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Universities get grant to update new STEM students on what they missed in high school

(Photo from UK)   By Keith Hautala Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky has been awarded a $1.9 million grant to improve retention of students in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, through a collection of initiatives dubbed “STEMCats.”   UK is one of 37 research institutions selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

When you eat could have as much impact on your health as what you eat, researchers say

  Dr. Vincent Cassone talks about his biology research.   By Allison Elliott-Shannon Special to KyForward   Researchers funded by a National Institutes of Health grant have concluded that when you eat could have as much impact on your health as what you eat.   Vincent Cassone, University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences professor and chair of the Department of Biology,...

Pleas for Robinson Forest protection from mining, logging spark book by UK professors

Staff report   Eastern Kentucky’s Robinson Forest, owned by the University of Kentucky, is considered one of the state’s most important natural landscapes and yet also one of the most threatened.   UK faculty members Erik Reece of the Department of English and James Krupa of the Department of Biology recently released a book that brings to life the history and ecology of the...