Newport, KY, United States

Transylvania University
Newport, KY, United States

Transylvania University is a private university in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It was founded in 1780, making it the first university in Kentucky and among the oldest in the United States. It offers 36 major programs, as well as dual-degree engineering programs, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Transylvania's name, meaning "across the woods" in Latin, stems from the university's founding in the heavily forested region of western Virginia known as the Transylvania colony, which became most of Kentucky in 1792.Transylvania has been cited for outstanding value and academic quality by such publications as U.S. News and World Report and Forbes. In the nineteenth century it educated hundreds of aspiring politicians who reached Congress and other high offices. Its medical program graduated 8000 physicians by 1859. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 1, 2017

One person was killed and three others were wounded in a "heinous" stabbing spree carried out by a student at the University of Texas in Austin, authorities said. Kendrex J. White, 21, was armed with a large hunting knife when officers tackled him on campus after he allegedly stabbed four people Monday afternoon as he "calmly" walked among students, police said. No motive was released by authorities. Read: Limping Man on the Loose After Shooting EMT Who Was Treating Gunshot Victim: Police More photos from the scene: Photos posted to social media showed a man with a bandana around his head, and a knife sheathed in a belt holster, being handcuffed by officers. The attack occurred near Gregory Gym, according to the Austin Police Department. Student Rachel Prichett said she was standing in line at a food truck when a man with a large knife approached someone behind her. "The guy was standing next to me," she told The Associated Press. "He grabbed him by the shoulder and shoved the knife in it. I just started running as fast as I could. Another witness told the Austin American Statesman that a man in a bandana "comes up and stabs the knife into the table and looks all of us in the eye... He pulls the knife out without saying anything and turns around to stab some guy in the back of the neck," said the witness, who asked not to be identified. Classes and campus events were canceled Monday afternoon. Authorities declared the college was safe following the suspect's arrest. "Our prayers go out to those affected," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, calling the attacks "heinous." University Police Chief David Carter said the stabbings were within a one-block area as the assailant "calmly walked around the plaza." Read: 5 Teens Allegedly Stabbed by Straight-A High School Student, Who Then Stabbed Himself Student Ray Arredondo was walking to his car, he said, when panicked people began running toward him. "They were just screaming, 'Run! Get out of here!''' he told the wire service. The attack comes just three days after a former student carrying a machete and other knives attacked students at Transylvania University in Kentucky. One student was hospitalized. The University of Texas, which has 51,000 students, is one of the nation's largest. It is blocks from downtown Austin and the Texas Capitol building. Watch:  Mother Charged with Murder After Stabbing 5-Month-Old to Death: Cops

