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Kentucky’s First Annual Japanese Speech Contest was held in Lexington on March 1st, 2014. The speech contest invited high school and college level students from around the state to compete in various categories, based on their level of Japanese study. One University of Kentucky student, Faiyad Mannan, a double major in...

Published March 26, 2014

UK Biologist Jim Krupa studies carnivorous plants and has long been the steward of an unusual patch of land on UK's campus: Mathews Garden. The Garden is a 0.6 acre woodland garden on the corner of Limestone Street and Washington Avenue that has been in existence since 1900 and is used by students for research and teaching.

The Mathews Garden was originally...

Published March 14, 2014

The A&S Wired Living Learning Community, housed in Champions Court II, gives freshman students the opportunity to create lasting bonds within the dorm and within the classroom. A&S Wired allows students to shape their own education experience through innovative, technology-driven courses taken alongside fellow Wired students. In this podcast, we speak with two A&S Wired Alumni, Connor Appleman and Angel Ho, and their younger siblings who also joined the program, Daniel Appleman and...

Published January 29, 2014
The Department of Statistics is excited to welcome Katherine Thompson to its faculty!
 
While Thompson may be a statistician, her focus on developing statistical methods for biological issues also affords her the opportunity to work with other researchers like those in the Department of Biology. These interdisciplinary bridges that exist at UK are just one example of what drew Thompson to...
Published November 22, 2013
The Department of Biology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Ashley Seifert to its faculty!
 
Seifert's work at UK will revolve around exploring the ways in which different organisms can regenerate tissue. The aim being to eventually use that information in order to help people who are either sick or injured. For more information on Seifert's research projects, check out the podcast "...
Published October 14, 2013
https://bio.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Out%20On%20A%20Limb%20--%20The%20Science%20of%20Regeneration_%20Ashley%20Seifert.mp3
Biology Professor Ashley Seifert describes his job as a scientist and educator at the University of Kentucky as one of the best gigs around. It’s hard to disagree. 
 
Seifert only recently joined UK but he is already making big plans for the research he hopes to conduct. His background is one of a developmental and regeneration biologist meaning he studies creatures—mainly vertebrates—who have the ability to regenerate...
Published July 24, 2013
https://bio.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Opening%20New%20Doors_%20Debdas%20Mukerjee.mp3

University of Kentucky alumni Debdas Mukerjee graduated in 1962 with his Ph.D. in genetics. After UK, Mukerjee contributed his expertise to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center before his career finally carried him to the Environmental Protection Agency where he was a Senior Environmental Health Scientist for the United States. 

All of this was not Mukerjee's plan but he found that both the University of Kentucky and the state itself opened the doors of America to him in way...
Published April 9, 2013
https://bio.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Educational%20Road%20Less%20Traveled_%20Jennifer%20Hamilton.mp3

The educational rabbit-hole of entering the medical world can be a time consuming one. Often students feels that they don’t have time to squeeze in an elective of their choice — much less a semester abroad. Jennifer Hamilton however, was able to study abroad twice while earning her undergraduate degree in biology. Hamilton attributes this achievement to her College of Arts and Sciences advisor who guided her through the study abroad process, helped with scholarships, while also keeping her on track academically.

After applying and being accepted to numerous public and private...

Published November 7, 2012
https://bio.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Standout%20from%20the%20Crowd_%20Jin-Young%20Kim.mp3

Jin-Young Kim is a student at the University of Kentucky's College of Dentistry but her path there was paved as an Arts and Sciences undergraduate majoring in biology. Kim's experiences visiting the dentist as a child instilled in her the desire to give other people the confidence to let their pearly whites shine. Similarly, the goal of UK and the College of Arts and Sciences is to instill in its students the confidence they need to let their best selves show.

Kim...

Published October 17, 2012
https://bio.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Meeting%20Student%20Needs_%20Pooja%20Patil.mp3

For undergraduates on the path to becoming doctors, UK’s B.S./M.D. program accelerates the student’s educational path allowing them to earn a medical degree in only seven years. One dimension of this track, is a degree in biology from the College of Arts and Sciences. By combining a student's undergraduate and graduate degree into one program, the University of Kentucky is better able to serve those students who already have their collegiate goals mapped out.

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Published October 10, 2012

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