Podcasts

https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Making%20of%20an%20Icon_%20Black%20Harlem%20and%20the%20Jewish%20Lower%20East%20Side%20with%20Catherine%20Rottenberg.mp3

This past April, the University of Kentucky's Jewish Studies Program was lucky enough to host a lecture with renowned scholar and author Catherine Rottenberg. The talk, titled "The Making of an Icon: Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side," concluded a series of special events hosted over the past year by the Jewish Studies Program. Rottenberg is an Assistant Professor at the...

Published May 7, 2013
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Fresh%20Opportunities%20in%20Jewish%20Studies_%20Janice%20Fernheimer.mp3

 

For nearly two decades, the Jewish Studies program has drawn students and faculty from all over UK to teach and learn about Jewish culture, language, history, and beyond. In this podcast, I spoke with up-and-coming Jewish Studies Director, Jan Fernheimer, about what’s in store for Fall 2013, including a visiting scholar from Israel, a film series, and opportunities to connect with communities within and beyond the Commonwealth. 

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Published April 22, 2013
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Mapping%20the%20Abstract_%20Jenny%20Rice.mp3

Most of us associate mapping with cartography, but that's not always the case. The Committee on Social Theory is presenting a graduate-level course on mapping this semester and Jenny Rice, assistant professor in the ...

Published February 28, 2013
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/FrenchCast.mp3

Foreign languages are in a period of transition regarding requirements for graduation here at the University of Kentucky. French professor Sadia Zoubir-Shaw and French graduate student Amelia Stevens discuss the continuing importance of world languages in a regular curriculum, as well as the career possibilities that a second language opens up. Various actors and international artists that speak French to some degree are featured in...

Published January 7, 2013
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Getting%20The%20Lay%20Of%20The%20Land%20In%20Jordan_%20Gwendolyn%20Schaefer.mp3

Gwendolyn Schaefer knew she wanted to study abroad in the Middle East, but the Arab Spring presented a potential threat to her personal security. Her first two choices were Egypt and Syria, but both were deep in the throes of political unrest. Eventually, she landed in Amman, Jordan through Education Abroad at UK with AMIDEAST. There, she was paired with an internship at Jordan’s...

Published November 20, 2012
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Teaching%20English%20as%20a%20Second%20Language_%20Francis%20Bailey.mp3

In 2011, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures gained a new faculty member: Francis Bailey, the current director of the TESL MA program. It's a new degree program that will train graduate students to teach English as a second language. In this interview, Bailey shares the program's philosophy and the various avenues through which students will work with diverse communities within Fayette County, including the...

Published October 29, 2012
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Following%20the%20Campaign%20Trail_%20Currents%20Fall%202012.mp3

Fall of 2012 was the perfect time to conduct a class about American electoral politics - so it was taken up as the topic for Currents, a class offered to incoming Freshmen. The course explores the 2012 election from a variety of academic perspectives - including, but not limited to, philosophy, economics, history, and, of course, political science. In this podcast, five Currents students shared their experiences with the class. 

The students interviewed are: Trevor McNary, a double major in International Studies...

Published October 29, 2012
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Karen%20Petrone%20and%20Cynthia%20Ruder%20on%20WRFL.mp3

Karen Petrone and Cindy Ruder (from History and MCL, respectively) are two of the A&S faculty members behind this year’s Passport to the World initiative – Reimagining Russia’s Realms. They stopped by the studios of UK’s student-run radio station, WRFL 88.1 FM, to talk to host Mick Jeffries on his show...

Published October 11, 2012
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Crime%20and%20Punishment%20in%20Russia%27s%20Realms_%20Cynthia%20Ruder%20%26%20Janet%20Stamatel.mp3

When you hear the phrase “Crime and Punishment,” you may think of the famous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – or, if you’re a student at the University of Kentucky, you may think about a unique course developed by Cynthia Ruder and Janet Stamatel. The course, titled “A&S 100-401: Crime and Punishment in Russia’s Realms...

Published September 14, 2012
https://mcl.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Unearthing%20Roman%20Secrets_%20an%20interview%20with%20George%20Crothers%20and%20Paolo%20Visona.mp3

Dripsinum is the name of a place that isn't on any modern map - but, according to recent research, should be on the maps of the ancient Roman Empire. Archaeologists George Crothers and Paolo Visona returned from Italy this summer with data that indicates the whereabouts of the lost Roman settlement, said to be half the size of Pompeii - and another, older site below that!

Though written about in antiquity by medieval scholars and even Pliny the Elder, the...

Published August 31, 2012

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