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Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, UK Martin School to co-host Urban-rural Issues Roundtable Series

The first-ever Kentucky Public Policy Roundtable Series, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, is taking place Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at noon.

Read more at UKNow.

Dr. Zimmer's Research into COVID Impact on School Reopenings Garners National Attention

"A new study by University of Kentucky researchers estimates the return to in-person learning in Texas last fall led to at least 43,000 additional COVID-19 cases and 800 deaths within the first two months."

Full Story at UKNOW.

Two new undergraduate scholarships available starting fall 2021

The Martin School is pleased to offer two new undergraduate scholarships starting in fall 2021: the Michael and Margaret Ruehling Undergraduate Public Policy Scholarship and the Martin School Undergraduate Scholarship.

In the Public Interest: Public Policy Info Session

Join Dr. Cory Curl, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Brooke Kuerzi, program advisor to discuss the classes, careers, and opportunities available to Martin School students. 

Dr. Annelise Russell Op-Ed featured in Lexington Herald Leader

The Lexington Herald-Leader published an opinion piece by Dr. Annelise Russell on Sunday April 1. In the piece titled, "Although Trump may be gone, Twitter will continue to influence politics and policy" Dr. Russell draws on her research into the intersection of social media platforms (particularly Twitter) and legislative agenda setting.

Minor in Public Policy available starting fall 2021

Starting in fall 2021, UK undergraduates will have the option to add a Minor in Public Policy onto their current degree program.

Martin's New Fully Online MPA announced in UK NOW.

"The University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration continues to expand its program offerings with recent approval of a new online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The online program is the second new initiative at the Martin School during the current academic year and follows last August’s introduction of a four-year public policy undergraduate degree."

The William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Service

The William E. Lyons Award Committee requests nominations for the William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Service. This award is given each year to an individual associated with the university who has given outstanding service to the University of Kentucky, the community, or the Commonwealth. It is named in honor of Dr. William E.

Martin School ranked #25 among Public Affairs and #3 in Public Finance

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration has been ranked #25 in latest Public Affairs by the U.S. News and World Report. The Martin School is also ranked #3 in Public Finance and Budgeting and #34 in Public Policy Analysis.

Frankfort Day 2020

Last Friday a group of Martin School students took a trip to Frankfort in order to learn more about the work done by different state agencies. 17 of us spent the day hearing from government employees and learning more about the ins and outs of professional life in Frankfort.

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