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The Gaines Center

Welcome to the Gaines Center

About the Gaines Center

Founded in 1984 by a generous gift from John and Joan Gaines, the Gaines Center for the Humanities functions as a laboratory for imaginative and innovative education on the University of Kentucky's campus. Devoted to cultivating an appreciation of the humanities in its students and faculty, the Center embraces varied paths of knowledge, and particularly strives to integrate creative work with traditional academic learning.

Located in three historic buildings between the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington, the Center is also designed to provide a link, intellectual as well as geographic, between the campus and town communities. The Center sponsors an array of public events - seminars, workshops, and culinary events — that bring the rich and varied resources of the Lexington community and the University of Kentucky together.

Applications Sought for 2017 Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities is eager to accept applications for the 2017 Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities. Established to honor an...

UK Senior Names Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

University of Kentucky senior Rachel Dixon, of Lexington, was recently named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Dixon, an English and writing, rhetoric and digital studies major, will...

Gaines Center Taking New Fellowship Applications

The Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky is seeking new applicants for its undergraduate fellowship program. To find out more about this opportunity, visit an information...

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