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First-generation students can find support to overcome obstacles during college journey

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky For students returning to school or just starting their college careers, the fall semester may look different than they were expecting. Yet, for many of those students, the first in their families to enroll in college, the opportunities for success are still out there, and professors, administrators, staff and even nonprofits are available to help them succeed. Though...

Statewide climate consortium empowers Kentuckians to be well-informed environmental stewards

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky A new statewide consortium headquartered at the University of Kentucky is developing interdisciplinary climate research and teaching collaborations to empower people to become well-informed stewards of the environment. The mission of the Kentucky Climate Consortium is to act as a catalyst for climate research and education in the state by providing networking...

UK’s Belle C. Gunn First-Year Program welcomes freshmen with tenacity, curiosity and passion

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently announced a reimagined Living Learning program, the Belle C. Gunn First-Year Program. In 1888, Belle C. Gunn was the first woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from what was then known as the State College of Kentucky and is now the University of Kentucky. Beginning in fall semester 2020, the College of Agriculture,...

UK stream restoration project to improve water quality, provide outdoor classroom for students

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky The first phase of a stream restoration project on the University of Kentucky campus has begun. When all phases of the project are completed in late fall, water runoff from the fields and adjacent parking lots will be controlled, which will result in improved water quality, area beautification and an outdoor learning laboratory for UK students. If all that...

Carmen Agouridis named associate dean for instruction in UK College of Agriculture

Carmen Agouridis has been named associate dean for instruction for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. An extension associate professor in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Agouridis received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in that field,...

UK’s Living Learning Program turns 25 next term with sustainable Greenhouse residence

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward   Encouraging sustainability practices and awareness of environmental issues is at the heart of a new Living Learning Program, although the LLP is itself 25 years old. The new offering will make its debut this fall at the University of Kentucky.   Greenhouse is a partnership between the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the College of Arts...