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UK Chemistry, OID Bring 'Picture a Scientist' Film to UK Community

"Picture a Scientist" trailer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry and the UK Office for Institutional Diversity have arranged to make the film, "Picture a Scientist," available for anyone in the UK community to view.

The film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, the film encounters scientific luminaries — social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists — who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.

Licensed viewers will be able to watch the film on the Vimeo streaming platform between noon Sunday, Oct. 25, and noon Wednesday, Oct. 28. 

The license to view the film is free to every member of the UK community, but you must register at with your email address, linkblue ID and password to access the film. The registration deadline is noon Friday, Oct. 23.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.