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A&S Hall of Fame 2015 - Linda Challis Gill

Linda Challis Gill is a native Kentuckian from Louisville and Ft. Thomas. No stranger to adversity throughout her childhood, she learned how to overcome and succeed while growing up with an alcoholic mother. A scholarship allowed her to attend the University of Kentucky, and she received her bachelor’s degree in 1962. After considering a career in teaching, Gill chose to travel and see the world instead. She joined American Airlines as a flight attendant and later worked in public relations. She later pursued graduate work in counseling at San Francisco State University. She has been involved for more than 40 years in professional volunteering in the academic medical communities of Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, Methodist Hospital in Houston and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

In 1997, Linda and Jack Gill established the Gill Foundation of Texas, an educational philanthropy organization that has awarded nearly $35 million in gifts and grants. Linda serves as executive director of the Foundation, as well as advisor to the Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky, advisor to the Gill Center for Biomolecular Sciences and board member of the Houston Methodist Hospital Community Council.

Thank You from the College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

Students and faculty thank our donors and friends for their generosity and support of the College of Arts & Sciences.

 

 

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Year of Europe - Andy Merrifield: Europe's New Urban Question

On September 9, 2015 at the University of Kentucky, esteemed writer, social theorist, and urban geographer Andy Merrifield, professor at the University of Cambridge, presented the kickoff lecture for A Year of Europe. Merrifield has taught at the University of Southampton, Kings College, London and Clark University in Massachusetts. He also has been a visiting scholar to many American universities such as Johns Hopkins, University of California at Los Angeles, and the City University of New York. He is an author of nine books, and numerous articles, essays, and reviews, which have appeared in The Times, The Nation, New Left Review, Adbusters, and Harvard Design Magazine, among many others.

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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.

 

 

Dean Kornbluh Onsite at the Academic Science Building

 

 

Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Lawrence Kornbluh visited the Academic Science Building construction site to discuss its current progress and his excitement for what the facility means for the University of Kentucky. The Academic Science Building is scheduled to open Fall 2016.

 

 

Why I Ride

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get around UK’s campus. Find out just a few of the many reasons that members of the campus community choose to commute on two wheels.

Get Wired!

WIRED is your connection to rich experiences and interdisciplinary opportunities. Energized by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Fine Arts, the WIRED Residential Program is open to all academic majors. You will interact with a diverse and talented community with a proven track-record of producing competitive GPAs and on-time graduation in four years. WIRED offers small class-sizes and supportive peer-mentors. Link to everything at UK and in Lexington, find your focus, become a multi-modal scholar, engage your imagination, interact with faculty, and find yourself having a lot of fun! Get connected. Get Wired!

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Real World Sustainability: Greenhouse Students in the Community

Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.

For more information, visit: greenhouse.as.uky.edu/

Special thanks to The Plantory, another wonderful Lexington organization, for letting us in to film one of our interviews. plantory.org/

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