The Books That Shaped Them

With "Banned Books Week" celebrated last week and "Teen Read Week" coming up Oct.18-24, exploring the world through literature seems to always be in season. For professors at the University of Kentucky, books have impacted their lives and careers in surprising ways.

Pioneering Geneticist Michael Young Delivering Thomas Hunt Morgan Lectures

Michael W. Young, an esteemed geneticist known best for identifying the genes that regulate circadian rhythms, will deliver two lectures at the University of Kentucky this week as part of the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series sponsored by the UK Department of Biology.


Staff Senate Welcomes New Leadership for 2015-16

The University of Kentucky Staff Senate is welcoming a slate of new officers for the 2015-2016 year.

Topping Off the Academic Science Building



Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Lawrence Kornbluh speaks at the Topping Off Ceremony for the new Academic Science Building. The ceremony signifies the end of the structural phase and the beginning of the remaining phases of the construction process. The Academic Science Building is scheduled to open Fall 2016.



Biology and Chemistry Chairs Onsite at the Academic Science Building



Department of Biology Chair Vincent Cassone and Department of Chemistry Chair Mark Meier recently visited the Academic Science Building construction site to discuss the ways in which the building will transform science education on campus. The Academic Science Building is scheduled to open Fall 2016.



FastTrack, FOCUS Programs Position Students Ahead of the Success Curve

Started in the summer of 2012 as an intensive “boot camp” to help University of Kentucky’s new students prepare for college-level calculus, the FastTrack program has become an integral part of efforts to help students transition to the college classroom.

UK Alumna Hopes to Break Record, do Environmental Work While 'Paddling On' the Mississippi

University of Kentucky alumna Alyssum Pohl, a 2004 biology graduate and former Gaines Fellow, has embarked on a journey from source to sea kayaking the Mississippi River while documenting water pollution.

UK Places 84 Student-athletes on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Student-athletes from all eight of Kentucky's spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 84 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on Tuesday.

UK Hosts Eminent Dutch Scientist at Regional Chronobiology Conference

The University of Kentucky Department of Biology welcomed researchers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as renowned Dutch scientist Serge Daan

First Annual UK Postdoctoral Symposium

They conduct lab research and teach classes, but they are neither faculty nor graduate students. Postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, serve an important role at UK, a research institution. However, they are scattered across various departments and have not always had an opportunity to meet and share their work.


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