2. The College of Medicine faculty members were awarded $27.2
million in National Institutes of Health funding during fiscal year
1996, an increase of 16 percent over the $25.4 million awarded in
fiscal year 1995. The increase raised the College of Medicine's
ranking among the 126 NIH-funded medical schools in the nation
from 63rd to 58th.
3. The Kentucky Council on Higher Education has approved the
state's first joint degree program, a Ph.D. in social work. It will be
offered by the University of Kentucky and the University of
4. The College of Social Work is providing UK's first course offered
exclusively on the Internet. The course, Graduate Social Work
Research, will be taught by Professor David Royse from his
computer in the Patterson Office Tower to students at Northern
5. Officials from Midway College and Maysville Community College
have agreed to an educational partnership that will allow area
students to receive a four-year degree. This partnership will deliver
baccalaureate degree offerings in Cynthiana.
6. The University of Kentucky Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center
located in the Student Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary this
year. The Director, Frank Walker, says that the Center has the
largest African/American library collection in the state.
President Wethington asked the members to peruse the other items in
the report at their leisure.
As a part of his report, President Wethington said that he was pleased
to have Professor Tom Dillehay, Department of Anthropology, make a report
on Monte Verde Archaeological Site in Chile. He asked Chancellor Zinser to
introduce Professor Dillehay.
Chancellor Zinser reviewed Professor Dillehay's impressive
credentials, noting some of his post-doctoral honors and awards, eight
Fulbright Fellowships and his numerous scholarly publications. She
expressed pleasure in introducing Professor Dillehay.
Professor Dillehay thanked President Wethington and the Board
members for the opportunity to make the report. He also thanked his
colleagues for coming to share the moment with him. He displayed some
artifacts and talked about the importance of the research, prehistory in
Kentucky, and the rich archeological heritage of the state.