University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. S. The institution comprises 16 colleges, a school,93 undergraduate programs,99 master programs,66 doctoral programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus, young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, the directive mandated that the university become a Top 20 public research institution, in terms of an overall ranking to be determined by the university itself, by the year 2020. Courses were offered at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, three years later, James Kennedy Patterson became the first president of the land-grant university and the first degree was awarded. In 1876, the university began to offer degree programs. Two years later, A&M separated from Kentucky University, which is now Transylvania University, for the new school, Lexington donated a 52-acre park and fair ground, which became the core of UKs present campus. A&M was initially a male-only institution, but began to admit women in 1880, in 1892, the official colors of the university, royal blue and white, were adopted.
An earlier color set and light yellow, was adopted earlier at a Kentucky-Centre College football game on December 19,1891, the particular hue of blue was determined from a necktie, which was used to demonstrate the color of royal blue. On February 15,1882, Administration Building was the first building of three completed on the present campus, three years later, the college formed the Agricultural Experiment Station, which researches issues relating to agribusiness, food processing, nutrition and soil resources and the environment. This was followed up by the creation of the universitys Agricultural Extension Service in 1910, the extension service became a model of the federally mandated programs that were required beginning in 1914. Patterson Hall, the schools first womens dormitory, was constructed in 1904, residents had to cross a swampy depression, where the Student Center now stands, to reach central campus. Four years later, the name was changed to the State University, Kentucky upon reaching university status.
The university led to the creation of the College of Home Economics in 1916, the College of Commerce was established in 1925, known today as the Gatton College of Business and Economics. In 1929, Memorial Hall was completed, dedicated to the 2,756 Kentuckians who died in World War I and this was followed up by the new King Library, which opened in 1931 and was named for a long-time library director, Margaret I. The universitys graduate and professional programs became racially integrated in 1949 when Lyman T. Johnson, African Americans would not be allowed to attend as undergraduates until 1954, following the US Supreme Courts Brown v. Board of Education decision. In 1939, Governor Happy Chandler appointed the first woman trustee on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and she served from 1939 to 1960. In 1962, Blazer Hall was opened as the Georgia M Blazer Hall for Women in tribute to her years of service as a University of Kentucky trustee
University of Kentucky College of Law
The College of Law is a college of the University of Kentucky. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University in 1799, in 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest student-run law review publication in the United States. The current dean of the College of Law is David Brennen, according to the most recent publication of US News and World Report, the Law School is ranked #58 among all public and private universities. Among the three law schools in the commonwealth, the University of Kentucky College of Law ranks the highest, among public law schools, the program is tied at #31. The UK College of Law is home to two entirely student-run publications, the Kentucky Law Journal and the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law, the Kentucky Law Journal is one of the oldest law reviews in the United States. As noted, the UK College of Law began operations in 1908 and it was housed in a structure now known as the Gillis Building from 1927 to 1936.
In 1936, the moved into the newly built Lafferty Hall. Lafferty Hall was named after William T. Lafferty, the first dean of the College of Law, the College of Law again relocated to its current building located on South Limestone in 1965. In 1913, the college publication of the Kentucky Law Journal. The KLJ is the tenth-oldest student-run law journal in continuous publication in America, in 1925, the college was approved by the American Bar Association and was elected to the Order of the Coif in 1931. Constructed in 1965, the University of Kentucky College of Law Building houses the Alvin E. Evans Library and faculty offices. The Alvin E. Evans Library is the largest law library in the Commonwealth and contains approximately 470,000 volumes and it provides access to all U. S. reported court decisions and administrative materials along with international materials. A2002 study suggested that if a new College of Law structure was to be constructed, a parking lot currently occupies the 3. 3-acre site, where the College of Law hopes to construct a 120,000 sq ft structure.
