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CESL Stars: Anushka Karkelanova

January, 2015 Center for English as a Second Language College of Arts & Sciences University of Kentucky

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Office Hours with Peter Berres and Stan Brunn

Our latest Office Hours episode brings you a new host along with a hot topic -- Cuba! In this episode, Sarah Shuetze interviews Peter Berres, former Assistant Dean in the College of Health Sciences and professor of Political Science, and Stan BrunnEmeritus Professor in the Department of Geography. Berres and Brunn have a lot to talk about - particularly their common interest in Cuba and upcoming education abroad program in Cuba this summer! Listen in to learn more about how they became interested in Cuba, developed a study abroad program, and their goals for the program.

For more information about this program, please head to the College of Arts & Science Education Abroad page to learn more, or click here for more details about the Cuban Politics, Society & Culture course. 

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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JHFE Scholarship

The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Scholarship aims to encourage and support Jewish Studies on the University of Kentucky campus. Students selected to become JHFE scholars will declare and commit to completing a minor in Jewish Studies in a maximum of four years. They will also attend and participate regularly in Jewish Studies programming on campus. As part of the JHFE scholar experience, they will be expected to participate in an original scholarly research project under the guidance of a Jewish Studies faculty mentor. This experience will include work helping to build, index, and make accessible the growing Kentucky Jewish Heritage Oral History repository. Any undergraduate who will pursue a Jewish Studies minor is eligible to apply.

See what these students have to say about their experiences.

To apply, visit: jewishstudies.as.uky.edu/jhfe-scholars-application

Landslide Hazards

Matt Crawford of the Kentucky Geological Survey provides an overview of landslides including what causes them and what the public can do about them. Matt also discusses what KGS has been doing to properly identify landslides and mitigate future damage. For more information or to report a landslide go to our website here related links are provided below. To contact Matt Crawford email mcrawford@uky.edu or call 859-323-0510

Kentucky Geological Survey Landslides: uky.edu/KGS/geologichazards/landslide.htm

Landslides Inventory Map: kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/kgsgeoserver/viewer.asp?layoutid=25

Report a Landslide Form: kgs.uky.edu/kgsweb/KGSWEB/landslide.asp

"Landslides and Your Property" Brochure: kgs.uky.edu/kgsweb/olops/pub/kgs/LandslidesBrochure.pdf

Landslide Inventory Report: kgs.uky.edu/kgsweb/olops/pub/kgs/IC31_12.pdf

Use of LiDAR to map landslides report: kgs.uky.edu/kgsweb/olops/pub/kgs/ri24_12.pdf

This video appears courtesy of the Kentucky Geological Survey

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Margaret S. Archer

"'We believe' - but who are 'we'?" The Relational Subject versus the Plural Subject

Margaret S. Archer Centre d'Ontologie Sociale Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanna

December 12, 2014 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences

Education Abroad - Oaxaca

UK’s summer Geography program in Oaxaca, Mexico is focused on Social and Environmental Issues and features opportunities for guided research projects. The program runs every summer. The dates for 2015 are June 11 to August 7th, 2015. Coursework entails in-depth learning about the diverse environments of Southern Mexico, as well as about the rich and heterogeneous cultures of Oaxaca’s distinct regions. The coursework stresses the historical and contemporary dimensions of the relationship between the peoples of Oaxaca, the land and resources and a global political economy. Students in the program sign up for three UK Geography courses (3 credits each). The courses are taught by UK Adjunct Professor Oliver Froehling and other local experts.

The courses involve many field excursions and opportunities to learn about the landscapes and peoples of Southern Mexico and the issues that are facing them. Students are placed in homestays with local families. UK students who have gone on this program in recent years have reported that they learned a great deal and feel that the program has had a major impact on their lives.

You can find basic information about the Program here: abroad.ad.uky.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11371 and here: geography.as.uky.edu/summer-program-oaxaca-mexico

You may also enjoy these resources which give a flavor of the wonderful city and State of Oaxaca, Mexico: youtu.be/pqHpuRKjAwE and youtu.be/ivtGkaQ-KKM

While summer 2015 may seem a long time away, it will approach faster than you think! So as you think about whether this program is for you, please feel free to contact the Program Director, Oliver Froehling, at orfroe01@uky.edu .

Building Diversity: Press Conference for Mathematics Graduate Program Funding

Reflecting the University of Kentucky's growing leadership in ensuring more diversity in graduate studies, President Eli Capilouto Friday announced that the university's Department of Mathematics, within the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $559,626 National Science Foundation grant to fund the new Graduate Scholars in Mathematics program. The funding will be dispersed through July 2019.

The program will support incoming mathematics graduate students at UK, including first-generation and Appalachian students, for the critical first two years of doctoral study, with a goal of helping to build a more diverse community of mathematicians.

Graduate Scholars in Mathematics (GSM), accepting applications until Jan. 15 and launching in fall of 2015, will provide rigorous pre-professional training in advanced mathematics, provide participants with an early introduction to research in mathematics and develop their academic leadership skills.

CESL Stars: Maria Gomez

December, 2014 Center for English as a Second Language College of Arts & Sciences University of Kentucky

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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Office Hours With Brenna Byrd And Anastasia Curwood by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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