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Alumni Survey

Are you a graduate of our MPA, MPP, or MPH program? We want to hear from you! Please take our 2019 Alumni Outcome Survey!

The Martin School Ranked Among the Best Public Affairs Programs in the Country

We are proud to be ranked among the best Public Affairs programs in the country thanks to the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff.

Martin School Open House

Come meet the Martin School! Find out about our MPA, MPP, MPFM, and PhD programs.

February 13 | 4PM - 6PM | 18th Floor Patterson Office Tower

We'll have snacks. Can't wait to see you there!

Date: 
Wednesday February 13 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Dr. Agrawal's Research is Featured in La Vanguardia

Dr. Agrawal's recently published research has been featured in the Economy section of La Vanguardia, one of Spain's top newspapers! 

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Henrik Kleven, Princeton

Economics Seminar Series

Room TBD | Noon - 1:30 PM

Henrik Kleven, Princeton University

Date: 
Monday April 15 12:00 PM

Econ Series: Josh Angrist, MIT

Economics Seminar Series

Gatton Business & Engineering 199 | Time 4:30 PM

Josh Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: 
Friday April 12 04:30 PM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Nathan Hendren, Harvard

Economics Seminar Series

Room TBD | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

Date: 
Friday March 22 03:00 PM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU

Martin School Seminar Series

Business & Economics Building | Room 165 | Noon - 1PM

Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University

Date: 
Wednesday April 17 12:00 PM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Teresa Waters, UKY Health

Business & Economics Building | Room 265 | Noon - 1:00 PM
Teresa Waters, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Date: 
Monday April 8 12:00 PM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: John Holbein, Brigham Young University

Martin School Seminar Series

Business & Economics Building | Room 165 | 11AM - Noon

John Holbein, Brigham Young University

Date: 
Friday March 29 11:00 AM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Craig Volden, UVA

Martin School Seminar Series:

Business & Economics Building | Room 165 | 11AM - Noon

Craig Volden, University of Virginia

Date: 
Friday March 1 11:00 AM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Melinda Morrill, NCSU

Martin School Seminar Series:

Business & Economics Building | Room 165 | 11AM - Noon

Melinda Morrill, NC State University

Date: 
Friday February 22 11:00 AM

2019 Spring Seminar Series: Mary Davis, UKY Law

Business & Economics Building | Room 165 | 11AM - Noon
Mary Davis, UKY Law.

Date: 
Friday February 15 11:00 AM

Dr. Zimmer Recognized as a Top Education Scholar of Public Influence

This month our director was named one of the top education scholars of public influence in the nation. This accolade led to a feature in the University's newsletter UKNOW. 

Open House 2019

Come meet the Martin School! Chat with our students, faculty, and staff at our annual Open House. 

Date: 
Wednesday January 30 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

The Wendell H. Ford Lecture Series

Senator Bill Bradley visited the Martin School on October 16, 2018

2018 Fall Seminar Series: Ty Borders

Join us for the next installment of our Friday seminar series! Through these seminars, we connect with policy researchers from across the country through presentations of their latest work. Ty Borders, from UK's own College of Public Health, on November 30 in B&E 383. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are at 11 am. 

Date: 
Friday November 30 11:00 AM

2018 Fall Seminar Series: Dhammika Dharmapala

Dhammika Dharmapala, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School will be joining us on September 28 in B&E 383.

Date: 
Friday September 28 11:00 AM

2018 Fall Seminar Series: Gregory Erhardt

Gregory Erhardt, from UK's own College of Engineering, will be presenting his paper, “Measuring the effect of Uber and Lyft on traffic congestion and transit ridership”. 

Date: 
Friday September 21 11:00 AM

2018 Fall Seminar Series: Dubravka Ritter

Join us for the next installment of our Friday seminar series! Through these seminars, we connect with policy researchers from across the country through presentations of their latest work. 

Date: 
Friday September 14 11:00 AM

Martin School Alum Follows Her Passion for Neighborhood Revitalization to Harvard

Jeana Dunlap (MPA ’06) was recently selected to be a Harvard Loeb Fellow. We are thrilled to hear of her accomplishments! We caught up with her to discuss her passion for public service as she embarks on this new chapter. 

Jeana Dunlap Follows Her Passion to Harvard

Jeana Dunlap, 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Jeana Dunlap (MPA ’06) was recently selected to be a Harvard Loeb Fellow. We are thrilled to hear of her accomplishments! We caught up with her to discuss her passion for public service as she embarks on this new chapter.

MPA Student Interns at Office of Aging

Ruthann Froberg, a current MPA student, reports back on her summer internship in Knoxville! Ruthann is passionate about serving senior citizens. She spent her summer working at the Knox County Community Action Council's Office of Aging.

MPA Student Interns at Office of Aging

Ruthann Froberg, Alumni

Ruthann Froberg, a current MPA student, reports back on her summer internship in Knoxville! Ruthann is passionate about serving senior citizens. She spent her summer working at the Knox County Community Action Council's Office of Aging.

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. 

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!

IPPMI Student Bo Yung Yoon Featured in Kentucky City magazine

The Martin School IPPMI is proud to see Bo Yung Yoon featured in an article published by Kentucky City Magazine for his work concerning Parks and Recreation.

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