Spring 2010 Issue:

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The House That UK Built

The S.KY Blue house, built by a team of UK students, faculty and staff, gets high marks in the Solar Decathlon, a 10-event competition that was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last fall. Take a tour of the 800-square-foot solar house that combines energy efficiency—which the UK team proved during a three-day waterlog in D.C.—and novel design with accessibility.

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Features

UK Scoring Big with ARRA Funding

With grants totaling $71.3 million from nearly every major federal agency, UK's stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will attract new researchers, retain excellent faculty, and train the next generation of scholars and scientists.

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Building Terrifically Tiny Things

A UK engineer is working to build nanoscale devices easier and faster for use by engineers and scientists. Read about the tiny printer he developed that writes underwater.

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Getting Down to the Bare Bones

Call him "Bones." For nearly 40 years, this UK photography professor has honed his skills behind the camera while encouraging students to embrace complexity in their work and follow their curiosity wherever it takes them.

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Fresh-Brewed Research

A UK anthropology professor travels to Guatemala to find out if fair trade coffee is making a difference in the lives of coffee growers.

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Little Hemlock Horror

Kentucky's hemlocks are under attack from a sap-sucking foreign invader. A UK entomologist leads a team of faculty and students that is helping the hemlocks fight back.

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2009-2010 University Research Professors

Gang Cao: Spinning, But Keeping His Balance
Subba Reddy Palli: Big Discoveries from Tiny Creatures
Kevin Sarge: "Sumo" Wrestling with Alzheimer's Disease
Karin Westlund High: Progress in the War against Pain

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Long Distance and Up Close

Sanders-Brown Center researcher Gregory Jicha led a pioneering study to determine if telemedicine can benefit patients in rural and remote areas of Kentucky. The answer: A resounding yes.

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William Markesbery: A Legacy of Distinguished Work and Great Compassion

Bill Markesbery, tireless director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for three decades, was a pioneer in the study of Alzheimer's disease and how to prevent it. His work will live on for generations to come.

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