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Construction Diversity Accelerator Program Celebrates Second Cohort Graduation

The Turner-UK Construction Diversity Accelerator (CDA) Program, in collaboration with the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (KYPTAC), is proud to announce the successful graduation of its second cohort. With the University of Kentucky and various community partners set to embark on an unprecedented number of construction projects over the next five years, the CDA program has been instrumental in preparing businesses to seize these opportunities and contribute to the growth of the construction industry.

Kentucky, Tennessee GAME Change team wins NSF Engines Development Award

The University of Kentucky, as lead organization, together with partners across Kentucky and Tennessee, has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program.

University of Kentucky Celebrates May Commencement

The University of Kentucky's biggest economic development event of the year took place earlier this month on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th. Thousands of students crossed the graduation stage and receive their diplomas. A total of 5,811 May degree candidates were conferred by the UK Board of Trustees. This includes 3,745 undergraduate, 1,433 graduate and 633 professional degree candidates.

POSTPONED: UK Community Innovation Partner, FoodChain and UK Food Connection Partner to Host First Tilapia Harvest

This event has been postponed to June.  FoodChain, the Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner, and the University of Kentucky (UK) Food Connection are partnering to host the first Tilapia harvest from the Cornerstone aquaponics system. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th, starting at 2 PM for the harvest at the Cornerstone, and continuing at 4 PM with a cooking class at the Food Connection. Renowned Chef Tanya Whitehouse will be using the fresh harvest to teach attendees how to make fish tacos, which will be served at the event.

Achieving Holistic Business Engagement

Depending on who you are, there are a few possible thoughts that come to mind when a business is mentioned on UK's campus: As a student completing your undergrad degree, you may have applied to work with them after graduation. As a faculty member, you may be wondering if your subject expertise can help them solve problems through research collaboration.   As a staff member working in philanthropy, perhaps you're processing a generous gift that will help sustain a university program that will benefit the company.

UK Community Innovation Partner FoodChain works to Build Food Equity in Lexington Community

The word “farm” evokes several images including rows of crops sitting underneath beaming sunshine, scarecrows, and cows scattered about. Likely, it doesn’t make one imagine an old and urban bread factory next to a brewery. But for Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner, FoodChain, this is the potential of agriculture, in fact, this has become a reality for the 40508-zip code.

Construction Diversity Accelerator Program Applications are Open

The Turner-UK Construction Diversity Accelerator (CDA) Program in collaboration with the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (KYPTAC) is back for year two! The University of Kentucky and community partners will have an unprecedented amount of construction projects over the next five years. The CDA is here to prepare businesses to take advantage of these opportunities.

CEDIK executive director wins 2022 Excellence in Extension award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2022) — A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment professor recently garnered national recognition for her work. Alison Davis, extension professor in the UK Department of Agricultural Economics and executive director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), received the 2022 Excellence in Extension for an Individual award. 

UK Supplier Diversity Hosts Construction Outreach Event

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Supplier Diversity team hosted a Construction Outreach event Tuesday, Nov. 15, inside the Gatton Student Center. The event was designed to introduce contractors, subcontractors and professional service providers to the process of doing business with the university.

UK Economic Development Collaborative to Host 3rd Annual State of the EDC

The University of Kentucky Economic Development Collaborative will host its 3rd annual State of the EDC from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in Cornerstone UKFCU theater. The event will also be available through Livestream. The purpose of the event is to tell UK’s economic development story and to engage all interested parties through a two-way communication channel to ensure the work of EDC addresses the needs of the stakeholders.

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