were given a lesson on the positives of failure. “When you fail, go back and hit it harder,” said James McBride, jazz musician and the author of “The Color of Water.” McBride, author of three books and former staff writer […]

Festival shares Chinese culture with Lexington

By Jill Seelmeyer Chinese-Americans are paying a visit to the man in the moon. The Kentucky Chinese American Association will hold its 2009 Moon Festival celebration Saturday at Shillito Park. The festival, which will begin at 4 p.m. and end around 8 p.m., will celebrate this traditional Chinese holiday with a picnic, talent show and […]

Ceremony recognizes hospital expansion’s progress

UK employees and students sign the beam that will be installed as the hospital addition's highest point at the 'topping out' ceremony on Wednesday morning. More than 2,000 people attended the event. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

By Brandon Farmer More than 2,000 people were in attendance as UK Hospital reached a milestone Wednesday at its “topping out” ceremony, highlighting the installation of the hospital addition’s highest beam. The beam was signed by more than 500 hospital workers. The event recognized progress made on the hospital construction, emphasizing the benefits it would […]