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‘Pick It Up’ for a Cleaner, Greener, More Beautiful UK

The University of Kentucky is launching the “Pick it Up” campaign this week, urging participation from the entire UK community to help make our campus litter-free.

John L. Esposito - The Future of Islam

One of the most respected American scholarly authority on Islam, John L. Esposito, visited the University of Kentucky Wednesday, September 10, 2014, to discuss “The Future of Islam: Assessing the Elements of Reform, Revival, and Fundamentalism in the Muslim World,” at the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

The event was part of the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Passport to the World 2014-15 program Year of the Middle East: Crossroads of the World.

A professor of Islamic Studies and International Affairs at Georgetown University, Esposito discussed his book on the portrait of Islam today and tomorrow, drawn by a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes of the fastest growing religion in the world. Esposito’s interviews and articles with newspapers, magazines, and the media in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The Times of London, CNN, ABC Nightline, CBS, NBC and the BBC.

Add It Up: A Q&A with Chemistry's Mark Meier

The new College of Arts & Sciences Research Computing cluster shares the basic design elements of a modern supercomputer, though at a smaller scale and lower cost. Multiple systems are linked together within a high bandwidth, low latency framework, allowing researchers to run demanding applications across hundreds of processors simultaneously.

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Sustainability at the University of Kentucky – How You Can Get Involved


Shane Tedder, the University of Kentucky’s Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, recently spoke to a group of students in Greenhouse’s A&S 100 course, Pathways and Barriers to Environmental Sustainability. Shane talked about what UK is doing to become more sustainable and how each of us, and particularly students, can become more involved in the process of making UK more sustainable. I love the word process. Processes involve steps or actions undertaken to reach a desired goal or endpoint. And as Shane pointed out, sustainability is a process of continuous improvement – an effort to enhance the positives and reduce the negatives.

Listening to Shane’s talk, I noted five key concepts. Here are his take-home messages:

1.Regardless of your major, learning about sustainability is important.


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