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Today it’s 50 years: Men walked on face of the Moon and UK professors, grads were part of Apollo team

By Jenny Wells University of Kentucky Today marks 50 years since human beings first landed and walked on the surface of the moon. Nearly 650 million people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped down from the lunar module and left their footprints on the lunar surface. It was described by “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite as “the greatest adventure”...

UK researchers help victims of violence manage chronic pain with mobile breathing techniques app

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward Researchers from the University of Kentucky are studying how to help victims of sexual and domestic abuse alleviate chronic pain using a smartphone application. Charles Carlson, professor of psychology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, and Matt Russell, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, are currently conducting the first clinical trial of its kind...

GreenHouse17: UK research project proving the benefits of therapeutic horticulture at shelter

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward Many people who garden or grow their own food can attest to the therapeutic benefits of being in nature and tending to plants. Now, a local women’s shelter is witnessing firsthand the healing powers of farming and is working with University of Kentucky researchers to further develop this program and assess its impact. GreenHouse17 is a shelter for victims of intimate...

From A(laddin Sane) to Z(iggy Stardust): New UK class explores life, work of David Bowie

By Whitney Hale and Jenny Wells Special to KyForward A new class designed by music theorist Kevin Holm-Hudson and art historian Anna Brzyski took University of Kentucky students on a journey through the universe of the multi-talented artist David Bowie this spring semester. This interdisciplinary class for students from UK’s School of Art and Visual Studies and School of Music surveyed the 52-year...

UK officials release second CATS Safety Survey; many remain reluctant to report sexual assaults

By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward As part of its commitment to transparency and continuous improvement in campus safety, University of Kentucky officials have released an executive summary of the 2016 Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) survey. This summary provides results from the second year of a five year commitment by UK President Eli Capilouto and the endowed faculty of the UK Center for...

Pet Therapy Program brings man’s best friend to patients at UK HealthCare

By Olivia McCoy and Jenny Wells Special to KyForward The Pet Therapy Program run through the Volunteer Office at UK HealthCare gives volunteers the chance to let man’s best friend brighten the days of people who need it most. Developed in the past few years, the program has volunteers and pets that visit patients in the Markey Cancer Center and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Kathryn Allen and...

STEAM Academy students already on track
to success after summer in real chemistry lab

Stephanie Bamfo, left, conducts a chemistry experiment with her fellow STEAM Academy students at the University of Kentucky. (Photo from UKNow)   By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean every student is taking a break from learning. Many students from the Fayette County Public School’s STEAM Academy have participated in labs and...