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                              Meeting of the Board of Trustees
                                  University of Kentucky
                                         1:00 P.M.
                                       March 3, 1998

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

President's Report and Action Items

PR 1    President's Report to the Trustees
        A. College of Law Report

PR 2    Personnel Actions

PR 3    Central Administration
        A.  Proposed Amendments to the Governing Regulations
        B.  Honorary Degree Recipients

PR 4    Community College System (No items to report)

PR 5    Lexington Campus (No items to report)

PR 6    Medical Center (No items to report)

Finance Committee

1.    Acceptance of Interim Financial Report for the University of Kentucky for the
             Seven Months Ended January 31, 1998
 2.    Capital Construction Report
 3.    Authorization to Execute Ground Lease
 4.    E. T. Arington Gift and Pledge
 5.    Estate of Lucy George Thomas Booker
 6.    Cisco Systems, Inc., Gift-In-Kind

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      Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky,
Tuesday, March 3, 1998.

      The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met at 1:00 p.m. (Lexington
time) on Tuesday, March 3, 1998 in the Board Room on the 18th floor of Patterson
Office Tower.

      A.    Meeting Opened

      Governor Edward T. Breathitt, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:00
p.m., and the invocation was pronounced by Mr. Ted Bates.

      B.    Roll Call

      The following members of the Board of Trustees answered the call of the roll:
Mr. Ted Bates, Mrs. Kay Shropshire Bell, Governor Edward T. Breathitt (Chairperson),
Ms. Melanie Cruz, Mr. Merwin Grayson, Mr. John "Jack" Guthrie, Mr. James F.
Hardymon, Professor Loys L. Mather, Dr. Robert P. Meriwether, Mr. Billy Joe Miles,
Dr. Elissa Plattner, Professor Daniel R. Reedy, Mr. C. Frank Shoop, Dr. W. Grady
Stumbo, Mr. Martin Welenken, Ms. JoEtta Y. Wickliffe, and Mr. Billy B. Wilcoxson.
Absent from the meeting were Mr. Paul W. Chellgren and Mr. Steven S. Reed. The
University administration was represented by President Charles T. Wethington, Jr.;
Chancellors James W. Holsinger, and Elisabeth Zinser; Vice Presidents Joseph T. Burch,
Fitzgerald Bramwell, Edward A. Carter, George DeBin and Eugene Williams; Dr. Ben W.
Carr, Assistant to the President for Administrative Affairs; Dr. Juanita Fleming, Special
Assistant for Academic Affairs; Mr. C. M. Newton, Director of Athletics, and Mr.
Richard E. Plymale, General Counsel.

      Members of the various news media were also in attendance. A quorum being
present, the Chairperson declared the meeting officially open for the conduct of business
at 1:03 p.m.

      C.    Approval of Minutes

      Governor Breathitt said that the Minutes of the Board meeting on January 20,
1998 had been distributed and asked for any additions or corrections. Mr. Welenken
moved that the Minutes be approved as distributed. Mr. Shoop seconded the motion,
and it carried.


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      D.    President's Report to the Board of Trustees (PR 1)

      President Wethington called attention to the following items in PR 1:

      1. Thomas Kelly, behavioral science, participated in the January Space Shuttle
          by launching a computer program that monitored the crew's behavior and

      2. The University of Kentucky wins design competition for Downtown Ludlow
          Proposal. The departments of horticulture and landscape architecture and the
          architecture and historic preservation graduate programs combined to win four
          of five awards given by the city of Ludlow.

      3. The Law students win the regional mock trial contest and will participate in
          the national championship March 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas.

      4. The College of Engineering students have constructed a blue and white
          Formula race car and will compete against some 90 teams from the United
          States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain in May.

       5. The James Still Fellowship is available to graduate students entering UK in the
          fall in humanities or social sciences.

      6. Four members have been inducted into the Business and Economics Hall of
          Fame including a member of the Board, C. Merwin Grayson, Jr. President
          Wethington offered his congratulations to William W. "Bill" Ecton, David S.
          Jordan, Gary B. Knapp and particularly to C. Merwin Grayson, Jr. for being
          inducted into the UK Business and Economics Hall of Fame.

      7. The Donovan Scholars Program attracted 287 academic students and 957
          special-classes students during this last calendar year. This is a program that
          does allow free tuition for individuals 65 and older.

