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Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

UK Russian Studies, MCLLC, and allied concerned University of Kentucky Faculty join institutions across higher education in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are shocked by the Putin regime’s historical distortions, unprovoked attack on a sovereign nation, and senseless violence. Some of us were born in the region; many of us have long-standing ties to friends, family members, and scholars living there.

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 Interin 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.