Such a move would involve relocating the University of Kentucky Legal Clinic into the new structure. The Legal Clinic is currently adjacent to the Lexington Theological Seminary across from the Law School and it was decided that the new building should be constructed on Scott Street across from the Taylor Education Building and Dickey Hall. The structure, expected to cost $75 million, will be financed through $15 million in fundraising, the location, currently a 3. 3-acre parking lot, will double the size of the existing structure and add much needed student common areas. It will ultimately contain five structures and two courtyards, one of the buildings will be named Cooper Hall after former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice William S. Cooper. The total cost of attendance at University of Kentucky for the 2014-2015 academic year is $53,700, the Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $204,646
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U. S. states constituted as a commonwealth, originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States, Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State, a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil. One of the regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky. In 1776, the counties of Virginia beyond the Appalachian Mountains became known as Kentucky County, the precise etymology of the name is uncertain, but likely based on an Iroquoian name meaning the meadow or the prairie. Kentucky is situated in the Upland South, a significant portion of eastern Kentucky is part of Appalachia. Kentucky borders seven states, from the Midwest and the Southeast, West Virginia lies to the east, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Missouri to the west and Indiana to the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast.
Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more, Kentuckys northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River. The official state borders are based on the courses of the rivers as they existed when Kentucky became a state in 1792, for instance, northbound travelers on U. S.41 from Henderson, after crossing the Ohio River, will be in Kentucky for about two miles. Ellis Park, a racetrack, is located in this small piece of Kentucky. Waterworks Road is part of the land border between Indiana and Kentucky. Kentucky has a part known as Kentucky Bend, at the far west corner of the state. It exists as an exclave surrounded completely by Missouri and Tennessee, Road access to this small part of Kentucky on the Mississippi River requires a trip through Tennessee. The epicenter of the powerful 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes was near this area, much of the outer Bluegrass is in the Eden Shale Hills area, made up of short and very narrow hills.
The Jackson Purchase and western Pennyrile are home to several bald cypress/tupelo swamps, located within the southeastern interior portion of North America, Kentucky has a climate that can best be described as a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures in Kentucky usually range from daytime summer highs of 87 °F to the low of 23 °F. The average precipitation is 46 inches a year, Kentucky experiences four distinct seasons, with substantial variations in the severity of summer and winter. The highest recorded temperature was 114 °F at Greensburg on July 28,1930 while the lowest recorded temperature was −37 °F at Shelbyville on January 19,1994, due to its location, Kentucky has a moderate humid subtropical climate, with abundant rainfall
University of Kentucky Arboretum
The University of Kentucky Arboretum,40 hectares or 100 acres, is located at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, United States. It is open to the public from dawn to dusk every day of the year, the Arboretum was created in 1991, at which time it was overrun with non-native invasive plants such as honeysuckle and euonymus. The removal of invasive plants has been and continues to be a major goal of Arboretum staff. List of botanical gardens in the United States
The James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is the graduate school of Public Affairs at the University of Kentucky. Located in Lexington, the Martin School prepares students for leadership in public service, the Martin School offers graduate degrees in public administration and public policy. The Martin School is named for James W. Martin, public servant and distinguished scholar of government finance, originally named the James W. Martin Center, the school admitted its first class in 1976. The name was changed to the James W. Martin School of Public Administration in 1984, in 1985, the school was designated a Center of Excellence by the University of Kentucky. The name was changed in 1994 to the James W. Martin School of Public Policy. Traditional Masters programs are two-year degrees and may be completed on a full or part-time basis, beginning in the summer of 2013, one-year intensive MPA/MPP programs will be offered. The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration accredits the Masters of Public Administration, the U. S.
News & World Report Rankings ranked the Martin School 2nd in the area of Public Budgeting and Finance, and 16th among Public Universities in America. The Pharm. D/MPA dual degree is the program of its kind offered in the United States
Wildcat Marching Band
The Wildcat Marching Band is the marching band of the University of Kentucky, located in Lexington, Kentucky. The WMB performs at all UK home football games and selected away games, the WMBs repertoire ranges from contemporary jazz to classical favorites. Any UK student, regardless of major, is eligible for membership, the Wildcat Marching Band is directed by Scott-Lee Atchison. Scott-Lee Atchison is the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Kentucky, prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky, Atchison served as the Associate Director of Bands at Texas A&M University - Commerce. Atchison received a degree from the University of Tennessee and a bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas College of Music. He recently completed his residency at the University of Washington. Band rehearsals are scheduled on Monday and Friday from 5,00 pm to 7,00 pm at Stoll Field, Shively Field, rehearsals on home game days begin five hours before kickoff and last one to two hours.
