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Congratulations to 2023 Doctoral Program Graduates: Partom Juniult and Matt Young

Along with Kyung Ha Oh (see earlier story), both Partom Juniult and Matthew Young successfully defended their dissertations and have completed their doctoral program. Congratulations are due to Dr. Young and Dr. Juniult.

Doctoral student Regina Lewis wins UNITE RPA award for research poster on racial wealth gap

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, current doctoral student Regina M. Lewis earned one of three first place awards for Graduate and Postdoctoral Students at the UNITE Research Showcase for her for her poster presentation on "The Racial Wealth Gap and Differential Risk of Entrepreneurship."

Kyung Ha Oh successfully defends dissertation

On Tuesday, April 18th, Martin School Doctoral Candidate Kyung Ha Oh successfully defended her dissertation. Titled, Three essays on rural education: Descriptive studies focused on federal rural definitions and policy changes, the dissertation discusses “how rural and non-rural schools can be perceived differently depending on how we define ‘what is rural’,” to quote Dr. Oh. She explains:

Dr. Annelise Russell to Speak at Library of Congress' Kluge Center

Join the John W. Kluge Center for a discussion of the ways that digital communications have transformed the ways that Members of Congress intract with the public.

Undergraduate student, Zach Owen, interns with LGBTQ+ Victory Institute in DC

This Pride Month, the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is celebrating undergraduate Zach Owen (’24), who is interning on the hill thanks to the LGBTQ+ Victory Institute.

Dr. Caroline Weber awarded one of UK Cannabis Center's faculty pilot grants

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center has awarded its first set of faculty pilot grants to support innovative and collaborative cannabis research.

Dr. Rajeev Darolia appointed U.S. Department of Education senior advisor

Rajeev Darolia, Ph.D., the Wendell H. Ford Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, has joined the U.S. Department of Education as a senior advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist for one year.

Martin School makes history with graduation of 1st undergraduate cohort

During the University of Kentucky’s 2023 May Commencement, the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration will celebrate the first full class of undergraduates to earn a bachelor’s degree in public policy.

Martin School Director Ron Zimmer named 2023 University Research Professor

Our very own Director, Dr. Ron Zimmer, has earned a very special honor this year. He has been named one of sixteen University Research Professors for 2023-2024!  Excerpted from the UKNOW article published today:

Non-Profit Certificate Student, Alex Degen, named Sullivan Award Winner

Alex Degen, Martin School Non-Profit Certificate student, was awarded one of three Sullivan Awards, the highest honor at UK for humanitarian efforts.  Check out the full story in UKNow  

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