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Hall of Distinguished Alumni (Ashley T. Judd)

Left to right, Arts & Sciences inductees Steven Beshear, Paul R. Wagner, Alan Lowe, Jim Duff, Ashley Judd, and Dean Christian Brady


On September 28, 2021, the University of Kentucky inducted 27 former students into the 2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The alumni are being honored for their meaningful contributions to the Commonwealth, nation, and the world. The prestigious event, held every five years, was postponed last year due to pandemic restrictions.

Far East Deep South Film Screening & Discussion

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 5:00pm
Worsham Cinema, Student Center or Virtual

Discover the Past You Never Knew

Join the University of Kentucky Office of China Initiatives for a film screening and discussion of Far East Deep South, an award-winning documentary feature film that follows the Chiu family on a surprising journey through Mississippi in search of their lost family history.  

Their journey sheds light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese and the important symbiotic relationship that developed between the African American and Chinese American communities in the segregated South. 

Together, the family discovers how exclusionary immigration laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family, and they learn just how deep their roots run in America. 

This event is in-person and virtual; please indicate how you are attending when registering so that we can send the link to the film and the post-discussion stream if you are attending online. More information can be found here

Register here to attend.

In Memoriam: Dr. John Erickson

Dr. John David Erickson of Lexington (87), died Sept. 8, 2021. Born Jan. 9, 1934, in Aiken Minnesota, he was the son of August and Agnes Erickson.

In Memoriam: Dr. Linda Kraus Worley

Sept. 5, 1950 – Aug. 15, 2021

Dr. Linda Kraus Worley, professor of German Studies and Folklore/Myth in the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Classics, died after 13-month-long battle with a rare leukemia on Aug. 15, 2021. She died under UK hospice care and with loving friends at her bedside.

Supporting our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

We, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, condemn the hateful violence committed in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We stand in solidarity with the families of Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Paul Andre Michels who were murdered and Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz who was seriously injured by these horrific attacks.


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