December 16, 2010
If you can brave the cold temperatures and you’re near campus on Friday, you’ll want to check out the Net-zero architectural designs on display tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 17) at Pence Hall from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Greg Luhan’s third year architecture studio will be holding a final review for their design projects of a net-zero, 50-bed dormitory for the Triangle Fraternity House at UK. As a net-zero project, the house would need to use energy derived from the sun, wind and other energy-efficient tools. The projects were completed by three, 5-person design teams that also included input from several engineering students and Triangle members and alumni.
This project is unique not only for its high performance characteristics, but also for its public/private partnership that is enabling its design and construction. The teams have focused on three uniquely different solutions for the final review. It should be an interesting and informative display!
What is Triangle Fraternity?
Triangle Fraternity offers men in engineering, architecture and science an environment that fosters personal growth and professional success. Triangle Fraternity’s National Philanthropy is Habitat for Humanity.
December 9, 2010
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky is celebrating the history of UK Basketball with a limited edition poster!
The poster, 1958 is the work of Clifford Amyx (American, 1910-1997). The image captures the spirit and action of UK basketball during the 1950s. Amyx, a native of Jackson County, received his MA from the university in 1943. From 1936 to 1941 Amyx was the assistant supervisor of the Federal Art Project in San Francisco and also exhibited extensively throughout the west coast. He returned to UK as a professor of painting and drawing in 1946 and was a great influence in developing the art department during his tenure.
Want a poster of your own? Join the Art Museum at the UK Bookstore, prior to the UK v. Indiana Men’s Basketball game, Saturday, December 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Former Coach Joe B. Hall and friends will be on hand to sign posters during the event.
In addition, Coach John Calipari has signed a limited number of posters, which will be available for purchase at $40. Unsigned posters are $20.
Proceeds will benefit the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. For more information, contact the Art Museum at 859-257-6218 or visit http://www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/
December 7, 2010
As alumni, we all remember our favorite teacher, or the professor who helped shape our lives. Great teachers are a big part of what makes UK a top notch university.
Over the past week, members of the UK Alumni Association had fun surprising six UK professors who have been chosen as recipients of the 2011 Great Teacher Awards, in recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.
The 2011 recipients are:
- Fred Danner, College of Education
- Dwight Denison, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
- Cliff Jackson, College of Fine Arts
- Erin Koch, College of Arts & Sciences
- Dr. Pamela Stein, College of Dentistry
- Paul Vincelli, College of Agriculture
Each year, the nominations are made by students and the award recipients are selected by the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa. Each Award recipient will receive a citation, an engraved award, and a cash stipend and be honored at a recognition dinner on Feb. 8, 2011.
Congratulations to the 2011 Great Teacher Award recipients!
2011 Great Teacher Award honoree Pamela Stein, College of Dentistry, poses with Rob Kovarik, Division Chief.
Fred Danner, 2011 Great Teacher Award recipient, and Dean Mary John O’Hair, both of the College of Education.
From left to right, Dean Mark Kornbluh, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011 Great Teacher Award honoree Erin Koch, and Christopher Pool, Chair of the Department of Anthropology