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UK Women’s Forum Broadens Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards, Seeks Nominees

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 9:00am
The Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards recognizes one full-time UK faculty member, one full-time UK staff member, one UK team comprising full-time faculty and/or staff, and one full-time UK graduate student for their contributions to issues that affect women at the university and across the Commonwealth.

'Behind the Blue': Making a Positive Impact on Individuals and Society With Dean Jay Miller

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 9:00am
Miller recently joined Carl Nathe for a ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast interview about ways the college is expanding access to social work education at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

UK 2021-2022 Housing Rates Approved by UK Board

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 9:00am
In its Dec. 15 meeting, the UK Board of Trustees approved the rate increase for university-constructed housing, which includes residence halls built before UK partnered with private company Greystar to construct and manage the bulk of UK’s residential beds. Rates for the Greystar-built and managed housing will increase by the same amount. 

December Grads Include 3 Uniquely Trained to Help Special Education Students With Communication Needs 

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 9:00am
Among December’s University of Kentucky College of Education graduates are three students who completed a program uniquely preparing school personnel who work with students with moderate and severe disabilities.  

'It’s Essential We Look Out for Each Other': Seasonal Depression Amid COVID-19

Wed, 12/16/2020 - 9:00am
Do you experience stress, anxiety or even depression during the winter months? If so, you're not alone. Each year, about 5% of adults in the United States experience seasonal affective disorder. In a Q&A session, UK expert Matthew Southward shares some advice for beating the “winter blues.”

UK Doctoral Student Selected for Jackson Scholars Network

Tue, 12/15/2020 - 9:00am
Rasheed Flowers, a University of Kentucky College of Education doctoral student, has been selected to participate in the University Council for Education Administration’s Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Network.  

UK Education Alumna’s Star-studded Classroom Brightens Zoom Sessions for High Schoolers

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 9:00am
College of Education alumna and current UK doctoral scholar Whitney Walker had a vision and enlisted help from retired Lafayette librarian Susie Jolliffe and student teacher Mallory Shaw, who is a social studies master’s with initial certification student at the UK College of Education. Together, they turned the students’ empty desks into a seating chart that would rival an Academy Awards rehearsal.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Faculty Honored for Teaching, Service

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 9:00am
Four faculty members of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment were honored for their contributions to the college’s research, teaching and extension efforts. The annual awards were presented during the college’s fall faculty meeting.

Family Health Conditions Inspire UK Grad to Return, Launch Career in Dietetics

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 8:00am
Nontraditional student Pam Thaxton graduates from UK this Friday with a degree in dietetics from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Although she holds two other bachelor degrees, Thaxton developed a passion for dietetics after a meeting with a registered dietitian helping her mother who was recovering from open-heart surgery.

As New Surge Comes to State, UK Libraries Continues Collecting Stories, Submissions for Kentucky Pandemic Archive

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 9:00am
With mainstream media only able to represent a fraction of this historical year, personal accounts being collected through the “In This Together” initiative are vital in telling the full history of everyday Kentuckians during the COVID-19 pandemic for current and future generations.

18 UK Student Artists Take Honors at 2020 Carey Ellis Awards Ceremony

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 9:00am
At the end of each fall semester, University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies celebrates its best and brightest young artists as part of the Carey Ellis Juried Student Show and awards ceremony presented at the school’s annual visual art celebration, Open Studio. While this fall looks different due to the pandemic, the school was still able to honor this year’s 18 winners with an online ceremony held Nov. 20.

Appalachian Center Announces Spring 2021 Awards, Funding Opportunities

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:00am
Applications for the 2021 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia and applications for the 2021 UK Appalachian Center Eller & Billings Student Research Award are both due Feb. 15. 2021.

UK Education Doctoral Scholar Publishes Comics to Help High School Students

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:00am
As a high school chemistry teacher, Christopher Preece has watched struggling students start to grasp science concepts through reading comic books. While pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Kentucky College of Education, Preece is taking a closer look at what makes comics a useful educational tool.

UK GradResearch Live! Winners Announced

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 9:00am
In the span of just a couple of weeks, the 24 research presentations by graduate students and postdocs garnered more than 9,500 total views on YouTube.  

UK Project Receives $3.2 Million for Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Research

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 9:00am
The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Danelle Stevens-Watkins has received a $3.2 million grant to conduct one of the nation’s first studies on nonmedical prescription opioid use among Black Americans. The funding, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will help fill a dire need for data on this underserved group.

4 UK Opera Theatre Vocalists Recognized at District Met Auditions, 2 Advance to Regional

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 9:00am
Two University of Kentucky Opera Theatre alumni vocalists, Kendra Beasley and William Clay Thompson, were among the four winners of the Kentucky District Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held virtually Nov. 8.

UK’s James B. Beam Institute Receives Donation of Barrel Storage Equipment to Advance Teaching and Research

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 9:00am
An equipment donation from Koetter Construction will enable the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky to construct a modern barrel-storage system inside the Independent Stave Company – Boswell Family Barrel Warehouse at the institute.

UK Women’s Forum Hosting Professional Development Programs Throughout November

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 9:00am
The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum is hosting virtual professional development programs and discussions throughout November focused on the theme of “Disrupt Yourself.”

Phi Kappa Phi Inducts 31 New Members

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 9:00am
University of Kentucky’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi welcomed 31 new members during an induction ceremony on Oct. 22. The ceremony was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Search Open for Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate School

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 9:00am
The University of Kentucky is now accepting confidential nominations and applications for the position of associate provost for graduate and professional education and dean of the Graduate School.