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Year of Europe - Panel discussion on the crisis in the Middle East & Europe

DISCUSSION ON REFUGEE CRISIS DATE: 10/07/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm LOCATION: WT Young Library Panel discussion on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe

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A&S Student Employment Success Stories: Nikki Noe

Former A&S student employee and current staff member Nikki Noe shares her experience. Visit as.uky.edu/student-employment for more information.

Life as a Chinese Student in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky

Learn more about opportunities to study at the University of Kentucky at as.uky.edu/2plus2

Why 2+2 Programs? * Students receive the advantages of studying abroad without any loss of time or the risk of credits not being counted. * 2+2 programs allow qualified students to transfer to University of Kentucky’s campus in their third year, thereby saving the cost of a U.S. undergraduate degree. * Students with a desire to study in another country, understand another culture, and interact with professors and students working in a different policy and problem context see many advantages of a collaborative program over an exchange or semester-abroad experience. * It allows for students to benefit from a program that draws on the teaching, curricular, and research expertise of two institutions located in two countries. * The opportunity to be part of a program that offers an undergraduate degree in a different country enhances employability prospects and career path. * Multinational companies are interested in hiring multilingual students who have studied in both countries and understand the similarities and differences in the regulatory and cultural contexts.

Cindi Katz Keynote, "Revisiting Minor Theory," at 2015 Critical Geography Conference

Minor theory is a way of doing theory differently, of working inside out, of fugitive moves and emergent practices interstitial with ‘major’ productions of knowledge. To do minor theory is to make conscious use of displacement so that new subjectivities, spatialities, and temporalities might be marked and produced in spaces of betweenness that reveal the limits of the major as it is transformed along with the minor. Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of ‘minor literature,’ I wrote about minor theory twenty years ago causing a ‘minor’ stir, but little else. In the past year or so the idea of the minor has surfaced in several places, not least as the theme of this conference. Asking what might underlie this ‘surgence’ of interest, I will look at some of the political, social, cultural relations and conditions of the present in Geography and in the worlds we inhabit to think about what possibilities minor theory offers for thinking and acting differently in the face of growing economic inequality at all scales, persistent violence against people of color, intensifying environmental crises, joblessness, and social relations of production and reproduction that remain exploitive and oppressive in their articulations of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 9, 2015, with a ceremony at the Singletary Center for the Arts, bringing the current totals to 42 alumni and 14 emeritus faculty A&S Hall of Fame members.

2015 Alumni Inductees:

Roger Di Silvestro

Linda Challis Gill

David H. Johnson, M.D.

Bobbie Ann Mason

2015 Emeritus Faculty Inductee:

Kevin Kiernan

A&S Hall of Fame 2015 - Kevin Kiernan

Kevin Kiernan is the T. Marshall Hahn Senior Professor of Arts and Sciences Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. He spent his entire 35-year career (1970-2005) in the Department of English at UK, specializing in Old and Middle English language and literature, as well as digital humanities. Kiernan received his bachelor’s in English from Fairfield University and both his master’s and doctorate in medieval studies from Case Western Reserve University. He was made a full professor at UK in 1981, served as chair of the Department of English from 1986 to 1990 and was elected Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in 1999. Kiernan earned grants and fellowships from such groups as the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Science Foundation, IBM and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 1992, in collaboration with students and colleagues from across the university, Kiernan founded the Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities, which provides infrastructure and support for faculty undertaking projects in the digital humanities.

His first book, "Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript," revolutionized the dating of Beowulf and established him as a leading authority on the manuscript. Kiernan was asked to produce an electronic edition of this treasure by the British Library in 1992. Now in its fourth edition, the Electronic Beowulf is available for free online, hosted by the University of Kentucky. Its 21st anniversary was celebrated in three sessions in Kiernan's honor at the 2014 International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University.

A&S Hall of Fame 2015 - David H. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. David H. Johnson was born in Dalton, Georgia. He received a bachelor’s degree in zoology (1970), now housed in the Department of Biology, and a master’s degree in botany (1972) at UK before returning to his home state to attend the Medical College of Georgia, where he received his medical degree in 1976. He served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical School from 1993 to 2010. Johnson was the inaugural recipient of the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Chair in Medical and Surgical Oncology and co-founded the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. In 2010, he relocated to Dallas to assume the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Johnson's research is focused on developing effective therapies for lung cancer. He has received numerous awards for his research activities. In 2014, he was named to Thomas Reuters’ list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. Johnson has served as chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is currently a trustee of the ABIM Foundation. In 2004-2005 he served as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and championed the development of one of the country’s first cancer survivorship programs along with a pioneering cancer quality care initiative. Johnson is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, master of the American College of Physicians and fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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