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Local/Regional News
12:16 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

UK Gets Grant To Improve Heat Shields For NASA

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A University of Kentucky assistant professor and a research team have received a $1 million grant from NASA to improve the heat shields for spacecraft as they enter the planet's atmosphere.

While he won't be spacewalking, Alexandre Martin told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the work will focus on ways to improve the spacecraft that make it to neighboring planets, such as Mars and Venus.

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11:40 am
Thu June 13, 2013

GE, UK To Work Together On Research

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- The University of Kentucky has reached an agreement with GE Appliances to collaborate on research aimed at producing innovations in the appliances business.

UK President Eli Capilouto joined GE Appliances executives to announce the collaboration Thursday at GE's Appliance Park in Louisville.

The agreement sets terms for the licensing and sharing of jointly developed innovations.

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Local/Regional News
6:03 am
Wed June 12, 2013

UK Trustees Approve Budget For Coming Year

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- University of Kentucky trustees on Tuesday approved a $2.7 billion spending plan for the coming year that includes merit-based pay raises for faculty and staff, more money for scholarships and the school's smallest tuition increase in more than a decade.

The spending blueprint for the fiscal year that begins July 1 amounts to an increase of 2.7 percent, or $71 million, over the budget for the current academic year.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 am
Tue June 11, 2013

UK Trustees Set To Approve Budget For Coming Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky trustees are set to approve a spending plan for the coming year. The proposed $2 billion-plus budget comes before the trustees' finance committee Tuesday morning on the Lexington campus.

The full board of trustees is scheduled to vote on the budget later in the day.

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Local/Regional News
7:41 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

New Security System In the Works At UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is implementing new security measures over the next several months in an effort to improve safety for students and workers.

Students received an email from the school this month outlining details of the plan and new policies that will go into effect over the next nine months.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe told WKYT-TV that the school is spending nearly $5 million on the project.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Former Marine, Opera Stars among UK's Class of 2013

LEXINGTON,KY-- This Sunday marks commencement at the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
8:44 am
Wed April 17, 2013

UK Announces Three Provost Finalists

Provost finalists (l-r) José Luis Bermúdez, Nancy Brickhouse, and Christine Riordan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following a months-long search, the University of Kentucky has announced three finalists for the position of provost.

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Local/Regional News
9:52 am
Tue April 2, 2013

UPDATE: Power Outage Hits University of Kentucky Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Electricity was restored to all campus buildings at the University of Kentucky by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday following a power outage.

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Local/Regional News
7:17 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Kentucky Beef Network to Manage UK's Eden Shale Farm

Eden Shale Farm - photo courtesy UK College of Agriculture

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A University of Kentucky farm that’s been out of operation for more than a year will soon be put to use by the Kentucky Beef Network for cattle demonstrations. The UK Board of Trustees recently approved the three-year collaboration for Eden Shale Farm, a 960-acre property in Owen County.

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Local/Regional News
8:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

UK Tuition and Fees to Increase Three Percent

The Main Building at the University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tuition, fees, and on-campus housing rates are on the rise at the University of Kentucky. UK’s Board of Trustees approved the changes at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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