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UK Martin Luther King Center Hosts Dialogue on Stereotype Threat
As part of its Lunch & Learn series, the UK MLK Center brought in UK President Eli Capilouto and former UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy "J.J." Jackson to lead a discussion on stereotype threat. The event took place Dec. 10, 2014 in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater.


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Kentucky One of Six Jurisdictions to Receive $20 Million EPSCoR Grant
Six jurisdictions have received Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

The $20 million awards will bolster science and engineering academic research infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands and five states: Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. Each five-year award will support fundamental research; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development in areas relevant to the jurisdictions' economic and other vital interests.

The University of Kentucky's project provides a STEM-based educational framework that will encourage meaningful participation of under-represented and minority student populations in the emerging knowledge-based economy.

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Alliance of Nine Universities Seeks to Improve Diversity in STEM Fields

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, as the principal investigator, will lead a multi-million-dollar initiative with Kentucky and West Virginia universities to increase underrepresented undergraduates studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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"Big Blue Family" VIDEO: Jim and Lydia Wims Help UK Students Succeed

University life holds a special place in the hearts of Jim and Lydia Wims.

As first-generation college students, both were heavily involved in residence life at Kent State University, where they met and eventually married.

They began raising their kids while working at Lincoln University in Missouri. Today, they both work on the University of Kentucky campus serving students in two unique roles. Jim serves as the associate vice president for student affairs while Lydia is the director of student support services.

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