UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY NEWS



ITS Presents Customer Excellence Awards
Efforts of award winners on ITS’ behalf have greatly improved the IT environment for the entire university.


UK Tech Store Celebrates Grand Opening
The Tech Store, located in the UK Bookstore, will celebrate its grand opening 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.


Wildcat Teams Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rates
More evidence of the strong academic accomplishments of UK student-athletes rolls in as the NCAA releases its Academic Progress Rate report.


UK’s LINKS Workshop is ‘Go To’ for Social Network Analysis Experts
UK's Gatton College is hosting a conference in early June that draws attendees from all over the world.


Attend a Free Lunch and Share Ideas for New Downtown Lexington Park
The Inclusive Park Gathering will take place June 7 at the Gatton Student Center, where UK faculty, staff, students and alumni can share ideas about making the new Town Branch Park welcoming and inclusive.


Candidates for Associate Provost for Enrollment Management to Participate in Open Forums This Week
Two candidates for the associate provost for enrollment management position will participate in open forums this week.


Don't Risk Tickborne Diseases This Summer: Follow Entomologist's Advice
UK extension entomologist Lee Townsend has helpful advice on how to protect yourself against tick bites.


PreScreening for UK Entrepreneurs Bootcamp is Available Now
The Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at UK is continuing to get ready for this fall's edition.


UK's HDI Has Role in Governor's Executive Order Making Employment for People With Disabilities a Priority in Kentucky
UK's Human Development Institute will work with the Employment First Council, created by the governor's executive order to guide the effort to create employment opportunities for Kentuckians with disabilities.


UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center Awarded NEH Grant for 'P.S. Write Again Soon'
The grant will fund the processing of 355 cubic feet of letters, diaries and personal papers from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters. Additionally, 50 cubic feet of material will be digitized. Hall, a Kentucky scholar of history and literature, collected materials written by men and women of different ages, races, education, and socioeconomic status from across the U.S. between the 1750s and the 1960s.


UK Celebrates Appreciation Day With Food and Fun
UK Appreciation Day will be held Thursday, May 24, at Kroger Field.


UK Police, UK Wellness Observe National Police Week
Today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and this week is National Police Week.


Kentucky Chosen for Prestigious Entrepreneurship Development Program
CEDIK, the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky based in UK's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is partnering with MIT on an exciting program for entrepreneurs.


Watch How UK's Reach Extends Beyond Campus
Come along on a campus walk with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Dean Nancy Cox to discover why our campus extends beyond downtown Lexington.


Mashburn Scholarship Winner Plans to Teach the World to Grow Healthy Plants
Winner of UK's 2018 Jamal Mashburn Scholarship, Cameron Stribling, will major in horticulture with a minor in plant and soil sciences in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Her dream is to "teach people all over the world about agriculture."


UK Announces New Bikeshare Partnership With Spin
UK recently announced a partnership with Spin —? a stationless bikeshare service —? to increase mobility options to, from and around campus.


UK, High Schools, Agribusinesses Team Up to Combat 'Brain Drain'
A UK-led program which exposes high school students to agribusinesses may result in more of these young people staying close to home to pursue entrepreneurial careers.


Art Plays Role in Building Community in New Gatton Student Center
To find out more about the artwork chosen for the Gatton Student Center, we caught up with Stuart Horodner, director of the UK Art Museum.


New UK King Center to Offer Same Welcoming Atmosphere With High-Tech Twist
UK's Martin Luther King Center in the new Gatton Student Center will provide the same welcoming, safe space for students of all identities, but with a high-tech spin.


UK Student-Athletes Reach 3.0 Overall GPA for 12th Straight Semester
Spring 2018 proved to be another very successful semester for UK Athletics in the classroom.


UK Summer Conference Housing Provides Affordable and Convenient Housing Options
UK Summer Conference Housing can provide central, modern, and spacious facilities for individual and group needs.


4-H Helps Young Man Share Love of Animals With Others
Trigg County 4-H is helping a young man utilize his love of animals to positively impact the lives of others and himself.


Q&A With UK Bookstore General Manager David Lang
UK Bookstore General Manager David Lang sat down with UKNow to discuss the bookstore's new space in the Gatton Student Center.


Lexington Teacher, UK Grad to Compete in 'Jeopardy!' Teachers Tournament
Claire Bishop, a UK graduate, is one of 15 upcoming competitors on the long-running TV quiz show. The "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament starts airing tonight (May 7) on CBS.


UK Police Issue Crime Bulletin Following Report of Sexual Abuse
A student reported being kissed and inappropriately touched by a male she met on a social media app called Whisper.