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FoodChain and UK Food Connection host first tilapia harvest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2023) — FoodChain, a nonprofit organization increasing access to locally sourced, fresh food that is a Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner, and the University of Kentucky Food Connection are partnering to host the first tilapia harvest from the Cornerstone aquaponics system.

UKY Film Festival

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2023) —The University of Kentucky Student Film Festival is returning Friday, April 28. The event, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Gatton Student Center Worsham Theater, is free and open to the public.

UK, FCPS to celebrate Girls Who Game partnership

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2022) — Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) students who participate in Girls Who Game, will celebrate a recently launched program in partnership with the University of Kentucky this Saturday, Jan. 21. The STEM-focused, learner-driven program, Girls Who Game, was created by Dell Technologies, Intel and Microsoft to engage female students by providing opportunities to develop STEM and leadership skills while gaming. 

Computer Science Student Abbie Davidson is the 1st Recipient of Esports Internship Fund

The University of Kentucky and Erin Ashley Simon announced UK freshman Abbie Davidson as the first recipient of the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund, a scholarship created by the namesake UK alumna and leading woman in esports. 

UK Alumna Erin Simon Featured on

University of Kentucky alumna Erin Ashley Simon featured on Simon, the chief culture officer of XSET discusses the Erin Ashley Simon Esports Internship Fund for students interested in gaming and esports careers. Read More at


Project Team: Cody Bumgardner, Caylin Hickey, Samuel Armstrong  March 23, 2022

UK x Gen.G kicks off esports program with event for middle and high school students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2022) — The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with Gen.G Esports, will be hosting a free community event for middle and high school students to kick off a new esports program on campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day), at The Cornerstone. Early drop off and late pick up will be available to those who may need scheduling accommodations. Lunch will also be provided for the students who attend.

UK Social Work launching Oculus VR support group for foster teens

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2022) — Building on the success of Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK), the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is expanding its virtual reality (VR) program to support teens in foster care.

UK Participating in 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament

The 2021 Overwatch U.S.-Korea Virtual College Esports Tournament will be held in Busan, South Korea, a mecca of esports. Eight students from the University of Kentucky will be participating. 

Gen.G and UK Announce Slate of Esports Summer Activities

Today, global esports organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky announced a lineup of summer programming to engage esports fans, gamers and students including the ChallengHER series with two different tournaments taking place, as well as a back-to-school welcome week and a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Kentucky Children’s Hospital. 

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