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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is adding campus security features that include ID cards that allow students to enter buildings after hours and 2,000 surveillance cameras.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says UK is spending almost $5 million to install the system. Next Level Security Systems will install it.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe says the system will make it possible to monitor for crime and keep students, employees and visitors protected during emergencies.

UK Students Head Back To Class

Aug 28, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The fall semester is officially underway at the University of Kentucky…Karyn Czar has more on the first day of classes.

“anybody care for a water?”

Heather Waogner and other staff members with the Division of Student Affairs are on hand across UK’s campus…handing out water along with maps and directions to students as they head to their first classes.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky is getting a lot of interest in new courses it plans to offer that are related to wine, including one class this fall that features wine tasting.

Professor Michael Barrett, who will teach a wine appreciation class, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he has been "overwhelmed with interest" from students. The class is restricted to those who are at least 21 and will educate students on the history, science and pleasure of wine.

UK Gets Grant To Improve Heat Shields For NASA

Jul 22, 2013

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.

GE, UK To Work Together On Research

Jun 13, 2013

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.

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.

UK Trustees Set To Approve Budget For Coming Year

Jun 11, 2013

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.

New Security System In the Works At UK

May 12, 2013

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.

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

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