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#WomenOfUK: First Woman Graduate Belle C. Gunn

Campus News - 1 hour 56 min ago
Women students at the institution that would come to be known as UK reached a milestone on June 4, 1888, as the college faculty reviewed the candidates for degrees and recommended the first woman to receive a baccalaureate degree.

UK's Robinson Forest is Important to Our Path Forward

Campus News - 2 hours 56 min ago
For decades the forest has served as a "living laboratory for how healthy forests can impact the water and animals that run through them." Now, though, thanks to the innovative thinking of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, the forest has the ability to provide additional resources to enhance its research, teaching and demonstration missions.

Expanded Parking on College Way Affects Motor Pool Parking

Campus News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:00
Ongoing construction and reallocation of existing spaces in the College Way area have resulted in adjustments to Motor Pool operations, which limit personnel who rent vehicles from the Motor Pool from leaving their personal vehicle in the fenced Motor Pool area.

#WomenOfUK: UK Alumna and Olympian Simidele Adeagbo

Campus News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
The University of Kentucky community is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting alumna Simidele "Simi" Adeagbo. Adeagbo made history as Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Africa’s first female skeleton Olympian and the first black female skeleton Olympian. On top of all those accomplishments, Adeagbo is also paving the path for youth who want to be like her.

UK's HDI CATS Helps People With Disabilities Gain Independence

Campus News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:00
A car accident one year ago left Kacee McKee a quadriplegic.

Looking to Get Involved on Campus? PFA is the Place for Parents and Families

Campus News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:00
For parents and other members of the family wanting to provide support for students in college, UK Student Services Center houses the Parent and Family Association. Dating back to the early 1900s, this association engages family members of current UK students through publications, programs, events and services.

#WomenOfUK: Q&A With Associate Provost Kathi Kern

Campus News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 08:00
Associate Provost Kathi Kern discusses UK's efforts to expand online programs. While UK is already present in all 120 Kentucky counties through Cooperative Extension, an expanded online presence will allow more Kentuckians, irrespective of where they live, an opportunity to earn a UK degree.

Nominations Open for Student Employee of the Year

Campus News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 08:00
If you have an outstanding student employee working in your area, consider nominating them for the Student Employee of the Year award. The award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and initiative in their work.

#WomenOfUK: How Sue Roberts Views UK's Role in the World

Campus News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:00
Sue Roberts, UK’s associate provost for internationalization, is aware each day how much smaller the world seems than the day before.

Spring Break Transportation Changes

Campus News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:00
With Spring Break next week, UK Transportation Services will adjust parking and bus services to reflect the needs of the reduced campus population.

'Behind the Blue': Our Path Forward

Campus News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:00
In this edition of "Behind the Blue," Provost David W. Blackwell and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric N. Monday discuss Our Path Forward, what it means, and why it’s so critical for UK’s future and that of the entire state.

What is P2P Reform and Why Should You Care? It’s Part of Our Path Forward

Campus News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:00
Our Path Forward is a five-year financial and strategic plan designed to help the University of Kentucky chart its own path to a brighter future for students and the Commonwealth.

'I Am Diversity' Oral Histories Give Voice to Wildcats From All Walks of Life

Campus News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 08:00
Universities often provide the first real-world experience for young adults to learn about their fellow community members as they are introduced to individuals from all walks of life. A new oral history project at UK gives voice to these important life experiences and lessons by telling the stories of a variety of members of the campus family and beyond.

Scholarship Opens Door to Global Learning in China for UK Students, Faculty, Staff

Campus News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 09:00
UK students, scholars, faculty and staff can now apply to the Chinese Government Scholarship - Bilateral Program administered by the China Scholarship Council and coordinated by the UK International Center’s Office of China Initiatives. The deadline to apply is March 15.

UK Receives Grant to Support LEADS Initiative

Campus News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:00
The James Graham Brown Foundation has recently awarded four federal grants to Educational Justice, the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and UK. The university's grant will help further the university's mission to promote student success and retention. 

UK Makes Progress Toward Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target

Campus News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:00
In December of 2016, UK made a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2025. Thanks to UK’s Emissions Reduction Plan and the work of many different units across campus, the university is on track to meet or exceed this target.

The University Presents ‘Leadership Through Transformation’ Events

Campus News - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:00
While campus visibly undergoes transformation through renovation and construction, the "Leadership Through Transformation" events share insights into — less visible but equally important — opportunities for transformation on the inside.

Bus Stop Move Improves Transit Access South of Cooper Drive

Campus News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:00
Transportation Services is relocating an existing bus stop on Cooper Drive around the corner to University Drive. While the bus stop will physically only move approximately 100 feet, the change will dramatically improve access to the Kroger Field Red Lot and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment facilities south of Cooper Drive.

UK Alert Test Wednesday Coincides With Statewide Tornado Drill

Campus News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:00
The UK Alert test and Kentucky Emergency Management's tornado drill will begin around 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, March 6.