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University of Kentucky to develop master plan aimed at creating more diverse, equitable campus

Meg Mills University of Kentucky How can the look and layout of a campus make a community more diverse, just and equitable? That’s the central question being grappled with by a multidisciplinary project team that is part of the University of Kentucky’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion effort — a comprehensive campus-wide initiative, designed to foster a community at UK committed to acceptance...

UK researchers using lignin to make next-generation batteries; new technology could power cell phones

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A new study by University of Kentucky researchers is examining whether peach pits and walnut shells can be used to create cheaper, longer-lasting lithium ion batteries. The three-year project led by Jian Shi, assistant professor in the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment, will study whether lignin, a component of cell walls in woody plants and stone...