       8. Kristina Talbert, an agricultural biotechnology and Russian sophomore from
          Henderson, has received the Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship

      President Wethington asked the members to read the other items in the report at
their leisure.


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       E.    College of Law Report

       President Wethington said that he had asked Dean David Shipley, College of Law,
to make a presentation to the Board. He said that the University of Kentucky has an
excellent law school and is making great progress every year. He asked Chancellor Zinser
to introduce Dean Shipley.

       Chancellor Zinser said she was very pleased to have a report on one of the very
fine colleges presented to the Board for discussion and also pleased to have the chance to
introduce Dean David Shipley. She briefly reviewed his credentials and said the
University was lucky to have him as its Dean of the College of Law.

       Dean David Shipley introduced Mary Buckles, Director of Development, and
Kurt Metzmeier, Coordinator of Information Systems, from the College of Law and said
that they would be assisting him with his presentation. He began his report by
presenting a number of facts about the history of the College including the school's first
woman graduate in 1917, the integration of the College in 1949 and the first African-
American graduate in 1955, the move into the current law building in 1965 and the
resulting growth in enrollment, and the establishment of the College's Visiting Committee
in the late 1 970s. He also highlighted several aspects of the school's academic program
including degree offerings, the school's fine library and computer technology, two student
journals, advocacy programs, Continuing Legal Education, tuition, enrollment, the
diversity of the faculty, and the College's base of alumni support.

       Dean Shipley then compared the College of Law with the nation's highly ranked
public law schools as well as with the law schools at the nation's top twenty public
research universities. He asserted that UK's law school was well positioned to enhance
its national stature and become one of the nation's top public law schools as the
University's overall ranking climbed in the coming years. He explained that the College of
Law's potential for advancement was very good because of the outstanding students, a
tradition of excellent teaching, a productive faculty doing research which has a very
tangible impact on shaping public policy in the Commonwealth and the nation,
University investment, alumni in leadership positions throughout the state and the nation,
outstanding private support from the College's alumni and friends, and the foundation for
innovative new programs in partnership with other colleges and departments at UK.

       Dean Shipley emphasized the results of the University's investments in the
College since 1993 as well as some of the College's successes in private fund-raising. He
also responded to several questions about admissions and enrollment and concluded by
saying that there were many reasons to be optimistic about the law school's future. He
asked Mary Buckles and Kurt Metzmeier to distribute packets containing additional
information about the College of Law to the members of the Board.


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      President Wethington and Governor Breathitt thanked Dean Shipley for making
his presentation, following which Dean Shipley received a round of applause.

      F.    Personnel Actions (PR 2)

      President Wethington recommended that approval be given to the appointments,
actions and/or other staff changes which require Board action; and that the report relative
to appointments and/or changes already approved by the administration be accepted.
Mr. Shoop moved approval. The motion, seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson, carried. (See PR
2 at the end of the Minutes.)

      G.    Proposed Amendments to the Governing Regulations (PR 3A)

      President Wethington said PR 3A is the recommendation that proposes
amendments to the Governing Regulations of the University. He noted that these
regulations are attributable to the changes that have been made in the management of the
community colleges. Since the substantive change process was approved by the Southern
Association and since the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
Board took action to accept the delegation of the management of the 13 community
colleges, certain changes in the university's regulations must occur to reflect Lexington
Community College's new status. These changes in the Governing Regulations are
designed to fix the management responsibilities for Lexington Community College since
Lexington Community College is no longer managed by the Chancellor of the Community
College System. The net impact of these changes is to assign the management
responsibilities of Lexington Community College to the Chancellor of the Lexington
Campus. He reminded the Board that the proposed changes in the Governing Regulations
must remain on the table for at least one month. During this time, the proposed changes
will go out to the Lexington Community College, the Senate Council and others on
campus for their review. The proposed amendments to the Governing Regulations will
then come back to the Board at the April meeting. President Wethington said he was
pleased to recommend PR 3A to the Board for their consideration. On motion made by
Mr. Miles, seconded by Mr. Bates and carried, PR 3A was approved. (See PR 3A at the
end of the Minutes.)

