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OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Chellgren Center Names 37 New Fellows: 20 in A&S

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement.

UK Prepares Students with 'China Literacy' for 21st Century World

As the University of Kentucky prepares its students to compete in a globalized world, it's crucial to provide students with what associate provost for international programs Susan Carvalho calls "China literacy."

Hail To The Chief

This year, Martin Luther King Day will also mark the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama. His first inauguration brought more than 2 million people to the National Mall four years ago; this year, the event is expected to attract hundreds of thousands. Tracy Campbell, a History professor and Co-Director of the Wendell H Ford Public Policy Research Center, joined us by phone to discuss American presidential inaugurations and how they have changed over time.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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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.

America Through the Lens of the 2012 Election: Mark Kornbluh & Kathi Kern

Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and history professor Kathi Kern are teaching a class 'inside out' - by taking an issue (in this case, the 2012 presidential election) and building a course around it. The class, "Currents: America Through the Lens of the 2012 Election," is an interdisciplinary look into how American democracy functions. It is slated to be a non-partisan examination of how elections work, their function in media and society, and how elections have changed over time.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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UK Student Finds Second Home Through Education Abroad

Studying through the International Study Abroad program (ISA) throughout the spring 2012 semester, JR Leach is taking five courses abroad through the Universidad de Granada, advancing his fluency in Spanish and discovered a "new home."

PS 101: American History with Dr. Richard Waterman

Explore the inner workings of the American political system just before the 2012 election starts heating up in the Fall. This course is an appropriate first step on the path toward earning a Major or Minor in Political Science and, for students pursuing degrees at the University of Kentucky, also fulfills the U.S. citizenship requirement of UKCore. Taking it in Summer 2012 will give students the background (and at UK a specific prerequisite) needed to enroll in Fall courses that tap into the election-year excitement, such as those on campaigns & elections, on political parties, or on the presidency. Bulletin description: "A survey of national government and the political process in the United States, with emphasis on the Constitution, the President, Congress, and the judicial system."

A&S Selects New Chairs

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences has appointed new chairs to many of its departments for the 2011-2012 year.

"How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict" Clayton Thyne Discusses Theories Surrounding Civil War

Given the appalling consequences of civil wars, why are the competing actors within a state unable to come to a settlement to avoid the costs of conflict? How might external parties affect the likelihood that a civil war begins? How do their actions affect the duration and outcome of civil conflicts that are already underway? How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict draws on three main approaches—bargaining theory, signaling theory, and rational expectations—to examine how external actors might affect the onset, duration and outcome of civil wars.

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