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By Richard LeComte 

Dhevin Patel

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dhevin Patel has absorbed a number of cool concepts in the U.S. Culture and Business Practices program at the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences, including “refrigerator culture.” Basically, the ubiquity of refrigerators in post-World War II America changed both consumer and business goals and practices.  

“I would say that there are a lot of ideas within the USB program that are very abstract,” said Patel, a sophomore from Dallas, TX and, more recently Murray, KY. “For example, we learn about refrigerator culture and how that became a big thing in the ‘50s and ‘60s. People needed refrigerators, and so companies started manufacturing them. Refrigerators had a snowball impact on consumers; they shifted from canned goods to frozen products.

By Haley Evans and Pedro Fernandes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2021) — Two international students were awarded the 2021 Viji Jeganathan Scholarship for Cross-Cultural Understanding during the Global Impacts Awards Ceremony, recognizing their leadership and ability to bridge cultural differences and promote communication between diverse nationalities at the University of Kentucky.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually in memory of former UK student Viji Jeganathan who lost her battle with cancer while attending the university. Originally from Sri Lanka, Jeganathan’s family created the scholarship with funding raised by the community.

Two students were selected as the 2021 recipients:

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to learning and working environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable for students, staff, and faculty.

We stand in solidarity with those working to confront systemic racial injustice in our communities and in the United States. We recognize the disproportionate burden of racism and other forms of violence on many within our A&S community during this time. We affirm our support of faculty, students, staff, and alumni in standing against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias.

During this time of pandemic and continued racism and violence that especially impact marginalized communities of color, we recognize the disproportionate impact on Black and African-American people. In the context of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and here in Kentucky, Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, we affirm that