The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, also known as UKREC, offers a range of lifelong learning services. It is a part of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The center administers a field day program. The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center is a part of the University of Kentucky, which provides more than 70 academic programs. Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky offers special programs in diplomacy, honors, humanities and various inter-disciplinary areas of study. The university provides courses in engineering, agriculture, fine arts, nursing, pharmacy, public health and law. It maintains several libraries that stock a selection of books, reference materials and newsletters. The university organizes various athletic events, such as basketball, soccer, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball.