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Coordinates: 38°02′N 84°30′W / 38.033°N 84.500°W / 38.033; -84.500

University
University
of Kentucky

Latin: Universitas Kentuckiensis

Motto United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Type Flagship Public Land-grant

Established 1865

Academic affiliations

APLU ORAU SURA

Endowment $1.28 billion (2017)[1]

President Eli Capilouto

Provost David W. Blackwell

Administrative staff

13,145 FTE (2015-2016)[2]

Students 30,720 (2015–16)[2]

Undergraduates 22,705 (2015–16)[2]

Postgraduates 7,022 (2015–16)[2]

Location Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.

Campus Urban, 784 acres (3.17 km2)[3]

Colors Blue and White[4]          

Nickname Wildcats

Sporting affiliations

NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
– SEC

Mascot "The Wildcat," "Scratch"[5][6]

Website www.uky.edu

The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
(UK) is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky,[7] the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky
Kentucky
State University), the largest college or university in the state, with 30,720[2] students as of Fall 2015, and the highest ranked research university in the state according to U.S. News and World Report.[3][8] The institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, and four professional programs.[9][needs update] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
has fifteen libraries on campus. The largest is the William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences, humanities, and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky
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.[10]

Contents

1 History

1.1 University
University
origins 1.2 Coeducational school: Modern period 1.3 Contemporary history

2 Academics

2.1 Departments 2.2 Honors program 2.3 SECU: SEC Academic Initiative

3 Student life

3.1 Students 3.2 Student government 3.3 Student media 3.4 Greek life 3.5 Athletics

4 Campus

4.1 Campus libraries 4.2 Campus landmarks

5 Notable faculty 6 Notable alumni 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] University
University
origins[edit] In the early commonwealth of Kentucky, higher education was limited to a number of children from prominent families, disciplined apprentices, and those young men seeking entry into clerical, legal, and medical professions. As the first university in the territory that would become Kentucky, Transylvania University
University
was the primary center for education, and became the father of what would become the University of Kentucky.

The early campus: Barker Hall in the center, the Main Building to the right, and a lake in the foreground where the Student Center was later built.

John Bryan Bowman founded the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky
Kentucky
(A&M), a publicly chartered department of Kentucky University, after receiving federal support through the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act in 1865.[7] Courses were offered at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate.[11] 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 master's degree programs. Two years later, A&M separated from Kentucky University, which is now Transylvania University.[11] For the new school, Lexington donated a 52-acre (210,000 m2) park and fair ground, which became the core of UK's present campus.[11] A&M was initially a male-only institution, but began to admit women in 1880.[7] In 1892, the official colors of the university, royal blue and white, were adopted. An earlier color set, blue and light yellow, was adopted earlier at a Kentucky- Centre College
Centre College
football game on December 19, 1891.[5] The particular hue of blue was determined from a necktie, which was used to demonstrate the color of royal blue.[5] On February 15, 1882, Administration Building was the first building of three completed on the present campus.[11] Three years later, the college formed the Agricultural Experiment Station, which researches issues relating to agribusiness, food processing, nutrition, water and soil resources and the environment.[12] This was followed up by the creation of the university's Agricultural Extension Service in 1910, which was one of the first in the United States.[13] The extension service became a model of the federally mandated programs that were required beginning in 1914.[7] Coeducational school: Modern period[edit]

