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University of Kentucky Partners With Pro Esports Franchise on Gaming Program

October 23, 2019

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University of Kentucky to offer global gaming and esports program

October 23, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Kentucky has announced a partnership to build a first-of-its-kind global gaming and esports program. 

The school is working with the global esports company Gen.G, a company that has been a leader in working to diversify esports. It also launched the first all-female Fortnite team. 

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University of Kentucky Partners with Gen.G to Build Esports Program

October 23, 2019

  • Gen.G Esports will help the University of Kentucky develop its esports and gaming program.
  • The program is part of the University of Kentucky’s Smart Campus Initiative, which previously gave all first-year students iPad tablets.
  • Planned collaborations include creating recruitment and classroom opportunities around esports and hosting industry speakers.

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University of Kentucky and Gen.G join forces for gaming program

October 23, 2019

University of Kentucky has partnered with esports organisation Gen.G esports to build an esports and gaming program.

The partnership aims to “develop wholly new pathways for student recruitment, classroom and internship opportunities.”

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UK gets serious about gaming with school’s new esports partnership

October 23, 2019

On the same day its men’s basketball team was ranked No. 2 in the country and its football team began preparations for an important game against Missouri, the University of Kentucky announced a new sports program Monday for students and alumni to engage with in the years to come.

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UK Partners With Gen.G to Build Community Through Games

October 22, 2019

As part of strategic efforts to leverage technology to maximize student success and build community, the University of Kentucky today announced a partnership with the global esports company Gen.G to build a first-of-its-kind global gaming and esports program.

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U Kentucky Launches Major Esports Program

October 21, 2019

The University of Kentucky is launching a three-pronged esports program that will span academic, community and professional development.

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ITS Phishing Notification | Important Student Document

October 17, 2019

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of an email scam where the sender asks you to view an important document for students. This scam attempts to convince the recipient to click the malicious link.

 

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Technology reaching students is 'critical,' 'essential' at UK

October 16, 2019

By Eli Capilouto

Several weeks ago, we welcomed a record number of first year students -- about 5,400 -- to the University of Kentucky.

Over the next four years, they will become part of a community that will challenge them to think, debate, create and discover what is possible for themselves, their community and the world beyond our campus.

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Cybersecurity Month: Ransomware Attacks Becoming Massive Threats

October 15, 2019

University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) offers information to the UK community during National Cybersecurity Month. This week the topic is ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been a growing concern since 2016, as the criminal practice continues to make a resurgence.

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