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Chellgren Seminar Series Begins Tonight

As the inaugural lecture of the 2014-15 Chellgren Seminar Series, UK professor of journalism Buck Ryan will deliver a talk titled “This I Believe: You can make Lexington a Great College Town” at 7...

UK to Celebrate Constitution Week

Lovers of free apple pie and the U.S. Constitution unite: the University of Kentucky, led by the UK Honors Program and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, will celebrate Constitution Week...

The Power of Food
Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues

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UK's Shepherd Interns Discuss Time Living Below Poverty Line

Two University of Kentucky students took on an unusual challenge this summer. They agreed to work for eight weeks at a specific agency or site that serves low-income individuals or families and...

UK Office's New Name Reflects Work with Nationally Competitive Award Opportunities for Students

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships (OES), part of the Academy of Undergraduate Excellence, received approval from the Office of the Provost to change its name to the Office...

Spears Receives the Nemo Award

Danna Spears, Class 12 Robinson Scholar and Chellgren Fellow has received the 2014 Nemo Award. Named after Paul “Nemo” Bryant a class 10 Robinson Scholar who passed away in 2011, the Nemo Award is...

Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its newest class of Chellgren Fellows this past weekend.  Benefactor Paul Chellgren, along with Chellgren Endowed...

First Scholars Application Now Available

The University of Kentucky Office of First Generation Initiatives has announced the application for the First Scholars Program. Open to incoming, full-time freshmen who are first-generation...

Supporting First Generation Students

Provost Riordan reflects on the experience of a first generation college student.

We have a lot to be proud of at the University of Kentucky. It’s a special place — something I’m reminded of...

Snow Inducted as President-Elect of National Neurotrauma Society

Dr. Diane Snow, University of Kentucky Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, interim director of the UK Honors Program and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, was recently elected by her...

Provost Riordan Reflects on the Success of our Students

This summer we have followed our students' blogs about their adventures abroad, celebrated large and meaningful research grants and read about faculty members' work in national media publications...

Three UK Students Invited to Fulbright Summer Institutes in the UK

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced the selection of three UK students by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to participate in Fulbright Summer Institutes...

UK Students Have Banner Year Racking Up National Honors

Each year University of Kentucky students are recognized on the national, and even international, stage with a variety of prestigious scholarships, internships and fellowships that acknowledge...

UK Student Reconstructs Language

When University of Kentucky student and Chellgren Fellow, Erica Mattingly, enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd’s linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history — or at least re-...

UK Alum Back to Share Knowledge of Appalachia

Former University of Kentucky student and student vice president of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, Amanda Fickey, is back at her alma mater this summer, teaching Appalachian history and culture...

Two UK Juniors Named Goldwater Scholars

University of Kentucky juniors Matthew Fahrbach, of Louisville, Ky., and Samuel Saarinen, of Shelbyville, Ky., have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship worth up to $7,500 per year....

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Critical Languages

Three University of Kentucky students and an alumnus have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study the Arabic, Japanese and Turkish languages abroad....

Phil Harling
New Director of the Gaines Center

A new director for The Gaines Center for the Humanities has been announced.  Read more about it in a message from Dr. Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education below: 

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UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients...

Fifteen UK Students Win NSF Research Awards

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced 15 of the university's undergraduate and graduate students will be able to pursue research in their fields of study with...

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