Patterson Hall, shortly after its 1904 opening

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 later stood, to reach central campus.[7] Four years later, the school's name was changed to the "State University, Lexington, Kentucky" upon reaching university status, and then to the " University
University
of Kentucky" in 1916.[7] The university led to the creation of the College of Home Economics in 1916, and Mary E. Sweeney was promoted from chair of the Department of Home Economics to Dean of the College. (Later renamed the College of Human Environmental Sciences, this educational unit was folded into the College of Agriculture in 2003 as the School of Human Environmental Sciences[14]). The College of Commerce was established in 1925, known today as the Gatton College of Business
Business
and Economics.[13] In 1929, Memorial Hall was completed, dedicated to the 2,756 Kentuckians who died in World War I.[11] 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.[11] 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.[15][16] African Americans would not be allowed to attend as undergraduates until 1954, following the US Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education
decision.[17] In 1939, Governor Happy Chandler
Happy Chandler
appointed the first woman trustee on the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Board of Trustees, Georgia M. Blazer of Ashland.[18] She served from 1939 to 1960. In 1962, Blazer Hall was opened as the Georgia M Blazer Hall [dormitory] for Women in tribute to her twenty-one years of service as a University
University
of Kentucky trustee.[19][20] Ground was broken for the Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Albert B. Chandler Hospital
in 1955, when Governor of Kentucky
Kentucky
Happy Chandler
Happy Chandler
recommended that the Kentucky General Assembly appropriate $5 million for the creation of the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
College of Medicine and a medical center at the university.[21] 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 later, the College of Medicine and College of Nursing opened, followed by the College of Dentistry in 1962.[13] Nine years after the founding of The Northern Extension Center in Covington, representing the Ashland Independent School Board of Education,[22] Ashland attorney Henderson Dysard and Ashland Oil & Refining Company founder and CEO Paul G. Blazer
Paul G. Blazer
presented a proposal to President Dickey and the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Board of Trustees for the university to take over the day-to-day operations and curriculum of the Ashland [municipal] Junior College, creating the Ashland Center of the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
in 1957.[23] University of Kentucky
Kentucky
Extension Centers in Fort Knox
Fort Knox
(1958), Cumberland (1960), and Henderson (1960) followed. In 1959, the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce opened and began training professionals at the master's and doctoral level for careers in international affairs. The program was the vision of UK's first president James Kennedy Patterson
James Kennedy Patterson
who had identified the need for the United States
United States
to develop a cadre of professionals to advance its diplomatic and commercial interests around the globe. Patterson bequeathed his entire estate to establish this entity. Authorized by the Kentucky
Kentucky
General Assembly and signed by Governor Bert Combs
Bert Combs
on March 6, 1962, a mandate was placed upon the University of Kentucky
Kentucky
to form a community college system.[11] Two years later, the Board of Trustees implements the legislation and established the Community College System, creating centers in Covington, Ashland, Fort Knox, Cumberland, Henderson and Elizabethtown. In 1969, the Patterson Office Tower was completed, currently the tallest building on campus.

Miller Hall

In May 1970, students at the university began protesting the shootings at Kent State University.[11][24] In response, Governor Louie Nunn deferred to the National Guard in an attempt to disperse the protesters. An outdated ROTC building was destroyed by fire. The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University
University
of Kentucky Libraries has 13 oral history interviews with participants in the protests, university officials as well as former governor Nunn.[24] Nine years later, the Singletary Center for the Arts
Singletary Center for the Arts
opened, named in honor of former university president Otis Singletary.[11] In 1979, the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
hosted the first Kentucky
Kentucky
Women Writers Conference, which is now the longest-running conference of its kind. The Kentucky
Kentucky
Women Writers Conference is now in its 31st year.[when?] Contemporary history[edit]

The engineering plaza.

In 1997, the Kentucky
Kentucky
General Assembly reorganized the community college system, withdrawing the university's jurisdiction from all but the Lexington Community College.[11] The other colleges were merged with the Kentucky
Kentucky
Technical College system and were placed under a separate board of control. On April 3, 1998, work began on the William T. Young Library, which was the largest university project at the time of completion.[25] The six-level William T. Young Library
William T. Young Library
was constructed on south campus and the largest book endowment among all public university libraries in the country.[26] William T. Young got his fortune from selling his peanut butter company to Procter & Gamble in 1955. Nine years after the completion of the William T. Young Library, on April 13, 2007, an entire city block of neighborhood homes were demolished and ground was broken for the Biological Pharmaceutical Complex Building, the largest academic building in the state of Kentucky, and one of the largest in the United States.[27]

The Chemistry-Physics Building

The Biological Pharmaceutical Complex Building complements the adjacent Biomedical Biological Science Research Building, and is expected to be part of the new university research campus.[28] Other recent announcements include the construction of the new $450 million Albert B. Chandler Hospital, which will was one of the largest projects in the state's history in terms of size and economic impact.[21] In 1997, the Kentucky
Kentucky
General Assembly formed a compact with the university. The Top 20 Plan mandates that the University
University
of Kentucky becomes a Top 20 public research university by 2020.[10] According to the compact, states with "Top 20" universities feature higher average household incomes, higher education attainments, healthier lives and more financial security.[29] As a result, fewer citizens live in poverty and as a result, fewer public dollars are spent on health care.[10] The plan would also spur technological advancements due to university-based research and increase the marketability of the state to investors.

