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Vanderford Receives Kentucky Academy of Science’s Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) – The University of Kentucky’s Nathan Vanderford received the 2020 Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) last Friday.

Wildcat Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Study Chinese


The Value of Involvement: A Profile of UK Student Sarah Ross

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2020)  As Sarah Ross continues her fourth year as a student at the University of Kentucky this fall, she recalls the upheaval and uncertainty of 2017. That was when she, then an Atlanta high school senior, first named the University of Kentucky as her college choice.

Cagney Coomer Leaves UK With Tremendous Impact on Science and Young People

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2020) — Cagney Coomer has three big achievements under her belt: She earned a doctorate in biology from the University of Kentucky in the College of Arts and Sciences; she started a nonprofit to encourage kids to pursue science and technology; and her research unlocked the secrets of two genes in the eye — the subject of her dissertation.  

Jake Higgins

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 3 --- Dr. Jacob Higgins is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and a Nurse Scientist in UK HealthCare. Thank you Dr. Higgins for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Madeline Williams

Madeline Williams is a junior Sociology and Political Science major with Anthropology and Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies minors. She is working with her mentor Dr. Lauren Cagle this summer on her research project "Loneliness during Mass Social Distancing: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Loneliness in College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor is a junior Biology major with Family Sciences and Community & Leadership Development minors. She is working with her mentor Dr. Jeffrey Osborn this summer on her research project "Identifying Genetic Loci in the African Green Monkey that Associate with Hypertension"

Dancing Wildcats Enjoy Smoother Transition to the Field of Medicine

The connection between art and medicine has been a focus of medical education institutions for decades.

UK Research Center Establishes Scholar Program to Promote Diversity in Neurotrauma Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2020) — For a couple of years now members of the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), in collaboration with UK College of Arts and Sciences, have been working to increase the representation of Black undergraduate students in neuroscience.

Project Allows UK Student to Positively Impact her Community

UK student Lucinda Smith, a senior human nutrition major from Corbin, Kentucky, has participated in research and outreach projects that show the health benefits of blackberries to people who live near Superfund sites. Photo submitted.