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UK Social Work launching Oculus VR support group for foster teens

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2022) — Building on the success of Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK), the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is expanding its virtual reality (VR) program to support teens in foster care.

XSET’s Erin Ashley Simon Provides Esports Opportunites For The Underserved, Underrepresented Talent

Esports’ popularity and market value show no sign of slowing down.

UK x Gen.G kicks off esports program with event for middle and high school students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2022) — The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with Gen.G Esports, will be hosting a free community event for middle and high school students to kick off a new esports program on campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day), at The Cornerstone. Early drop off and late pick up will be available to those who may need scheduling accommodations. Lunch will also be provided for the students who attend.

Student investment accounts

The University of Kentucky is trying a new approach to help students learn financial literacy while making money.

USA Today - UK Invests

UK Invests is a holistic wellness initiative anchored by financial education. Ultimately, through this initiative, everyone on our campus can receive a voluntary personal account that they can invest in, matched in part by investments from UK.

DISTRIBUTING WORKLOADS OVER ESPORTS GAMING COMPUTERS TO TRAIN MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

Project Team: Cody Bumgardner, Caylin Hickey, Samuel Armstrong  March 23, 2022

We Are What’s Wildly Possible: UK Receives 2021 Apple Distinguished Schools Designation

The University of Kentucky has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2021-2024 term for its continuous innovation in learning, teaching and school environment. Apple Distinguished Schools are recognized as some of the most innovative schools in the world. UK is part of a growing group of schools across the nation recognized as centers of leadership and educational excellence, demonstrating Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

How UK Students Use Their iPads

Feb 22, 2021 Video produced by UK Marketing and Brand Strategy. To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. If using a mobile device, click on the "thought bubble" in the same area. In any given day, University of Kentucky students — in-state and out-of-state — will utilize iPads, provided to them through the Smart Campus Initiative, in myriad ways. 

UK Board Approves Funding for 2nd Year of iPads

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved the purchase of Apple equipment to continue the Smart Campus Initiative into its second year at UK. The approval pushes forward the university’s information technology (IT) strategic plan, which includes the deployment of Apple iPads and accessories to first-year university students, designed to enhance pedagogy and innovative learning and build skills that prepare UK students for future success.

iPad Initiative Speaker Series Continues With Allison Soult

Allison Soult, senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, will address the University of Kentucky community at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Gatton Student Center as the next speaker in the iPad Initiative Speaker Series.  Soult will discuss how she and her students use the iPad before, during and after class to enhance learning. She will also share some examples of digital in-class activities and her favorite apps to use in teaching.

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