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Clay Congress 2018

In May, exemplary college students from around the country participated in the annual Clay Congress, which is sponsored by the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. For one week, collegians gather in Lexington at the University of Kentucky with the purpose of learning the "lost art of negotiation, goodwill, and compromise." The Martin School is proud to partner with the Henry Clay Center by developing and facilitating programming.

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates!

Congratulations to our MPA, MPP, and PhD graduates! We know you all are off to do wonderful things in the world.

A Conversation with Our Newest Faculty Member

We are thrilled to welcome Annelise Russell to our faculty for Fall 2018! She comes to us from the University of Texas - Austin. Her current research focuses on communication habits of policymakers, in the context of the policy process. 

Application Deadline: July 15!

There's still time! Apply for our MPA, MPP, MPFM and Graduate Certificate programs today!

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Wendell H. Ford Lecture Series Focuses on Immigration Reform

On April 11, we welcomed former Congressman Mazzoli to campus to deliver the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture. The Congressman focused his remarks on immigration policy. 

Dr. Darolia Receives Major Award

Dr. Darolia, one of our newest faculty members, is a recipient of the prestigious National Academy of Education’s (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, which is awarded to exceptional researchers to support their work. This is an enormous honor, and you can read more about it on UKNOW. Congratulations, Dr. Darolia!

What Do Nurses, Barbers, and Truck Drivers Have in Common?

Matt Shafer is entering his second year of the MPA program. In this post, he describes one of his first projects as a policy analyst at the Council of State Governments.

MPA Student Explores Professional Interests in Local Government Internship

Paul Kleier is an MPA student beginning his second year this fall. He reflects upon his summer internship experience with the City of Cresview Hills in Northern Kentucky.

Two MPA Students Spend their Summer at the State Capitol

Dexter and Eve, two MPA students entering their second year at the Martin School, have worked at the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, or LRC, this summer as graduate fellows. We checked in with them to see how their internships were going. 

What’s Next for Kentucky Schools?

Dr. Zimmer, the Martin School Director and a leading expert on education policy, participated in a panel discussion. The Gatton School has posted a video online of the event. The panel discusses school choice, vouchers, and charter schools.