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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."

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. 

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.

2020 Spring Seminar Series

The Martin School will host speakers from the Universities of Georgia, Chicago, Oregon, Colorado and Denver this year. They will be speaking on a variety of public policy topics of interest to the faculty, students and university at large. All are welcome. 

Martin School Open House

The Martin School will host an Open House for any interested students on Wednesday, January 22nd from 3:30 - 6:00 pm on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower. This is an informal event, and students can come whenever it's most convenient for them. Current faculty, students, and staff will be there to answer questions and discuss our programs in a casual environment. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a course that night. Feel free to just stop in or stay for the whole class! 

The Class options are

4:30 – 5:45       PA 624 – Government Information Systems

Dr. Zimmer Is One of Top 200 Most Influential Policy Scholars

Rick Hess' "Straight Up" column at Education Week revealed its 2020 list of the top 200 "Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings," and Dr. Ron Zimmer is among the prestigious set. He placed 171st on the list, which selects two hundred scholars from a pool of "20,000 or more who might qualify," wrote Rick Hess. A 29 member selection committee processes the nominees and ranks them based on media exposure, mentions, syllabi and other measures reflecting popular public notice.

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