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Faculty Commencement Invitation

See the following invitation for information on the Commencement ceremony.

Faculty Invitation (pdf).

Click here to reserve your seating.

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CELT Open House

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) cordially invites you to attend our open house.

Date Friday, April 1, 2011
Time 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location 518 King (Science) Library

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Alzheimer’s Research Funding for Pilot Work

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is a National Institute on Aging-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC). As an ADC our responsibility is to pursue research to further our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

The ADC is soliciting pilot grant applications focused on dynamic basic and clinical science studies of AD. Each of the awards is intended to provide seed funding that will facilitate the initial testing of novel hypotheses and lead to national-level funding of an expanded research plan based on the pilot work.

Download information flier (pdf).

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Faculty Training Offered for Digital Measures Software

The College of Health Sciences will be offering trainings for all faculty members to learn how to use the Digital Measures software. Digital Measures is a faculty productivity software this software is replacing the former UK Faculty Productivity Database and was used to generate the Faculty Performance Review Reports (FPRRs) used in the performance review process this past fall. It is important for all faculty members to know how to use the system since all future performance review reports will be generated using this software.

Friday, April 1 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 4 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 6 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 8 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, April 11 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Please e-mail Rena Murphy with the training session you would like to attend. Please note that space is limited to six people for each training session due to the size of the training room. All training sessions will be held in CTW 109.

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2011 KRHA Call for Poster Presentations

The Kentucky Rural Health Association invites you to submit a proposal for poster display and presentation for its 13th annual conference. The conference is scheduled for July 21-22, 2011 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel in Bowling Green.

Download the information packet (pdf).

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Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series

Topic Redox modulation of skeletal muscle function
Speaker Dr. Michael Reid,
Professor and Chair, Physiology, University of Kentucky
Date Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location CTW 411
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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Speaker Hal Dietz, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Topic “Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders: from Molecules to Medicines”
Date Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time Noon – 1 p.m.
Location UK Hospital Auditorium, HG-611

Download information flier (pdf).

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Kelly Feinberg Memorial Essay Contest

Faculty, please share the following with your undergraduate students:

In May 2010, UK lost one of its most dedicated and inspiring writing instructors, Kelly Feinberg, to breast cancer. The Division of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media would like to honor her memory with this call to all UK undergraduates for personal essays exemplifying the qualities that Kelly embodied as a writer.

The top entry will receive $100 prize and recognition at the English Department Awards Day. Deadline is April 11.

Download flier for more information and contest guidelines (pdf).

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Cardinal Valley Park Stream “Great American” Cleanup

Join community volunteers in removing unsightly trash from Wolf Run Creek (and tributaries). Activities include an in-stream clean up from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. followed by a celebration at Cardinal Valley Park on Cambridge Drive.

Date Saturday, April 30, 2011
Time 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location Cardinal Valley Park, 2077 Cambridge Dr., Lexington, KY 40504

This is a full contact water sport so participants should be prepared to:

  • Get wet from the knees down
  • Wear sturdy submersable shoes or boots (Hip waders work well)
  • Bring work gloves you don't mind getting wet
  • Bring water or a snack to tide you over (refreshments will be served at a party for volunteers immediatly following the cleanup)
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult or be part of a sponsored youth organization with an adult leader present (Teacher, Scoutmaster, Youth Minister etc.)

Clean up event will be held rain or shine. Volunteers can evaluate their own participation based on weather conditions.

For more information, please contact the event chair, Peggy Henson, LFUCG 11th District Council Member.

Click here for event registration.

If you are interested in participating in the celebration only, please contact Laura Hatfield at

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2011 Sue Fosson Humanities Festival

Come enjoy an evening of musical entertainment and poetry reading by students, faculty, residents and staff of the U.K. Chandler Medical Center

Date April 5
Time 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location Singletary Center Recital Hall

Download the information flier (pdf).

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Provost’s Office Requesting Faculty Honors & Awards

The Provost’s Office is requesting information about 1) national and international faculty honors and awards in the area of research and 2) fellows.

The honor or award should be in recognition of research or all mission areas, but not for teaching, advising or service only; the emphasis is research. All faculty fellows should be included in the list as well. This information will be used to measure progress on Metric 2-5 of the UK Strategic Plan: “Increase total annual national and international recognition awards for research excellence.”

