University of Kentucky

Terry L. Birdwhistell, historian and former University of Kentucky dean, dies

BY: - January 31, 2023

Historian, author and educator Terry L. Birdwhistell died Sunday after a brief illness, according to a news release from the University of Kentucky where he had been dean of  libraries and holder of the William T. Young Endowed Chair. Best known for his oral histories, Birdwhistell was 72. The release from UK goes on: “Being […]

UK names Danelle Stevens-Watkins interim dean of the College of Education

BY: - January 9, 2023

University of Kentucky Provost Robert S. DiPaola has named Danelle Stevens-Watkins acting dean of the College of Education, effective Jan. 4. She succeeds Julian Vasquez Heilig who became the provost of Western Michigan University. Stevens-Watkins is a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, as well as the university’s associate vice president for research, […]

Virginia Marsh Bell, left, and Nikky Finney

Virginia Marsh Bell, Nikky Finney to receive honorary doctorates from UK

BY: - December 13, 2022

Two women will soon be recognized by the University of Kentucky for their influence on the institution and contributions in their fields. The UK Board of Trustees approved the honorary degrees for Virginia Marsh Bell, known for her approach to dementia care, and celebrated poet and professor Nikky Finney, a university press release said. They […]