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UK College of Social Work Student to Receive CSWE Community Partnership Action Award

UK College of Social Work Student to Receive CSWE Community Partnership Action Award The CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice has selected Kotomi Yokokura to receive their Community Partnership Action award.

University of Kentucky's DNYay! genetics outreach program engages high school students

Lexington, Ky.— A University of Kentucky entomologist is embarking on a quest to help high school students unlock the mysteries of genetics. The project, led by assistant professor Nicholas Teets, brings advanced genetics techniques and hands-on learning experiences to the classroom, fostering students’ interest in science. 

Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to helping students navigate the process of finding a faculty-mentored research opportunity that is a good fit for them. The Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo offers students the opportunity to explore research options, learn about participating in research and creative projects directly from faculty and staff and talk to student research ambassadors. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 11 AM – 1 PM  |  Gatton Student Center Social Staircase

5 students selected as Sustainability Summer Research Fellows

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2023) — Five University of Kentucky students have been selected for the Sustainability Summer Research Fellowship program, a high-impact learning experience that contributes to the students’ academic growth as well as sustainability-focused research initiatives at UK and in the community.

UK Libraries Recognizes Two Seniors for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

UK Libraries is proud to recognize seniors Seth Garcia and Anna Watrous with the 2023 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship. The annual prize celebrates exceptional and original scholarship in a traditional paper and a media or digital project, and is awarded to students whose research makes substantive and creative use of UK Libraries’ collections, services, and resources.

Appalachian Center honors 11 students with research awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center is honoring 11 students with its annual research awards. Eight graduate students received the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia, and one graduate student and two undergraduate students received the center's Eller and Billings Student Research Award.

20 students awarded CURE Fellowships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 8, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 20 undergraduates have been selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Physics graduate finds lifelong passion for research at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2023) — Walking across the commencement stage and receiving your diploma is a satisfying feeling and is the culmination of a lot of hard work. University of Kentucky graduate Gabija Ziemyte’s family will celebrate her accomplishments for the first time in the U.S.

‘Your voice matters.’ UK junior creating change through education, advocacy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2023)  What does it mean to be a changemaker? Kotomi Yokokura has been asking herself that very question for as long as she can remember. “Understanding the pain of those whose voices are overlooked ignited my need to advocate,” she said. “I knew I needed to utilize my voice to amplify their stories and create change.”

UK senior named prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholar

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2023)  Two University of Kentucky seniors — Kayli Bolton and Kayla Horne — interviewed this year for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Bolton was awarded one of only 23 Gates Cambridge Scholarships presented nationally to students hoping to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.