Gender and Womens Studies, 2016 Year End Review
Sociology Professor’s High Ranking Article Explores School Dress Codes, Discipline
by Guy Spriggs
For almost 3 years, the Open Syllabus Project (OSP) has collected and analyzed syllabi to shed light on what texts are assigned in college courses. The Project boasts a catalog of 1.1 million syllabi, and its insights were chronicled in a January 2016 feature in the New York Times titled, “What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us.”
02/05/2016 Lori Watson
The Committee on Social Theory is excited to announce the first lecturer of the Spring Lecture Series, Lori Watson. Lori Watson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and director of the Gender Studies Program, University of San Diego. Dr. Watson's lecture will address "Sex Equality and Public Reason." Reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Gaines Center Commonwealth House.
STEMCats Living Learning Program
STEMCats, sponsored by HHMI, is designed to help students succeed at UK. The program prepares students both academically and socially through participation in FastTrack or FOCUS, research opportunities, and special seminar courses. Students participating in STEMCats will build confidence, enthusiasm, satisfaction and a sense of belonging to UK, and experience a smoother transition to college coursework. This leads to improved performance and higher academic achievement.
Education Abroad - Shantou China
Recent A&S graduate, Austin Monnett, discusses his experience studying abroad in Shantou China.
For more information about education abroad experiences visit: as.uky.edu/education-abroad
"Transnational mobilities and translocational belongings: reflecting on identities and inequalities"
Floya Anthias Professor of Sociology University of East London
April 3, 2015 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
The Committee on Social Theory Presents: William Nericcio
"Chicanosmosis and the Transnational Imaginary (Imaginary): 21st Century Mextasy in and Beyond the Ivory Tower"
Dr. William Nericcio Professor of English and Comparative Literature & Chicana/o Studies San Diego State University
April 24, 2015 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences
Real World Sustainability: Greenhouse Students in the Community
Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.