The Main Building in the foreground and the Patterson Office Tower in the background

As part of the "Top 20" plan, the university stated that it plans to,[10]

Increase enrollment by 7,000 students to 34,000; Increase the state's highest graduation rate by 12% to 72%; Increase the number of faculty by 625 to total 2,500; Increase research expenditures by $470 million to total $768 million per year; and Increase the university's role in Kentucky's "schools, farms, businesses and communities."

The "Top 20" plan has produced some results,[29]

Total enrollment increased from 24,061 in 1996 to 26,440 in 2004, an increase of 2,379. The six-year graduation rate increased from 59.5 percent in 1998 to 61.2 percent in 2007.[30] Research expenditures increased from $124.8 million in 1996 to $297.6 million in 2003.[29] It dipped slightly to $274 million for 2005.[26] It is currently ranked 28th among public universities in sponsored research.[26] Endowment increased from $195.1 million in 1997 to $538.4 million in 2005.

In 2000, to help finance the "Top 20" plan, the university launched "The Campaign for the University
University
of Kentucky", a $600 million fundraising effort that was used to "enhance facilities, academic programs, public service, and scholarships."[26] It passed that goal and the effort was raised to $1 billion. In March 2007, $1.022 billion was raised, months before the fundraising effort was set to end.[31] According to the Statewide Facilities Condition Assessment Report released on April 4, 2007, the university needs $12.5 billion to complete the 1997 mandate to become a "Top 20" institution.[32] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
currently has an endowment of $831.8 million, as of 2007.[33] Prior endowments were $538.4 million in 2005 and $195.1 million in 1997, the rapid increases partially attributed to the "Top 20" Plan.[29] Currently, the William T. Young Library
William T. Young Library
book endowment is the largest among public universities in the United States.[26] Academics[edit] Departments[edit]

University
University
rankings

National

ARWU[34] 99–119

Forbes[35] 306

U.S. News & World Report[36] 129

Washington Monthly[37] 216

Global

ARWU[38] 301–400

QS[39] 501–550

Times[40] 351–400

U.S. News & World Report[41] 309

Students are divided into 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, and four professional programs.[9][needs update] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
has fifteen libraries on campus. The largest is William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social sciences, humanities and life sciences collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky
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.[10] The university is #133 in National Universities, #63 in Top Public Schools, #77 in Business
Business
Programs, and #91 in Engineering Programs (doctorate)[42] Students are divided into several colleges based on their interests and specializations:

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, founded 1908 College of Arts and Sciences, founded 1908 Gatton College of Business
Business
and Economics, founded 1925 (originally as the College of Commerce) College of Communication & Information Studies, founded 1976 College of Dentistry, founded 1962

The Biological-Pharmaceutical Building is home to the College of Pharmacy

College of Design, founded 1964 (originally the College of Architecture) College of Education, founded 1923 College of Engineering, founded 1918 (through a merger of the original Colleges of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mines and Metals) College of Fine Arts, founded 1976 College of Health Sciences,[43] founded 1966 (originally as the College of Allied Health Personnel) College of Law, founded 1908 College of Medicine, founded 1954 College of Nursing, founded 1956 College of Pharmacy, founded 1947 (originally established in 1870 in Louisville) College of Public Health, founded 2004 College of Social Work,[44] founded 1968 The Graduate School,[45] founded 1912 Martin School
Martin School
of Public Policy and Administration Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

