Honors & Awards

UK's New Dean of Arts & Sciences (Spring 2010)
2009-2010 University Research Professors (Spring 2010)

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

Gurney Norman Named Poet Laureate (Summer 09)
Karl Raitz Appointed State Geographer (Summer 09)
Former Head of UK History Department Published an Epic on Foreign Relations (Summer 09)
Tracy NeW VP for Research (Summer 08)
2007-2008 University Research Professors

Jayakrishna Ambati: Working to Cure Macular Degeneration
Richard Kryscio: Science by the Numbers
Peter Nagy: Advancing Science—One Move at a Time

Subbaswamy is New UK Provost (Winter 07)
UK Climbs in National Research Rankings, Hits Record $290 Million in Funding (Winter 07)
UK Research Now Featured on the ResearchChannel (Winter 07)
UK Researchers Attract Record Amount in FY 2005 (Fall 05)
National Leadership Award Named for Joseph Fink (Fall 2004)

2003-2004 University Research Professors (Spring 2004)

Carol Baskin: Seed Germination in the Tropics
Jeremy Popkin: Taking a New Turn into Autobiography

CAER's Jim Hower Wins Thiessen Medal (Spring 2004)
Record in Research Award Dollars (Fall 2003)
Selwitz Wins Major National Award (Fall 2003)
From the Beltway to the Bluegrass (Spring 2003)

Armed with 30 years' experience at the NIH, Wendy Baldwin is happy to be back in Kentucky and working to strengthen UK's research programs.

2002-2003 University Research Professors (Spring 2003)

Thomas Leinbach: Bolstering Indonesia's Rural Economy
Timothy McClintock: Making Sense of Smell
Andrew Klapper: Finding Structure in Randomness
Gary Ferland: Configuring Quasars

2001-2002 University Research Professors: Chi-Sing Man and Thomas Widiger (Spring 2002)

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.

UK Law Professor Recognized for Class-Action Expertise (Spring 2001)

Mary Davis, the new Stites & Harbison Professor, teaches product liability and mass tort litigation.

Reid is New Appalachian Center Director (Spring 2001)

Herbert Reid hopes to build on what has already been accomplished, particularly the Project for the Civic & Environmental Commons, initially designed in 1998 by Reid and his wife.

Martin School's Haist Wins National Award (Spring 2001)

Meg Haist's paper, which examines the reasons behind the apparent long-term decline of civic involvement and the effectiveness of our political process, won the 2000 Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Student Manuscript Award.

UK Professor Named State Geologist (Spring 2000)

Jim Cobb is the new state geologist and director of the Kentucky Geological Survey, a UK institute that investigates Kentucky's mineral, energy, and water resources by studying geological samples gathered by field researchers.

Tribute to Frank Derbyshire (1945-1999) (Fall 1999)

Director of the Center for Applied Energy Research since 1989 and a professor in the chemical and materials engineering department in the College of Engineering, Frank enjoyed a career that spanned nearly 30 years.

Fink Named American Pharmaceutical Association Fellow (Spring 1999)

Joe Fink was selected as one of 10 new fellows by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Awards Committee.

Selwitz Honored by National Ethics Group (Spring 1999)

The Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) honored Ada Sue Selwitz with the group's distinguished service award.

UK Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious NSF Award (Spring 1999)

Robert Grossman, a UK chemistry professor, has won a $348,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for work on his new method of making synthetic organic compounds.

Butterfield Receives Presidential Award (Spring 1999)

Allan Butterfield, a University of Kentucky chemistry professor, received White House recognition last September for his years of helping students.

UK Communications Head to Lead National Group (Spring 1999)

James Applegate, a UK professor of communication, has been elected president of the National Communication Association (NCA). With nearly 10,000 members, this is the world's largest association of communication teachers and researchers.

Center for Rural Health Wins National Award (Spring 1998)

The center won the 1997 Primary Care Achievement Award and $5,000 prize from the Pew Health Professions Commission.

UK Biologist Named President of Botanical Society of America (Spring 1998)

Biology professor Carol Baskin has spent 25 years at UK studying the life cycles of herbaceous plant species, including endemics, weeds and woodland herbs.

1997-98 University Research Professors (Spring 1998)

The University Research Professors are Dennis Clouthier, chemistry, Mark Summers, history, and Mark Mattson, anatomy and neurobiology.

Frazier Named Teacher of the Year for Outreach Efforts (Spring 1998)

Through center visits, where students can be hooked up to a polygraph machine, and mobile classroom visits around the state where Frazier unpacks his collection of human organs for students to hold, science becomes tangible.

Wang Receives $195,000 Toxicology Award (Fall 1998)

UK's Zhigang Wang is cloning genes that could be used to shut down mutations that initiate cancer.

College of Medicine, Nursing Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World Report (Fall 1998)

The UK College of Medicine in the top 20 primary-care medical schools and the College of Nursing in the top 50 nursing master's programs in the country.

1998-99 University Research Professors (Fall 1998)

The University Research Professors are Joseph Chappell, agronomy, and Peter Eklund, physics.

photo of Provost Kumble Subbaswamy

Kumble Subbaswamy has returned to his old Kentucky home—the University of Kentucky. For nearly 20 years, “Swamy,” as his friends and colleagues call him, was a faculty member and department chairman in physics and astronomy, and an administrator in the College of Arts and Sciences at UK. As provost, Subbaswamy, who most recently was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, is UK’s chief academic officer, overseeing 16 colleges, UK Libraries and the Graduate School.

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