The file linked below contains a list of faculty research awards for calendar year 2010 extracted from Digital Measures (we plan to use this system annually to extract data for these types of requests). We would like to give all faculty the opportunity to add to this list if you received an award or fellow that was not entered into Digital Measures. Please review the list below and send any updates to Rena Murphy by Friday, April 8th. Please provide all information listed in the below table. Please contact Rena with questions.

Download the 2011 faculty research awards list (pdf).

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Human Race Machine – Part of UK’s Cultural Diversity Festival

The University of Kentucky’s Cultural Diversity Festival will bring the “Human Race Machine” as a part of the festival this year. A powerful, yet subtle diversity tool, The Human Race Machine is a unique diversity experience. The machine allows the viewer the opportunity to envision oneself as a member of a different race. It allows for a opportunity to move beyond our appearance and contemplate a deeper human connection.

The viewers will have six races to choose from: Asian, White, African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Indian.

The machine will be in the Student Center on March 31st – April 2nd. The machine will be available to use from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information on this unique experience, visit either or

Download the information flier (pdf)

This event is free and open to the public.

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UK / U of L Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge

When we as a Commonwealth are unhealthy, it impedes all areas of our prosperity. That’s why Dr. James Ramsey and President Lee Todd are asking our respective employees to get moving during the UK vs. UofL Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge.

At the end of the challenge, the university with the highest average steps per participant wins a traveling trophy and, of course, bragging rights. Any UK employee and their spouse/sponsored dependent is eligible to participate.

Be sure to join us for the Start Kickoff Walk led by UK administrators, April 6, at noon, between Rose Street Parking Structure and Mining & Minerals Building. April 6 is also Wear Your Sneakers to Work Day (upon supervisor approval). We encourage you to wear blue and wear your sneakers. There will be a prize drawing.

The challenge begins April 6 and ends June 15. For more details and to register by April 15, visit

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Health Literacy Colloquium

Date April 7
Time 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location Student Center, Room 230

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Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day

Date Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (UK Student Center, Grand Ballroom)
Poster Session Noon – 3 p.m.
Awards Reception 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Boone Center)

Come hear researchers from the University of Kentucky and other regional institutes share their current findings and ongoing research about the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes rates. Our presenters will also discuss prevention, development and treatment of these epidemic-level diseases.

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Eckel, MD, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado, Denver
  • Robert Hegele, MD, Director of the Blackburn Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory in London, Ontario, Canada
  • Patrick Tso, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati


  • Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center
  • UK Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences
  • NCRR Center of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Institutes of Health T32 Nutrition & Oxidative Stress

Event website and registration | Download the information flier (pdf)

For questions, please contact Mary Lowell via e-mail or by phone at (859) 323-4933, ext. 81390.

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Health Systems Transformation Conference

Date April 14, 2011
Location Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

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Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity

Date Thursday, April 21, 2011
Location Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

View conference information.

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STEM Education Conference

Friday, April 29, 2011 – Student Center

The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines.

Faculty, K-12 educators and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, “round table” discussion, and poster presentation.

Keynote Speaker President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
“Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide”
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the “Educate to Innovate” initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011

Click here for more information

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Calendar of Events

April 1 CELT Open House
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
518 King (Science) Library

April 5 Sue Fosson Humanities Festival
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Singletary Center, Recital Hall

April 6 Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
CTW 411

April 7 Health Literacy Colloquium
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Room 230

April 8 Deadline: Provost’s Request for Honors & Awards

April 8 Registration Deadline: Appalachian Health Summit

April 11 Submission Deadline: Kelly Feinberg Memorial Essay Contest

April 14 Health Systems Transformation Conference
Morehead Conference Center, Morehead, Ky.

April 21 Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity
Lexington Convention Center, 3rd floor

April 23 2011 Start Heart Walk
10 a.m.
Commonwealth Stadium

April 28 CLS Reception
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hilary J. Boone Center

April 29 STEM Education Conference
8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
UK Student Center

April 30 Cardinal Valley Park Stream "Great American" Cleanup
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cardinal Valley Park


Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint Calendar

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