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By Courtney Chaffin Kenneth J. Nemeth learned at an early age that energy lies at the core of everything we do and has acted on it ever since. Nemeth, who has served as the Executive Director and Secretary on the Southern States Energy Board for 34 years, was invited by the Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation […]

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Competition changes safety rules to protect horses and riders

By Elliott Hess After the deaths of two horses and the severe injury of a rider at last year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and the deaths of 21 horses at a polo competition in Wellington, Fla., last week, safety is on the minds of the trainers and the director at the start of this year’s […]

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The improper use of more than $20,000 in the College of Pharmacy’s continuing education department did not come from tuition money or state appropriated funds, a UK spokesman said Wednesday. The continuing education department — from which four employees were fired for the undocumented funds — is self-supported by symposium and course fees, said UK […]

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By Katy Spalding A two-week nomination period will begin April 27 for the position of Staff Representative to the UK Board of Trustees. Former Staff Trustee Russ Williams died in early April, leaving UK’s staff with no current representation. Williams became the first and only staff representative on the Board of Trustees in 1998. In […]

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UK colleges continue to search for new deans

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By Brian Shlonsky The search for a new dean remains underway for three of UK’s colleges, while the search in another college has yet to begin. The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communications and Information Studies and the College of Education are all currently moving closer to finalizing their negotiations with their […]

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By Kylie Burness As Finals Week approaches, students are hitting the books and avoiding all distractions, except for maybe one: Facebook. The GPAs of Facebook users were found to be, on average, less than non-users in a recent study conducted by Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University, and Adam Duberstein, […]

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By Noha El Maraghi and Kellie Doligale With the media hype surrounding Gardasil, many UK students have felt the pressure to get the vaccine. But recent reports about the safety of the drug have caused some concern. Gardasil is a vaccine intended for the prevention of four types of human papillomavirus, which are responsible for […]

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By Andrea Clark A new wave of the safer-tobacco craze has hit America with the recent invention of the E-cigarette. Short for “electronic cigarette,” the gadget is a battery-operated cigarette that acts as a vaporizer for liquid containing nicotine.  Manufacturers claim that the smoke emitted from E-cigarettes is odorless vapor, so it is not harmful […]

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Trustees fill gap from state budget cuts

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By Austin Schmitt To fill a gap created by cuts to UK’s budget by the Kentucky Legislature, the Board of Trustees voted to decrease the university’s budget by $5.2 million. Gov. Steve Beshear’s “cutback order” last month reduced UK’s state funding by $6.3 million. With tuition revenue coming in over budget by $970,800, UK used […]

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By Rory Greene For the fifth year in a row, UK Greenthumb and Earth Days in the Bluegrass are coming together to celebrate the environment and raise awareness for a cause. Earth Days in the Bluegrass is a month-long series of events including films, music and workshops designed to promote the responsibility of individual and […]

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