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Education Abroad - Shantou China

Recent A&S graduate, Austin Monnett, discusses his experience studying abroad in Shantou China.

For more information about education abroad experiences visit: as.uky.edu/education-abroad

Jeff Babbitt, Scientific Glassblower

The University of Kentucky Chemistry Department's glass shop has been run by Jeff Babbitt for almost 25 years now. Jeff does a variety of things -- from simple repairs to the construction of complicated vacuum line systems. Babbitt's job is a highly specialized one and as Jeff himself says, "a lot of people don't know about it." Here is a glimpse into the life of Scientific Glassblower, Jeff Babbitt.

Produced by the Hive, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky. as.uky.edu/chemistry as.uky.edu/glass-shop

Editor: Matthew Tarter Videographer: Tori Cincotta, John Buckman Assistant Editor: John Buckman

National Chemistry Week Celebration is a Don’t-miss Event

Chemistry department students, staff and faculty will host an interactive and exciting demonstration show titled "Energy Now and Forever!"

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with Chemistry's Phoebe Glazer

At the University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Edith "Phoebe" Glazer is looking for something more effective at killing cancer cells and less toxic to healthy cells than cisplatin. A platinum-based drug, cisplatin is one of the most commonly used cancer drugs, but leads to nausea and nerve damage. Her alternative uses ruthenium, another transition metal, to build complex molecules. Theses molecules can be "switched on" by light from a fiber-optic probe once they reach their target tumor and would kill only cancerous cells. In January 2013, Glazer received a four-year, $715,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to develop a family of ruthenium molecules to fight different kinds of cancer.

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/

UK Student Selected for National Leadership Academy

University of Kentucky student Brooke Stewart has been selected to participate in an inaugural leadership program for GEAR UP alumni in Washington, D.C. in June.

UK Joins Forces With National Education Provider to Increase Student Readiness, Lower Costs

The University of Kentucky, in an effort to enhance student readiness and performance, has launched a partnership with the country's leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, Coursera.

President's Blog: A Partnership with Potential

On Thursday morning, one of the nation’s leading online learning companies, Coursera, is announcing that UK is among a handful of public, flagship universities it is partnering with to further expand learning opportunities for more students across our country.

Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship Winners to Pursue Knowledge Across the Globe

Education Abroad at UK (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded the three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session.

UK's John Anthony Talks Organic Solar Cells and Transistors

John Anthony, the John C. Hubbard Professor of Chemistry, is a pioneer in organic materials—things that are made from carbon instead of silicon. With grants from the U.S. Navy, NSF, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, as well a number of industrial sponsors, Anthony’s research focuses on organic solar cells (for low-cost generation of electricity), organic thin-film transistors (for flexible flat-panel displays), and organic light-emitting diodes (for high-efficiency lighting).

Co-founded by Anthony and CEO John Beran in 2005 and based in Louisville, Anthony’s company Outrider Technologies develops organic semiconductors for the electronics industry. The company has licenses with global technology giant 3M, and Outrider has paid UK nearly $850,000 in royalties since 2007 from license agreements for compounds developed by Anthony. He explains, "We’ve been able to put transistors, integrated circuits, on saran wrap. We actually just submitted this for publication to one of the Nature journals. So we know we can do the basic circuitry and that it’s stable, it doesn’t die when you crumple it up and fold it up and stuff it in your pocket. The next question is, can we get the performance out of it? That is where a good-sized effort of my research group is now turning its attention."

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/index.shtml

CHE 229 - Online Education

Look into CHE 229 Syntax in Organic Chemistry. A summer online course offere by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. For a complete listing of summer online courses offered please visit as.uky.edu/summer-online-classes.

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