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Gen.G opens applications for the 4th class of its $1 Million Gen.G Foundation scholarship pledge

Global esports organization Gen.G today announced the opening of the application process for the fourth annual Gen.G Foundation scholarship. As a part of Gen.G’s $1 million pledge over the next 10 years, the scholarship primarily focuses on women, people of color and low income students enrolled in a U.S. university or college who are interested in gaming, esports, entrepreneurship, journalism or content creation. Students can apply here.

Explore First: Inaugural first-gen study abroad program expands access to the world

When was the last time you did something that scared you? When you embraced fear and let it empower you? For many first-generation students, this is every step of their college experience.  

Kentucky Black Writers Series, WUKY to host 'SAY IT LOUD: STAND UP'

The Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative (KBWC) and the University of Kentucky's 91.3 WUKY will host "SAY IT LOUD: STAND UP," featuring prominent and emerging Black writers. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, located at 251 West 2nd St.

SPARK Program hosting undergrad research informational webinar Aug. 29

The Students Participating as Ambassadors for Research in Kentucky (SPARK) Program is hosting an informational webinar today, Aug. 29, for University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University undergraduates who are interested in applying. The webinar will be held from 5-6 p.m. via Zoom. Applications are due Sept. 18. 

UK campus to participate in United Negro College Fund (UNCF) National Walk for Education

Units across the University of Kentucky campus on Sept. 23, 2023, will participate in the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) National Walk for Education. The Walk for Education is a nationwide initiative to raise funds UNCF needs to support student scholars as they pursue their educational endeavors. With a mission to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of underrepresented students, UNCF hopes to create a respected model of best practices in moving students to and through college. 

Register now for this year's Ubuntu Orientation Celebration

The University of Kentucky Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives and the UK Graduate School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all graduate and professional students, staff and faculty to attend the seventh annual Ubuntu Orientation Celebration from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in The Cornerstone Esports Lounge. 

UK's Damon Williams chosen for Academic Leadership Institute Residential Program

Damon Williams, associate vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky, was selected for the 2023 Academic Leadership Institute (ALI) Residential Program, which was held July 30-Aug. 3, 2023, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Swarthmore College.

Next UK Cannabis Center seminar focuses on recreational, medical cannabis, health equity

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center is sponsoring a series of seminars featuring national and international experts on cannabis science. This series will give UK students, faculty and the general public the chance to hear cutting-edge cannabinoid science across a wide variety of specialties (medicine, pharmacology, public health, impaired driving science, agriculture, legal and social justice). 

Construction Diversity Accelerator program back for 3rd year, now accepting applications

The University of Kentucky and Turner Construction, in collaboration with Kentucky Apex Accelerator, is once again accepting applications for the third cohort of the Construction Diversity Accelerator (CDA) program. Classes begin March 6, 2024.

Op-ed: How new era of Barbie finally made me want a doll

Growing up, I was — what we called in the 90s — a “tomboy.” Other than the dreadful laffy taffy-colored taffeta dresses with ruffles and white lace-trimmed socks, which my mother forced us to wear on special occasions, I avoided dresses as much as possible. It wasn’t a gender statement, per se. I simply didn’t see the point, especially during everyday play.

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