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2. UK has been named one of the top 100 colleges in the country
for African-American students.
3. The UK College of Medicine has been awarded a $5 million
grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the
secondary effects of head trauma.
4. UK's College of Engineering and the Center for Robotics and
Manufacturing Systems is administering a special initiative
that could help Kentucky manufacturers lead the way in
efficiency and high quality. UK professors will teach "lean"
manufacturing principles and practices to interested Kentucky
manufacturers. Toyota will support UK's Lean Manufacturing
Program by providing personnel training, technical support
5. Forty UK employees participated in the UKadvance Leadership
Development Institute, an intensive two-week program designed
to offer personal and professional growth opportunities for
UK employees. Board of Trustees member Deborah Powell,
spoke at the Institute's "graduation ceremony."
6. Nationally known author James Still received the Medallion
for Intellectual Excellence on March 28 from the University
of Kentucky Library Associates.
7. UK is offering a new five-year degree program combining
business and engineering. This program will allow students
to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and the
Master of Business Administration degrees.
8. Forty-five percent of the College of Medicine students who
participated in this year's National Residency Program have
chosen to pursue postgraduate residency training in primary
care specialties. The national medical school average is 30
percent. Thirty-six percent of the class will enter
residency programs at UK.
9. James L. Applegate, chairman of UK's Department of
Communication, has been named a Fellow by the American
Council on Education for the 1994-95 academic year.
President Wethington asked the members to peruse the other good
items in the report at their leisure.
E. status Report on the Budget
President Wethington reported that the state's Operating Budget had
been approved by the House and Senate but was still subject to
consideration for veto by the Governor. He expressed disappointment that
there were no new building projects in the budget. He said that there is