News Article | May 2, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A student with a large hunting knife stabbed at least four people Monday on the University of Texas campus, killing one and seriously wounding the others before surrendering to police, authorities said. There was no immediate word about a motive. Student Rachel Prichett said she was standing in line at a food truck outside a gym when she saw a man with a knife resembling a machete approach the person standing behind her. "The guy was standing next to me," Prichett said. "He grabbed him by the shoulder and shoved the knife in it. I just started running as fast as I could." University police Chief David Carter described the weapon as a "Bowie-style" hunting knife. He said the stabbings occurred within a one-block area as the attacker "calmly walked around the plaza." Another student, Ray Arredondo, said he was walking to his car when a mass of students near the gym started running. "They were just screaming, 'Run! Get out of here!'" Arredondo said. One person died at the scene near the gym. The others were taken to the hospital. There were reports of additional victims with non-life-threatening injuries, according to tweets from Travis County Emergency Medical Services. The attacker did not resist when officers confronted him at gunpoint, Carter said. Lindsey Clark said she saw the suspect get tackled by police as he was running toward the entrance of Jester Hall, a complex of dormitories and classrooms. She described him as wearing a bandanna and gray sweatshirt and said he appeared quiet and subdued as police held him on the ground. "You could see and hear people running and screaming: 'There he is!'" before he was tackled by officers, Clark said. Carter said it would be "premature" to discuss the suspect's motive and "what was going through his mind." Arredondo later saw what looked like CPR being performed on someone outside the front door of the gym. Another student was sitting on a bench being treated for cuts to the head or neck, he said. Authorities cordoned off the scene as a large contingent of state and local police, including officers in helicopters, swarmed the area. The University of Texas is blocks from downtown Austin and the Texas Capitol and is one of the nation's largest universities. White was an active member of the Black Health Professionals Organization student organization on campus, said Melody Adindu, the group's new president. She said White was passionate about his work and was "very interactive and easygoing." Some of White's former classmates at Killeen High School, near the gates of the Fort Hood Army post in Central Texas, had similar recollections of him. "He was a really smart guy in high school, he was always nice, had plenty of friends, and was in the International Baccalaureate program. I'm definitely surprised he would do this," Kay'Lynn Wilkerson told the Killeen Daily Herald. Ex-classmate Angela Bonilla called White "the sweetest guy, laughing and having a good time with people". Adindu and other students complained on social media it took too long for the campus officials to send a text alert of the attack. Texts to students showed a nearly 30-minute lag between the arrest and warning, even though city and county emergency offices were tweeting about the incident when they first responded. Carter said White was confronted and arrested within two minutes of the first call to police and the situation was immediately under control. The campus siren wasn't used because there was no need for a lockdown to keep people in place, he said. "There was no ongoing threat. We had him in custody as soon as we arrived," Carter said. The attack occurred in the central campus, just a short walk from the administration building and the landmark clock tower that was the scene of a mass shooting in 1966. "This breaks my heart that any of our students are touched by tragedy. They come here to learn, to look to the future," said university President Greg Fenves. The stabbings came only a few days after a 19-year-old man armed with a machete wounded two people at a university coffee shop in Lexington, Kentucky. In the April 28 attack, the assailant at Transylvania University asked about the political affiliations of people at the shop. He was arrested and charged with assault. The victims' wounds were not life-threatening, authorities said. Associated Press writer Paul J. Weber contributed to this report.

News Article | April 26, 2017

The American Advertising Federation awarded Shatterbox a silver award at the 2017 Addy Awards ceremony in the Sales and Marketing category. Transylvania University, Lexington’s oldest educational institution, teamed up with Shatterbox to design brochures and content targeting prospective college students from across the country. Russ Hensley, CEO of Shatterbox, announced the 2017 awards for Shatterbox included a Transylvania University Sales and Marketing piece, which was forwarded on to the district 5 for further competition. “We are very pleased to work with a great Kentucky brand like Transylvania and continue to build our relationship with them.” Shatterbox creative director Adam Brown and graphic designer Izzy Cable worked closely with the client to define, develop, design and deliver. The work was also forwarded on to the region to be considered for National competition. Shatterbox is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in creative brand strategy, identity development, and award-winning interactive and print design. Shatterbox has been designing websites since 1995 and branding start-ups since 1998. Shatterbox won more than 120 gold Addy Awards from American Advertising Federation, including 3 Best of Shows, and 4 Judge’s Choice Awards as well national and regional awards. Shatterbox is a winner of the HOW International Design Award for 2013. The studio is also recognized in GDUSA and Logo Lounge for their branding and logo design efforts. Shatterbox was also featured in the 2013 and 2014 PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual as one of the premier design studios in the United States.

News Article | April 28, 2017

Police officers and Transylvania University President Seamus Carey, in white shirt, confer at the scene of a stabbing on the school's campus in Lexington, Ky., Friday, April 28, 2017. A student was injured and another was arrested after a machete attack Friday morning at a Transylvania University coffee shop, according to Lexington police. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said. The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student, Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Police in a news release later identified the arrested man as 19-year-old Mitchell W. Adkins of Cincinnati. He was charged with first- and fourth-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Student Tristan Reynolds told the newspaper he saw the man enter the coffee shop. "A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said 'the day of reckoning has come,'" Reynolds said. "He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said 'Republican' and the guy said 'you are safe.' And then I realized what was going on and started getting people out." "We started to scatter and then very, very quickly, campus security was getting everybody sheltered and secure," Reynolds said. Police said the two victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to a hospital and the other was treated at the scene. Middleton said later in an email that the hospitalized victim was hit by the suspect's edged weapon and received lacerations and that the other victim was struck with the blunt end of the weapon. The suspect had self-inflicted injuries. The hospitalized victim was "safe and her family is with her at UK Hospital," Transylvania University President Seamus Carey said. Campus security officers were able to quickly subdue the assailant, which prevented further injury, Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard said. Police said he was taken to a hospital with self-inflicted injuries. The university canceled classes for the day. Transylvania is a private liberal arts college founded in 1780 as the 16th college in the U.S. and has an enrollment of 1,050, according to the university's website.

