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6 UK Opera Alumni Lend Their Voices to Metropolitan Opera's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones'

University of Kentucky opera alumni are helping the Metropolitan Opera make history with the staging of its first opera by a Black composer. “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, features the vocal talents of six Wildcats and runs through Oct. 23.

UK Rosenberg Law to Host 2nd Daylong Breonna Taylor Symposium

UK Rosenberg Law students Sarah Byres and Bennett Tuleja have organized the daylong Breonna Taylor Symposium alongside Professor Blanche Bong Cook.

'Behind the Blue': Disability Resource Center’s David Beach Talks Accessibility and Launch of New Series

Starting this November, the UK Disability Resource Center is working with UKNow on a series titled “Many People, Creating One Accessible Community,” which focuses on raising awareness surrounding the DRC, accessibility and how each of us on campus plays a role in disability.

You're Cordially Invited to UK Theatre's 'The Thanksgiving Play'

UK Theatre will open its season with Larissa FastHorse's "The Thanksgiving Play" running Oct. 14-17, at Briggs Theatre.

Visiting Writers Series Returns

The Visiting Writers Series, hosted by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 1,3 with Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott.

UK Libraries Welcomes Princeton Scholar Ruha Benjamin for Fall Lecture

“Race After Technology" presented by Princeton scholar Ruha Benjamin will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Worsham Cinema in the UK Gatton Student Center. Graphic courtesy of Benjamin.

UK Studies: Opioid Overdose Deaths Increase Among Black Individuals

Recent studies by the University of Kentucky's HEALing Communities Study (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) researchers show a notable rise in opioid overdose death rates among non-Hispanic Black individuals.

UK Theatre to Open Season With 'The Thanksgiving Play'

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will open its Main Stage Season with "The Thanksgiving Play," written by MacArthur Fellow Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), Oct. 14-17, at the Briggs Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building.

Important Update on UK Women’s Forum Conference

Balance does not always mean stability — sometimes it means learning to be flexible. In this spirit, the University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has decided to transition to a virtual platform for the 2021 Annual Conference.

Inclusive Excellence Program Now Accepting 2022 Student Grant Proposals

The University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity is accepting proposals for the next round of grant funding through the office's Inclusive Excellence Student Program grants. Proposals for this round will be accepted from Oct. 1-31, 2021. Selected proposals will be awarded funding for the Spring 2022 semester.

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