16. Kentucky Geological Survey Wraps First Regional Groundwater-Quality Study
For the first time, a study of the quality of groundwater in a large region of Kentucky has been completed and made freely available to the public. Staff in the Kentucky Geological Survey Water Resources Section published "Regional Groundwater Quality in Watersheds of the Upper Cumberland, Lower Cumberland, and Lower Tennessee Rivers, and the Jackson Purchase Region" on the survey's Web site for viewing and downloading. The study focused on non-point sources, which involve potential contaminants from land-use practices, rather than point sources of contaminants such as pipes or underground tanks.
17. The Unforgettables' Team Up Again to Fight Cancer
The legendary 1991-92 Wildcat basketball team is joining forces with UK Healthcare's Markey Cancer Center, the Markey Cancer Foundation, Maker's Mark and Keeneland to raise $3 million for cancer research during a three-year campaign with a "Most Beloved" series of limited edition commemorative Maker's Mark bottles. The foundation will benefit from the proceeds, estimated to be about $200,000, from the sale of 18,000 bottles. The foundation will then more than match the proceeds with private fund-raising efforts and with state cigarette excise tax revenue designated to support cancer research. The result will be $ 1 million annually for the next three years to benefit cancer research at Markey. "The Unforgettables" are featured on this year's edition of the commemorative bottle, which went on sale statewide during Keeneland's opening day, April 6. A bottle signing took place a week later on April 13 to commemorate the 1 lth running of the Maker's Mark Mile and included Unforgettables team members Richie Farmer, Deron Feldhaus, John Pelphrey, and Sean Woods, along with Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels and Keeneland President Nick Nicholson. Through money raised from last year's commemorative bottle sales, the Markey Cancer Center already has begun implementing many cancer research program elements with significant progress. By the end of last year, more than 120 clinical studies became active, and 290 new patients were placed in them. In addition, pre-clinical testing of new drug therapies and molecular targeting strategies expanded in scope and feasibility.
18. Accounting Program Moves Up in National Test Score Rankings
The Gatton College of Business and Economics tied for 22nd place among public universities in a survey published recently by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Bachelor's degree students in Gatton College's Von Allmen School of Accountancy tied with students at the University of Virginia for performance among first-time candidates who took the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam in 2005.
19. Education Students Host Walk Against Child Abuse
Students from the University of Kentucky College of Education hosted the 10th annual Walk Against Child Abuse on Sunday, April 22, at Johnson Recreation Center on