Game day rehearsals are held at Shively Field or, in case of bad weather, Marching Band, MUC190, earns one credit per fall semester, which may be used as an elective in any degree program. The Wildcat Marching Band includes a few each year from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Early Week, as UKs band camp is called, is held a week, new members and the student leadership begin a day before the rest of the returning members. The camp runs 9, 00am to 9, 00pm, with breaks for meals, time is divided between learning drill on Stoll Field and having indoor music rehearsals. By the end of Early Week, all members have learned their music and drill for Pre-game, the band provides three meals each day, and students living in residence halls are allowed to move in early. The band provides a pep band for every game and travels with the full band to one away game. Expenses such as lodging and meals are provided by the University of Kentucky, there is no cost to the band members. Informally affiliated with training, the band existed by 1893.
In 1903, Captain George Byroade, Commandant of the Military Science department, appointed Professor Rucker as band director, in the fall of 1920, Sgt. John J. Kennedy was hired as director, and under his direction the band became known as The Best Band in Dixie. In the late 1920s, Elmer Bromo Sulzer founded the all-female Co-Ed band, mr. W. Harry Clarke introduced many new things to the band
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is a college of pharmacy located in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2016, U. S. News & World Report recognized the UK College of Pharmacy as one of the top ten pharmacy programs. The University at Kentucky College of Pharmacy has its root in the Louisville College of Pharmacy, the Louisville College of Pharmacy was established in 1870 in Louisville, Kentucky. Like other pharmacy schools of that time, it was a free standing institution, in 1947, it merged with the University of Kentucky. However, it was not until 1957 that the school was moved from Louisville to Lexington, in 1967, Dr. Joseph V. Swintosky became dean of the college. He significantly expanded the program by adding the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees along with adding clinical, Swintosky helped establish the Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology as part of the college of pharmacy in 1986. UK broke ground on a new state of the art College of Pharmacy in 2007, the new facility, known as Biological-Pharmaceutical Building, was dedicated on January 25,2010.
Earl P. Slone, 1946–1967 Joseph V. Swintosky, 1967–1987 Jordan L. Cohen, 1988–2000 Kenneth B. Roberts, 2000–2009 Timothy S. Tracy, 2010–2015 Kelly M. Smith, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has a history of research in the pharmaceutical sciences. The UK College of Pharmacy was the first pharmacy school east of the Mississippi River to offer the Pharm. D, the College established the first drug information center in the USA, but which was discontinued in 2006. Currently the college ranks 6th among college of pharmacies based on the U. S. News & World Report poll of pharmacy deans, Pharmacy research faculty rank 4th out of 354 institutions in scholarly activity. The UK Pharmacy Residency Program was recognized as the Nations Most Outstanding in 2007 by the accrediting body
The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens intercollegiate athletic squads of the University of Kentucky, a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. Historically, the teams and athletes were referred to as the Lady Kats. Collectively, the fans of the Kentucky Wildcats are often referred to as the Big Blue Nation, the nickname Wildcats became synonymous with UK shortly after a 6–2 football road victory over Illinois on October 9,1909. Later the name Wildcats became more and more popular among UK followers as well as members of the media. As a result, the nickname was adopted by the university, the university adopted blue and white as its official colors in 1892. Originally, however, UK students had decided on blue and light yellow prior to the Kentucky-Centre College football game on December 19,1887, the shade of blue, which is close to a royal blue, was chosen when a student asked the question, What color blue. At the time, Richard C. Stoll pulled off his necktie, the students adopted that particular shade of blue.
A year later, UK students officially dropped the light yellow color for white because the two colors did not look good together, UK has won 11 national championships with its latest being crowned on April 2,2012 by the mens basketball team. UK boasts the 1988 Womens Cross County national championship,2011 rifle, UK was crowned an NCAA co-champion, after knocking off #1 Oklahoma in the 1951 Sugar Bowl to win the 1950 National Championship in college football. Beginning in the 1890s, students at the University of Kentucky started scheduling football games with neighboring colleges, the basketball program began on campus in 1902, originally as a womens sport, a mens team was added one year later. Several decades later, in 1930, then-high school coach Adolph Rupp was hired as a coach for the university. During his tenure, he led the Kentucky Wildcats to four NCAA crowns in 1948,1949,1951 and 1958. The Wildcats won a championship under Joe B. Hall in 1978, another in 1996 under Rick Pitino, in 1998 under Orlando Tubby Smith.
