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UK Named Computerworld Honors Laureate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2013) — The University of Kentucky has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate. The university will be honored at a gala June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

This honor is awarded to organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.

In selecting this year's recipients, a panel of 22 distinguished judges evaluated the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social or business need. UK was selected from more than 700 nominations to become one of 269 laureates from 29 countries.

Additionally, five laureates from each of the 11 honors categories will be named as finalists for a 21st Century Achievement Award. One finalist in each category will then be named a 21st Century Achievement Award winner. These awards will be announced during the gala.

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