      H.    Honorary Degree Recipients (PR 3B)

      President Wethington said PR 3B is asking that approval be granted to awarding
the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to John Hope Franklin, the Doctor of Science to
James Francis Glenn, the Doctor of Letters to Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the
Doctor of Humanities to Cawood Ledford, and the Doctor of Arts to Lucille Caudill
Little. President Wethington noted that if the Board votes favorably on the
recommendation, Father Hesburgh will receive his honorary degree at the William T.
Young Library dedication on April 3, 1998, and the honorary degrees for the other four
individuals will be awarded at the Commencement celebration in May. He reminded the


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Board that Lucille Little was approved by the Board last year; however, she was not able
to be present. One of the University's conditions of acceptance is that the individual be
present for the awarding of an honorary doctorate. Mrs. Little can attend the
Commencement celebration in May 1998 and very much wanted to be considered again.
All five of these individuals have been contacted and are willing to be honored and accept
the degree. He said he was pleased to recommend PR 3B. Mr. Bates moved approval.
His motion, seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson, passed. (See PR 3B at the end of the Minutes.)

       Professor Reedy mentioned that there was an hour long documentary on John
Hope Franklin on one of the local cable channels recently. He said it was an absolutely
stellar piece of work on his history as an Afro-American historian. Mrs. Plattner noted
that Mr. Franklin also is heading, by President Clinton's proclamation, the study on
racism in American culture which is an enormous task.

       President Wethington said there were no action items from the Community
College System other than one item which is a part of the Finance Committee report and
there were no items from the Lexington Campus or the Medical Center.

      I.    Acceptance of Interim Financial Report for the University of Kentucky
for the Seven Months Ended January 31, 1998 ( FCR 1)

      Mr. Hardymon reported that the Finance Committee met and considered six
items. FCR 1 is the acceptance of the Interim Financial Report. He noted that the
Financial Report is going through some changes. The 1997-98 section, both on the
balance sheet and the revenue and expenditure sheets, reflects the deletion of the
Community College System portion. He explained that the report excludes the assets,
liabilities, fund balances, revenues and expenditures for the Community College System
and reduces the University budget by the amount of the Community College System
budget for fiscal 1997-98. The 1996-97 figures contain the full Community College
System along with the other affiliates of the University of Kentucky. The figures in the
report for 1996-97 that include the operations of the Community College System are
historically accurate and will not be restated. He said it was important to point out that
there is no negative impact on cash flow which is extremely important since revenue must
be received before the money is spent. Most of the revenues come from tuition and
quarterly from the state. The percentages are still very close to those in the past. He said
that the balance sheet and cash flow are in good shape. He moved approval of FCR 1.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Bell and passed. (See FCR 1 at the end of the

      J.    Capital Construction Report (FCR 2)

      Mr. Hardymon stated that FCR 2 is the quarterly Capital Construction Report
for the three months ending December 31, 1997. He called attention to the fact that the
report provides some description of amendments, particularly those which involve funds,


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and continues to provide data on the percent of completion, contract awards, and
competitive bids. He said that FCR 2 is in good shape, and he recommended approval.
Mr. Welenken seconded the motion, and it carried. (See FCR 2 at the end of the

      K.    Authorization to Execute Ground Lease (FCR 3)

      Mr. Hardymon said that FCR 3 involves asking the Board for authorization to
execute a ground lease at the Owensboro Community College. The Daviess County
Extension District Board proposes to build an Extension Building on the campus of the
Owensboro Community College. This will be a relatively small facility of 7,500 square
feet. He said the lease will be renewable for a total of 75 years at a dollar per year. He
recommended approval of FCR 3. Mr. Shoop seconded the motion, and it passed. (See
FCR 3 at the end of the Minutes.)

      L.    E. T. Arington Gift and Pledge (FCR 4)

      Mr. Hardymon stated that FCR 4, 5, and 6 involve gifts and pledges. FCR 4 is
the E. T. Arington gift and pledge. Mr. Arington resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a long-
time supporter of the University of Kentucky Athletics program. The gift is $142,500
and the pledge is $57,500 for a total of $200,000. Mr. Arington's gift completes the
fundraising for the $1.5 million outdoor tennis stadium which is adjacent to the four-court
indoor center. He recommended approval of FCR 4. Ms. Wickliffe seconded the motion,
and it passed. (See FCR 4 at the end of the Minutes.)

      M.    Estate of Lucy George Thomas Booker (FCR5)

      Mr. Hardymon said Mrs. Lucy George Thomas Booker lived in Tennessee but
was proud of her Kentucky heritage, having spent much of her earlier life in Hopkinsville.
He noted she was not a graduate of the University of Kentucky nor the community
college. Her estate leaves the Hopkinsville Community College an endowed scholarship
fund of $253,284.91. He recommended approval of FCR 5. Mr. Guthrie seconded the
motion, and it carried. (See FCR 5 at the end of the Minutes.)

