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The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science is receiving almost $20 million from the National Institutes of Health.  The grant announced Wednesday is expected to further lab-to-bedside patient care.

Dr. Philip Kern says this second multi-year NIH grant will continue efforts to move from studies with mice to trials with human subjects.  The director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science says it may involve selective pilot seed money for researchers. 

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The University of Kentucky will benefit from the latest gift from a foundation tied to a Lexington auto dealership.

A $10 million gift from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation, announced Tuesday, means further investment in undergraduate science education at UK.  A majority of the contribution, $8 million, will go toward the new academic science building that now bears the name Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building.  Don Jacobs, well-known in Lexington, passed away last spring.

Seventy-nine percent of present-day college students believe education should include some form of professional experience, according to a study by Northeastern University. And in today’s economy, professional life is increasingly entrepreneurial.  That’s the focus of the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking, or iNet – an undergraduate academic program in leadership and entrepreneurial thinking for all University of Kentucky students, regardless of major.

Seventy-nine percent of present-day college students believe education should include some form of professional experience, according to a study by Northeastern University. And in today’s economy, professional life is increasingly entrepreneurial.  That’s the focus of the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking, or iNet – an undergraduate academic program in leadership and entrepreneurial thinking for all University of Kentucky students, regardless of major.

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The University of Kentucky’s Center for Excellence in Rural Health is one of 38 organizations to receive funding from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. The $1 million grant will be used to help children in Appalachia get the health insurance they need, as well as provide to families that are eligible to coverage. Many Kentucky families are unaware they qualify for healthcare coverage so do not look into signing up for them or their children. This is especially difficult in rural parts of Eastern Kentucky, where healthcare providers have a hard time gaining access to those that need it most.


Pilot Study on Jockey Injuries Begins this Summer

Jun 14, 2016
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    A pilot study could lead to increased standards for health and injury care for jockeys. The University of Kentucky-Jockey Guild review covers a three-year period.

The study is the first of its kind within the horse racing industry. There is no current database for tracking when a jockey has any type of injury, especially dangerous concussions.

UK Officials Want to Permanently Close Section of Rose Street

Apr 12, 2016
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The University of Kentucky is asking Lexington officials to permanently close a portion of Rose Street.  Representatives made their case Tuesday at Lexington City Hall. 

Kentucky’s Universities Discuss Campus Safety

Sep 3, 2015
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Eight public universities and six private schools are collaborating on ways to increase safety on all their campuses.  The University of Kentucky hosted the Assessing Campus Climate Conference Thursday. Northern Kentucky University Associate Dean of Students, Ann James says, sexual assault is an issue at every school.  “We’re concerned,” said James. “I mean we’re no different than any other campus. NKU has as much a problem as anybody else does.  And now we’re gonna actually be able to get our minds around what is our actual population that has been impacted.”

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Update at 12:43pm Friday, April 17:

According to the Lexington Herald leader, police have charged 18-year-old Justin D. Smith with the murder of UK student Jonathan Krueger.

Smith is also charged with robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing and evading. 

Earlier:

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus.

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The University of Kentucky has been selected to head the first federal Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center.  The program aims to reduce child food insecurity in states with high poverty.

In his final State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Steve Beshear called for passage of a statewide workplace smoking ban. Already, cigarettes have already been snuffed out in many businesses, restaurants and campuses across the Bluegrass State and on this week's Eastern Standard, we'll talk smoking bans.

Focus on Business: Matt Bellis on 3-D Scanning

Jul 28, 2014

Science is creating jobs in Lexington.  Seikowave is a technology company focused on three dimensional scanning. The company is a working example of the University of Kentucky’s efforts to establish a high-tech sector of the central Kentucky economy. Here’s Tom Martin’s conversation with Seikowave founder and CEO, Matt Bellis.

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As the annual observance of Ramadan draws to a close, on this week’s show, we’ll focus on the basics of Islam with our guests, Richard Cahill, PhD, Director of International Education and Associate Professor of History at Berea College, and Ishan Bagby, PhD, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, as well as board member of Masjib Bilal, one of three mosques located in Lexington.

UK Enters into $210 Million Multimedia Rights Contract

Jun 23, 2014
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University of Kentucky athletics is entering into a $210 million dollar multimedia marketing rights agreement with JMI Sports.  The 15-year agreement is being called "one of the most valuable partnerships of it's kind."

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has suspended the City’s efforts to reinvent Rupp Arena and build a new convention center. The city says it cancelled its plans because the University of Kentucky changed its mind about a new facility lease in 2018.


300 Million Dollar "Reinvention" of Rupp Arena Unveiled

Feb 10, 2014
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Plans for the 310 million dollar Rupp Arena project were unveiled Monday. The "reinvention" of the 38-year-old facility will include construction of a new convention center.  Funding for the massive Lexington development is still being finalized.

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Some of the best young vocalists in the country have called Lexington home, albeit temporarily. The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Program has earned respect across the country.

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While the University of Kentucky is probably best known nationally for its basketball program, an argument can be made that its opera program isn't that far behind Wildcat basketball in terms of national recognition and recruitment of students. 

With the snips of several ceremonial scissors, a host of local, state, and federal dignitaries on Sunday, helped the University of Kentucky officially dedicate the new 12-story Patient Care Pavilion at UK Hospital. Alan Lytle has the story. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says UK's new facility marks a significant milestone in healthcare for the Commonwealth.

The man most responsible for building a new hospital at the University of Kentucky says the facility’s ready for its “close up” this weekend. The one-point-two million square foot facility includes two patient-care floors with 128 intensive care and acute care beds.  Vice president for Health Affairs Michael Karpf says the new facility is much more adaptable than the old hospital.