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UK College of Social Work holds virtual ceremony for 24 graduating Army officers in MSW program

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky Many students around the country are missing milestones. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, schools and universities are making the tough decision to cancel or postpone commencement ceremonies. Though it’s inevitable that academic celebrations will look and feel different, it’s important to note — the achievements of the Class of 2020 should not be diminished. “The...

Commentary: During March, Social Work Month, celebrate the great work of practitioners, educators

By Jay Miller and Ann Vail University of Kentucky March is designated Social Work Month. Since the 1960s, this month has been marked as a time to celebrate the significant work of social work practitioners, educators, researchers and students. Social work has a rich and storied history. The foundational impact of Jane Adams’ Hull House, and Mary Richmond’s Charity Organization Societies has reverberated...

People in the News: Chang named CMO for UK HealthCare; Fayette music teacher honored

Dr. Phillip K. Chang has been selected to serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the UK HealthCare enterprise as of March 1. Chang has most recently served as medical director for perioperative services and associate CMO. As CMO he will participate in the implementation of strategic initiatives and overall operations management of the UK HealthCare enterprise and support clinical performance and...