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Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has chosen 12 outstanding undergraduates as new scholars for the university's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years.

UK Confucius Institute Presents Symposium on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

A symposium this week at the University of Kentucky will explore the experience of Jewish Refugees in China, who fled east to escape Nazi persecution before and during World War II.

UK Confucius Institute Brings Exhibit, Symposium With Focus on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

An exhibition and symposium at the University of Kentucky will explore the experience of Jewish refugees in China.

French Studies Forum on the Paris Attacks

The University of Kentucky recently hosted a French Studies Forum on the Paris Attacks, organized by French and Francophone Studies within the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

The participants in the forum address the cultural and political context of, as well as the emerging and continuing fallout surrounding, the recent deadly attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher market (January 7-9, 2015).

Discussion participants (in the order in which they speak):
Jeffrey Peters, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)
Leon Sachs, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)
Jeremy Popkin, Department of History
Suzanne Pucci, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)
Michael Samers, Department of Geography
Sadia Zoubir-Shaw, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)
Ihsan Bagby, Arabic and Islamic Studies (MCLLC)
Joel Pett, political cartoonist, Lexington Herald-Leader

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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Paris Attacks Topic of Public Forum

Today, a unique group of University of Kentucky professors and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Joel Pett are leading a discussion of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

French Studies Forum on Paris Attacks

We invite you to a forum discussion organized by French and Francophone Studies at UK on the Paris attacks of January 7-9, 2015. 

UK faculty from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Department of History, and the Department of Geography will discuss the recent deadly attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher market, as well as provide some context for the social and political debates that continue to emerge in the wake of the attacks.

Discussion participants:

Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MCLLC)

Dr. Jeffrey Peters, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)

Joel Pett, political cartoonist, Lexington Herald-Leader

Dr. Jeremy Popkin, Department of History

Dr. Suzanne Pucci, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)

Dr. Leon Sachs, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)

Dr. Michael Samers, Department of Geography

Dr. Sadia Zoubir-Shaw, French and Francophone Studies (MCLLC)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Location: 
New Student Center, Room 211
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Office Hours With Brenna Byrd And Anastasia Curwood

Our latest episode of Office Hours is here! In this session, Professors Brenna Byrd and Anastasia Curwood join us to discuss their teaching, research, and interests. Professor Byrd leads off with a discussion of German culture and Turkish-German hip-hop while Professor Curwood explores her recent research regarding Shirley Chisholm. The two professors discover their common interests -- forms of social resistance, feminism, language, and identity and discuss them from two very different perspectives.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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UK's Dahlia d'Arge Named Marshall Scholar

The UK Office of Nationally Competitive Awards announced today that history senior and Army ROTC cadet Dahlia d'Arge has been named a 2015 Marshall Scholar.

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Effects of Secession: UK Professors on Historic and Cultural Contexts of Ukraine

University of Kentucky professors Karen Petrone and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby have helped bring a distinctly Russian flavor to UK. In addition to their departments, they are both a part of the Russian Studies program and helped organize 2012's Russian-themed Passport to the World events.

Here, the professors give us a brief history of Ukraine and Russia, including glimpses at the origins of their international relationship and the current thought processes of their most effective demographics.

This podcast was recorded by Brian Connors Manke and produced by David Cole.

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