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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  

Martin School Graduation Reception

Join us on Thursday, May 4th to celebrate our newest Martin School graduates! All students graduating this year are encouraged to attend and be recognized. We will have light refreshments and a photographer, plus a super brief program to acknowledge our graduates' achievements. Families, partners, and children are all welcome.

Spotlight on a Major: Public Policy

Join us in the Stuckert Career Center to explore the endless possibilities within UK public policy! If you are passionate about helping others and addressing systemic problems facing the state, country, and world, public policy is worth checking out. Drop in and meet with the public policy program advisor to learn what is wildly possible through public policy!

2023 Alumni and Friends Reception

We're hoping you can join us on the second Friday in April for evening refreshments. We will also announce our newest Distinguished Alumnus and will induct two prominent leaders into the Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame. Friday April 14th, 5:00-8:00 PM Rosenberg Law Building, Room 397 620 S Limestone St Lexington, KY

Four Martin School students visit D.C. over spring break, participate in SEC in DC

This spring break, a group of students in UK's Student Government Association traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in SEC in DC, a conference where student governments from SEC schools network and advocate on behalf of their students' interests. UK students got to meet with six of Kentucky's eight Congressional delegation, including staff from Senator McConnell's office. Two first-year students, Logan Justice and Siena Pilati, submitted policy briefs to be considered for the opportunity, and were both chosen to represent UKSGA.

Dr. Karida Brown Lecture and Book Discussion

Dr. Karida L. Brown, Professor of Sociology at Emory University, will visit the University of Kentucky campus to discuss her book, Gone Home: Race and Roots Through Appalachia

Remembrance of Dr. Dwight Denison

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration was fortunate to serve as the academic home of Professor Dwight Denison.  He was first a Ph.D.

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