News Article | May 23, 2017

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Andrew L. Sparks, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, has joined the firm’s Lexington office. “We are excited to welcome Andrew Sparks to the firm’s Lexington office,” said David Owen. “Dickinson Wright is dedicated to expanding our services for businesses and their owners and executives. Andrew and Kerry Harvey, who recently joined us, have extensive experience in governmental investigations and enforcement, which strengthens our existing capabilities and expands into the health care and False Claims Act areas.” Mr. Sparks assists clients with internal and government investigations, health care and False Claims Act matters, and commercial litigation. Before joining Dickinson Wright, he served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky for 15 years. Mr. Sparks served as the chief of the fraud division, where he led the unit responsible for all matters involving health care fraud, financial fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, environmental crime and civil False Claims Act cases. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Sparks successfully tried nearly two dozen civil and criminal cases. He served as lead prosecutor on multiple multi-month criminal trials and has argued over forty cases in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served a detail at the Department of Justice’s Federal Programs Branch in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sparks has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he taught classes in litigation skills and legal writing. He has received commendations from numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the United States Postal Service, the United States of Bureau of Prisons, and the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Sparks received his B.A. from Transylvania University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Kentucky College of Law. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto. Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

News Article | May 11, 2017

Mitchell was joined on a stage outside the state-of-the-art facility on Valvoline Way in Lexington, by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Commerce Lexington board chair Carla Blanton. Also attending were a host of representatives of Valvoline community partners including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Children's Charity Classic of the Bluegrass, Fayette County Public Schools, Hope Center, Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Lexington Leadership Foundation, Transylvania University and United Way of the Bluegrass. Most of the approximately 650 employees at Valvoline World Headquarters were in the audience. "Today is a great day for Valvoline," Mitchell said afterward. "We officially dedicated our new headquarters, an amazing building that reflects our brand and our collaborative, innovative culture. But perhaps more important, it reflects our ongoing commitment to Kentucky and the communities we serve. We're proud to call Lexington home." Gray said in a statement, "Valvoline's decision to invest in our community sends a message around the world that Lexington is a great place to do business. Valvoline, which has called Lexington home for more than 30 years, is a great employer that gives back to our community." As a brand of premium lubricants, Valvoline has been headquartered in Lexington for more than 30 years. The company recently spun off from Ashland Global Holdings Inc. to become the latest standalone global company based in Fayette County. Valvoline employs about 5,500 people worldwide — with about 1,100 in Kentucky — in a variety of skilled, growth-oriented careers ranging from Valvoline Instant Oil Change technicians to corporate business professionals and supply chain specialists to research scientists and engineers. "Kentucky is a premier location in America for corporate investment, and Valvoline's decision to locate their world headquarters here stands as further proof of that," Bevin said in a statement. "This state-of-the-art building, as well as the employees it houses, will be a tremendous asset to the commonwealth. We are grateful for this significant vote of confidence. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Valvoline as Kentucky further establishes itself as the engineering and manufacturing center of excellence in the United States." Blanton said in a statement, "Commerce Lexington Inc. is proud to celebrate with Valvoline on the dedication of its new global headquarters building. Valvoline is a strong global brand with a significant local impact. Congratulations to Valvoline on the new innovative facility." Built with sustainability and the company's "Never Idle" culture in mind, the new Valvoline headquarters features a modern, open floorplan designed for collaboration; abundant natural light; and prominent space to showcase Valvoline's history and heritage as well as its vision for the future. Construction began in November 2015 with project development by Verus Partners, design by Solomon Cordell Buenz and general contractor work by Messer Construction Co. On May 13, Valvoline will open its doors again with a Community Celebration featuring a giant garage sale and auctions to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity, food trucks, a car cruise-in, a free kids zone, tours of the new headquarters, and more. Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. Valvoline ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,070 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ centers in the United States. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLife™ lubricants created for higher-mileage engines; SynPower™ synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze. Visit to learn more. ™ Trademark, Valvoline or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries ℠ Service mark, Valvoline or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Mako Z.,Transylvania University
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy | Year: 2014

