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Memorial service honors associate architecture professor

Bowls of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups sat on tables in Pence Hall Tuesday, bringing smiles and memories for those who remembered associate architecture professor Stephen Deger. Deger, who loved Reese’s Cups, died Jan. 8. He was remembered Tuesday in a memorial service in Center Theater in the Student Center.  The service was followed with a […]

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Markey Center selects new director

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UK has appointed a new director for the Markey Cancer Center. The university announced Tuesday that Dr. B. Mark Evers will be the director of the center, as well as a professor of surgery in the UK College of Medicine, according to a UK news release. He will also be appointed as physician-in-chief of the […]

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By Andrew Blankenship A nationally known journalist and TV commentator saw a comparison between President Barack Obama and Kentuckian Henry Clay during a lecture Tuesday night. Clay knew how to make deals and was always looking for a middle point, said Howard Fineman during the 32nd Annual Joe Creason Lecture. Fineman had a similar assessment […]

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Campus event to honor black achievement

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By Kendall Gottler A UK student group will honor the achievements and endeavors of black undergraduates, faculty and staff during an awards ceremony Wednesday. UK’s Black Student Union is hosting the 28th annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards and Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Center. The awards ceremony is […]

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Student Government will host a forum on Tuesday at 7 p.m., the W.T. Young Library’s basemet on the library’s operating hours. Due to the recent budget cuts, the W.T. Young Library is once again faced with cutting back its hours, according to a campuswide e-mail. The library stopped being opened 24 hours, five days a […]

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Architecture students remember professor with competition

Architecture professor Stephen Deger passed away early January, but today, students are remembering him with bricks. Each year, the Kentuckiana Masonry Institute, KMI, sponsors a design competition for students in the School of Architecture. This year, the competition will center on the construction of a memorial to the professor, who taught at UK since 1966. […]

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By Katie Perkowski The week before finals will be closer to a true Dead Week as soon as next Fall. The UK University Senate passed Student Government’s Dead Week proposal on Wednesday. SG President Tyler Montell, Outgoing Chair of SG Faculty Senate Advisory Board Joe Quinn, and SG member Kara Sutton presented the proposal to […]

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By Brian Shlonsky Will Allen wants to see the development of community food systems that produce healthy, organic and affordable food to urban areas. More than 130 people gathered at the Lexington Public Library for an event hosted by The Gaines Center. Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, shared his knowledge and ideas concerning […]

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By Rebecca Johnson For the past 32 years, the School of Journalism of Telecommunications has hosted the Joe Creason Lecture Series. This year, Howard Fineman will speak about “American Politics in the World of Obama.” Fineman, who started his career at the Louisville Courier-Journal, said he plans to discuss the economy and Obama’s ideas for […]

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By Tricia Telles When James E. “Ted” Bassett III asked his friend and two-time Eclipse Award winning journalist Bill Mooney to write his obituary, Mooney could not pinpoint one event to describe Bassett’s life because, according to the forward fo the book, “he has been successful in just about every area to which he has […]

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