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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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Undergraduates Receive Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity

Recently, undergraduates from the departments of biology, english, history, mathematics, political science, and sociology received Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity.

Call for Undergraduate Abstracts Through Dec. 6

Undergraduates have the opportunity to submit abstracts of their research to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research through December 6th.

QIPSR Provides Free Workshops in Quantitative Research Methods, Grant Writing, Software

By Sarah Geegan
 
Graduate students and faculty interested in brushing up on quantitative research methodology, software knowledge or grant-writing techniques should get to know QIPSR. The Quantitative Initiative of Policy and Social Research is an organization committed to enhancing quantitative research across various colleges at the University of Kentucky. 
 

Second Video in Kentucky EPSCoR Series Features VOEIS Project

In 2009, the Virtual Observatory And Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS) project was launched. Funded by an NSF EPSCoR grant, VOEIS united researchers at five universities in Kentucky and two universities in Montana to research the consequences of environmental changes in freshwater ecosystems.

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