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University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is a public university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,720 students as of Fall 2015; the institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, four professional programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus; the largest is the William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997; 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.

In the early commonwealth of Kentucky, higher education was limited to a number of children from prominent families, disciplined apprentices, those young men seeking entry into clerical and medical professions. As the first university in the territory that would become Kentucky, Transylvania University was the primary center for education, became the forerunner of what would become the University of Kentucky. John Bryan Bowman founded the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, a publicly chartered department of Kentucky University, after receiving federal support through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act in 1865. Courses were offered at The Henry Clay Estate. Three years 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 master's degree programs. Two years A&M separated from Kentucky University, now Transylvania University. For the new school, Lexington donated a 52-acre park and fair ground, which became the core of UK's present campus.

A&M was 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, 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 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 university's Agricultural Extension Service in 1910, one of the first in the United States. The extension service became a model of the federally mandated programs that were required beginning in 1914. Patterson Hall, the school's first women's dormitory, was constructed in 1904. Residents had to cross a swampy depression, where the now demolished Student Center stood, to reach central campus.

Four years the school's name was changed to the "State University, Kentucky" upon reaching university status, to the "University of Kentucky" in 1916. The university led to the creation of the College of Home Economics in 1916, Mary E. Sweeney was promoted from chair of the Department of Home Economics to Dean of the College.. 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; this was followed up by the new King Library, which opened in 1931 and was named for a long-time library director, Margaret I. King; the university's graduate and professional programs became racially integrated in 1949 when Lyman T. Johnson, an African American, won a lawsuit to be admitted to the graduate program. African Americans would not be allowed to attend as undergraduates until 1954, following the US Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. In 1939, Governor Happy Chandler appointed the first woman trustee on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, Georgia M. Blazer of Ashland.

She served from 1939 to 1960. In 1962, Blazer Hall was opened as the Georgia M Blazer Hall for Women in tribute to her twenty-one years of service as a University of Kentucky trustee. Ground was broken for the Albert B. Chandler Hospital in 1955, when Governor of Kentucky Happy Chandler recommended that the Kentucky General Assembly appropriate $5 million for the creation of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a medical center at the university; this was completed after a series of studies were conducted that highlighted the health needs of the citizens, as well as the need to train more physicians for the state. Five years the College of Medicine and College of Nursing opened, followed by the College of Dentistry in 1962. Nine years after the founding of The Northern Extension Center in Covington, representing the Ashland Independent School Board of Education, Ashland attorney Henderson Dysard and Ashland Oil & Refining Company founder and CEO Paul G. Blazer presented a proposal to President Dickey and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees for the university to take over the day-to-day operations and curriculum of the Ashland Junior College, creating the Ashland Center of the Uni

Lisa Darr

Lisa Darr is an American actress. Darr was born Lisa Darr Grabemann in Chicago, the daughter of Mollie, an actress, Karl Grabemann, a lawyer, she graduated in 1985 with a degree in biology. She went on to receive an MFA in Acting from UCLA, she played Annie Whitman on ABC's Life. Darr's previous television appearances include the 1991 short-lived sitcom Flesh'n' Blood as Rachel Brennan, The WB's teenage drama Popular as Jane McPherson, as well as the short-lived but critically acclaimed 1996 Fox series Profit as Gail Koner. In the fifth season of the sitcom Ellen, she played Laurie Manning, the girlfriend of the title character Ellen Morgan, she played archaeologist Ginny Will on an episode of Quantum Leap. Darr made an appearance on the Fox drama House in 2006, playing a victim's mother in the episode "Distractions", she has made an appearance on the third season of The Office in the episode "Product Recall". Darr appeared in the fourth season of Weeds as Ann Carilli, she made a guest appearance in Nip/Tuck.