Other colleges no longer in existence at the University
University
of Kentucky include the College of Library Science (separating out of the College of Arts & Sciences in 1968 and incorporated in 2003 into what is now the College of Communication and Information) and the College of Home Economics (created in 1916 and whose founding dean was Mary E. Sweeney) now a School of Human Environmental Sciences located within the College of Agriculture.[46] Honors program[edit] The Honors Program at the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
began in 1961. It offers interdisciplinary, seminar-style classes of 15–20 students each as well as "H-section" classes that accelerate common course offerings such as chemistry, biology, and physics. The program is intended to supplement the individual interests of the students. Students are offered priority registration, one-on-one faculty attention, dedicated advising, the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research from their first semesters on campus, and are directed to other programs, including the Chellgren Fellows program, the Gaines Fellowship in the Humanities, the University
University
Scholars Program (which allows simultaneous undergraduate and graduate study), and external scholarship opportunities. Additionally, students are offered assistance with fellowship applications, scholarship applications, study abroad opportunities, Honors designation on transcript and diploma,[47] and/or service learning interests, among other things.[48] Beginning in 2017, the Honors Program will become the Lewis Honors College. It will be housed in the new Lewis Hall.[49] SECU: SEC Academic Initiative[edit] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
is a member of the SEC Academic Consortium. Now renamed the SECU, the initiative was a collaborative endeavor designed to promote research, scholarship and achievement among the member universities in the Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
(SEC). The SECU formed its mission to serve as a means to bolster collaborative academic endeavors of SEC universities. Its goals include highlighting the endeavors and achievements of SEC faculty, students and its universities and advancing the academic reputation of SEC universities.[50][51] Student life[edit] Main article: University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
student life Students[edit] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
strives for a diverse and international student population, with a selective admissions process. In fall 2014, there were 30,000 students enrolled for the first time. This is due in part by the high number of out-of-state students. The percentage mix of students at this time were 62% in state and 38% out-of-state. During this time, the freshman class was recorded at 5,000 students.[52] Student government[edit] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Student Government Association (UKSGA) represents all undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the university in several critical ways. UKSGA exists to increase student influence over academic policy and to provide many helpful, creative and necessary student services. UKSGA also exists to protect and expand student substantive and procedural rights with the university and surrounding municipalities. Finally, UKSGA exists to better represent the student body in relations with faculty, administration, Board of Trustees and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.[53] UKSGA includes an Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch.

Executive Branch: oversees day-to-day operations, manages budget, and facilitates major programs. Legislative Branch: includes the Student Senate. There are 46 legislators in this branch. Their goal is to allocate funds, approve presidential appointments, facilitate legislative changes, and represent the larger student voice. Judicial: composed of one Chief Justice and six Supreme Court Justices. The Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of legislation, handles claims levied against SGA officials, hears any election rules violation complaints and validates election results.[54]

Several of their current programs include:

Legacy: a resource to help students create a lasting legacy on campus[55] Cat's Cruiser: a late night transportation service designed to enhance the safety efforts of the university and surrounding community in partnership with Lextran.[56] Safe CATS: provides UK students with a safer way to travel around campus by having SafeCats team members escort students to their destinations on-foot or by golf cart[57] Student Legal Services: free on-site consultation for any legal issue by a local attorney[58] Tally Cats: an attendance-based incentive program for students that provides rewards for attending and participating in on-campus events.[59] Wildcat
Wildcat
Interest Group: a governmental relations division to promote civic engagement and lobby for University
University
students locally and federally, including internship opportunities[60] Childcare Grants: available for part-time and full-time UK students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, who need financial assistance for day-care service for their children.[61] Scholarships[62] Student Organization Funding: General Funding Grants, Club Sports Grants, Service Grants, and Senate Special
Special
Projects[63]

Several distinguished Student Body Presidents include Governor Steve Beshear.[64] Student media[edit] The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was the home of one of the earliest college amateur radio stations in the United States, beginning with W4JP that began continuous operation prior to World War I.[65] In 1927, the station was relicensed as 9JL (later W9JL).[66] Students currently run two independent FM stations. The first, 91.3 FM WUKY, is a Triple-A station and was the first university-owned FM radio station in the United States
United States
and Kentucky's first public radio station.[67] The operations started on October 17, 1940 as WBKY out of Beattyville, although the station moved five years later to Lexington.[67] In 1971, WBKY was one of the first to carry NPR's "All Things Considered" and helped debut National Public Radio, changing its call letters to WUKY
WUKY
in 1989 to better reflect its affiliation with the university. In 2007, it became the first Lexington radio station to broadcast in high-definition digital radio.[67] The second is 88.1 FM WRFL which has been in operation since 1988.[68] WRFL is operated by students and broadcasts live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and features music that is spread across most genres. The campus is also served by the Kentucky
Kentucky
Kernel, a student-run, financially independent daily newspaper, with the first issue published in 1915.[69][70] The official yearbook of the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
is the Kentuckian, first published in 1906.[11] The Kentuckian was preceded by at least one previous book, the Echo. Greek life[edit] Nineteen sororities and twenty-three fraternities serve the university, representing over 3,000 students with a budget of $3.2 million per year.[71] The governing bodies include the National Pan-Hellenic Council, an organization for nine historically black organizations, international Greek assemblies, the National Panhellenic Conference for sororities and the Interfraternity Council for the fraternities.[72] There are many non-Greek organizations on campus, like Alpha Kappa Psi, an internationally recognized Professional Business
Business
Fraternity and Tau Beta Sigma, a band fraternity. The university also hosts a chapter of the Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi
Omega co-educational service fraternity.

