College of Education Dean’s Essay Featured in Public Education Book

A newly released book, “Public Education: Defending an American Cornerstone,” features a chapter by University of Kentucky College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig. Edited by David Berliner and Carl Hermanns, the book’s contributors focus on the essential roles that schools serve in society. The essay by Vasquez Heilig, “Scrutinizing … Read More

Counseling Psychology Students Show Research Making an Impact

Two counseling psychology students at the University of Kentucky College of Education gained experience sharing their research during the UK GradResearch Live! competition. The program challenges students to find ways to share their research succinctly and engagingly with a non-specialist audience. Rayven Peterson took second place in the pre- Three-Minute … Read More

Thelin’s Book Ranks in Forbes’ Top 10

University of Kentucky College of Education professor John Thelin’s book “Essential Documents in the History of Higher Education,” 2nd edition, made Forbes’ list of Best Higher Education Books of 2021. Thelin, a regarded authority on the history of higher education and public policy, presents a rich collection of primary sources … Read More

Harley Recognized for Multicultural Research in Counselor Education

University of Kentucky College of Education professor Dr. Debra Harley has been named a 2021 recipient of the Bobbie Atkins Research Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. The award recognizes excellence in research in the rehabilitation field, with particular emphasis on research uplifting individuals with disabilities through a lens focused on multiculturalism and diversity. … Read More

Youth Return to Campus for UK STEM Experiences Camps

Students in second grade through high school were back on the University of Kentucky campus this summer for in-person STEM Experiences camps. The program also hosted two weeks of virtual camps, giving students the chance to take part from any location. For 11 years, STEM Experiences camps have given youth opportunities to get a sneak peak of what it feels like to learn in … Read More

‘What School Could Be Academy’ Helps Schools Leverage Pandemic’s Impact 

A University of Kentucky team is linking with a nationally-known education innovator to help educators move beyond what school was before the COVID-19 pandemic.  The UK College of Education’s Center for Next Generation Leadership is offering the What School Could Be Academy. Supported by Ted Dintersmith, a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, the academy is open … Read More

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