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Groundbreaking ceremony held for UK Health Education Building

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2023) — A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the largest academic building in the history of the University of Kentucky. At over 500,000 square feet, the new Health Education Building will house programs in the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Health Sciences and Nursing as well as the Center for Interprofessional and Community Health Education.

University of Kentucky's Community Innovation Partner, CivicLex, hosts Pumpkins, Policy, and Paint Brushes workshop

The University of Kentucky Community Innovation Partner (CIP), CivicLex hosted a Pumpkins, Policy, and Paint Brushes Workshop, on Wednesday, October 11th, at the Cornerstone. The event brought together students, faculty, community members and local leaders with the aim of fostering civic engagement and strengthening ties between the local community and its leaders.

Community Innovation Partner CivicLex hosts park workshop

CivicLex, the University of Kentucky Community Innovation Partner (CIP), recently organized a workshop focused on the significance of parks and green spaces in urban development. The event provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of Lexington’s historical context, present-day tools for change, and avenues for increased resident involvement in park planning. The workshop covered several key topics, including the importance of parks and green spaces, park accessibility and availability, zoning regulations, and green space equity.

UK named an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by APLU

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2023) — In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), one of the nation’s top higher education associations, has designated the University of Kentucky as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University.

College of Communication and Information, Gatton College of Business and Economics empower entrepreneurial thinking

The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information (CI) and the Gatton College of Business and Economics are excited to announce collaborative initiatives related to entrepreneurial thinking. CI is home to the Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking (iNet) certificate. This multidisciplinary certificate is geared towards students interested in an academic and entrepreneurial pathway at UK.

UK announces CivicLex as 2023-24 Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner

The University of Kentucky is thrilled to unveil its selected Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner (CIP) for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year. This year’s partner is CivicLex, who will have an ongoing presence at The Cornerstone to increase community engagement with students, staff and faculty. This 12-month long partnership is intended to help foster The Cornerstone’s vision of innovation and entrepreneurship through building connection between the community and the university.

University of Kentucky to Create Equity Map of Central KY with $31,500 Grant

The University of Kentucky Sustainability Challenge Committee awarded a $31,500 grant that will fund Phase 1 of the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) bold idea #4: Create an Equity Map of Central KY. Led by Marilyn Clark, the EDC, the Equitable Economic Development subcommittee and the UK Geography department, the plan aims to create a dynamic equity map for the state of Kentucky.

Materials Science Research Priority Area to seed innovation, fuel industry solutions

A new Research Priority Area at the University of Kentucky will seed innovation, fuel industry solutions and create a unifying identity for faculty, staff and students in materials science.  From medicine and manufacturing to automotive and aerospace applications, materials are vital to the future of Kentucky’s economy. 

Historic UK budget will expand access to health care, education to more Kentuckians

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $6.8 billion fiscal year 2023-24 budget for the institution that represents record-setting investments in the pillars of its mission — students, health care, research and service.

Construction Diversity Accelerator Program Celebrates Second Cohort Graduation

The Turner-UK Construction Diversity Accelerator (CDA) Program, in collaboration with the Kentucky APEX Accelerator, 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.

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