The University of Kentucky has received a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work to better understand and minimize negative health and environmental impacts from hazardous waste sites.> >
Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. and Shalara Wells will walk across the Rupp Arena stage at the University of Kentucky's Commencement ceremonies May 8 with a well-earned sense of pride and accomplishment. Mitchell will be the first person in his family to ever graduate from college, while the fact that Wells will receive her degree on Mother's Day holds some extra special significance. Both are graduating from UK's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.> >
Dairy cows at the University of Kentucky recently had a chance to see their new barn for the first time. Almost immediately upon entering, the girls were having a good time exploring, running and jumping.
Officials at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently finished the facility at the Coldstream Dairy Research Farm with cow comfort a top priority. The name for the new barn is the Dairy Housing, Teaching and Research Facility.> >
Kentucky’s finest small businesses and the small-business community were celebrated in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during Kentucky Celebrates Small Business, an awards ceremony presented by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Kentucky District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration May 3.
Gov. Matt Bevin opened the awards ceremony by signing a proclamation recognizing National Small Business Week in the state.> >
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will visit the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment May 6. He will give a seminar titled “Perfect Storm to Nutritional Security,” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT in the Cameron Williams Hall, in Plant Sciences Building.> >
Even as a kid, former University of Kentucky football player Randall Cobb was always thinking about setting goals and figuring out how to reach them. But the current Green Bay Packers wide receiver wasn’t just focused on the game of football.> >
The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky has been named the 2016 Campus Kitchen of the Year. The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) national office recently announced awards at the third annual Food Waste and Hunger Summit at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. K
Founded in 2011, the Campus Kitchens Project is the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste.> >
Provost Tim Tracy honored five faculty members and four teaching assistants with Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards at the 2016 UK Faculty Awards Ceremony. The William B. Sturgill Award and the Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize were also awarded at the ceremony. The ceremony took place Thursday, April 21, in the Lexmark Public Room in the Main Building.> >
If the rest of the state felt the ground beneath them suddenly slope toward Lexington recently, there was good reason. A record-breaking number of high school students descended on the University of Kentucky campus for the 46th annual FFA/4-H UK Field Day. Coming from three states and as far away as the northwest corner of Ohio, 2,002 teenagers gathered to compete, to network and to learn about the educational opportunities available in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.> >
The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day Tuesday, May 10 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour starts at 8:50 a.m.> >
The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 12 of the university's students and alumni have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.> >
Faced with a pathogen, important signaling chemicals within plant cells travel different routes to inform the plant to turn on its defense mechanisms, according to a recent University of Kentucky study.> >
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kentucky MANRRS chapter was named National Chapter of the Year at the recent 31st annual conference for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. The chapter, housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, also brought home honors for students and 4-H agents.> >
Consumers are not substituting electronic cigarettes for traditional cigarettes, a University of Kentucky researcher found during his study of habit formation with noncigarette products.> >
An inaugural University of Kentucky Equine Nutrition Short Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14. The event is for horse owners interested in understanding how nutrition can affect their horses’ health and longevity. The event is presented by UK Ag Equine Programs’ equine nutrition working group within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.> >
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that Gov. Matt Bevin will issue a proclamation officially declaring May 1-7 National Small Business Week. KSBDC requested this of the governor in order to raise awareness of the importance of the contributions made by Kentucky small businesses.> >
The number 25 is special this year. Not only does 2016 mark Lexington’s 25th year to celebrate Arbor Day, but it is also the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.> >
The salamander population in the headwaters of Appalachia is both large and rich in a variety of species. At least in the undisturbed headwaters, that is. UK Department of Forestry scientist Steven Price has determined through a study of 23 Eastern Kentucky headwater streams that mountaintop removal mining and subsequent valley fill takes a toll on the amphibians’ numbers.> >
At its recent annual meeting in Concord, North Carolina, the Association of Southeastern Biologists awarded the Senior Research Award to the University of Kentucky’s Steven J. Price for outstanding research.> >
The Mountain Monday Series will move to Saturday this month for a Wildflower Hike Saturday, April 16. Mountain Mondays is hosted by the University of Kentucky Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability.
UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences associate professor Tim Phillips will lead participants on a non-strenuous hike through Robinson Forest to discover a beautiful array of spring wildflowers. Some common Kentucky wildflowers include blue-eyed Marys, violets, bloodroot, blue lobelia, larkspur, Jack-in-the-pulpit, phlox, phacelia, anemone, trout lily.> >
In honor of National Small Business Week, May 1-7, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network is partnering with Google to host a statewide event, Get Found on Google Search and Maps, on Wednesday, May 4. The event will help businesses claim their local listing and introduces Google My Business, a free tool that allows businesses to manage their information across Google.> >
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment today inducted five new members to its Hall of Distinguished Alumni. This year’s recipients - an entrepreneur, a NASA nutritionist, a Wall Street executive, a family and consumer scientist and an animal scientist - showcase the vast career options available to alumni from the college.> >
A University of Kentucky agronomist is the new director of UK’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability. David Williams assumed the leadership position April 1.
Located in Breathitt County, the center uses a sustainable approach to enhance the goods, resources, services and economics of Eastern Kentucky and its people. Center personnel engage in extension, instruction, research and development programs to help fulfill the center’s mission and help the region reach its full potential.> >