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Chellgren Center Names 36 New Fellows, Five Endowed Professorships

The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its newest class of Chellgren Fellows Sunday, Aug. 23. Five Chellgren Endowed Professorships were also announced....

UK's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Gains Momentum

"For a chapter which did not even exist six-and-a-half years ago, we're doing pretty well."

That quote about the University of Kentucky Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Chapter from chapter President  ...

STEM Education Department Welcomes New Research Undergrads

The University of Kentucky Department of STEM Education, under the direction of Molly Fisher, assistant professor and director of graduate studies, and Jennifer Wilhelm, associate professor and...

Fusing Interests in Undergraduate Research

Computer science and the St. Chad Gospels. Physics and Spanish. Math and international studies. The combination of these don't seem to make a lot of sense, but it is these interests that have...

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Getting a Jumpstart on Research with UK and Dunbar's MSTC Program

“It’s too far away,” agree Madison Hood and Jim Hower when the question arises about Hood’s plans to pursue a Ph.D… After all, Hood just graduated from high school. And yet the question is not...

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UK Theatre to Settle 'The Dispute' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

To cheat or not to cheat? That is the question Chellgren Fellow and Honors student, Kelsie Potter, and 13 other University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty will try...

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UK Anthropology Student Selected for National Security Fellowship

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that anthropology doctoral candidate Lydia Shanklin Roll has been awarded the National Security Education Program (...

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BLOG: Five Takeaways From a Week Embedded in UK Research

As a former (and recent) student at UK, I knew like everyone else on campus the significance placed on research here — the special mission associated with being the flagship, land-grant and...

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UK Graduate Kayaking Mississippi River for Adventure, Research

It was day seven, and the exhaustion was about to set in. Alyssum Pohl, UK grad and former Gaines Fellow, was in her tent hopelessly trying to sleep while a group of drunken twentysomethings spent...

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Seven UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that a seventh UK student has been named a recipient of Fulbright U.S...

UK Debate Team and Forensics Team Have Impressive 2014-2015 Season

Students across campus showcase their talents through many clubs and teams including the debate team and the forensics team. Both teams had a very successful year in their respective competitions...

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Chellgren Fellow Represents ONE Campaign at G7 Summit

Ryan McElhose, a University of Kentucky Chellgren Fellow majoring in sociology, with minors in philosophy and neuroscience, recently represented the ONE Campaign, an international advocacy...

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From UK to the UK With Fulbright

Interiors junior Jessica Moore, a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University in one of the most prestigious...

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First Generation International Graduate Engineers Success

For one University of Kentucky student, last week’s commencement ceremonies fulfilled a dream generations in the making. Tony Kao, a native of Cambodia, immigrated to the United States when he was...

Series on Violence and the Human Condition Opens

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities and the UK College of Arts and Sciences are teaming up to present a series of workshops on violence and the human condition. The first...

Three UK Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships

Three University of Kentucky students have received the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS), which will support their international independent research projects during the 2015...

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UK Students to Inspire Future Astronauts at Space Camp Turkey

Two University of Kentucky seniors have been chosen for internships with Space Camp Turkey. Emily Furnish, a chemistry and music performance major, and Damir Kocer, an economics and marketing...

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Early Passion for Science, Medicine Puts UK Grad on Fast Track to Medical School

Two seems to be a lucky number for graduating senior Sibi Rajendran, of Frankfort, Kentucky. Two years ago, Rajendran, the son of Narayanan and Preetha Rajendran, graduated from two high schools...

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Gaines Center Accepting Proposals for Bingham Seminar, Clark Lectureship

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities is now taking faculty proposals for the Spring 2016 Mary C. Bingham Seminar and Thomas D. Clark Lectureship in the Humanities....

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Three UK Students Win NSF Research Awards

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that three of the university's students have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation...

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