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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.

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 four 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 five 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.