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 Brunn, Emeritus 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-323-0510
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.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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.