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The MacAdam Student Observatory on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on the roof of Parking Garage Structure #2 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Students can discover the night sky at UK’s observatory

Evelyn Mickschl October 29, 2021

For centuries, humans have observed the night sky, though the stars were far-off entities. Humanity now knows more than our ancestors could have imagined, in part thanks to observatories and their users. The...

Comedian and author Trevor Noah joins the Dean of the UK College of Education Julian Vasquez Heilig for discussion at Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The event commemorates 70 years of integration at UK. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UK commemorating 70 years of integration and ‘important strides’ for diversity on campus

Emily Laytham September 20, 2019

With 70 years of racial integration under its cap, the University of Kentucky is celebrating progress – and potential – on campus this year.Several events have been planned for UK’s commemoration...

Trevor Noah shot a selfie with some students outside the Singletary Center for the Arts after his presentation on campus on Friday August 30, 2019. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Trevor Noah talks education, diversity, comedy at campus lecture

Jade Grisham September 3, 2019

Last Friday, the UK Office for Institutional Diversity and the Student Activities Board hosted a sold-out event at Memorial Coliseum to commemorate 70 years of integration at the University of Kentucky,...

Tiana Thé, a philosophy, political science and environmental studies senior delivers the 2019 Breathitt Lecture in the William T. Young Auditorium on April 4, 2019, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Grant Wheeler

‘Are we really capitalizing on the #MeToo movement?’ student asks UK crowd

Grant Wheeler April 9, 2019

This year marks the landmark 25th anniversary of the Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities held on campus annually.This year the lecture was hosted by philosophy, political science,...

MasterChef Gerron Hurt guided UK students through a cooking demonstration.

MasterChef gives UK students tips for reaching their goals

Noah Oldham February 12, 2019

On Monday evening, Chef Gerron Hurt, winner of “MasterChef” season 9, came to UK to give a cooking demonstration and a lecture as a guest of the Martin Luther King Center.Hurt kicked off the two-part...

April Ryan speaks at Memorial Hall on Friday, January 25. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto

CNN reporter April Ryan speaks on UK’s campus

Cody Ryan January 28, 2019

At an event hosted by the Martin Luther King Center, a crowd gathered to hear White House Correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan give a lecture in Memorial Hall Friday.On Friday, Jan. 25, Ryan...

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Muslim Student Association hosts conference to discuss ‘faith behind our actions’

Sydney Carter January 18, 2019

UK's Muslim Student Association is hosting the Midwest Conference in Lexington for the second year in a row. This year the lectures and workshops will be hosted on UK’s campus at the Gatton Student Center,...

Neal holds Sues old University of Kentucky student ID. Sue was first an undergraduate at UK in the 1960s before becoming a current Donovan Fellow.

‘Addicted to learning’: Donovan Fellows at UK make education a lifestyle

January 14, 2019

For UK Donovan Fellows Neal and Sue Mize, their lifestyle of education all started with an “old man in a white beard.”That’s the way Sue remembers the first Donovan Fellow she ever saw during her...

Corey Keller is a curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Curator Corey Keller kicks off photography lecture series

Isabella Chirico October 8, 2018

"We put a lot of faith in the photograph,” said guest speaker Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.On Oct. 5, the UK Art Museum hosted Keller at the Worsham...

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his experiences with a packed auditorium at William T. Young Library on Sept. 4, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his view of history in Clements lecture

September 4, 2018

“I looked at her two-piece suit; there was pieces of flesh and skull on her suit…there was blood on both wrists. Her stockings saturated with blood.”This shocking scene describing Jackie Kennedy...

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Jorge Cham visiting UK to talk about his college-life comics

September 4, 2018

Procrastination can weigh down even the most motivated students, and Ph.D. hopefuls are of no exception. Creator of "Piled Higher and Deeper Comics" Jorge Cham would know.With a B.S. in mechanical engineering...

Ashley Judd attended the game between UK and the University of North Carolina at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Photo by Latara Appleby

Alumna Ashley Judd will speak at UK in December

News Staff November 9, 2017

UK alumna Ashley Judd will return to UK in December to deliver the Irma Sarett Rosenstein Lecture Series.The lecture is hosted by the UK College of Social Work. Judd's lecture is titled "From Kentucky...

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