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The College of Arts and Sciences offers 27 Majors in 19 departments! We currently have over 5,800 undergraduate students and 440 faculty! For more information about what A&S can offer you visit:


Geography Colloquium - Dr. Kathryn Newfont

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Rydberg Atoms- As seen by Keith MacAdam






CST Fall 2016 Distinguished Speaker - Dr Shove "Infrastructures and Practices"



"Infrastructures and Practices" - Elizabeth Shove is professor of Sociology at Lancaster University and co-director of the DEMAND research centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand). She has written about consumption and everyday life (Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience, 2003) and about social practice (The Dynamics of Social Practice, 2007) and is currently interested in bringing various strands of social theory to bear on issues of energy demand and mobility.



Happy Valentine's Day: The magic of a double mobius strip!

Prof. Richard Ehrenborg in the Department of Mathematics demonstrates the magic of a double mobius strip cut in two. Happy Valentine's Day!



Historian Gerald Smith Shares Favorite Tales From The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

"UK at the Half" interview with UK history Professor Gerald Smith about the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.

Now celebrated in several nations around the world, Black History Month began humbly when noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other African American leaders urged the nation to recognize a “Negro History Week” in February 1926. Fifty years later, President Gerald Ford officially designated February as Black History Month, defining it as an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and their roles in U.S. history. At the time, he urged the nation to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Decades later, University of Kentucky’s history professor and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar in Residence Gerald L. Smith with colleagues, professor emeritus at Kentucky State University Karen Cotton McDaniel and professor of history at Western Kentucky University John A. Hardin took that challenge to heart. They began searching for the lost stories of African Americans who had an impact on the history of the Bluegrass State.

They published their 550-page tome of historical treasures, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, in 2015. The accolades and awards began flowing almost immediately – the 2015 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate for Merit for Writing/Publication from the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, the 2016 Living Legacy Award from the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus, and the Thomas D. Clark Medallion Book Award from the University of Kentucky.

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The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics






Where do the Proton Mass and Spin Come From?






New Eye-tracking Technology for Addiction Research

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). One in every 12 adults, 17.6 million people, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. Several million more engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems. Looking into the reasons individuals become addicted to alcohol is why Dr. Mark Fillmore came to the University of Kentucky 17 years ago.

Fillmore’s research is a combination of psychology, behavioral neuroscience, biology and pharmacology. Looking at the differing ways individuals react to drugs of abuse, whether the drug be alcohol, marijuana, or some other drug of abuse, may give clues to why some people become dependent on a drug over time. 

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