Calipari has been the coach since the 2009–10 season, in 2007, the university unveiled the Joe Craft Center, a $30 million state-of-the-art basketball practice facility for both the mens and womens teams. Considered to be an elite NCAA basketball program, the University of Kentucky mens basketball team is the winningest program in the history of college basketball, the team was the first ever Division I squad to reach 2,000 victories after defeating Drexel University on December 21,2009. Kentucky leads all NCAA schools in all-time winning percentage with an record of 2111–661. The mens team has earned a total of eight NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championships, second only to UCLAs eleven championships. UKs eight championships were won by five different coaches – Adolph Rupp in 1948,1949,1951 and 1958, Joe B. Hall in 1978, Rick Pitino in 1996, Tubby Smith in 1998, the Wildcats won two NIT Championships in 1946 and 1976
Cliff Hagan Stadium
Cliff Hagan Stadium is a baseball stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the field of the University of Kentucky Wildcats college baseball team. The stadium, which currently holds 3,000, opened in 1969 as part of the Bernie A. Shively Sports Center and it was extensively renovated in 2002. As of 2006, the future is now uncertain. A clause in the contract commits the university to either renovating or replacing the stadium, if construction on a new or renovated stadium does not start in 2008 or sooner, Cohen was free to walk away from the contract without a financial penalty. However, Cohen left the program at the end of the 2008 season for his alma mater Mississippi State and his assistant Gary Henderson was given the head coaching job. In 2013, the Wildcats ranked 37th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, the facility is expected to open in the fall of 2018 in advance of the 2019 season. UK is considering building a new complex on the Cliff Hagan Stadium site once the new ballpark opens.
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The Southeastern Conference is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States. Its fourteen members include the public universities of ten states. The conference is headquartered in Birmingham, the SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in sports competitions, for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-A. The SEC was the first NCAA Division I conference to hold a game for college football and was one of the founding members of the Bowl Championship Series. The current SEC commissioner is Greg Sankey, the conference sponsors team championships in nine mens sports and twelve womens sports. The SEC consists of 14 member institutions located within the borders of 11 contiguous states and these divisional groupings are applied exclusively to football and baseball as well as their scheduling and standings. The other charter members were, The University of the South left the SEC on December 13,1940 and it is currently a member of the Division III Southern Athletic Association.
Georgia Institute of Technology left the SEC in 1964, in 1975, it became a founding member of the Metro Conference, one of the predecessors to todays Conference USA. Georgia Tech competed in the Metro Conference in all sports except football, in 1978, Georgia Tech joined another Southern Conference offshoot, the Atlantic Coast Conference, for all sports, where it has remained ever since. Tulane University left the SEC in 1966, along with Georgia Tech, it was a charter member of the Metro Conference. Unlike Tech, Tulane remained in the Metro Conference until it merged with the Great Midwest Conference in 1995 to form Conference USA, Tulane remained an independent in football until C-USA began football competition in 1996. Tulane left C-USA in 2014 for the American Athletic Conference, in 1990, the SEC expanded from ten to twelve member universities with the addition of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The two new members began SEC competition with the 1991–1992 basketball season, at the same time, the SEC organized competition for some sports into two divisions.
Initially, the format was used in football, baseball. The divisional format was dropped for mens basketball following the 2011–2012 season, the 1992 and 1993 championship games were held at Legion Field in Birmingham, and all championship games from 1994 onward have been held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. On November 6,2011 the SEC commissioner announced that the University of Missouri would join the SEC on July 1,2012, for football, Texas A&M was scheduled to compete in the Western Division, and Missouri in the Eastern Division. Texas A&M and Missouri both left the Big 12 Conference, the office of Commissioner was created in 1940. Under the leadership of Michael F, the SECU rebranded its mission to better serve as a means through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of Southeastern Conference universities would be promoted and advanced