Campus News

UK Recycling Starts New Compost Program at University Flats

12 hours 29 min ago
At the beginning of this semester, University of Kentucky Recycling, the Student Government Association (SGA) and UK Residence Life launched the Residence Hall Food Waste program at University Flats. Students who sign up for the program are now collecting their food waste — fruit peels, vegetable scraps, egg shells and coffee grounds — for composting. Food waste is collected in a small green counter container, affectionately known as Grubby.

UK's Alumni Association, International Center, Office for China Initiatives Announce New China UK Alumni Club

12 hours 29 min ago
The China UK Alumni Club will engage, connect, serve and celebrate UK alumni and friends living in China.

UK Cooperative Extension Service Dishes out Cookbook Jam-packed With Recipes

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 09:00
“Cook Together, Eat Together” by the University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is designed to help families enjoy more home-cooked, healthy meals. Featuring easy recipes for breakfast dishes, soups, vegetables, salads and one-pot meals, the book lays out a strategy to enable families to spend more quality time together while also preparing foods that are affordable and delicious. 

UK, UK HealthCare Reflect on a Year of COVID-19

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:00
Over the next few weeks, through our news site and our social media channels —​ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — we will share the stories, the tenacity and the strength of many of the people who have proven that despite the challenges of the past year, there is hope on the horizon and we will prevail, “Till the battle is won.”

The UK Confucius Institute

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:00
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced to campus yesterday that the UK Confucius Institute is closing.

Humans of UK Health Corps: Contact Tracers Maya Cleveland and Christine Schraff

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:00
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kentucky assembled UK Health Corps — a dedicated team of staff to support students. But what do they do, exactly? And, who are they? UK Health Corps works behind the scenes, serving as the support hub for accessing services, information and referrals related to COVID-19 for students, faculty and staff. We sat down with contact tracers Maya Cleveland and Christine Schraff to learn about who they are, what they do for UK Health Corps, and what they want students to know.

'Behind the Blue': Making a Difference in Student Success With Toni Thomas

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:00
The University of Kentucky is prioritizing student success by providing resources that are making a real difference in improving retention and graduation rates across the institution.

UK Extension Collecting Supplies, Opening its Doors for Counties Devastated by Floods

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 08:00
The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is collecting items and providing relief efforts for Kentuckians impacted by recent floods. The Wolfe County Extension office is serving as the collection site for Eastern Kentucky counties impacted by flooding. On campus, extension will collect supplies at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Agriculture Distribution Center.

Application Submission Open to Owen County Students for the Marcella Whisman Peed Endowed Scholarship

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:00
The Marcella Whisman Peed Scholarship will be awarded to a student from Owen County who wishes to attend UK and has a planned career path in mind with goals for success. The scholarship will provide full tuition, as well as room and board, in its entirety for four years.

From Swab to Dashboard — The Journey of COVID-19 Testing Data and Reports

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:00
What goes on behind the scenes to ensure testing operations run smoothly? The answer involves more than you may think. 

Cornerstone Commentary to Feature Former Sega of America CEO

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:00
The University of Kentucky — along with its partner Gen.G — will continue its monthly esports speaker series, Cornerstone Commentary, with guest speaker Tom Kalinske, former CEO of Sega of America Inc. Kalinske will discuss his time with Mattel, the history of Sega vs. Nintendo and his work after the console wars of the 1990s.

'Behind the Blue': Fran Feltner on 30 Years of UK’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:00
CERH, which also serves as the federally designated Kentucky Office of Rural Health, supports the health and well-being of rural Kentuckians by promoting access to health services and educational opportunities.

UK Army and Air Force ROTC Honor Iwo Jima Veterans With Flag Raising Ceremony

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:00
Tuesday's ceremony paid special tribute to two World War II veterans with Kentucky ties: the late Elwood “Woody” Hughes and Franklin Runyon Sousley.

Nominations Open for UK Global Impact Awards

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:00
The International Center at the University of Kentucky is seeking nominations for the 2021 UK Global Impact Awards. These awards, launched in Spring 2020, recognize faculty, staff and alumni who have significantly contributed to the university’s global engagement.

SEC Champions: Kentucky Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins 1st SEC Championship

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:00
For the first time in school history, the No. 3 University of Kentucky women’s swimming and diving team has won the Southeastern Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Know the Past, Shape the Future

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:00
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent a video message to the UK campus Monday, Feb. 22, noting the significance of Black History Month. 

'Behind the Blue': Rebecca Dutch Discusses Current Efforts in Fighting COVID-19

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 09:00
On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Dutch talks about the new vaccines being used to combat the coronavirus, the genetic variations of the virus that are appearing in different parts of the world, her outlook for when we may emerge from the pandemic, and more.