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Undergraduate Researchers Receive Oswald Research and Creativity Awards

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently recognized and awarded 13 students.

UK’s Chimene Ntakarutimana Named Marshall Scholar

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards announced Monday that 2020 psychology, sociology and Lewis Honors College graduate Chimene Ntakarutimana has been named a 2021 Marshall Scholar. The scholarship will finance two years of graduate study for her at an institution of her choice in the United Kingdom.

UK Rhodes Scholarship Finalist to Join Google

Graduating computer science and Lewis Honors College senior Kyra Seevers will embark on another exciting new chapter in her life as she takes a position at Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus.

18 UK Student Artists Take Honors at 2020 Carey Ellis Awards Ceremony

At the end of each fall semester, University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies celebrates its best and brightest young artists as part of the Carey Ellis Juried Student Show and awards ceremony presented at the school’s annual visual art celebration, Open Studio. While this fall looks different due to the pandemic, the school was still able to honor this year’s 18 winners with an online ceremony held Nov. 20.

'Finding the Good Life Through Great Books': Lewis Honors to Host Karen Swallow Prior

The purpose of the Lewis Honors College Speaker Series is to better prepare the Lewis Honors College students for the challenges and opportunities of life by covering topics including self-awareness, personal values, character development, leadership, critical thinking, decision-making, financial literacy, career planning, success and happiness; and to educate the Lewis Honors College students regarding the American values of individual liberty, free enterprise, personal responsibility, faith, family, patriotism, intellectual diversity, community engagement and civic responsibility.

33rd Annual Big Blue Crush is Nov. 16-20

The Cats beat the Vols on the field this season; now it’s time for University of Kentucky fans to roll up their sleeves and use their lifesaving powers to help Kentucky Blood Center beat Tennessee’s Medic Regional Blood Center in the 33rd annual Big Blue Crush blood drive event.

UK Alumnus Named Executive Director of Kentucky's SOAR

Colby Hall will lead the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works as a champion for Appalachia Kentucky by expanding job creation; enhancing regional opportunities and innovation; and improving quality of life.

'One Day for UK' Raises More Than $2 Million During 24 Hours of Giving

Donors contributed 3,539 gifts for a total of $2,644,378, including a $1.75 million transformative gift. This year’s digital giving day more than doubled the first year’s total. Gifts came in from 47 states and the areas receiving the most gifts in three categories (large unit, small unit and programs/centers) topped the “One Day for UK” leaderboards.

UK Senior Skyler Hornback Named Astronaut Scholar

University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced chemical engineering senior and Lewis Honors College member Skyler Trenton Hornback is one of 2020’s 56 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Established by the Mercury Astronauts, the foundation's goal is to aid the U.S. in retaining its world leadership in science and technology

Unveiling the History of Masks in Theatre

As today’s Wildcats don different types of masks and visors to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic or even use masks to continue to sing as part of the university’s musical theatre certificate program, one class of University of Kentucky theatre students is studying the use of masks in the creation of characters.

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