By Lindsey Piercy, UKnow LEXINGTON, Ky. — Laura Schwab lives life in the fast lane — setting her sights on a goal and ultimately achieving it. When opportunities present themselves, rarely does she tap the brakes. That approach is what led the University of Kentucky alumna to the role of a lifetime — representing a company regarded as a cultural icon. You’re probably familiar with Aston Martin — the luxury British car manufacturer commonly known for commanding box-office hits, such as “Goldfinger.” On the big screen, James Bond is behind the wheel of the company’s classic sports cars. Behind the scenes, Schwab is steering. As head of Aston Martin the Americas, Schwab is the first female president in the company’s 105-year history. She and Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, are the only two women to lead auto manufacturers in the male-dominated industry. “I treat this honor very seriously, as so many people … [Read more...] about UK alum 1st female president of Aston Martin
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By Amanda Nelson LEXINGTON, Ky. —With a focus on the changing nature of education in a connected world, a new partnership is offering educators options for pairing graduate certificates and advanced degrees with professional learning microcredentials. The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership Studies is partnering with Eduro Learning Inc., an organization that provides high-quality professional learning focusing on pedagogy and technology to transform student learning. Together, the programs offered through Eduro Learning and the University of Kentucky will focus on how technology transforms learning. The first cohort of scholars begins January 2019. The partnership will pair Eduro’s Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) with the University of Kentucky’s graduate certificate in school technology leadership. Beyond COETAIL, educators may also choose to pursue additional programming … [Read more...] about UK’s School Technology Leadership program offers microcredentials, graduate certificates, master’s degrees
New York, July 10, 2018 PR/2018/819 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2018 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, PwC's Strategy& and the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) – Brazil and Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its number-one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Rounding out the GII 2018 top ten: The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, United States of America, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. Now in its 11th edition, the GII is a detailed quantitative tool that helps global decision makers better understand how to stimulate the innovative activity that drives ecomomic and human development. The GII ranks 126 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging … [Read more...] about Global Innovation Index 2018: China Cracks Top 20. Top Rankings: Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Singapore, U.S.
By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 5, 2018) — Students at the University of Kentucky can now obtain a Master of Science (MS) in digital mapping. The 30-credit online degree is designed for those seeking advanced technical and theoretical training in mapping. The master’s degree is being offered by the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is part of continued efforts to expand curriculum in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital mapping. “We offer, what we believe to be, the only online MSc that focuses on the standards and practices of professionals in web mapping development,” Matthew Wilson, associate professor of geography, said. “We believe our students will be prepared to enter a work environment that requires more out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to the development of high quality, interactive web maps.” Following a year of development, New Maps Plus was launched in … [Read more...] about UK adds online master’s degree in digital mapping
By Ann Mary Quarandillo LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2018) — If you find yourself in a spot where you know you need more education to enhance your career, yet a huge time commitment scares you, take heart. Ten evenings this fall just might change your entire outlook. The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, through its Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center (EEC), is offering its Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) program beginning in September. “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire the basics of a business degree without the time commitment a degree requires,” said Lorna Patches, director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center and UK’s director of the UK-UofL Executive MBA Program. “Or, if you’re interested in exploring whether an advanced MBA degree is right for you before committing to it, this CBA series could be just right for you.” … [Read more...] about UK’s Gatton College launching a Certificate in Business Administration program