UK Honors Outstanding Senior Students and Staff With Lead Blue, Singletary Awards

The University of Kentucky honored two winners for the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award, Auburn Mattingly and Nogc Phan, along with many other students and staff members during the hybrid Lead Blue: Student Organizations Celebration and Award Ceremony on April 28.

Watch Live: The May 2021 UK Commencement Ceremonies

Watch the live ceremonies here as UK celebrates May 2021 and 2020 graduates this weekend at Rupp Arena.

UK Rosenberg Law, Patterson School Student to Study Turkish on Boren Fellowship

The Boren Awards fund up to $25,000 for undergraduates and graduate students to support language study, research and study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

5 Students Selected to Speak at UK Commencement Ceremonies

UK President Eli Capilouto has selected student representatives to speak at the UK Commencement Ceremonies May 14-16, at Rupp Arena. They include Sy Bridenbaugh, Lauren Sammons, Bilal Shaikh, Abbi Woodcock and Cameron French.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recognizes 15 UK Students, Alums

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 10 students and recent graduates have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, a UK doctoral student and four alumni received honorable mention recognition from the NSF. 

2 UK Students to Study Swahili, Chinese on Critical Language Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that UK students Mihir Kale and Michael Di Girolamo have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships, which provide funding to participate in intensive language and cultural immersion programs for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.

Kentucky Restaurateur and UK Alumna Ouita Michel Releases 1st Cookbook

For 20 years, diners in the Bluegrass have been able to satisfy their cravings for Ouita Michel's sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine at her acclaimed restaurants. Now they can make these recipes at home with her first cookbook, “Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places.”

UK Junior Awarded Fulbright Canada-MITACS for Research

Through this highly competitive opportunity, Madeline Williams will undertake advanced research projects virtually for 10 to 12 weeks.

2 Wildcats Awarded Research Internships in Germany

Two University of Kentucky students, Jacob Concolino and Benjamin Cortas, have been selected to receive Research Internships in Science and Engineering from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD).

UK Graduates: Ticketing Information for May 2021 Commencement

Tickets for the University of Kentucky May 2021 commencement ceremonies will be available online starting 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 22. To reserve your complimentary tickets, please go to and use the link appropriate for your commencement ceremony to access the Ticketmaster event.