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Giving Back During UK Breaks: Who Does that?

 

 

Drew Ritzel is just one of hundreds of UK students who have participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip — either a weekend excursion or a weeklong adventure — to volunteer.

Ritzel, a junior biology major from Dayton, Ohio, went on his first ASB trip as a freshman and since that experience, he’s been hooked.

Special Thanks to Casey Smith of Wildcat Student TV for video from the trip to Nicaragua.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit uky.edu/UKNow. A direct link to this story is uknow.uky.edu/content/giving-back-during-uk-breaks-who-does

 

 

UK Undergraduates Discuss "Posters-at-the-Capitol"

 

 

Fifteen UK students will join hundreds of other undergraduates from around the state to present "Posters at the Capitol" in Frankfort on Feb. 21, 2013. Now in its 12th year, the event gives these students an opportunity to showcase their research projects to state legislators, emphasizing the importance of research in universities.

This video comes courtesy of UK Public Relations and Marketing

 

 

Smith's Work on Genome Sequencing Published in Prestigious "Nature Genetics"

UK Biology professor Jeramiah Smith, collaborating with scientists from 35 other institutions worldwide, was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics for his work with genome sequence of the sea lamprey.

A&S Course Blends Science and Humanities, Explores Art and Epidemics

A new hybrid course in the College of Arts and Sciences will bridge the gap between to seemingly unrelated areas: art and epidemics.

Sesquicentennial Series: A 'Nobel' Alum

In celebration of the University of Kentucky's upcoming sesquicentennial in 2015, the 44th of 150 weekly installments remembers early alumnus Thomas Hunt Morgan, a world renowned experimental zoologist and pioneering geneticist.

Trott Brothers Make a Splash in Academics and Athletics

Schoolwork can get overwhelming for college students, and they need an outlet for fun. For brothers Terren and Skylar Trott, a combination of medical school and research opportunities led them to establish their own extracurricular activity on campus — water polo.

On The Move and Staying Put: Jennifer Hamilton

The educational rabbit-hole of entering the medical world can be a time consuming one. Often students feels that they don’t have time to squeeze in an elective of their choice — much less a semester abroad. Jennifer Hamilton however, was able to study abroad twice while earning her undergraduate degree in biology. Hamilton attributes this achievement to her College of Arts and Sciences advisor who guided her through the study abroad process, helped with scholarships, while also keeping her on track academically.

After applying and being accepted to numerous public and private medical schools, she decided to remain at the University of Kentucky and is now in her first year. Hamilton says herself that she feels “A&S and UK's Biology department more than prepared me to be a competitive applicant to public and private medical schools as well as in-state and out-of-state ones and it showed in the schools I was accepted into.”

The guiding hand of an A&S advisor paired with a biology major allowed Hamilton not only to prepare herself for medical school through the courses she took but also through lived experience, both here and abroad.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK Faculty Member Wins Statewide Teaching Award

University of Kentucky Biology professor Robin Cooper recently won an award from the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS), commending his excellence in teaching.

Standout from the Crowd: Jin-Young Kim

Jin-Young Kim is a student at the University of Kentucky's College of Dentistry but her path there was paved as an Arts and Sciences undergraduate majoring in biology. Kim's experiences visiting the dentist as a child instilled in her the desire to give other people the confidence to let their pearly whites shine. Similarly, the goal of UK and the College of Arts and Sciences is to instill in its students the confidence they need to let their best selves show.

Kim found that her biology major allowed her to meet all of the pre-dental requirements as well as secure a strong grasp on the sciences that would be crucial to her field of work. Further, as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, she found many student and pre-professional organizations that helped provide her with the experience necessary to help her standout from the crowd during dentistry school interviews. 

Guiding Kim through all of this—her undergraduate degree and dental school preparations—was her A&S advisor who became, overtime, not just an advisor but a friend.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species Research Experience at UK

Through a National Science Foundation program called Research Experiences for Undergraduates, 10 students from colleges across the country spent 10 weeks studying suburban ecology and invasive species at or nearby UK's Ecological Research Facility.

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/index.shtml

 

 

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