Gaines Center for the Humanities Names 12 New Scholars for 2021

The Gaines Fellowship is presented in recognition of outstanding academic performance, demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, an interest in public issues and a desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities.

Gaines Center’s Breathitt Lecture to Examine Using Space to Give Voice to Emotions Surrounding Displacement

Emily Andreasson, a University of Kentucky interiors and French and Francophone studies senior and Lewis Honors College member from Williamsburg, Michigan, has been selected to deliver the 26th Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, on Zoom. Andreasson’s lecture will focus on use of space for expression and healing brought on by displacement.

Blood Drive on UK's Campus March 29-April 2 to Address Urgent Need

Kentucky Blood Center, which is the sole provider of blood products to UK Healthcare and 70+ other Kentucky hospitals, has seen a significant increase in blood usage at area hospitals. Coupled with fewer mobile blood drives than normal due to the pandemic and decreased high school and college blood drive events, the nonprofit is urging local citizens to donate blood as soon as they can.

Honors Alumni Q&A with Amanda Higgins '07

Dr. Amanda L. Higgins is the Community Engagement Administrator for the Kentucky Historical Society who graduated from UK Honors in 2007, majoring in history. Learn a thing or five about her by reading her answers to our questions! 

Appalachian Center, Lewis Honors College to Host Screening, Discussion of ‘Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence’

“Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence” will be available to the UK community and the public to watch March 17-24. In addition to the film, a Q&A session and discussion will take place 3-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, on Zoom,

Honors Alumni Q&A with Carla Curtsinger ‘85

Carla Curtsinger is a self-employed communications consultant who graduated from UK Honors in 1985, majoring in broadcast/multimedia journalism and minoring in political science. Learn a thing or five about Carla by reading her answers to our questions! 

UK Theatre Students, Faculty Represent at Kennedy Center Regional Festival and Present Virtual Season

Work by several students and faculty from the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance was recognized at the virtual Region 4 Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival Feb. 4–7, 2021.   

How UK Students Use Their iPads

In its third year of the program, the Smart Campus Initiative has provided incoming, first-year students with an iPad Air, Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Currently, more than 12,000 UK-issued iPads are on campus being used by freshmen, sophomores, faculty and staff.