As we approach the end of 2018, we wanted to look back at some of the favorite stories we published this year. A few stood out because they generated so many comments, because our experts interpreted and clarified some of the most significant issues of our day, or because they simply illustrated the way LSA enriches the world. We’ve collected these below. Do you have a favorite? Please let us know on Facebook or Twitter.  

It’s been a good year, and we look forward to telling you even more about the marvelous things LSA faculty, students, alumni, and staff are up to in 2019.

Have a joyful holiday season and a very happy new year!


Summer Beach Reads 

Didn’t get through our recommendations while you were relaxing at the beach last summer? It’s not too late! Find your winter break read by browsing through some recent books by faculty and alumni that will feed your brain and entertain you.

Bitcoin Explained

A Bitcoin boom could make millionaires, but a bust could just as easily destroy the cryptocurrency. LSA researcher Lynette Shaw provides insights about new forms of digital currency—and what actually makes something worth anything.

LSA Breaks Down Financial Barriers for Students to Study Abroad

The largest initiative of its kind among public universities, the LSA Scholarship Passport Program provides funding and other resources for first-year students interested in studying abroad.

Private Government

One LSA professor looks at the evolving challenges that twenty-first-century Americans face at work.

An Integrated Life

History alumnus Lyman T. Johnson was the grandson of four former slaves. Born and educated in the Jim Crow South, he integrated the University of Kentucky in 1949—five years before Brown v. Board of Education.

Out in the World

With opportunities at prestigious companies and institutions across five continents, the LSA Opportunity Hub is helping students connect their aspirations to internship experiences around the world.