This paper provides a study on the connection between Hill stability and weak stability in the framework of the spatial elliptic restricted three-body problem. We determine a necessary condition for weak stability by giving an upper and a lower bound of qualitative measure of the Hill stability. The sufficient condition for weak stability and the symmetry of weak stable regions around the planets of the Solar System is also investigated. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Agache I.O.,Transylvania University
Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology | Year: 2013

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current guidelines for asthma diagnosis and management do not recognize that different phenotypes of asthma exist, with significant variations in the manifestation of airway inflammation, symptoms, severity, and response to treatment. This article will critically review new approaches to classify asthma together with the emerging endotype-driven therapeutic strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Several new approaches for classifying asthma are available, from precision and deep phenotyping to identification of novel causal pathways and translation of biomarkers into pathway-specific diagnostic tests. New phenotypes, such as epigenetic phenotypes, asthmatic granulomatosis, or neurophenotypes are described. Large clinical trials testing the endotype-driven approach are increasingly successful, but the dissociated effect and the drug efficacy at the target site remain unsolved issues. Profiling the Th2 low and the resident cell compartment of asthma are major unmet needs in asthma endotyping. SUMMARY: Each of the hallmark characteristics of asthma (inflammation, remodeling, airway hyperreactivity) is the expression of a complex network of molecules, very diverse both within any given patient in time and between any two patients. Some of these networks are repetitive across individuals with asthma and specific for clinical expression, gene-environment interaction and inflammatory cell profiles represent novel endotype-specific diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 616.38K | Year: 2013

The Transylvania University (TU) STEM Scholars Program provides four years of support to two cohorts of freshmen entering in successive years, with up to 15 students comprising each cohort. Participants in the TU STEM Scholars Program are recruited from students who are intended majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, neuroscience or environmental science. In addition to the financial support from the S-STEM scholarships, program activities to recruit and retain students include personalized mentoring and advising by STEM faculty members, workshops on quantitative reasoning and learning habits, scientific lectures, a science and math journal club, summer research experiences, and presentations on STEM career opportunities.

Intellectual Merit: Through the various cohort-building activities and other support mechanisms provided the students selected to participate in the TU STEM Scholars Program, this project contributes to the knowledge base of effective recruitment and retention strategies for undergraduate STEM students. The fusion of existing TU student services with those developed through this project provides a model for other similar institutions.

Broader Impacts: The S-STEM scholarships allow students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue an education as a major in a STEM discipline at a private liberal arts university. More than one-third of recent incoming students to Transylvania are first generation college students. Thus, the TU STEM Scholars Program is broadening participation to individuals who otherwise may not have had opportunities to become STEM professionals.

News Article | December 16, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tessera Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: TSRA) (the “Company” or “Tessera”) is pleased to announce Dr. Petronel Bigioi, senior vice president of engineering and general manager at FotoNation, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Bigioi is being recognized for leadership in advancing digital imaging technology for handheld consumer devices. With more than 15 years’ experience engineering digital imaging solutions for digital still cameras, smartphones, and other related devices, Dr. Bigioi has worked alongside his team of engineers to pioneer many of the features that are considered essential components of digital photography today. “The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest and is the highest grade of membership conferred by the institute,” said Tom Lacey, CEO Tessera Holding Corporation. “Petro has been a pioneer and leader in his field and richly deserves this recognition. We are honored to have such a talented mind and innovator within the leadership of our company.” A co-founder of FotoNation, Dr. Bigioi is a pioneer of digital camera connectivity and a co-author of the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards. Dr. Bigioi has a Ph.D. (digital camera), M.Sc. (ASIC design) and a first class B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from Transylvania University in Brasov, Romania. He also holds an M.Eng. (networks and communications) degree from National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Bigioi has presented and published more than 35 papers and has more than 250 granted and published U.S. and international patents to date. The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year. For more information on IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit Tessera Holding Corporation is the parent company of Tessera, DTS, FotoNation and Invensas. We are one of the world’s leading product and technology licensing companies. Our technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas such as premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. We invent smart sight and sound technologies that enhance and help to transform the human connected experience. For more information, call +1 408-321-6000 or visit Tessera, FotoNation, and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera Holding Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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