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President's Blog: A Partnership with Potential

On Thursday morning, one of the nation’s leading online learning companies, Coursera, is announcing that UK is among a handful of public, flagship universities it is partnering with to further expand learning opportunities for more students across our country.

Astronomy Professor Researches Latest Hubble Space Telescope Images

For UK physics and astronomy professor Gary Ferland, the latest images of the Ring Nebula, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, provide an invaluable resource to understand more about dying stars similar to the sun.

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.

EES Professor Is First Kentucky Jefferson Science Fellow

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Frank Ettensohn is the first person from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to be named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

Geography Guest Speaker: Sarah Whatmore

Sarah Whatmore is a Professor and Head of School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. Her research is in the field of political ecology, examining policy and the actions of humans impact the environment. She is author of Hybrid Geographies: Nature Cultures Spaces (Sage London, 2002). She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and collaborates with researchers around the world.

Gatton's Kalam Scholars Gathering Is a Success

The 2013 Kalam Scholars Conference for Indian Business and Economic Research recently hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Economics is drawing rave reviews from participants and observers.

UK Celebrates National Bike to Work Week May 13-17

May is National Bike Month, and University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is encouraging UK employees to take advantage of the many great activities going on with Bike Lexington. A great time to get involved is during National Bike to Work Week May 13-17.

Annual UK Shoe Drive Goes Through Friday, May 10

The third annual University of Kentucky Track and Field Shoe Drive continues through Friday, May 10. Founded by former Wildcat track competitor Josh Nadzam and current standout Luis Orta, the first two years (2011, 2012) of the drive have resulted in 5,000 pairs of shoes being collected in Lexington for people in developing countries.

UK Expands Collaborations and Programs With Jilin University

Earlier this semester a University of Kentucky delegation led by Interim Provost Tim Tracy visited Jilin University – one of the most prestigious “Top Ten” universities in China – with an aim to expand UK’s name recognition in China, and create new collaborative opportunities.

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