2010’s DanceBlue Raises More Than $636,000 for UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic
DanceBlue is a student run event, and it continues to grow. It topped the number of funds raised
last year, and over $600,000 in cash will be provided for oncology. The Pediatric Oncology
Clinic budgets that money to hire some people to help families whose children have cancer.
Gatton College Hosts Fonner India President Kalam Holds ‘Global Business’ Forum
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, fonner president of India, visited campus for two weeks. This was his
second retum visit. President Kalam met with students and many others while on campus. He is
an engineer and scientist and built the rocket program in India. He was called the people’s
president of India when he served in that capacity. He has a 20/20 plan to make India a
developed country not just a developing country. While President Kalam was here, Dr. Sibul
Saha made a $1 million gift to the cardiovascular area, and President Kalam was asked to
inaugurate the Sibu P. and Rebecca J. Saha Cardiovascular Research Center.
UK to Host Confucius Institute to Promote Exchange between China and Other Countries
UK will be one of fewer than 300 organizations worldwide to host a Confucius Institute in
America. The family foundation ofthe Jones family, who founded Humana, has committed
$50,000 a year for three years. The Chinese govemment will provide $150,000. They will
provide faculty to UK to teach the language and to also focus on the history of Chinese art and
music, which is a specialty that would fit well with UK.
USEF Drug Testing and Research Lab to Relocate to Coldstream Research Campus
The drug testing and research lab for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will
relocate from Ithaca, N.Y. to UK’s Coldstream Research Campus the end ofthe year. There will
be 12 jobs created immediately paying $26 an hour.
Small Business Development Center Helps State’s Economy Study Shows
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, a division of the University of Kentucky’s
Office of Commercialization and Economic Development, is a network of 17 service centers
located throughout Kentucky. They have worked with companies and helped many that were
facing bankruptcy.
Both UK Basketball Teams Venture Deep into NCAA Toumaments
The UK men and women’s basketball teams advanced to the elite eight in the NCAA
Toumaments. Both Matthew Mitchell and John Calipari were selected as coaches of the year
for men’s and women’s sports at the Catspy’s.
Activist Hasan Ashrawi Presents Lecture Outlining Palestinian Issues
Palestinian activist Hasan Ashrawi presented a free public lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict on March 23 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. His lecture was the second of two the
university sponsored this academic year as part of a continuing campus and community dialogue
on the Middle East. Both events were extremely well attended.