Fraternities Sororities

Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Kappa Psi Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi
Alpha Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi Beta Upsilon Chi Delta Sigma Phi Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon FarmHouse

Iota Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Omega Psi Phi Pershing Rifles Phi Beta Sigma Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Sigma Kappa Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Sigma Lambda Beta Sigma Nu Sigma Pi Sigma Phi Epsilon Theta Chi Triangle Fraternity

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Ceres Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Sigma Theta

Delta Zeta Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Phi Sigma Rho Pi Beta Phi Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Lambda Gamma Theta Nu Xi Zeta Phi Beta

Athletics[edit]

The Kentucky
Kentucky
cheerleaders at Rupp Arena
Rupp Arena
performing the traditional "Big K" cheer during a basketball game. Seating Capacity of Rupp Arena is 23,500.

Main article: Kentucky
Kentucky
Wildcats See also: Kentucky
Kentucky
Wildcats men's basketball, Kentucky
Kentucky
Wildcats football, University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
cheerleading squad, Kentucky
Kentucky
Wildcats women's basketball, Kentucky
Kentucky
Wildcats men's soccer, and Kentucky Wildcats softball University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
student-athletes compete as the Wildcats under colors Kentucky
Kentucky
blue and white. Beginning in the 1890s, students at the A&M scheduled football games with neighboring colleges.[73] In 1902, the women's basketball program began on campus,[73] and the men's team was added one year later. The "Wildcats" became associated with the university shortly after a football victory over Illinois on October 9, 1909.[5] The then-chief of the military department, Commandant Carbuiser, stated that the team had "fought like wildcats." The slogan was later adopted by the university, and a costumed mascot debuted in 1976.[5] In 1930, then-high school coach Adolph Rupp
Adolph Rupp
was hired as a basketball coach for the university. He had a career that would span 42 years until 1972.[11] During his tenure, he led the men's basketball team to four NCAA championships in 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1958.[73] The Wildcats later won a fifth championship under Joe B. Hall
Joe B. Hall
in 1978, another in 1996 under Rick Pitino
Rick Pitino
and the next under Orlando "Tubby" Smith in 1998.[73] In 2007, the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
named Billy Gillispie
Billy Gillispie
as the head coach of the men's basketball team and on March 30, 2009, the university named John Calipari
John Calipari
as the head coach of the Wildcats. Calipari coached the team to its eighth national title in 2012. On December 21, 2009, the men's basketball team reached another milestone, becoming the first college basketball team to reach 2000 all-time wins. The 2000th win was an 88–44 victory over the Drexel Dragons. Kentucky
Kentucky
was also the first school to reach the 1000 all-time wins, which they accomplished in 1969. The university boasts of numerous national championships, with its latest coming in 2012 when the men's basketball team won its eighth national title. UK also boasts of a cross country national team championship (women's, 1988), eight individual championships in gymnastics, an Olympic medalist in track and field, and 21 national championships in cheerleading.[26] After defeating number-one ranked Oklahoma 13–7 in the Sugar Bowl under legendary coach Bear Bryant, Kentucky
Kentucky
is also an NCAA-recognized co-national champion for the 1950 season.

Pregame of 2005 Kentucky
Kentucky
vs. Auburn game.

The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Dance team is currently ranked 5th in the nation in Hip Hop
Hip Hop
and 7th in Pom at Universal Dance Association.[74] Other athletic programs sponsored at the varsity level include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country running, football, men's and women's golf, women's gymnastics, the coeducational sport of rifle, men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball.[75] The school also has a popular club-level men's ice hockey team and a rugby program that competes at the Division 1 level. The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
football coach is Mark Stoops, named the successor to Joker Phillips, who was the first African American football coach in Kentucky's history. Notable among a number of songs commonly played and sung at various events such as commencement, convocation and athletic games is the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
fight song: On, On, U of K.[76] Additionally, the song Kentucky
Kentucky
Fight[76] is played before games. Campus[edit]

