Campus News

Over $200,000 Awarded to 10 Teams for Sustainability Efforts

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:00
Ten teams of University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff will begin work on sustainability projects next semester after being selected to receive Sustainability Challenge Grants totaling more than $200,000. This is the largest cohort of teams in the six year history of this program.

Farmers Markets Open With an Eye Toward Safe Sales

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 08:00
In the United States, about 40% of farmers are 65 or older according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s census. Kentucky reflects that demographic, so when the coronavirus started to emerge in the state, some farmers who were in the elevated risk category and typically sell through farmers markets were a little concerned about how they would safely continue sales this year.

A Pivotal Week in Our Efforts to Reinvent Normal Operations

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 08:00
President Eli Capilouto updated the University of Kentucky community Tuesday on the fall restart efforts. The email sent to all students, faculty and staff is below.

UK International Center Announces Global Impact Award Winners

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 08:00
Award recipients comprise faculty, staff and alumni who have significantly contributed to the university’s global engagement through education, research and service, as well as fostered a culturally diverse, welcoming environment that is conducive to comprehensive campus internationalization.

UK Libraries’ Nunn Center, Historian Explore Legacy of Appalshop in New Oral History Collection

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 07:00
As nonprofit Appalshop celebrates its golden anniversary serving as one of Appalachia’s most celebrated hubs of creativity, University of Kentucky Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in partnership with UK alumnus and historian Jeff Keith have launched a collection of more than 50 interviews on the beloved organization online.

The 90 Awarded LEED Certification

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 08:00
The 90, the free-standing dining commons on the University of Kentucky campus, has been awarded LEED certification for its environmental performance and sustainable design.

Message From President Capilouto About How We 'Reinvent Normal' at UK

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 08:00
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent a video message to the campus community Thursday, May 21, with an update on restarting operations at UK in the fall and efforts to "reinvent or reimagine" normal. 

UK's OLLI Now Accepting New Members

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky is now accepting new members for the summer semester. 

Learn to Refresh Your Mind and Body Through Sleep

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 08:00
To help you improve your sleep and discover how it can benefit you personally, HR Health and Wellness and Student Wellness have partnered together to offer a new sleep program called Refresh, available to students, faculty and staff.

Commute Club Applications are Open

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:00
There’s never been a better time to consider going car-free on campus. One of the many benefits — aside from cost savings and potential health perks — is the ability to participate in Commute Club, a program that rewards students and employees for making a one-year, car-free commitment.

‘The Work of our Office is About Learning and – Most Importantly – Unlearning’: Unconscious Bias Initiative Expands With New Director

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:00
To better serve the University of Kentucky at large, the Unconscious Bias Initiative, housed within the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID), has expanded its unit and has been refocused as Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education. The establishment of the refocused office reflects the greater role OID plays on campus, providing outreach, information and support to the entire university population.

Fauci, Arnett, Others to Discuss the Future of Academic Public Health

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 20:00
The closing plenary session of the Virtual Annual Meeting for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health will be May 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Before ‘Zoom’ Became a Noun: Wilma Klein Was Kentucky’s Distance Learning Pioneer

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:00
While video conferencing apps like Zoom and Google Meet are the talk of 2020, Kentucky students have been using technology to learn at home for 63 years. Wilma Howard Klein is the “grandmother” of distance education. The University of Kentucky College of Education alumna conducted the first instructional television program in the Commonwealth in 1957.

WUKY Partners With StoryCorps to Launch StoryCorps Connect

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:00
WUKY encourages residents of Central Kentucky to utilize this technology to connect with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and, in the process, contribute to the creation of a unique first-person historical record of this unprecedented crisis. 

Bike Voucher Program Applications Now Being Accepted

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 08:00
UK Transportation Services is now accepting applications for the 2020 Bike Voucher program. Now in its sixth year, the program offers the first 100 qualified applicants $400 each in vouchers that are valid at any of four participating local bike shops.

Join Us in Our Campus Restart Efforts

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 08:00