Olivas to Deliver EPE Colloquium Talk Feb. 4

Staff Report Dr. Michael A. Olivas will speak on “God, Grades and Sex: The Developing Law of the College Classroom” as part of the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation’s colloquium series. The talk with take place from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in … Read More

Taylor Blair Selected as Student Speaker for December Commencement

by Jenny Wells Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2013) — University of Kentucky College of Education senior Taylor Blair will graduate with a degree in secondary English education this Friday while also taking part in an important Commencement tradition: serving as student speaker. Blair, from Louisville, was selected among several candidates … Read More

CCLD Assists in World Record-breaking Book Reading Challenge

by Keith Lyons The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) participated in the 2013 Jumpstart Read for the Record event October 3rd. Adults and children all over the globe engaged in a common reading experience through Otis, a book by Loren Long. Participants in this year’s campaign numbered 2,462,860, breaking … Read More

UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair guest blogs for Education Week

UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair guest blogs for Education Week about how school-university-community partnerships play a role in P-20 education reforms. The entry is located in Stu Silberman’s blog on public engagement and education reform. Silberman is the executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, … Read More

Danelle Stevens-Watkins receives the 2013 SAGE Professional Research Award

by Amanda Nelson Danelle Stevens-Watkins has received the Association of Black Psychologists “2013 SAGE Professional Research Award” for excellence in scholarship.  The award is for her 2012 Journal of Black Psychology publication titled “Racism and illicit drug use among African American women: The protective effects of ethnic identity, affirmation, and … Read More

College of Education Professor Featured in Inside Higher Ed

by Jenny Wells John Thelin, professor of higher education and public policy in the University of Kentucky College of Education, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed discussing President Obama’s plan to improve college affordability. Titled “Bumpy Road to Reforming College” Thelin explores the various issues that surround this complicated … Read More

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