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A Message from President Lee T. Todd Jr.


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Usually, at home basketball games, a poster is distributed that helps fans cheer on the Wildcats every time we ring up a "3."

At our last regular season home game this year, I decided to give fans something else to cheer about - a different kind of Fab Five than the one you may be used to hearing about at UK.

We created a poster for these academic Fab Five - students, teachers and researchers who are making a name for themselves and UK among the elite of higher education, alongside Duke, Harvard, Stanford and other top academic institutions. These students and teachers are not only competing, they are leading in their respective fields and areas of study. They are emblematic of the progress we've made in recent years - with your help and leadership - toward becoming one of the top research institutions in America.

The University of Kentucky's academic Fab Five are (clockwise, from top right):

Of course, our academic Fab Five represents only a small number of the students, faculty and research breaking new ground and leading Kentucky's flagship university forward. However, by shining a spotlight on some of our best and brightest, I hope to communicate to the world the progress we're making in ensuring a brighter future for our children and our Commonwealth.

Lee T. Todd Jr.