Exstream Software World Headquarters Opens at Coldstream Exstream Software, one of the world's fastest growing technology companies, has opened its international headquarters at UK's Coldstream Research Campus. They have approximately 150 employees. It was recently announced that the 10-year-old Lexington company will become part of Hewlett-Packard. Hewlett-Packard is committed to keeping the company in Kentucky and possibly growing that division. The two founders have had three other start-up companies.
Kentucky Begins Celebrating Lincoln Bicentennial with Program at UK Lincoln enthusiasts began celebrations in anticipation of the bicentennial of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln.
UK Events Will Celebrate Culture of India
UK is presenting four events focusing on the culture of India during February and March 2008. The former president of India will be on campus March 24 for a presentation, and the Board is invited to the event.
Jacqueline Noonan to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Jacqueline A. Noonan has won a Lifetime Achievement Award which will be
presented to her at the National Physician of the Year Awards on March 18. Dr. Noonan
is one of the real pioneers in pediatric medicine.
President Todd asked the Board to read the other items in the report at their
E. Gatton College of Business and Economics Report
Dean Devanathan Sudharshan said it was with tremendous enthusiasm and humility that he presents the report on the Gatton College of Business and Economics. He thanked the Board for the opportunity to present the report and gave praise to President Todd for his tremendous inspiration to him and his colleagues. He presented a PowerPoint presentation providing a brief overview of the college.
Dean Sudharshan began his remarks by saying that the college is fully engaged in the Commonwealth and President Todd's vision for the University of Kentucky to become a Top 20 public research institution by 2020. A metaphor to think about this vision is that of building the international space station. It needs a big vision and then an enormous amount of planning and collaboration. Dean Sudharshan said that he thinks of the four Ps as instrumental to the pursuit of such a goal. The four P's are: People, Programs, Physical Facilities, and Performance Platforms. People, refers to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Programs refer to research, pedagogical, and engagement programs. Physical Facilities refers to the building and technology. Performance Platforms refers to communications infrastructure, development infrastructure, advising, placement (or career services) and incentive systems, and other organizational processes.