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Wei Jiang: Developing an Online Chinese Curriculum for High-Schoolers

Since 2006, Wei Jiang has been a member of a team developing a series of online Chinese Language & Culture courses, taught through BlackBoard, aimed toward high school students. Once the curriculum is completed, courses will range from Chinese I to AP Levels I and II. These are currently available to students, and level III is in development.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Summarizing Sarikoli: Clint Parker Discusses Translating Chinese

Clint Parker is an undergraduate student in Chinese and Linguistics. Parker recently began work on a project translating a descriptive summary of a minority dialect called Sarikoli. The descriptive summary is in Chinese, and Parker is translating it into English.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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From Antiquity to the Present: The Jewish Studies Program with Jeremy Popkin

Jeremy Popkin is the T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. professor of History for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the director of the Jewish Studies Program, an interdisciplinary minor.

He has been named one of six finalists for the 2011 Cundill Prize in History, the world‘s largest nonfiction history book award, for his recent publication of "You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery."

The Jewish Studies Program will have its open-house event on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Bingham-Davis House (213 E. Maxwell Street).

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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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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Immersed in Language: Laura Garrison

Laura Garrison was one of a group of students that went to Shanghai University with professor Matt Wells over the summer of 2011. She told us about the skill of her Chinese language teacher during the immersion-style classes, and the adventures she had during her free time in China. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Meet Francis Bailey: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Francis Bailey is an associate professor in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He is starting a new program at UK for those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Back to the Future: Going to Shanghai with Hallie Decker

Hallie Decker, a junior majoring in Chinese and International Studies, will be studying for a year at Shanghai University from August 2011-August 2012. During her year there, she'll be blogging about her adventures at Hallie In Chinese.

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Connecting China and Kentucky: Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells, a professor of Chinese, was the coordinator for a four-week summer language program at Shanghai University. The exchange has forged a bond between University of Kentucky and Shanghai University, and the program is planning on sending more students over in 2012.

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A&S Alumni: How UK Prepared Me for My Career

During fall 2010, a panel of A&S alumni described how the University of Kentucky prepared them for their careers.

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Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder

Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal.  Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.

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