The University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering recently named Dr.Thomas Novak as the new Alliance Coal Chair in Mining Engineering. The position was established by Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
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Dr. Andrzej M. Wala, professor, Mining Engineering, received the 2010 Howard L. Hartman Award at the 13th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium which was held in Sudbury, Ontario. The award is presented biannually to a recipient elected by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Board of Directors.
Mehmet Saracoglu, a doctoral candidate in mining engineering was one of three University of Kentucky students presented with the Viji Jeganathan Award for Cross-Cultural Understanding. The award and $1,000 scholarship applicable toward tuition for the fall 2009 semester was awarded to Saracoglu by the UK Office of International Affairs.
As a kid growing up in Hutchinson, Kan., Braden Lusk saved his money each year to buy as many firecrackers at Fourth of July as possible. Now the University of Kentucky mining engineering professor is co-host of a new Discovery Channel series called The Detonators.
Lusk is a former Rolla student who studied under Worsey and now teaches at the University of Kentucky. And now they are the co-hosts of a new series on explosions