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Martin School offering $250 scholarship to enlisted military and veterans

Please contact Brooke Kuerzi, undergraduate student affairs brooke.kuerzi@uky.edu or Suzy Wampler, graduate student affairs suzy.wampler@uky.edu with any questions

MPA and Non-Profit Certificate student, Farid Al-Firdaus, named top 5 Indonesian Community Leader

Farid Al-Firdaus, an MPA and Non-Profit Certificate student, has been selected as a top 5 Indonesian community leaders by Pemimpin Indonesia and will represent them at Idea Fest 2022  the largest creative gathering in Indonesia.  Congrats to Farid and thank you for representing the Martin School!

Lisa Johnson (MPA 2015) Elected to Versailles KY City Council

Congratulations are in order for Lisa Johnson (MPA 2015). She has been re-elected to the Versailles Kentucky City Council!

Public Policy Preview Night

Public Policy is a new and exciting major that prepares students for meaningful careers in government, nonprofits, advocacy, law, research, and more! Join us at 6 p.m. in 375 Gatton Student Center to discuss our undergraduate program in public policy. You will meet with current students and faculty who can describe the career opportunities, internships, classes, and community that come along with a degree from the Martin School. If you are passionate about making positive changes for yourself and your world, come explore the versatility and challenge of a public policy degree!

Alum Dexter Horne Recognized 2021 Lyman T Johnson Torch of Excellence!

"The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Constituency Group and the UK Office for Institutional Diversity hosted the awards luncheon as part of the 2022 Lyman T. Johnson Homecoming Celebration." (Gish, UKNow). Dexter was among the 2021 winners.

Seminar: Bob Bifulco

This paper leverages new school-level finance data to estimate racial differences in exposure to low-income classmates and access to school funding across schools and school districts in U.S. metro areas. We begin by documenting within metropolitan area differences in average percentages of low-income students and in average per pupil spending for black, Hispanic, and white students. We consider the extent to which the disparities are due to differences across districts and to differences across schools within districts.

VOTES Indonesia Changemakers arranging information sessions with UK MPA students

To register for a session, visit

John Della Volpe: "Gen Z’s fight to save America" 2022 Ford Lecture

Join us October 11 in Gatton B&E's Kincaid auditorium for John Della Volpe and an interactive Ford Lecture!

2022 Kathryn E. Hensley Award @ SeCOPA to Mark Birdwhistell

Mark Birdwhistell picks up another honor in 2022. This time he has won the Kathryn E. Hensley Award Distinguished Public Service Practitioner Award.

Seminar: Dr. Anjali Adukia

October 7th 11 AM at Gatton B&E Room 127, please join us for Dr. Anjali Adukia. Books shape how children learn about society and norms, in part through representation of different characters. We introduce new artificial intelligence methods for systematically converting images into data and apply them, along with text analysis methods, to measure the representation of race, gender, and age in award-winning children’s books from the past century.

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