University of Kentucky http://wfpl.org en University of Kentucky Explains Purpose of Study Asking Whether Being Gay is a Mental Illness http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-explains-purpose-study-asking-whether-being-gay-mental-illness <p>Yesterday we reported that the University of Kentucky <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-asked-students-if-homosexuality-mental-illness">administered a survey</a> asking students whether they agree or disagree with statements about LGBTQ people—including whether being gay is a mental illness.</p><p>UK has issued a statement explaining the survey's purpose:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:31:53 +0000 Laura Ellis 9108 at http://wfpl.org University of Kentucky Explains Purpose of Study Asking Whether Being Gay is a Mental Illness The University of Kentucky Asked Students If Homosexuality is a Mental Illness http://wfpl.org/post/university-kentucky-asked-students-if-homosexuality-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservative watchdog group Campus Reform is reporting that t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he University of Kentucky </span><a href="http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=5531" style="line-height: 1.5;">conducted a survey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focusing on attitudes about </span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> students.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:48:55 +0000 Laura Ellis 9102 at http://wfpl.org The University of Kentucky Asked Students If Homosexuality is a Mental Illness UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program http://wfpl.org/post/uk-and-uofl-are-teaming-mba-program <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uky.edu/">University of Kentucky</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="http://louisville.edu/">University of Louisville</a> will offer a joint executive MBA program that focuses on extending education for business leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>With a tuition price tag of just more than $67,000, the joint program will offer about 40 mid-level executives the opportunity to work with senior faculty members and learn new skills, officials said.</p><p>The class is set to begin in the fall of 2014.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9070 at http://wfpl.org UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program Kentucky Women's Basketball Loses to Baylor in Sweet 16 http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-womens-basketball-loses-baylor-sweet-16 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Odyssey Sims and Baylor are back in the regional finals after turning an expected thriller of a rematch into a rout.</span></p><p>Sims scored 25 points, including her 1,000th this season, to lead No. 2 seed Baylor to a 90-72 win over third-seeded&nbsp;Kentucky&nbsp;on Saturday in the Sweet 16.</p><p>Baylor's sensational senior guard became only the second player to reach that milestone in a single season. She is 41 points behind Jackie Stiles' record of 1,062 for one year set in 2001.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:47:26 +0000 The Associated Press 9008 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Women's Basketball Loses to Baylor in Sweet 16 Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-receives-cease-and-desist-letter-using-kentucky-players-image <p>The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign a cease and desist letter for using an image of a standout men's basketball player in a campaign video.</p><p>McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-ad-celebrates-kentuckys-basketball-dominance-duke-national-title">mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory</a> when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:33:45 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8974 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image UofL, UK Presidents Praise Mitch McConnell for Helping Land Obama Manufacturing Jobs Partnership http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-uk-presidents-praise-mitch-mcconnell-helping-land-obama-manufacturing-jobs-partnership <p>The presidents of Kentucky's two major universities are praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for his role in helping to secure funding for an Obama administration partnership meant to spur manufacturing jobs.</p><p>President Obama announced earlier today a $140 million commitment in Department of Defense funds would be going towards a program for two innovation institutes.</p><p>The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky have both been selected to participate in the public-private partnership.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:26:51 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8711 at http://wfpl.org UofL, UK Presidents Praise Mitch McConnell for Helping Land Obama Manufacturing Jobs Partnership Presidents of UK, UofL Make Funding Case to Kentucky General Assembly http://wfpl.org/post/presidents-uk-uofl-make-funding-case-kentucky-general-assembly <p>The presidents of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville made their case Thursday for more state dollars before a legislative &nbsp;budget review committee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U of L President James Ramsey and UK President Eli </span>Capilouto <span style="line-height: 1.5;">are slated for a 2.5 percent cut in funding in the first year of Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget. </span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:46:29 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 8648 at http://wfpl.org Presidents of UK, UofL Make Funding Case to Kentucky General Assembly Rupp Arena Overhaul Plans Unveiled http://wfpl.org/post/rupp-arena-overhaul-plans-unveiled <p>Officials have announced details of a planned $300 million "reinvention" of Lexington’s Rupp Arena.</p><p>The design includes a new adjoining convention center, a transparent facade chair-back seats throughout the arena.</p><p>Governor Steve Beshear is recommending $65 million in state-issued bonds to help fund the project. Full financing has not been worked out yet.</p><p>Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says that’s not a concern.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:47:11 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 8542 at http://wfpl.org Rupp Arena Overhaul Plans Unveiled 7,000 Sign Up for University of Kentucky's First Massive Online Course http://wfpl.org/post/7000-sign-university-kentuckys-first-massive-online-course <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'">It's too early to call the recent, widespread turn toward Massive Open Online Courses a success, but at schools like UK, online learning is growing.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:45:01 +0000 Devin Katayama 8360 at http://wfpl.org 7,000 Sign Up for University of Kentucky's First Massive Online Course Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database http://wfpl.org/post/find-out-how-uofl-uk-and-others-spend-athletics-academics-new-knight-database <p>The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has gone live with a massive database on college athletics and academic spending.&nbsp;</p><p>The database includes information on all the larger schools &nbsp;in the region, including the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:11:06 +0000 Joseph Lord 7771 at http://wfpl.org Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database