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'Never Give Up on Your Dreams.' Down Syndrome No Barrier for This Liberal Studies Grad

By Lindsey Piercy


Overwhelming excitement with a tinge of apprehension will fill Rupp Arena as emotions will be riding high May 5 — one of the University of Kentucky's Commencement Days. One by one, thousands of graduates will walk across the stage with an outstretched hand to receive their coveted diploma.

Two Ph.D. Students, Two Decades Apart, Earn Prestigious NSF Grants Thanks to Donor-Funded Summer Fellowships

By Julie Wrinn

Trust in political institutions is waning in many parts of the world, including in the United States, and Political Science doctoral student Gregory Saxton wants to figure out why. He received an extremely competitive $15,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) dissertation research grant to study perceptions of fairness, political support, and representation in conditions of economic inequality in Argentina. His research portrays how high levels of inequality challenge a fundamental principle of democracy and also erode citizens’ support for democracy.

'Never Give Up' — 3 Words 1 UK Student, WRD Major Lives By

By Aaron Porter

Writing, rhetoric and digital studies student Kenny Trotter came to UK from Chicago. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

Kenny Trotter's college career ended abruptly, and his dream of becoming a lawyer was on the verge of never happening (multiple times). But due to his perseverance and "never give up" mentality, he's not only back at UK, he is excelling.

Well-Being, Immunological Aging, and the Brain

As people age, their immune systems change, and not necessarily for the better. How can psychological well-being influence the aging immune system? And how might the immune system and chronic infections influence well-being and the brain? Results from the Thought, Stress, and Immunity Study, which started in 2001 and has involved over 200 local older adults, provide some hints.

Join us for the 2018-19 College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor Lecture with Suzanne Segerstrom. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium


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