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Jim Duff Guest Lecture on Historical Presidential Campaigns

2012 A&S Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Duff visited the Currents class on Thursday, October 18, to give a lecture "Presidential Campaigning in Historical Perspective."

Jim Duff graduated magna cum laude from the UK Honors Program in 1975, and holds B.A. degrees in both political science and philosophy. While at UK, Duff earned a Phi Beta Kappa membership and was a “walk on” for the University of Kentucky Men’s basketball team. He visited the A&S Currents class on Thursday October 18, 2012 to give a lecture and share his insights.

From 1996-2000, Duff served as counselor William H. Rehnquist and was appointed as the director of the U.S. court system by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006, where he oversaw the federal judiciary's 35,000 employees and its $7 billion annual budget. Last year, Duff was named the president and CEO of the Newseum, an interactive museum that educates the public about the importance of the First Amendment in innovative ways to inspire an engaged citizenry.

A&S Offers Student Events Surrounding Presidential Debate

In the 2008 election, young Americans voted in their largest numbers since the 1970s. With the 2012 election around the corner, the UK College of Arts and Sciences, with the support of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media (WRD) will present several events for UK students to become more informed about the election, specifically surrounding the second presidential debate.

From One Court To Another: A&S Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Duff

From being a walk-on with the undefeated 1971-72 freshman basketball team, to working with the Supreme Court, and now as the President and CEO of the Freedom Forum, which oversees the Newseum and First Amendment Center is Washington D.C. - Jim Duff's resume is as diverse as and A&S education. No wonder he is being inducted into the A&S Hall of Fame this week!

The Herald-Leader recently covered Duff's career - read more.
 

 

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."

Confucius Institute and Headley-Whitney Museum Present 'Realized in Wood'

The UK Confucius Institute has partnered with the Headley-Whitney Museum to present contemporary art, fashioned in a centuries-old style.

Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology for the Archaeology Rountable event “Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts” featuring Dr. Zachary Hruby from the Deptartment of Anthropology at College of the Redwoods. 

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall room 108

A Layered Look: Alumna Audrey Rooney

Audrey Rooney received a doctoral degree from the Department of History in 1997. Her dissertation was a biography of the Ottonian cathedral of St. Mauritius in Magdeburg, Germany, and her research prior to that included a variety of subjects within art history, including studying the drawings beneath frescoes. In this podcast, Rooney reflects on her experiences as a doctoral student and researcher, and how the University of Kentucky is a cultural resource for students and community members alike. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman and edited by Sam Burchett. Our alumni correspondent, Lauren Kidd, conducted the interview.

 

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Chamberlin Describes Ramifications of Munich Olympics Massacre in New York Times Op-Ed

Paul Chamberlin, professor in the UK Department of History, was featured in The New York Times today; his op-ed coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics massacre.

New Faculty 2012: Meet Scott Taylor

The Department of History is excited to welcome professor Scott Taylor to its faculty!

Professor Taylor joins us this fall researching the history of early modern Europe, especially Spain. Currently, he is working on a book on the beginnings of modern addiction, examining how western Europeans experienced "soft drugs" like sugar, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, tea, distilled spirits, and opium.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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Nunn Center to Partner with Oldham County History Center

The University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and the Oldham County History Center announce the establishment of a formal partnership to archive, preserve and support ongoing oral history initiatives created by the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, Ky.

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