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Applications Sought for 2017 Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities is eager to accept applications for the 2017 Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities. Established to honor an...

UK Senior Names Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

University of Kentucky senior Rachel Dixon, of Lexington, was recently named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Dixon, an English and writing, rhetoric and digital studies major, will...

Gaines Center Taking New Fellowship Applications

The Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky is seeking new applicants for its undergraduate fellowship program. To find out more about this opportunity, visit an information...

UK Students, Alumni Invited to Public Service Awards Information Session

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is offering an information session about scholarships and fellowships for students and recent graduates interested in attending...

2 UK Students, Confucius Institute Recognized at National Level

Two University of Kentucky students received nationwide recognition at Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s inaugural National Honor Gala held Sept. 24. David Cole and Rachel Lietzow, both members of...

UK Grad Gets 'Flying Start' in International Thoroughbred Industry

Much like the team behind thoroughbreds that try to find the perfect balance of gallops, breezes and races needed in preparation for a chance at a Triple Crown race, University of Kentucky...

UK Department of Agriclutural Economics Academic Bowl Team Wins National Championship

Chellgren Fellow, Daniella Straathof, is among the Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team who, for the first time since 1997, has brought home the national championship. The...

Research Experience Shapes Undergrads

In this podcast we’ll meet two UK undergraduates who share their stories of why they got involved in research and what they gained from the experience. The first student is Courtney McKelphin. She...

"see blue." #selfie Features Chellgren Fellow Loretta Stafford

Loretta Stafford is one of this year's UK 101 peer instructor liaisons! Stafford, a senior integrated strategic communication major from Madisonville, Kentucky, has taken on this leadership...

UK Welcomes High School Students to Campus for GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy

For the next three weeks, nearly 100 students from 21 high schools across the Commonwealth will be on UK's campus for GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @ UK — a college readiness program in...

Student Enables Wearable Tech in the OR

It’s never too early for undergrads to get involved in research. Take Zach Anderson, a UK senior who is bringing wearable technology into the OR to reduce doctor distractions. Anderson started...

12 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Cap Off Great Year for UK Student Scholars

More than 30 of the University of Kentucky's students and recent graduates had the world's most prestigious scholarship, fellowship and internship organizations take note this year, including what...

6 UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that six UK students and alumni have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK...

UKAg Student Wins Alltech Young Scientist Award

Agricultural biotechnology junior Alonna Wright, a native of Morgantown, Kentucky, recently received the Alltech Young Scientist award (AYS). The AYS program is the world's largest agriscience...

UK Juniors Win Boren Scholarships to Study Chinese, Russian Abroad

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that international studies junior Shauna Rust and foreign language and international economics junior Amaris Wade...

First-Year Honors Students Receive 2016-17 Lewis Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Honors Program has selected 10 first-year students as recipients of the T.W. Lewis Scholarship beginning fall 2016. This third cohort of scholars represent Fayette...

UK Student Selected for Fulbright Summer Institute in England

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that history junior Abigail King, of Lexington, has been selected for a place at a Fulbright Summer Institute to...

6 UK Students Win Scholarships to Study Critical Languages Abroad

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced six UK students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian...

Board Approves Creation of Lewis Honors College

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the creation of the new Lewis Honors College at UK. The board approved first reading of revisions to the university’s Governing Regulations...

Kern to Participate in Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Lectureship Progam

Kathi Kern, UK associate professor of history and Chellgren Faculty Fellow, has been named one of 78 new speakers to the Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Lectureship Program for...

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