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Construction inconveniences students

Big construction on the Gatton Building equals small inconveniences for students and residents, said Kenneth Troske, senior associate dean and project manager for the Gatton College.

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Guest speaker explains culture through food with ‘Kosher Soul’ event

Michael W. Twitty, a food writer and historian, demonstrated how food can bridge the gap between cultures at the “Kosher Soul” event in the Student Center Monday evening.

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Unlike in high school, when distracting electronics were kept out of classrooms, UK professors are adapting to trends by including social media in their teaching plans.

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University President Eli Capilouto’s third-year evaluation in the Board of Trustees meeting Friday ended with a two percent raise, bringing his salary up to $535,000 per year, as well as two more bonuses totalling more than $150,000.

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UK trustee Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton gave the university a $20 million commitment to go toward the construction of a new Student Center beginning June 2015, university president Eli Capilouto announced Thursday. His contribution to the $175 million project constituted the largest gift in the university’s history. The new Student Center was authorized during the Kentucky legislature’s […]

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Moon Festival comes to Lexington

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By Tabassum Ali news@kykernel.com The stars are lining up for the Kentucky Chinese American Association as they prepare for their annual Moon Festival at the MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater of Beaumont Centre on Saturday.  It is the sixth year the KYCAA has hosted the Moon Festival Celebration. Professor Changzheng Wang, who is chair of […]

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UK awards $90,000 in iPads yearly

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By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com The 2014-15 academic year marks the third year in a row that UK has awarded iPads to recipients of two prestigious scholarships. Students who earn the Patterson or the Singletary scholarships receive a free iPad along with room and board, undergraduate tuition, stipend and a one-time $2,000 summer abroad stipend. “2012-2013 […]

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By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com An underground storm water detention area completed on the corner of Alumni and University Drive is the first storage site constructed to reduce water collection on south campus. The almost $12 million project is scheduled to finish another detention area on Nicholasville Road in the next few weeks, said Keith Ingram, […]

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Education Abroad growing in popularity

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By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com The number of UK students traveling around the world as a part of their education in on the rise. UK’s class of 2014 saw a 24 percent increase in involvement in Education Abroad, said Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges. About 1,080 of the graduating students completed classes, research, […]

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By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com With UK scheduled to demolish another historical building within the next week, over 40 protesters picked up their picket signs and headed downtown at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to express their opposition. “You’re losing a 150-year-old house here,” said historic preservation specialist and protester Jason Sloan in regards to the scheduled […]

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