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Home, sweet home: Former Cat and present first lady wants to open the doors to campus

It’s summer. Time is probably spent at the pool, working a summer job, traveling around the world, or maybe going back to your hometown. But, according to UK’s first lady, home is where the heart is.  And her heart rests at the university. Patsy Todd has been UK’s first lady since her husband, UK President […]

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UK now requires everyone with a bike on campus to obtain and display a valid permit, available from UK Parking and Transportation Services. The permit is a decal that adheres to the bike. There are no registration fees associated with the program. The regulation includes bikes belonging to full-time and part-time employees and students, children […]

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Scooter, moped policies change

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Beginning Aug. 1, all users of motorized scooters, mopeds and motorcycles will have the same rights and responsibilities, UK announced in a news release. Scooters, mopeds and low-power motorcycles will no longer be able to park at bicycle racks throughout campus. Users will now be required to buy an $8-per-month parking permit and use motorcycle […]

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A UK assistant professor received a $1.17 million, two-year research grant from federal stimulus money to better understand why a particular opioid drug is abused less than others of the same type. William Stoops, an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and the UK Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, will focus his […]

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By Jennifer Hilinski With the current state of the economy, homelessness is becoming an even larger issue than it has been in the past. A local fundraising event is looking to help combat that statistic. Sleepless in Lexington is a program designed to raise awareness and support for the nearly 1,400 homeless men and women […]

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A different kind of art: UK museum features Kentucky artists

By Laura Clark A museum won’t be the only home to one collection of art. The UK Art Museum will present an exhibition of folk art from across the state, which is part of UK HealthCare’s collection.  By February 2011, it will be moved to the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital as part of […]

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By Lauren Frame While breaking out your swine flu face mask would have been a bit dramatic, and not to mention completely unnecessary, it was still probably tempting if you passed the signs in the Student Center last week. Several rooms on the first floor of the building were blocked off and covered with plastic […]

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By Jennifer Hilinski Kentucky’s jobless rate in June was close to topping the highest unemployment rate the state has seen in over 26 years. Kentucky’s unemployment rate reached 10.9 percent in June 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training. The unemployment rate marks the highest it has been since August 1983, at a […]

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By Laura Clark Work toward becoming a Top 20 institution is finally starting to get some recognition. U.S. News and World Report ranked the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital among the country’s top hospitals for 2009-10. The hospital’s ear, nose and throat program ranked 33, while the gynecology program ranked 40. “We’re trying to be […]

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President Barack Obama recently awarded two UK professors the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Bruce Hinds, a chemical and materials engineering associate professor, and David McNear Jr., a plant and soil science assistant professor, were two of 100 researchers nationwide to receive the award. The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest […]

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