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Semester at a Glance


To download the calendar of events for the Fall 2014 semester, please CLICK HERE



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 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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Gerald Smith Named Newest Anderson Laureate


At Kentucky’s recent 28th Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Conference, the Commonwealth’s Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer and Arthur Lucas, executive director of the state Office of Diversity and Equality, presented the annual Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award to Gerald L. Smith, associate professor of history in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences.


Anderson Laureates, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, are given to individuals recognized for significant contributions to equal opportunity in their communities.


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Poster for 2015 Martin Luther KIng Jr Week


2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

Wednesday, January 14
All day
"Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Film Showing
MLK Center


Thursday, January 15
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Soup and Substance presents
"MLK Silent March & Vigil: I Have a Dream"
Student Center Small Ballroom


Friday, January 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MLK Diversity Fair
Student Center Small Ballroom


Saturday, January 17
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
MLK Day of Service
Lyric Theater
Transportation provided starting at 10:00 am
Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach


Monday, January 19
10:00 am
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Presents: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March
Commemorative Program at 11:00 am
The King Center encourages students to attend.


To download the poster for the event, click here!


Iyadeh Davies


Student Spotlight

Justice Delayed, Not Denied- Iyadeh Davies is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with the goal of attending law school. He recently returned from Germany as part of the Discover Germany-Discover USA program led by Vice President Judy Jackson and is currently preparing to take the LSAT. In the picture above is Doug Jones (attorney who prosecuted two kkk members responsible for 16th St Baptist Church bombing killing 4 little girls), our very own Iyadeh Davies (student extraordinaire), and UK'S President Capilouto (who students got to see at two King Center programs recently).