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UK's Robert Cass Named Astronaut Scholar

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has selected University of Kentucky senior Robert Cass, of Lexington, as one of this year's 38 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 scholarship. The ASF...

UK Phi Kappa Phi Chapter to Induct 46 Members

The University of Kentucky Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted a total of 46 new members in ceremonies at the William T. Young Library's UK Athletics Auditorium....

EQT Grant to Robinson Scholars Program Will Support Scholarships for Eastern Kentucky Students

The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is pleased to announce the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the EQT Foundation to support scholarships for first generation students from...

Phil Kraemer to Deliver Chellgren Lecture: Teaching as Ideacraft

Philipp Kraemer, Chellgren Endowed Chair for Undergraduate Excellence and professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Psychology, will be giving a lecture as part of the Chellgren...

UK EMBRACE Provides Students with Necessary Support and Resources to be Successful

In August 2015 the University of Kentucky Office of First Generation Initiatives created a new program dubbed UK EMBRACE. EMBRACE is designed to connect students with campus support programs that...

15 to Finish: A Simple Strategy for UK Students

Hannah Latta, a University of Kentucky junior from Mayfield, Kentucky, is a Chellgren Fellow, Gaines Fellow and member of the UK Honors Program. A biology major planning to attend medical school,...

Largest, Single Gift in UK History Focused on Enhancing Student Experience, Honors

Further underscoring the commitment to create the best possible academic experience for students, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Thursday announced the single largest gift in UK's...

New UK Program Teaching Students How to Impact Society

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics recently inducted its first ever cohort of Social Enterprise Scholars (SES). A brand-new specialized pathway through UK's...

Symposium on Violence in Latin America Presented at UK

The University of Kentucky's Gaines Center for the Humanities and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences are teaming up to present a symposium on...

Student's Map Project Becomes Resource for Under-resourced Young Moms

What started as a project in a University of Kentucky geography course is now a resource for young single mothers across Lexington. The resource, an online interactive map, was developed by UK...

UK Debate Team Set to Begin Another Successful Season

The University of Kentucky debate team will begin another competitive season in less than two weeks, and the expectations for the team have not been this high since the mid-'90s....

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...

The Dispute
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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