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UK Libraries 'Reimagine Russia's Realms' in Lecture, Exhibits

In celebration of University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences' year-long exploration into the culture and history of Russia, UK Libraries continues "Reimagining Russia's Realms" throughout the spring semester with new exhibits and programming: an audiology seminar and a display of rare postcards and posters from Soviet and pre-Soviet era Russia.

Cynthia Ruder and Karen Petrone on WRFL

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, Trivial Thursdays. They discussed the final installment of the Animated Film Series focusing on the Perestroika Period of the 1980s. The discussion also covered a number of other events and programs involved in this year’s initiative and, of course, all things Russian.

For more information about Reimagining Russia's Realms, please visit russia.as.uky.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences Invites All to Reimagine Russia's Realms

The UK College of Arts and Sciences has launched the third chapter in its Passport to the World Initiative, opening doors for students to "reimagine Russia's realms."

Crime and Punishment in Russia's Realms: Cynthia Ruder & Janet Stamatel

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,” will examine issues of crime and punishment from literary, social science, and creative perspectives in Russia and surrounding countries from the 1920s to the present. 

The course is offered as part of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Passport to the World: Reimagining Russia’s Realms. For more information about the course (or to enroll), please contact your academic advisor. The course will run from October until December 2012 on Monday & Wednesday evenings, and is worth two credit hours.

The Passport to the World initiative is sponsored by the A&S Advisory Board.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Making International Connections: UK Students at Shanghai University

James Knoer, Meredith King & Geoffrey Banta are three students that took Chinese language courses at Shanghai University in May & June of 2012. Their professor, Liang Luo, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures (MCL) at the University of Kentucky. For the last few years, MCL has offered a summer course in Chinese to interested students, some of whom have gone back for further studies for a year or more. This summer, not only did UK students get to take an intensive language course, but they also got to take part in a Student Summit with students from Shanghai University. 

In this podcast, they discuss their experiences in China and a few ways that people can get involved in international exchange - through study abroad programs and locally through the UK Office of International Affairs.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Reimagining Russia's Realms: Karen Petrone & Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby is the Chair of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and Karen Petrone is the Chair of the Department of History. They proposed the next stop on the Passport to the World. This year's focus is on China; for the 2012-2013 school year, Arts & Sciences will spend a year focusing on Russia and its neighbors. In this podcast, Petrone and Rouhier-Willoughby discuss what makes the region unique, why it is important to study, and what various departments and faculty will bring to UK to Reimagine Russia’s Realms. The Passport to the World initiative is sponsored by the A&S Advisory Board.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Soviet Propaganda in UK's Special Collections: Gordon Hogg

There are all sorts of rare materials in UK Libraries, including a huge collection of books and posters from the former Soviet Union. With the 2012-2013 academic school year's A&S Passport to the World initiative focusing on Russia and its neighbors, the collection will get some extra exposure. This podcast interviews Gordon Hogg, Director of the Special Collections Library, about this unique part of UK Libraries' holdings. The Passport to the World initiative is sponsored by the A&S Advisory Board.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Navigating Mandarin's Maze: Learning Chinese in Shanghai with Kelly Schumm

Kelly Schumm is an Economics and Finance senior who recently traveled to Shanghai to study Mandarin. Kelly briefly discusses her expriences learning Chinese with UK Professor Matt Wells.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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