      N.    Cisco Systems, Inc., Gift-In-Kind (FCR 6)

      Mr. Hardymon stated FCR 6 is a gift-in-kind of communications equipment
valued at $1,720,000 from Cisco Systems, Incorporated to the William T. Young Library
building project. Cisco Systems is a San Jose, California firm in the general business of
"intemetworking," a rather large firm, and a leader in technology. This is a gift of a
system that is very much needed. It gives the students, staff and faculty the ability to
seamlessly access multimedia library resources locally and worldwide. This gift comes to
the University at an excellent time. He moved approval of FCR 6. His motion, seconded
by Ms. Cruz, passed. (See FCR 6 at the end of the Minutes.)



      0.    Investment Committee Report

      Mr. Wilcoxson, Chairperson of the Investment Committee, reported that the
Committee met today and the University's investment programs are on track and
performing well. He stated the small cap manager, Wellington Management Company,
made a presentation at today's meeting and that their performance has been very good.
The total market appreciation for the endowment for the last six months has been nearly
$12 million. As of December 31, 1997, the University's endowment at market value was
$213 million.

      He mentioned the University had received a report on the National Endowment
Study for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, and UK was ranked in the twenty-third
percentile ranking (upper one-fourth) for all schools. Comparatively speaking this is a
very good ranking.

      Governor Breathitt expressed appreciation for the fine work of all committees,
particularly the Investment and Finance Committees.

      P.    Meeting Adjourned

      There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairperson
adjourned the meeting at 1:48 p.m.

                                               Respectfully submitted,

                                               Merwin Grayson
                                               Board of Trustees

(PR 2, 3A, and 3B, FCR 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 which follow are official parts of the Minutes
of the meeting.)



Office of the President
March 3, 1998

1.    Rupp Arena Agreement Reached With Lexington Mayor

      Lexington Mayor Pam Miller and the University have announced that they
are ready to seek approval of a proposed agreement to keep UK basketball at
Rupp Arena. This agreement also provides UK the opportunity to plan for the
future needs of its basketball program. The proposal contains two key elements:
a re-negotiation of UK's lease at Rupp and an option for the University to buy
the arena and/or Lexington Center after July 1, 2000.

2.    Medical Center Researcher Participates in Shuttle Flight

      Thomas Kelly, behavioral science, participated in the January Space
Shuttle flight by launching a computer program that monitored the crew's
behavior and mood. Kelly worked in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine and other scientists to create the software. Kelly
and his colleagues taught the crew how to operate the performance assessment
tests last year. These tests are an important part of NASA's plan for sending
astronauts into space for long-term missions.

3.    UK Wins Design Competition for Downtown Ludlow Proposal

      The departments of horticulture and landscape architecture and the
architecture and historic preservation graduate programs combined to win four of
five awards given by the city of Ludlow. The city held a competition for design
proposals for the Ludlow downtown district. More than 30 organizations
participated. Jan Schach, landscape architecture; Michael Pride-Wells and Mark
O'Brien, architecture; and Jed Porter, historical preservation, organized UK's



4.    Heart Patients Receive Gift of Love on Valentine's Day

      Dr. Juan Sanchez, heart transplant program, performed two heart
transplants on Valentine's Day when two donor hearts became available. The
first heart transplant was performed on a 46-year-old Eastern Kentucky man who
had an enlarged heart. The patient had been on the heart transplant waiting list
since December 8. The second was performed on a 56-year-old Lexington man
who had coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart. He had been on the
waiting list for two-and-a-half years.

5.    Center Develops a Unique Rural Therapy for Eastern Kentuckians

      The Center for Drug and Alcohol Abuse has begun a three-year study
that will use traditional Appalachian means such as storytelling and religion as
methods to combat drug and alcohol abuse in Eastern Kentucky. Hazard, Mount
Sterling and Somerset have been chosen as the three study sites. The study is
funded by a $660,000 National Institutes of Health grant.

6.    Martin School to Assist Local Disaster and Emergency Services Effort

      The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration will help the state
Division of Disaster and Emergency Services with local planning. An agreement
calls for the school to: (1) conduct focus groups in the 14 DES areas to discuss
needs, (2) develop a video to increase awareness of the need for hazard
mitigation, (3) conduct workshops in the 14 DES areas for local officials and (4)
create a statewide disaster resource center at the school to gather and catalog
information needed for mitigation plans. The Commonwealth of Kentucky will
provide nearly $86,000 for the first year of the program.

