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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...

College of Design Celebrates Undergraduate Research

The Lexington community will have the opportunity to view UK College of Design student research projects on ...

Undergraduate Researchers Showcase Creative Film

"LOOFO," a film directed and produced by two University of Kentucky seniors,...

Undergraduate Sustainability Showcase

Undergraduate students who participated in the National Science Foundation-funded Systems Thinking for Sustainability (NSF-STFS) course at the University of...

Undergraduates Among Creative Scholarship Winners

Ricoh USA hosted a video contest this semester offering current UK students a chance to win one of four $5,000 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Entrants were asked to create a short...

Students Win Boren Awards to Study Languages Critical to National Security

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced two UK students will study critical languages on scholarship in 2014-15. Cassidy Henry, a graduate student at the Patterson...

Two UK Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships

Two University of Kentucky juniors have received the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) which will support their international independent research projects during the 2014 summer...

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 43 Students

The University of Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held its annual induction ceremony last week, inducting 43 students into the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society....

Breathitt Lecture Video Released

The 2014 Breathitt Lecture is now online!  "Slum or Settlement:Rewriting the Narrative of Urban Poverty, with a Focus on Community Organizing and Autonomy in Oaxaca, Mexico"  by Evan Sweet was...

UK Scholar Athlete Grace Trimble Named Truman Scholar

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships is proud to announce that political science junior and UK Women's Tennis Team member Grace Trimble, of Winchester, Ky., has been named a...

UK Student Wins Scholarship to Study at Oxford

University of Kentucky's Ryan Winstead, an English and gender and women's studies junior, has been awarded an English-Speaking Union (ESU) Scholarship presented by the English-Speaking Union...

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