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Cover Story

For Patients with New Heart Device the Beat Goes On
With the Chronicle IHM, the world's first implantable monitor for patients with heart failure, doctors can measure their patient's condition remotely. Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization for adults in the United States and is the only type of heart disease on the rise.

Quicker Treatment for Heart Attack Victims
A new UK program is testing education and counseling intervention delivered by nurses to reduce the amount of time between the onset of symptoms and treatment for heart attack victims.


Working to Solve the Foal Deaths Mystery
UK researchers study the impact of Eastern tent caterpillars on the death of 678 foals and fetuses in spring 2001.

Supercomputers "R" Us: Linking PCs for Unprecedented Power
Hank Dietz is building supercomputers from off-the-shelf PCs to solve today's most complex computing problems.

Fired-Up for Their Art
UK faculty and students sculpt with molten metals.

Working to Break India's Legal Logjam
Patterson School faculty offer alternative dispute resolution as a technique to solve India's backlog of flood-related lawsuits.

Patterson School Helping Kentucky Prepare for the Worst
UK faculty prepare National Guard, KY law enforcement to respond to terrorist threats.

Prima Donna Enjoying New Role at UK
Gail Robinson joins the UK opera department after two decades as a world-renowned soprano and 12 years as an administrator at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

New Recruits Advance Plant Science
In the UK College of Agriculture, RCTF funds have been used to hire four young researchers (Peter Nagy, Elisa D'Angelo, Sharyn Perry, and Tom Mueller), shining stars in the field of plant sciences.

2001-2002 University Research Professors: Chi-Sing Man and Thomas Widiger
Chi-Sing Man is working with mathematical models that predict the response of aluminum and titanium to stress. Thomas Widiger is continuing work on his Five-Factor Model, a new way to think about personality disorders.

Bobbie Ann Mason: Zigagging Her Way Back to UK
The Pulitzer-nominated author is the first writer-in-residence in the College of Arts and Sciences at UK.

The Well-Read Life: University Press Director Ken Cherry Retires
In August 2001 this poet, book reviewer, and editor retired as director of The University Press of Kentucky after 23 years.

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