• Article
  • Feb 27 2023

UK College of Education Professor Adrienne Dixson, Ph.D., answers questions about her career and how innovative and responsive scholarship can impact educational equity and help children receive a high-quality education. 

  • Article
  • Jan 27 2023

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is working to address cancer disparities in communities of color through inclusive outreach and engagement.

  • Article
  • Jan 18 2023

Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D., is one of two principal investigators leading a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support underrepresented minority faculty at predominantly white institutions across the U.S.

  • Article
  • Sep 28 2022

The cost of cancer treatment negatively impacts the physical and mental health of survivors who are living in poverty, according to a recent study co-authored by Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., Markey Cancer Center’s associate director of Cancer Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Article
  • Mar 9 2022

The Neighborhood Healers Project, a new pilot project led by University of Kentucky researchers, aims to reduce equity gaps by addressing the stigma and helping Black Lexingtonians access the mental health services they need.

  • Article
  • Jan 10 2022

Created with $250,000 of seed funding from the university last fall, the institute will now receive annual funding of $200,000 through UK’s Office for Institutional Diversity — an important step forward in helping the institute achieve its goals.

  • Article
  • Oct 1 2021

The University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity is accepting proposals for the next round of grant funding through the office's Inclusive Excellence Student Program grants.

  • Article
  • Sep 23 2021

Over 11,800 students have gained free online access to essential course materials and saved more than $1.48 million in textbook spending from 2017 through 2021, thanks to the University of Kentucky Libraries’ Alternative Textbook Grant Program.

  • Podcast
  • Aug 30 2021

Katrice A. Albert, Ph.D., will begin her duties as vice president for institutional diversity on Sept. 27, 2021. UK Chief Communications Officer Jay Blanton talks with Albert about what she’s looking forward to in joining UK, particularly at this moment, as the institution is engaged in a broad-based and expansive effort around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

  • Article
  • Feb 4 2021

The NKAA Database was introduced in 2003 by University of Kentucky librarians Reinette Jones and Rob Aken. The project’s web pages, which focus on African Americans in and from Kentucky from the 1700s to the present, were developed to bring together names, places, events and sources where additional information could be found.