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[4] > Image [4] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2005-05-jun14.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-2- FCR 8 David and Andrea Jacobs Pledge (Consent) FCR 9 Consol Energy, Inc. Gift-in-Kind (Consent) FCR 10 Stephen Branscum Pledge (Consent) FCR 11 Automsoft International Gift-in-Kind (Consent) FCR 12 Gifts and Pledges to the Patrick P. Deluca Pharmaceutical Technology Professorship (Consent) FCR 13 Ashwini Anand, M.D. Gift and Pledge (Consent) FCR 14 Report of Leases (Consent) D. President's Report President Todd recognized Mary Margaret Colliver, University Public Affairs Director, who had been on medical leave due to a serious accident crossing Limestone Street after leaving work one evening. He said it was good to have her back on campus. The Board gave Ms. Colliver a round of applause. President Todd called attention to the following items in PR 1: A record 6,272 students were awarded bachelors, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees at Commencement on May 8 at Rupp Arena. Various members of the administration recently spent eight days touring more than 20 Kentucky cities as part of "The Dream Tour." A new initiative, "The Commonwealth Collaboratives" that directly engages UK faculty and student researchers in helping solve some of the state's most intractable problems, was unveiled during the tour. President Todd said the tour was delightful, and he praised Vice President Terry Mobley and his staff for their good work in orchestrating the tour. Several university representatives accompanied Governor Ernie Fletcher to World Expo 2005 in Japan in mid-May. The university was asked to host a luncheon during Kentucky week. There were 52 Japanese men in attendance at the luncheon. President Todd praised Dr. Baldwin, Professor Eric Grulke, and Professor Kozo Saito for their great work in planning the event. Professor Everett McCorvey provided entertainment, and the audience was very touched by his Stephen Foster medley. Kentucky moved from 33rd to 30th in national rankings of federal spending by the National Science Foundation from 2001 to 2002. UK moved from 31st to 28th in public universities and is making progress in the right direction. Two UK students, Michael T. Davidson and Karla Conn, have received prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships with a value of $100,000. The College of Public Health graduated its first class of doctoral students at Commencement. President Todd read an e-mail from Dean Steve Wyatt stating