VIDEO: UK's Davis Marksbury Building Fosters Discovery, Learning & Sustainability

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2015) — The computer work happening inside the University of Kentucky Davis Marksbury Building is attracting worldwide attention. 

UK Computer Science Professor and Chair Brent Seales recently made headlines for leading a major breakthrough in reading ancient scrolls.  His digital imaging software will visualize the writing within scrolls of Herculaneum without physically unrolling them. 

While these scrolls are currently being housed in France, Seales is leading the digital imaging process from right here on UK’s campus in the Davis Marksbury Building.

Watch the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video above to discover why this building fosters an environment where he can share this dynamic research with his students…all while reducing UK’s carbon footprint.   

This video feature is part of a special series produced by UKNow focusing on locations across campus that are meaningful for UK students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni.   The idea is to show how the physical spaces on campus help foster discovery, community, research, knowledge and success for the UK family.   As the university celebrates its 150th anniversary, we want to show readers what our campus is like today by showcasing locations that have stood for decades along with some of our newest spots.  


Since the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas.  If there’s an obscure spot on campus you don’t think many people know about or an area that’s on everyone’s radar but you have a special connection to it, email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!


VIDEO CONTACTS:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940, or Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282,