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Curiosity is Key: Calendar

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. - Zora Neale Hurston

Thank you!

We're approaching the end of the semester, so an end of our formal curiosity events.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Contact anyone on the planning group if you have suggestions for future events.

Curious Cat Question of the Week

Stop by William T. Young Library and share your thoughts on the Curious Cat Question of the Week!

Each week will feature a new question.













Calendar (Navigate to view past events)

More Events for the Curious

Past events

Events below were held earlier this year.  If you have feedback on any of these events, please contact one of our planning group members.

Human Library™

April 18, 12-6 PM
Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library

There is a lot to be learned from a book, but the human story can be as valuable as any teaching tool. In an attempt to learn from others in our community what it is like to live in their shoes and to not judge a “book” by its cover, the public is invited to hear off-the-page stories come to life in University of Kentucky Libraries’ Human Library™ on Thursday, April 18. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The program allows members of marginalized identities, oppressed backgrounds, or isolated communities to share their opinions, stories and life lessons with “readers” who would like to learn more about the stories they have to tell, almost as if they were “books”. Organized by UK Libraries Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee and assisted by Diversity Scholar Interns Blake Johnson and Sofia Villalobos, UK’s Human Library™ will offer “book”-like conversations from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the William T. Young Alumni Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. 

Neurodiversity & Lived Experiences: A Panel Discussion

Neurodiversity panel ad

Are you curious about understanding and celebrating neurodiversity? This panel will feature three neurodivergent panelists who will discuss their personal, educational, & work experiences. Each panelist will provide recommendations for supporting academic and workplace success. A Q&A will be held at the end. For more information, including a bio of each of the three panelists, visit the event page at:

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Immigrants & Allies






Wednesday, April 10, 2019

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (drop in any time or stay the duration)

William T. Young Library, Basement (the Hub), B-108C

Enjoy a free pizza dinner at 5:00 pm    


As the most expansive and popular, crowdsourced knowledge base, Wikipedia is often the go-to, first stop for student researchers.  But let’s not mistake expansive for exhaustive. Wikipedia continues to suffer from systemic bias and inequality, knowledge gaps, unverified information, dead links, misspellings, and vandalism.  Let’s contribute to the world’s largest, public knowledge base by improving it! It’s a lot easier to do than you may think. With minimal guidance you can learn how to make small changes that make a big difference.  

Join us for the 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!  Whether you are an experienced Wikipedian or a beginner, at this Edit-a-thon you can make an important impact on a resource that many of us use.  Though you would be free to focus on any kind of content you would like, this year we will be focusing our Edit-a-thon on information gaps related to immigrants and migrants.  This is an opportunity for you to be an “information ally” for an underrepresented and marginalized group of people.

And did we mention pizza?  Yes, there will be pizza and soda provided midway through the Edit-a-thon.  Come join us any time between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th in William T. Young Library’s Hub, room B-108C.

Audience: All UK students.

Curious Cats Field Trips

Curious Cats Field Trips

Remember taking school field trips?  Sure, you were learning something but you also had FUN!  Indulge your curiosity while exploring these educational campus gems!  Several short on-campus field trips are planned for Spring 2019.  See this page for more information.

Curious Cat

Curiosity Matters

While this event is past, the planning is continuing work to promote curiosity on campus!  Watch for updates on the event web page.

Curiosity Matters: Why Ask Why?
When: Tuesday, November 6, 4pm – 6pm
Where: Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky

  • What is the universe made of? 
  • Why do we dream? 
  • Do you know what a Bandersnatch is, and why it may be frumious? 

Join fellow UK faculty, staff and students as we explore the importance of curiosity.

See this page for more information.