7.    Law Students Win Regional Mock Trial Contest, Head to Nationals

      The Sixth Circuit mock trial champions from UK will participate in the
national championship March 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas. On the team are third-
year law students Kim Bunton-Douglas of Louisville and Jason Reed of
Leitchfield. The team won five straight trials at the regional competition which
included 14 teams from the sixth circuit's schools in Kentucky, Michigan and


8.    Engineering Students Build Formula Race Car for Competition

       Some 35 members of the Society of American Engineers student chapter
have built a Formula race car and will compete against some 90 teams from the
United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain. The competition, sponsored by
the Society of American Engineers, serves as an engineering project as well as
the opportunity to work in a team effort. The UK team and its blue and white
Formula race car will compete in May in the autocross race.

9.    James Still Fellowship Available to Graduate Students

      A new graduate fellowship will be available next academic year thanks to
an endowment from the Bingham Fund. The James Still Fellowship is available to
graduate students entering UK in the fall in humanities or social sciences.
Candidates must be graduates of privately-supported colleges in the central
Appalachian region and residents of that region. The fellowship will be a 12-
month award of $15,000 plus full tuition.

10.   Four Inducted Into Business and Economics Hall of Fame

      Four distinguished alumni recently were inducted into the Carol Martin
Gatton College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame. They are
William W. "Bill" Ecton, C. Merwin Grayson Jr., David S. Jordan and Gary B.
Knapp. Ecton, a native of Winchester, was the first chairman of the College's
department of accounting. Grayson, of Covington, is president, chief executive
officer and director of Huntington Bank Incorporated. Jordan, of Louisvlle is a
partner in Coopers & Lybrand accounting firm, and Knapp, of Fergus Falls,
Minnesota, is a founding partner of Park Acquisitions Incorporated, which owns
Park Communications.

11.   Donovan Scholars Program Enrollment Up Last Year

      The Donovan Scholars Program attracted 287 academic students and 957
special-classes students last calendar year. Enrollment increased by nine percent
over 1996 for the program, which offers free academic courses for people 65 and
older and non-credit activities for people 60 and older.



12.   Art Department to Bring Original Works to Kentucky

      The Department of Art has received a Kentucky Arts Council grant to
develop a Visual Arts Touring Program. The department will organize a faculty
and student exhibition that will travel to at least four Kentucky schools, libraries
or community center in the region. The goal of the grant is to bring the works to
parts of the state with limited access to original art.

13.   Tobacco Institute Reaches Research Agreement With Navy

      Gary Girola, Tobacco and Health Research Institute, has reached an
agreement with the Naval Medical Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, to improve
an animal smoke exposure apparatus at THRI. In return, THRI will conduct
biochemical analysis on animal lung samples that are part of an experiment by the
Naval institute.

14.  Henderson Sophomore to Give Breathitt Lecture

      Kristina Talbert, an agricultural biotechnology and Russian sophomore
from Henderson, has received the Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate
Lectureship award. She will present her lecture, "Cultural Identity: Recognizing
and Understanding the Qualities that Define Us," at 7 p.m. March 25 at the
Center Theater in the Student Center. The lectureship was established by the
Gaines Center for the Humanities in 1995 to honor former Kentucky governor and
current UK Board of Trustees Chairman Edward T. Breathitt.

15.   Block Grant Pays for Owensboro Child Care Center

      Owensboro Community College has received a $225,000 Community
Development Block Grant for its child care center. The award is part of
$1 million that U.S. Housing and Urban Development has set aside for
nontraditional economic development initiatives in Kentucky. The 6,000-square-
foot center is scheduled to open in fall 1999, providing space for 60 children.
HUD requires that the center benefit low-income children and that the college
provide matching private dollars.



