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Diagnosed With Advanced Colorectal Cancer, Young UK Researcher Fights Back

7 hours 58 min ago
After coming into UK Chandler Hospital's Emergency Department with nausea and belly pain, doctoral student and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher Yueming "Ronnie" Wu got a shocking diagnosis: advanced colorectal cancer.

UK Study to Reveal Health Equity Impacts of Flavored Tobacco Sale Restrictions

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 7:00am
A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study will examine how policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes impact health disparities among vulnerable populations. 

Experiential Learning Helps Physician Assistant Grads Prepare to Enter the ‘Real World’

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 8:00am
Experiential learning via simulations helps the physician assistant students in the UK College of Health Sciences prepare for moving on to the real world after graduating this weekend.

Alumna Sheds Light on Mysterious World of Theoretical Physics

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 8:00am
Nisheeta Desai, a 2020 UK graduate and now postdoctoral fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in collaboration with her mentor Ribhu Kaul, in the UK Department of Physics and Astronomy, has developed a theory that sheds new light on some of the biggest mysteries in theoretical physics. Their work, which recently published in Nature Physics, shows how the quantum motion of a synthetic material can be controlled by external magnetic fields. Such magnets may be key to realizing new quantum technologies.

UK Researchers Author Book on COVID-19 Pandemic Communication

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 8:00am
A new book, “Communicating Science in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 Pandemic,” features research and analysis from University of Kentucky faculty.  

From UK to the UK: Recent Grad Reginald Smith Jr. to Represent US in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 7:00am
Less than a month after crossing the stage to receive his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, Reginald Smith Jr. will step on a very different UK stage this weekend — at United Kingdom’s St. David’s Hall — where the baritone has been selected to represent the United States in the 20th BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition beginning June 12.

CAER’s Santillan-Jimenez Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 8:00am
As part of the program, Santillan-Jimenez will complete a project at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté in France. The project aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within engineering education.

UK Wins 1st USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at VHT International

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 8:00am
UK earned its first championship title at the 2021 edition of the VHT International at the Virginia Horse Center. This year, the team sent a record number of riders to the event.

UK Athletics’ 3.0 GPA Streak Reaches 18 Semesters

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 8:00am
With grades for the spring semester now finalized, UK Athletics has surpassed its goal of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average for 18 straight semesters.

Job Club Releases 2021 Summer Schedule

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 8:00am
The purpose of the Central Kentucky Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn.

2021 Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisors Named

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 8:00am
Awardees in all categories are nominated by the UK Advising Network for the Region 3 and National NACADA (academic advising association) awards. 

UK Honors Outstanding Senior Students and Staff With Lead Blue, Singletary Awards

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 8:00am
The University of Kentucky honored two winners for the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award, Auburn Mattingly and Nogc Phan, along with many other students and staff members during the hybrid Lead Blue: Student Organizations Celebration and Award Ceremony on April 28.

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to Lead Research, Outreach Efforts in Controlled Environment Systems

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 8:00am
Robert Houtz, associate dean for research and director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, will lead efforts related to controlled agriculture research, commercialization, production and workforce preparedness. The effort will meld the expertise of scientists and educators from a variety of departments within the college and potentially across the university.

Watch Live: The May 2021 UK Commencement Ceremonies

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 7:15am
Watch the live ceremonies here as UK celebrates May 2021 and 2020 graduates this weekend at Rupp Arena.

5 Students Selected to Speak at UK Commencement Ceremonies

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 8:00am
UK President Eli Capilouto has selected student representatives to speak at the UK Commencement Ceremonies May 14-16, at Rupp Arena. They include Sy Bridenbaugh, Lauren Sammons, Bilal Shaikh, Abbi Woodcock and Cameron French.

UK International Center Announces 2021 Global Impact Award Winners

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 8:00am
The International Center at the University of Kentucky has announced the 2021 UK Global Impact Award winners. Recipients include faculty, staff and alumni who have significantly contributed to the university’s global engagement through education, research and service, as well as fostered a culturally diverse, welcoming environment that is conducive to comprehensive campus internationalization.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recognizes 15 UK Students, Alums

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 8:00am
The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 10 students and recent graduates have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, a UK doctoral student and four alumni received honorable mention recognition from the NSF. 

Opportunity Chaser, UK Grad Montre’ale Jones Designs Own Path to Achieving Success

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 7:00am
Architecture graduate student Montre'ale Jones, from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, has always chased opportunities — from leadership activities to academic programs. This year, the soon-to-be graduate has had to rely on skills honed in campus experiences and support from his Wildcat family to push through a personal COVID nightmare during his last semester of class.

UK to Award Honorary Degrees at May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 8:00am
The UK Board of Trustees has approved the honorary degrees for W. Harry Clarke, F. Joseph Halcomb III, Deirdre Lyons and Carl F. Pollard.

UK Hosts Discussion on Conversing About Anti-Asian Hate With International Students

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 3:15pm
The University of Kentucky Office of China Initiatives and Latitude(s) is hosting a much-needed conversation on anti-Asian hate and international students at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. This panel discussion will be moderated by Karin Fischer, longtime higher-education journalist with a focus on international education and correspondent with The Chronicle of Higher Education.