Equity
  • Article
  • Oct 14 2020

In August, Stevens-Watkins was appointed UK’s Assistant Vice President for Research in Diversity and Inclusion after President Eli Capilouto announced a five-year, $10 million commitment to sponsor UK research focused on racial disparities and inequity.

  • Article
  • Oct 12 2020

“We have, essentially, invented a new way of doing research. By using publicly available podcasts, anyone can go back and listen to participants’ conversations in full and make their own conclusions about what was discussed,” Vasquez Heilig said.

  • Article
  • Oct 7 2020

Founded in 1896 in a time where Black women were not permitted in other prominent feminist organizations, the NACWC Inc. is the first organization created specifically for Black women. The WISE chapter at UK will be the first chapter of the association in Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Sep 29 2020

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus.

  • Podcast
  • Sep 9 2020

Recent studies have shed light on an area’s socioeconomic status being one of the most impactful social determinants of health in both urban and rural communities throughout Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Sep 8 2020

Each fellow will receive a $32,000 per year stipend as well as support for cost of education for two years through the grant. Fellows will receive coaching, academic and community support, professional development, and access to opportunities for research, writing and presentation.

  • Article
  • Sep 8 2020

UK College of Education Professor Cheryl E. Matias has received national recognition for her work in racial justice and teacher education as recipient of the 2020 American Educational Research Association’s Mid-Career Award in Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education).

  • Article
  • Aug 14 2020

"Most of the work on emotional burden has focused primarily on white women and motherhood. This research is really the first of its kind. My hope is that we identify trends to help improve organizational inclusivity and combat injustice and inequity."

  • Article
  • Aug 6 2020

Prendergast says statistics show that less than five percent of undergraduate neuroscience students in the U.S. are Black or African American, but at UK nearly ten percent of undergraduate neuroscience majors identify as Black or African American.

  • Article
  • Aug 5 2020

President Capilouto has asked UK Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis to designate the UNITed In racial Equity (UNITE) Research Initiative as a Research Priority Area — one of now seven such research programs across the campus.