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Old 08-24-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Sorry Tom. Somebody invented and for posts like your first one.

I assume your last paragraph is a wise crack too. UK seems like a good academic school to me so far considering the lab facilities, class sizes, research startup funds, etc. All the folks have been great to deal with too. I haven't watched a sporting event since 1989, so if towel boy is all I can do, then I'm in bad shape.
As an engineering alum, I can say without a doubt that IrishTom knows nothing of UKs engineering program (or probably the university for that matter). The facilities are top notch. MOST of the professors are very good and there is a lot of great research going on. Basically all of the professors I had recieved their PhDs from MIT, Yale, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Cambridge... Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I watched it continually improve during my time there with new buildings, more research dollars and better lab equipment every year. Frankly, I think it is an underrated program (but still not poorly rated) that is really starting to get some recognition now that UK has a president that values engineering and the sciences.

What department are you in?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Civil.

I am impressed so far. Nowadays, most engineering professors start out with sizeable startup funds to get a research program off the ground--the size is a strong indicator of the university's dedication to being/becoming a great research university. UK gave a fantastic startup--about double what was expected. The labs are very well equipped and I have plenty of students for my class this fall. The support personnel are extremely helpful and seem very competent. Couldn't be happier with UK so far.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
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irishtom you don't seem like you care for Lexington much yourself.

It's OK.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Get off your high horse DB, I was crackin' wise; I don't much give a damn whether anyone likes Lexington or not, there are things I detest about this burg myself.

Don't take it out on me because you couldn't find a job at a good school. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll let you hand out the towels after the basketball games, THEN you'll have an important job at UK.
I hereby vote you the rudest person on City Data, for not only this post but many other posts from you.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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I hereby vote you the rudest person on City Data, for not only this post but many other posts from you.
Seconded. Brings nothing to discussions & just posts for the sake of being argumentative.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Beaumont eh... well at least you didn't end up in the most snobbish, vapid neighborhood in all of Lexington: Firebrook. And anyway, I don't think Beaumont and the surrounding neighborhoods are that bad. Here's your problem though: you went upper-middle class, directly into the company of people you seem to want to avoid. Selling newspapers for a short while, I knocked on many doors in many different neighborhoods in this neck of town, and can tell you the middle class neighborhoods (not the lower-middle or upper-middle) always seemed to have the nicest people. People in the Pasadena Dr. area between Clays Mill Rd. and Harrodsburg Rd., like Portland Dr. and Seattle Dr. (a nice lazy neighborhood) had their fair share of truly friendly people. I believe the neighborhood is called Twin Oaks. Plenty of retired people live there. If you can find a house to rent, you'd likely save quite a bit too. So take my advice, and shoot for middle class. Who knows, you might actually end up near people who don't mind you hanging your clothes up to dry, and who won't threaten legal action if you don't mow your yard every 5 days.
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