16.   College of Medicine Lauded for Application of Information Technology

      The Association of American Medical Colleges lauded the UK College of
Medicine in Contemporary Issues in Medical Education for its use of
computers. The AAMC publication praised the college for "finding
opportunities to enhance education with computer applications wherever they

17.   Student Awards and Honors

      Andria Beeler, Jill Blankenship and Sara Joseph, entomology, received
Howard Hughes Research Awards for their work in the insect evolutionary
genetics laboratory.
      Jeffrey Bewley, Stephanie Falck, Jason Groth, Brittany Lewis, Carrie
Lynch, Matthew Metz, Julie Mossbarger, Justin Sexten, Daniel Smith, Jeremy
Stull won awards at the Young Farmer's Convention, sponsored by the
Kentucky Farm Bureau.
      Several Hazard Community College students won awards from the
Kentucky Association of Nursing Students. Pam Bowling won the Student of
the Year award, Jeff Fugate won the Health Hero award and Angie Halcomb won
the poster contest. A team of Erin Caudill, Alisha Lucas, Tara White and Jennifer
Yates won the grand prize in the Kaplan Nursing Bowl, competing against eight
other teams.
      J. Garland Combs and Ronald Thompson, Hazard Community College Lees
College Campus, received one-year, full-tuition scholarships from the Perry
County Soil Conservation District to study in the college's Forest and Wood
Technology program.
      Nicholas Garland, geology, won the outstanding student paper award in
geological sciences at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences annual meeting and
also won an award for his paper and poster at the National Association of
Academies of Science annual meeting.
      James Halley, theater, received the regional Barbizon Award for Theater
Design Excellence in lighting design.



18.   Significant Faculty and Staff Activities

      Eileen Abel, Lexington Community College, will be one of three editors of
a book on Kentucky leaders published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation. Students
in Abel's 1997 Leadership Academy will write the book.
      Michael Andrykowski, behavioral science, was appointed a member of the
National Institutes of Health's Behavioral Medicine Study Section.
      Allan Butterfield, Center for Membrane Science, received a $300,000
National Institute on Aging grant to continue work on the brain oxidation that
occurs in Alzheimer's disease. The grant will allow the project to extend until
      Steve DeMers, educational and counseling psychology, received the Jack
Bardon Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychological
      Thomas Foster, pharmacy, was named a fellow of the American
Pharmaceutical Association.
      Steve Fricker and Karen Main, Center for Rural Health, received a two-year
$300,000 Fund for Rural America grant to implement Community Initiated
Decision Making and Kentucky Homeplace in one or two counties.
      Robert Gipe, Southeast Community College, received three awards from
the Kentucky Oral History Commission for the community college's Appalachian
Archives, of which he is director.
      Linda A. Goldstein and C.W. Spurlock, Kentucky Injury Prevention
Research Center, will have their article, "Kentucky's Child Restraint Law Has
Saved Lives: A 20-Year Review of Fatalities Among Children (Aged 0-4) as
Motor Vehicle Occupants," published in the March issue of the Journal of the
Kentucky Medical Association.
      Robert Grossman, chemistry, won a $348,000 National Science Foundation
Faculty Early Career Development Award for work on a new method of making
synthetic organic compounds.
      The Southern Agricultural Economics Association honored several UK
professors. Steve Isaacs and Richard Trimble, agricultural economics, received
the Extension Distinguished Professional Contribution Award for their Farm
Service Agency Borrower program. Jerry Skees, received a teaching award and
professor emeritus Eldon Smith won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary
Marchant, was elected the association's president.



      Linda Kuder, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, was named a Fellow by the
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and will be recognized at the
association annual meeting this month.
      Chip McLeod, Hazard Community College, had a 12-page article, titled
"Not Forgetting the Land We Left: The Irish in Antebellum Richmond," in
Virginia Cavalcade.
      Julia D. Porter, health services, was named to the Health Resources and
Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professions peer review panel.
      Shirley Raines, education, was elected Association for Childhood
Education International president.
      Clive Robinson, surgery, was appointed a board member of the
International Society of Minimally Invasive Surgeons.
      Gwyn Rubio, Lexington Community College, has written a novel, Icy
Sparks, scheduled to be published in August by Penguin/Viking Press. The title
is the main character's name.
      John Schuster, special education and rehabilitation counseling, was
named Journal of Behavioral Education associate editor.
      Robert Schwemm, law, was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board
Consumer Advisory Council.
      Truman Stevens, curriculum and instruction, received a $51,896 Kentucky
Council on Postsecondary Education grant. He and Frank Ettensohn, geology,
and Tom Troland, astronomy, will use the grant to work with teachers at
Lexington and Nicholasville schools.
      Phyllis Wise, physiology, was selected for the Solomon A. Berson
Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society.


                                                                     PR 2

Office of the President
March 3, 1998