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Commemorating 70 Years of Integration

Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, UK will feature a series of events, academic courses and special presentations. The commemoration and examination are sponsored by UK’s Office for Institutional Diversity, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this academic year.

UK Engineering is Using Hemp to Repair Kentucky Bridges

Since 1994, Issam Harik has been at the helm of a group of students dubbed CatStrong. The team recently repaired one of the piles on the KY 32 bridge over Blaine Creek in Lawrence County using hemp — marking the first time the natural fiber has been used as a construction material for bridge repair.

UK Professor Wins Coveted Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Amy Murrell Taylor’s 'Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps' is both beautifully written and an extraordinary contribution to the history of emancipation and the American Civil War.

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Invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.

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UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.

3.68

Average graduating GPA of Lewis Honors students.