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Goldsmith, Ashley and Mihail Named Recipients of Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching

The University of Kentucky Office of the Provost has announced that Judy Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Computer Science, Jeffrey Ashley, Jr., lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radu “Paul” Mihail, teaching assistant in the Department of Computer Science, will each receive a Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. The awards were established by the Office of the Provost to reward and encourage excellence in teaching. A maximum of six awards may be given from among the entire university’s faculty. Goldsmith’s award will be given from the category of regular and special title series, Ashley’s award will come from the category of lecturer and Mihail’s award is from the teaching assistant category.

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Computer Science Professor Goldsmith Wins Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education

Computer science professor Judy Goldsmith is the 2013 winner of the Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. The award, which recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching accomplishments, is annually given to its recipient at the annual Tau Beta Pi Awards Banquet.

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Inaugural Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research and Service Winners Announced

John Walz, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, has announced the winners of the inaugural Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research and Service. One of this year's Dean's Award of Excellence in Research winners is Ruigang Yang, Associate Professor in Computer Science.

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Gaines Fellowship Awarded to Computer Science Student and Eleven Others

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has chosen 12 outstanding undergraduates as new scholars for the university's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Gaines Fellowshipsare given in recognition of outstanding academic performance, demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, an interest in public issues and a desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities.

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Computer Science: Program for Student Success

As director of undergraduate studies for the University of Kentucky's Department of Computer Science, Jurek (Jerzy) Jaromczyk encounters many aspiring computer scientists. While he is happy to talk about curriculum, career opportunities and facilities, he finds the best way to connect a potential student’s interest in computer science to the UK College of Engineering's computer science program is to let the student become an active part of the recruitment process.

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E-Day 2013

E-Day 2013 was a great success for the Computer Science department! Dozens of students of all ages and their families came to view presentations and to participate in hands-on demonstrations.

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Upcoming: E-Day 2013

Please join us this Saturday, February 23rd for E-Day! The Computer Science department will have interactive demos for all ages in both the Davis Marksbury Building and the Ralph G Anderson building (rooms 102 and 103).

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Former UK CS Grad Student Authors one of Hottest Journal Articles since 2008

Former UK CS graduate student James Bernsen's article has been one of the top 25 hottest articles of the journal in all quarters starting October 2008.

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Top 25 Hottest Articles

The most recent paper by Prof. Grzegorz "Greg" Wasilkowski, “On tractability of approximation in special function spaces,” is 2nd on the list of 25 Hottest Articles that appeared in Journal Of Complexity for the period from September to December 2012.

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VisU Research Presentations Highlight Intercultural Collaboration

VisU, a yearly undergraduate research program developed by the Center for Visual and Virtual Environments, capped off its summer of research projects with a series of student presentations in the James F. Hardymon Theatre of the Davis Marksbury Building on Thursday, August 2. As in summers past, participants were a mixture of engineering and computer science majors from the University of Puerto Rico as well as local students. -- Kel Hahn

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