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[3] > Image [3] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1997-02-mar4.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-2- 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 Louisville. 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 Kentucky University. 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.