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PEN Award-winning Author Jennifer Haigh Featured at KWWC

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Haigh, a recipient of a PEN/Hemingway Award, will be among this year's workshop presenters at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

UK Welcomes Students From Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

Twenty-six Brazilian students will become Kentucky wildcats in the fall, as part of UK's partnership with the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Campbell to Discuss "The Gateway Arch: A Biography" on NPR's Weekend Edition

UK History professor Tracy A. Campbell's most recent work, "The Gateway Arch: A Biography", is already drawing national attention. Campbell will discuss his book on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" with Scott Simon this weekend.

Biology Undergrads Receive Prestigious Fellowships for Summer Research

How do young college-age scientists spend their summer? They do research, of course. And two University of Kentucky undergraduate students have received prestigious American Physiological Society (APS) Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships to conduct their work this summer.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Student Commencement Speakers Rosado, Glaser to Represent Class of 2013

Per University of Kentucky tradition, a student speaker will represent his or her class at both undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 5. The speakers for the 146th UK Commencement Ceremonies are Mercedes Rosado and Luke Glaser.

Mathematics as Art Form

In conjunction with the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky exhibition Curves in Math, Waves in Glass, Origami and Glass Works, father-son team, Martin Demaine and Erik Demaine, will discuss the relationship of art and mathematics in a lecture scheduled April 24. The exhibition, which opened April 21, runs through May 26.

A&S Kickoff Promotes Summer Courses, Resource for Choosing Courses

Do you need expedite your track to graduation with summer courses? The College of Arts and Sciences is offering a multitude of summer course options, and has a simple website to help you choose which class will be best for you.

UK Archaeologist Digs Up Kentucky History on National TV

 

 

The Hatfield-McCoy Feud is now infamous across the country thanks to the mini-series that aired in 2012. Thanks to the help of UK Professor Kim McBride, the National Geographic Channel's "Diggers" recently made an important discovery about this famous feud. "Diggers: Hatfields & McCoys" airs Tuesday, January 29 on National Geographic Channel.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit http://uknow.uky.edu. A direct link to this story is uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-archaeologist-helps-unearth-hatfield-and-mccoy-artifacts

 

 

Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Louis J. Swift

Lou Swift graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1963 and joined UK’s faculty as the chair of the newly reformed Department of Classics in 1970. His research interests focus on the study of early Christianity, including the issue of war and peace in late antiquity, and the relationship between religion and politics in America. Though he officially retired in 2001, he continues to teach an undergraduate course on the connection between religion and politics in America.

In addition to his teaching duties at UK, Swift also served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1996-1998, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1990-1999, and the Director of the University Studies Program from 1986-1999. He was also recognized by the National Academic Advisors Association in 1997 with the Pace Setter Award. During his tenure at UK, he was instrumental in forming the Central Advising Office, the Undergraduate Research Program, and the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

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