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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...

Two Students Take National Honors at Translation Contest

Two University of Kentucky students in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures received high honors at the recent Maurine Dallas Watkins National Greek and Latin...

UK Selected as Churchill Foundation Scholarship Institution

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States has selected the University of Kentucky to be a participating institution for its scholarship program beginning fall 2016. The Churchill...

Gaines Fellows' Projects Focus on Video Games, Theater

Two current University of Kentucky Gaines Fellows, David Cole and Abby Schroering, have successfully completed their jury projects, a requirement to complete the first year of their fellowship, by...

Students to Present Research at Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research, along with SPUR (the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research), will host the annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars 3 to...

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Officer to Speak on Opportunities

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will welcome Lora Seery, senior program officer for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, to campus this week to speak about the...

UK Junior Corrine Elliott Named Goldwater Scholar

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that junior Corrine Faye Elliott, of Lexington, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Elliott is...

UK Theatre, Honors to Stage Reading of Play on Climate Change

The students of the "Staging History" class, a University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance and Honors Program course, will present a staged reading of "Terra," a play about climate...

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