Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards

By Meredith Weber Oct. 25, 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2019) — A portrait unveiling of civil rights pioneer Lyman T. Johnson highlighted the University of Kentucky’s 29th annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards... Read More


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    Events will showcase issues relating to ecology, infrastructure and bottled water, and highlight organizations working on water-related issues.
  • UK Social Work Nationally Recognized for Innovative Solution to Addiction Crisis 11/13/2019
    Addiction Policy Forum, a leading national nonprofit, recently honored the Kentucky Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) in its Kentucky Innovations to Address Addictions report. The College of Social Work operates the START program.
  • UK Law to Host Panel of Experts for 'Unbelievable' Discussion 11/05/2019
    The UK College of Law will host an expert panel comprising prosecutors, advocates, social workers, journalists and psychologists noon Monday, Nov. 11, to discuss the themes and events covered in “Unbelievable,” a Netflix series about sexual assault.
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    On the event's 10th anniversary, the University of Kentucky Outstanding Staff Awards recognition ceremony honored nearly 75 staff members.
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    Each year, UK’s academic colleges and units select one African American alum whose faith, hard work and determination has positively affected the lives of people on the UK campus, the city, state or nation. These individuals receive the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award. These units also choose an African American student within their […]
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    On this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications’ Carl Nathe talks with Miller about his vision and hopes for the college as it serves the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • UK College of Social Work Awarded $1.1 Million to Study Suicide Exposure in Military Populations 10/16/2019
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    The College of Social Work (CoSW) has been awarded $2.6 million to support Kentucky families struggling with substance use. More specifically, the CoSW will oversee the Kentucky Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team. The program, which provides child welfare-based intervention, aims to help parents achieve lasting recovery and provide a stable home.
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