Campus News

UK Social Work Launching Support Group for Adopted Kentucky Teens

6 hours 9 min ago
As with all ASK services, ASK-Teens harnesses technology to organize virtual meetings through a secure online platform. Additionally, group sessions will occur twice a month and will be led by an experienced behavioral health clinician. These discussions offer a safe space to share personal experiences without fear of judgment.

UK Libraries Expands Access to Appalachian History, Culture With Appalshop Digital Film Catalogue

6 hours 9 min ago
As Kentucky-based nonprofit Appalshop continues to celebrate its golden anniversary, University of Kentucky Libraries is offering streaming access to part of the world’s largest single body of creative work about Appalachia with the Appalshop Film Collection.

UK Education Doctoral Scholar Publishes Comics to Help High School Students

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 09:00
As a high school chemistry teacher, Christopher Preece has watched struggling students start to grasp science concepts through reading comic books. While pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Kentucky College of Education, Preece is taking a closer look at what makes comics a useful educational tool.

Important Update on Classes and Campus Operations

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 09:00
An email message from University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto went to all students, faculty and staff yesterday in response to Gov. Andy Beshear's recent COVID-19 restrictions.

UK Celebrates 11 Years as a Tobacco-Free Community

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:00
Celebrating its 11th year of continuing to make the University of Kentucky a healthier place to work, learn and live, the UK Tobacco-free Campus Committee, along with University Health Services and other members of the campus community, continues its success of communicating and helping spread awareness of the policy on campus and the health effects related to utilizing tobacco products.

Update on Campus Operations, Classes Between Now and Thanksgiving Break

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:00
This message was emailed to University of Kentucky students, staff and faculty yesterday evening following Gov. Andy Beshear's announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions.

UK Adopts Test-optional Policy for 2021-22 Academic Year

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 09:00
The University of Kentucky has decided on a test-optional policy for the 2021-22 academic year — meaning students can apply without an ACT or SAT score — joining the 1,400 institutions, out of the 4,000 across the U.S., that are test optional for next year.

UK Professor Shines Light on Fight for 19th Amendment in Kentucky

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:00
In this new release from the University Press of Kentucky, “A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote,” historian and UK faculty member Melanie Beals Goan offers a deeper understanding of the women's suffrage movement in Kentucky by following the people who labored long and hard to see the battle won.

UK Alumni Club Scholarship Winners Announced

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:00
This year, 152 students received scholarships totaling $198,400 from the UK Alumni Association, local UK alumni clubs and individual alumni endowments for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Cornerstone is Open, 2 New Food Hall Tenants Announced

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:00
A new space for learning, innovation and collaboration is now open to the Lexington and University of Kentucky community. Designed to be a hub of activity around innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and economic development, The Cornerstone, new home to esports at UK, supports the university’s nationally recognized Smart Campus digital strategy that focuses on increasing persistence and graduation rates, while preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose.

Reforming Financial Operations Transparently

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:00
On Friday, Nov. 13, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent the following email to the campus community.

UK’s James B. Beam Institute Receives Donation of Barrel Storage Equipment to Advance Teaching and Research

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:00
An equipment donation from Koetter Construction will enable the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky to construct a modern barrel-storage system inside the Independent Stave Company – Boswell Family Barrel Warehouse at the institute.

UK Women’s Forum Hosting Professional Development Programs Throughout November

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:00
The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum is hosting virtual professional development programs and discussions throughout November focused on the theme of “Disrupt Yourself.”

'Behind the Blue': Continuing Efforts Toward Student Success With Christine Harper and Asia Payne

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 09:00
This episode of "Behind the Blue" talks about what test-optional means for prospective students, the range of scholarships available, the continuing availability of campus tours, and more.

UK Celebrates America Recycles Day With Eye-opening Waste Display

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:00
To celebrate America Recycles day, UK Recycling plans to demonstrate how much cardboard is sent from UK to the landfill each week — cardboard that could have been recycled. UK Recycling is placing 17 bales (over 20,000 pounds) of cardboard on display outside of William T. Young Library from Nov. 17-19.

Parking, Transportation Changes Over Winter Break

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 09:00
The upcoming winter break will impact both campus parking control and bus services. Both change significantly during academic breaks and then resume normal operation when classes start again. Please see below for more details about parking, bus schedules and holiday parking passes.

UK Social Work Responds to Critical Need, Launches Fully Online Undergraduate Degree

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:00
Helping people in need is more than a career — it’s a calling. Now, you can answer that calling by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Kentucky completely online.

University Press of Kentucky Release Explores Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:00
When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Kentuckians from Paducah to Pikeville jumped to action. In the University Press of Kentucky’s new book “Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor,” Berry Craig tells the story of this pivotal day in American history through the eyes of these Kentuckians, allowing their voices to emerge and come back to life.