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UK College of Education Hosts CATalyze Education Talks

A photo from a previous CATalyze Education Talk.
A photo from a previous CATalyze Education Talk.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2022) — The University of Kentucky College of Education's CATalyze Education Talks will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the UK Federal Credit Union Esports Theater at The Cornerstone, located at 401 S. Limestone. This free community event features UK College of Education faculty members giving brief talks on issues impacting health and education. This year’s theme is "Resilience in Life and Education: Recognizing Barriers and Solutions for Success."

Topics and speakers include:

  • Challenging the Inequities and Myths to Empower Women in Academia, Kelly D. Bradley, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

  • How are School-based Professional Associations Advancing Social Justice?, Isaac Woods, Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology

  • Beyond Resilience: Love as a Praxis for Healing from Trauma, Sharim Hannegan-Martinez, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

  • Overtraining or Under-Recovery?, Stuart Best, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

  • Building Teacher Capacity for Mobile Learning in Rural Communities, Lu Young, Department of Educational Leadership Studies

  • Fostering Systems Thinkers, Lin Xiang, Department of STEM Education

  • “Technically Speaking” The Internet is for Everyone, Amanda Lannan, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education 

To see past talks, visit

The UK College of Education is committed to studying and helping to solve the most critical education and health challenges of our time. The college has more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields, from teaching to rehabilitation counseling, from exercise science to sports leadership. Graduates consistently receive top honors, and students are taught by a breadth of experienced, well-respected, and highly-recognized faculty who have backgrounds in a wide range of issues facing society.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.