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UK Alumna Named 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

A two-time graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Education, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, is the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. She was a Fulbright scholar to Thailand and Vietnam and an...

Peer Mentors Help New Students Adjust to College Life

University of Kentucky Living Learning Programs (LLPs) offer dynamic residential experiences to students on campus, all geared toward enhancing student success. At the heart of these communities...

Two UK Seniors Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Two University of Kentucky seniors have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this spring. The scholarship will fund studies in the Czech Republic for human...

Chellgren Fellow Featured in 'Nutcracker on Ice'

As a little girl, Caroline Nickerson’s dreams never included becoming the Sugar Plum Fairy in a production of the holiday ballet classic, The Nutcracker. She was too busy ice skating,...

Gaines Center Seeking New Fellowship Applicants

The Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky is seeking new applicants for its undergraduate fellowship program. Each year, two-year fellowships are awarded to 12 promising...

UK program helps first-generation, low-income students navigate college

When Gloria Maldonado was still at Bryan Station High School, she remembers college reps coming to talk about the University of Kentucky. The first in her family to plan to go to college, “I didn’...

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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...

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