20, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) --
The University of Kentucky has broken into Yahoo!
Internet Life magazine's annual listing of the top
100 colleges and universities in the area of computer
and Internet access.
"For some time, UK has been committed to providing
the best available technology to our students and
faculty. This ranking provides a sense of validation
to our commitment and galvanizes our intention to
continued technological advances on our campus," UK
President Lee T. Todd Jr. said.
"The FACTS (Faculty Academic Computing Technology
Services) Center at UK is beyond compare. It provides
faculty with tech-based instructional tools and puts
Web designers and multimedia programmers at professors'
disposal," says the article in the October 2001 issue.
magazine gives high praise to UK's opportunities for
"E-Learning," using Internet technology to expand
access to classes, lectures and supporting materials.
also got an A for technical support, by offering more
than 14 hours of support per day and offering Web-based
The university was given a B- in the category of infrastructure,
which evaluated an institution's underlying backbone
for its network, including high-speed Internet access
in residence halls and desktop systems in computer
the magazine ranked UK 94th on its list. Twelve of
UK's 19 benchmark universities were listed.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the
country's 'Most Wired Campuses' by Yahoo! Internet
Life magazine," says Eugene R. Williams, UK's vice
president for fiscal affairs and information technology.
"As technology becomes increasingly integral to education,
we will continue to ensure that our students and faculty
have the tools they need to achieve excellence."
noted that UK also was included in a 1999 PC World
magazine listing of the nation's 'Top 100 Innovators
in Government and Education.'