Completed in 1998, the William T. Young Library
William T. Young Library
serves both the university campus and the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Main article: List of University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
buildings The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
offers seven main dining facilities, 23 residence halls, and numerous recreation facilities spread between three distinct campuses: north, south, and central. It is also home to more than 250 student-run organizations. The university campus is home to numerous notable structures, such as Main Building, a four-story administration building dating to 1882,[11] which was gutted by fire on May 15, 2001. The cause of the blaze was attributed to a welders torch during repairs to the building's roof. Total costs for reconstruction after the fire exceeded $17 million. The Patterson Office Tower is the tallest building on campus. The university is also home to several major construction projects, including the Albert B. Chandler Hospital expansion. As of 2016, construction projects include Student Center renovation and expansion, and Alumni Gym. The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
once operated 14 community colleges with more than 100 extended sites, centers and campuses under the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, but relinquished control under the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997.[77] The network of community colleges is now known as the Kentucky
Kentucky
Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Adjoining Lexington Community College, despite the reorganization of the community colleges, remained integrated with the university, but separated from the University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
in 2004 and became a part of KCTCS; it is now known as Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The College of Engineering currently operates a satellite campus in Paducah, located on the campus of West Kentucky
Kentucky
Community and Technical College.[78]

Funkhouser Building

Campus libraries[edit] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
is home to 15 campus libraries.[79] Among them is the William T. Young Library, which houses the university's social sciences, humanities and life sciences collections; the library also acts as a federal depository and a public library for the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Agricultural Information Center Chemistry-Physics Library Design Library Distance Learning Library Services Education Library Law Library Library Link at the Patterson Office Tower Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center Medical Center Library Science Library (Merger of the Chemistry/Physics Library, the Mathematical Sciences Library, and the Geological Sciences Library and Map Collection) Shaver Engineering Library

UK Arboretum

Special
Special
Collections Research Center William T. Young Library

Campus landmarks[edit] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
has several noteworthy landmarks:

Commonwealth Stadium Memorial Coliseum Memorial Hall Singletary Center for the Arts University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Art Museum University
University
of Kentucky/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Research and Education Center Botanical Garden Wildcat
Wildcat
Alumni Plaza William T. Young Library

Notable faculty[edit]

Arthur G. Hunt, American plant and soils scientist Ronald Werner-Wilson (born 1972), Chair of the Family Studies Department and Kathryn Louise Chellgren Endowed Professor for Research in Family Studies Kimberly W. Anderson, Chemist, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering

Notable alumni[edit] Main article: List of University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
alumni The university has over 140,246 alumni in the state of Kentucky,[80] 216,737 in the United States,[81] and 1,119 internationally.[82] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
Alumni Association is the primary affiliation for former students and faculty, and is located at the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. The building, dedicated in 1963, is named for Helen G. King, the first permanent director of the association and was former "Miss University
University
of Kentucky". The association also meets at Spindletop Hall, a large mansion along Iron Works Pike, which serves as a central alumni gathering point.[83] The University
University
of Kentucky
Kentucky
boasts seven governors, including former Governor of Kentucky
Kentucky
Steve Beshear, former Governor of Ohio
Governor of Ohio
Ted Strickland, former Governor of North Carolina
Governor of North Carolina
Beverly Perdue, and former governors Ernie Fletcher, Paul E. Patton
Paul E. Patton
and Arkansas' Tom Jefferson Terral, and former governor, U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator
and Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Baseball
Albert "Happy" Chandler. It also claims Ken Lucas, a former U.S. representative
U.S. representative
from the commonwealth's fourth congressional district, United Methodist Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, current U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator
Mitch McConnell, Carol Gatton, an automobile dealer executive and donor of the largest gift ever to the university, and Paul Chellgren, Chairman
Chairman
and CEO of Ashland Inc..[84] The university was also the home of Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, a scientist and winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
in Physiology or Medicine, and William Lipscomb, 1976 winner of the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
in Chemistry.[11]The university claims actors such as Ashley Judd.[85]

Thomas Hunt Morgan, recipient of the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
in Physiology or Medicine, and father of modern genetics

Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator, current Senate Majority Leader

Ashley Judd, actress

William Lipscomb, 1976 winner of the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
in Chemistry

See also[edit]

List of forestry universities and colleges

References[edit]

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