Her film work includes the Oscar-award-winning Gods and Monsters, in which she appeared as Dana Boone, Pomegranate, as Julia in the soccer film Her Best Move, National Lampoon's Bag Boy, This Is 40. Lisa Darr on IMDb The Unofficial Lisa Darr Cyber-site

Jesus in India (book)

Jesus in India is a treatise written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in 1899. The treatise, published as a book, puts forward the view that Jesus survived crucifixion, left Judea and migrated eastward in order to continue his mission to the'Lost Tribes of Israel', traveling through Persia and Afghanistan and dying a natural and honourable death in Kashmir at an old age. Ghulam Ahmad applied textual analysis of both the Gospels and Islamic sources – the Quran and hadith – and drew upon medical and historical material, including what he claimed were ancient Buddhist records, to argue his case. Although independent modern scholars such as Norbert Klatt have rejected Ghulam Ahmad's use of these latter sources as misreadings of material unrelated to Jesus; the book was completed in 1899 and was serialised in the Review of Religions in 1902-1903. It was published in book form shortly after Ghulam Ahmad’s death in 1908; the first complete English translation was published in 1944.

The treatise suggests that Jesus, having survived crucifixion, discreetly left Roman jurisdiction for the East, starting his journey from Jerusalem and passing through Nisibis and Persia reaching Afghanistan where he met the Israelite tribes who had settled there after their escape from the bonds of Nebuchadnezzar centuries before. From here he travelled to Kashmir where some Israelite tribes had settled and lived there until his death at an old age. Other authors have suggested that the resemblance between Buddhist and Christian teachings and between the lives of Jesus and Buddha as recorded in their respective scriptures indicate that Buddhist teachings must have reached Palestine been incorporated by Jesus into his own teaching, or that he must have travelled to India pre-crucifixion. Ghulam Ahmad, asserts that Jesus reached India only after the crucifixion and that Buddhists reproduced elements of the Gospels in their scriptures, he argues that Jesus preached to Buddhist monks, some of whom were Jews, who accepted him as a manifestation of the Buddha, the'promised teacher', mingled his teachings with Buddha’s.

Jesus in India contains claims on the whereabouts of the Lost Tribes of Israel, suggesting that these tribes were scattered throughout Afghanistan and Western China. It provides a list of tribes of these regions seeking to trace their Israelite roots. Ahmadiyya literature states that one of Ghulam Ahmad’s disciples, Khalifa Nur Din of Jalalpur Jattan, District Gujrat, Pakistan spoke to him about a tomb in Srinagar, said to be the tomb of a prophet named Yuz Asaf. Ghulam Ahmad instructed him to do some further research into the matter. Nur Din stayed there for about four months, he collected information and obtained the signatures of 556 inhabitants who attested that, according to their traditions, the remains of Jesus Christ lay in the Roza Bal. He brought back a sketch of the Roza Bal. Thereafter, Ghulam Ahmad decided to send one of his followers, Maulvi Abdullah, to Kashmir to investigate this tomb. Maulvi Abdullah arrived in Kashmir, conducted his investigations, wrote back to Ghulam Ahmad about his findings.

Ghulam Ahmad published a poster that contained Maulvi Abdullah’s letter, as well as Maulvi Abdullah’s sketch of the Roza Bal. Ghulam Ahmad began studying the local traditions of the people of Kashmir, both oral and written, discovered that these traditions, as mentioned in the letter from Maulvi Abdullah, referred to the Roza Bal as the tomb of Nabi Isa. According to this information, the Muslims in that locality did not believe Jesus to be in heaven, as was taught by the orthodox clergy; the Ahmadiyya publication, Review of Religions, recorded this belief in its 1909 edition. The claims of the book regarding a journey of Jesus to India are rejected by scholars; the documents used by Ahmad were reviewed by the German indologist Günter Grönbold in Jesus in Indien. Das Ende einer Legende, with Grönbold concluding that Ahmad had misidentified material from the Barlaam and Josaphat texts relating to a Christianized version of the life of Siddhartha Gautama, not of Jesus. Another German scholar Norbert Klatt in Lebte Jesus in Indien?

Examined the same Muslim and Christian source texts and came to the same conclusions as Grönbold. Jesus in Ahmadiyya Islam The Ten Lost Tribes Turin Shroud The Jesus Conspiracy Writings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Unknown years of Jesus Jesus in India Ahmadiyya views on Jesus