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On motion made by Mr. Stucke1t, seconded by Mr. Shoop and carried, PR 4 passed without dissent. (See PR 4 on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.) M. Appointment/Reappointment to Board of Directors University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation Inc. (PR 5) President Capilouto asked for the Board’s consideration of PR 5 which relates to appointments to the Board of Directors ofthe UK Mining Engineering Foundation and requires an action by the Board of Trustees. Ms. Brothers moved approval. Ms. Patterson seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See PR 5 on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.) N. Candidates for Degrees (AACR l) Dr. Gannon, interim chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, said the Committee met that moming and addressed two items of business. The first item relates to candidates for degrees in August 20l l. The recommendation is that the President be authorized to confer upon each individual whose name appears on the attached list the degree to which he or she is entitled, upon certification by the University Registrar that the individual has satisfactorily completed all requirements for the degree for which the application has been made and as approved by the elected faculty ofthe University Senate and the Academic Affairs Committee ofthe Board of Trustees. On behalf ofthe Academic Affairs committee, he recommended approval of AACR l. Mr. Britton seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See AACR l on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/ Trustees, under agenda.) O. Academic Degree Recommendation (AACR 2) Dr. Gannon said that the second item of business related to the establishment of a new academic degree program. The recommendation is that the Board of Trustees approve the establishment of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Chinese Language and Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective in the fall of 20l l. On behalf ofthe Academic Affairs Committee, he recommended that the Board adopt AACR 2. Mr. Stucke1t seconded the motion, and it passed without dissent. (See AACR 2 on the Board of Trustees website, www.uky.edu/Trustees, under agenda.) Mr. Gatton suggested that Morton Holbrook, Jr. be invited to come and speak. He gave some background infonnation about Mr. Holbrook, noting he has master degrees from at least three universities in different dialects of Chinese and has also served in the American Embassy in Beijing. Dr. Gannon completed his report by stating that Dr. Michael Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, gave a very good overview of UK Core, the new general education curriculum that started this fall. He did an incredible job and encouraged all Board members to .1 2 .