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15 to Finish: A Simple Success Strategy for UK Students

Hannah Latta, a University of Kentucky junior from Mayfield, Kentucky, is a Chellgren FellowGaines Fellow and member of the UK Honors Program. A biology major planning to attend medical school, Latta has a lot going on.

Hitnes Mural Showcases Beauty of Science Studied at UK EREC

Home to laboratories, aviaries, research fields and ponds, the University of Kentucky Ecological Research and Education Center (EREC) is also now home to larger than life-size art that illustrates the beauty of the science studied there.

Application Period for Women’s Empowerment Scholarship Now Open

The University of Kentucky Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women (OPSVAW) in the College of Arts and Sciences announced today that the application window for its Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is now open.

UPK Encyclopedia Editors, Including UK Historian Gerald Smith, Winners of Kentucky Archives Month Award

University Press of Kentucky (UPK) co-editors Gerald Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel and John Hardin have been selected to receive the 2015 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate for Merit for Writing/Publication for their editorship of The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.


Historian Roy Foster Details Irish History

Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, was recently awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study” for his book “Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923.”

57 Honored With UK Outstanding Staff Awards

Recognizing the accomplishments of staff across the University of Kentucky, 57 UK staff members were honored with Outstanding Staff Awards (OSA) Wednesday at Spindletop Hall. This was the sixth year for the event sponsored by the Office of the President and UK Staff Senate.

Researchers 'Open for Collaboration' Through UK Libraries

Open Access is a consistent theme in university libraries across the world, as researchers seek to share and collaborate in new ways.

Impact of Spanish Conquistadores on Modern Mexico

A new assessment of the lasting impact of Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Empire’s conquest of the Aztec Empire will be discussed at “New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest and Empire: From the 16th to the 21st Centuries.”

Silent No More: Lydia Blaisdell Play to Have Kentucky World Premiere

A new play by Lydia Blaisdell will have its world premiere in the Bluegrass Nov. 5–7, in four performances at Lexington's Downtown Arts Center

Smith Receives Racial Reconciliation Award

Gerald Smith, University of Kentucky professor of history, the UK Martin Luther King Center scholar-in residence and the Theodore A. Hallam Professor (2015-2017) received the Campbellsville University Racial Reconciliation Award on Oct. 14.


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