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[2] > Image [2] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1994-03-apr5.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

- 2 - 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 and funding. 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