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A&S Graduate Confronts Diabetes in Appalachia

By Mallory Powell

Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable.

Pioneering Geneticist Michael Young Delivering Thomas Hunt Morgan Lectures

Michael W. Young, an esteemed geneticist known best for identifying the genes that regulate circadian rhythms, will deliver two lectures at the University of Kentucky this week as part of the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series sponsored by the UK Department of Biology.

 

UK Places 84 Student-athletes on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Student-athletes from all eight of Kentucky's spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 84 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on Tuesday.

Three UK Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarships

Three University of Kentucky students have received the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS), which will support their international independent research projects during the 2015 summer session.

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Molecular mechanisms that control development and dysfunction of the mammalian cerebellum

Host: Brian Rymond, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
116 TH Morgan Biology Building
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Neuronal regeneration and degeneration in long-lived Drosophila larvae

Host: Brian Rymond, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
116 TH Morgan Biology Building
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Coding and Decoding Calcium Signals in Plants

Host: Seth DeBolt, University of Kentucky

The College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Agriculture & the Graduate School is sponsoring this graduate seminar course. Two of the seminars will be held in the Biology Department (TH Morgan Building) and two will be held in the Plant Sciences Building (College of Agriculture).

Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cameron Williams Lecture Hall (Plant Sciences Building)
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