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News & Notes
From the Director
Dr. Ann VailThe beginning of a new year allows us to reflect on the accomplishments from the previous year while anticipating the promise of the months ahead. The School of Human Environmental Sciences experienced continued growth in our grant portfolio, welcomed new personnel at the county and campus levels and maintained strong productivity in our scholarly work. We appreciate the continuing support of our alumni, donors and stakeholders and look forward to another great year.

With warmest wishes,

Ann Vail Ann Vail

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HES Fast FactsA total of 275 undergraduate students completed degrees in the School of Human Environmental Sciences during the 2015-16 academic year. View breakdown by major
Feature Stories
Q & A: Dr. Javiette Samuel,
Interim Associate Director

PhotoIn August 2016, Dr. Javiette Samuel joined the School of Human Environmental Sciences as the Interim Associate Director. As she begins her second semester, we provide reflections on her experiences.

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Celebrating 2016 achievements
The School of Human Environmental Sciences recently celebrated scholarly accomplishments from 2016, including $26 million in grant funding and 30 journal articles.

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Building Strong Families profiles published

PhotoThe University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension program works to improve the quality of individual and family life in the context of each Kentucky community. The 2017 annual Building Strong Families profiles share data regarding health and healthcare in Kentucky, paired with Extension impacts related to improving family health.

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Retailing and Tourism Management launches online master's program

PhotoThe Department of Retailing and Tourism Management is offering a new opportunity to earn a master's degree. Targeted to professionals working in the industry, the online program provides access to the same course content available to students on-campus.

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Daviess County Extension offers
It's Your Reality program

PhotoStudents at the Owensboro Community and Technical College had a "reality check" during the fall semester when the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service host the It's Your Reality financial simulation.

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FAM students coupon for a cause

PhotoStudents in Issues in Family Resource Management took part in a unique learning experience during the fall 2016 semester, providing support for community organizations while learning the budget impact of couponing.

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Dialogue encourages participants to find ways to end hunger

PhotoKentucky college students and anti-hunger advocates gathered at the University of Kentucky to discuss ways to end hunger across the state as part of the Inaugural Kentucky Hunger Dialogue.

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February 9-17
UK Family Center Relationship Checkups
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February 21
2017 Family Impact Seminar, Capitol Annex (Room 111), Frankfort, Kentucky
March 3
Alice P. Killpatrick Fellows Research Seminar, Noon,
128 Erikson Hall
March 9-20
Education Abroad — Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles in Florence and Rome, Italy
March 13-18
UK Spring Break
April 7
School of HES Graduate Student Research Day
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University of Kentucky
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(859) 257-3887

Director: Ann Vail, Ph.D.
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