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Richards and Pauly Awarded funds for Research on Therapeutic Targeting in Nicotine Addiction

Assistant Professor Chris Richards (UK Chemistry) and Professor James Pauly (UK Pharmacy) have been awarded funding to help elucidate the mechanism of nicotine addiction and to identify targets for nicotine cessation therapeutics. The $760,000 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health is titled "Single Molecule Determination of nAChR Structural Assembly for Therapeutic Targeting.”

STEMCats Living Learning Program

STEMCats, sponsored by HHMI, is designed to help students succeed at UK. The program prepares students both academically and socially through participation in FastTrack or FOCUS, research opportunities, and special seminar courses. Students participating in STEMCats will build confidence, enthusiasm, satisfaction and a sense of belonging to UK, and experience a smoother transition to college coursework. This leads to improved performance and higher academic achievement.

Learn more at: stemcats.as.uky.edu

SWAP Meeting with 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting with our 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients.  Dr. Robin Vanderpool is a faculty memeber in the Department of Health Behavior.  Dr. Kang Namkoong is faculty in the Department of Community Leadership and Development in the College of Ag.  Michelle Justus Talbott is a graduate student here at the University of Kentucky.  All of the applicants have research interests and focus in Appalachia.  This meeting will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center on Thrusday, April 2, 2015.

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

Add It Up: A Q&A with Chemistry's Mark Meier

The new College of Arts & Sciences Research Computing cluster shares the basic design elements of a modern supercomputer, though at a smaller scale and lower cost. Multiple systems are linked together within a high bandwidth, low latency framework, allowing researchers to run demanding applications across hundreds of processors simultaneously.

Carol Jordan Named to Lead Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences recently announced the Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women.

The Power of Collaboration: UK Statistics Department and KY Energy Cabinet Forecast Kentucky's Energy Future

Looming greenhouse gas emission regulations will affect the economies and power grids of every state in the nation. The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet partnered with the University of Kentucky's Department of Statistics to generate a variety of potential scenarios for the future of energy in Kentucky. The projections included economic and environmental impacts of energy production methods including coal, natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power.

This interview features Leonard Peters, Secretary of Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet, Arnold Stromberg, Chair of UK's Statistics Department, and Woody Burchett, an intern who worked on the project. 

For more information about this project and other initiatives of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, please visit www.eec.ky.gov

 

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IPOP Research Team Recieves Research Publication Highlight of the Year

Statistics faculty member Arnold Stromberg joined faculty from the UK College of Pharmacy in publishing a research study which recently received the AMA's Research Publication Highlight of the Year.

For the Birds: Dr. David Westneat Explores What Sparrows Teach Us About Parenting Behavior

David Westneat, professor of biology, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how personality and environment affect the parenting behavior of birds.

New Faculty 2013: Meet Solomon Harrar

The Department of Statistics is excited to welcome Associate Professor Solomon Harrar to its faculty!
 
Harrar isn't entirely new to the state of Kentucky but he is new to the University of Kentucky. One thing that drew him to UK is the large biomedical presence at the university which fits together well with the research he is already pursuing. Most immediately, Harrar hopes to focus his research work around programs that deal with smoking cessation. 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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New Faculty 2013: Meet Katherine Thompson

The Department of Statistics is excited to welcome Katherine Thompson to its faculty!
 
While Thompson may be a statistician, her focus on developing statistical methods for biological issues also affords her the opportunity to work with other researchers like those in the Department of Biology. These interdisciplinary bridges that exist at UK are just one example of what drew Thompson to the university and it's her hope that the work she does here only strengthens them further. 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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