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The William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology is currently curating Native American and Native Hawaiian remains and cultural items that the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences plans to repatriate over the next three years, according to a self-published article by UK. The college is investing $889,188 to help return them after the remains and items are “appropriately identified.” The museum is about to begin a renovation process on the inside. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

‘Loophole in the law.’ UK nationally ranked in number of Native American remains not returned to tribes

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter January 23, 2023

The University of Kentucky has over 4,000 Native American remains but has not made them available for return to their rightful tribe, according to ProPublica research published on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The...

UK’s Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo took place on Monday, Sept. 12, in the Gatton Student Center. Photo by Emily Girard | Kentucky Kernel

Students discover research and internship opportunities at UK’s undergraduate research fair

Emily Girard, Features Editor September 29, 2022

UK’s Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo took place Monday, Sept. 12, in the Gatton Student Center. The expo aimed to connect students with research and internship opportunities across...

Dr. Susan Odom, an associate professor in UKs chemistry department, shown in a staff photo. 

Professor Susan Odom remembered as a bright mind, enthusiastic mentor and engaging friend

Natalie Parks April 23, 2021

Colleagues and friends remember Dr. Susan Odom, a University of Kentucky professor who died on April 18, as a vibrant, engaging figure with a passion for science and mentorship.Odom was a professor of...

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Letter to the Editor

John C. Higgins February 5, 2020

The recent Kernel article entitled "UK's Female Deans Are Paid Less" is an intentionally divisive non-sequitur when compared to its content. The data presented in the article is only a small part of the...

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Citizen science: How to feel good about using your phone in nature

Cameron Luker January 22, 2020

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors owes some gratitude to the land managers who make sure that we have beautiful and biodiverse places to visit. These could be the friendly folks at your local Parks and Rec...

UK researchers (from left) Matthew Gentry, Haining Zhu, and Lisha Kuang discovered two antibiotics that showed promising signs of curing a form of frontotemporal dementia. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

UK researcher discovers antibiotics that show signs of curing type of dementia

Addison Lander January 21, 2020

A team of UK researchers thinks they may be on the on forefront of developing a treatment for dementia.The group of scientists recently announced it has found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides...

Lindsay Jarrell, a research analyst in plant soil sciences, waters hemp plants outside greenhouse 12, part of the Agriculture Science Center North Greenhouse Complex, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Research partnership could put UK on the forefront of hemp boom

Emily Laytham December 1, 2019

Nearly a year after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the University of Kentucky is cashing in on hemp.A new partnership between UK and ValidCare, a leading hemp research agency, will attempt to fill in...

Fruit flies sit in a container in Nicholas Teets laboratory. Photo by Addison Lander | Staff

UK researcher explores the risks and benefits of new pest control method

Addison Lander October 23, 2019

There are many research labs operating inside the walls of the University of Kentucky, and one such lab is exploring the potential risks and benefits of a new method for a common pest control technique.The...


Op-ed: Identity, power, and equity in education

Xiao-Yin Chen September 27, 2019

Xiao-Yin Chen is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology program at UK. Her research focuses on first generation students, underrepresented minorities, achievement gaps and social belonging.This...

From left: Staff research scientist Donghern Kim and professors Xianglin Shi and Zhuo Zhang. The trio worked in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, part of the College of Medicine. 

Investigation finds UK professors responsible for research misconduct

Natalie Parks August 23, 2019

Following a yearlong university investigation, UK professors Xianglin Shi and Zhuo Zhang and staff research scientist Donghern Kim have been found responsible for serious research misconduct, a university...

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Participating in research projects an opportunity to make a difference

December 4, 2018

We’ve all seen the notices posted around campus announcing a new research project that some professor or department is doing. Usually, it’s a call for volunteers to participate in the research. Sometimes...

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes calls for democratic votes in upcoming elections during the NOW Womens March Anniversary Rally in front of the Circuit Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The rally was held a year after the first Womens March protesting Donald Trumps presidency. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Legalize marijuana, give teachers their pension

Saadia Akhtar April 9, 2018

The biggest issue in Kentucky right now is the pension crisis. Currently, the state is anywhere from $39 billion to $64 billion deep in pension debt for state workers.What makes matters worse is that there...

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