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UK Confucius Institute Brings Exhibit, Symposium With Focus on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

An exhibition and symposium at the University of Kentucky will explore the experience of Jewish refugees in China.

Philosophy & The Good Society

 

The 18th Annual University of Kentucky Graduate Student Conference

8-8:50 - Pastries and Coffee

9-11:30, 12:45-3:00 PM - Speaker Series

3:15 - Keynote: Dr. David Sussman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Co-sponsered by the University of Kentucky Department of Philosophy, Committee on Social Theory, the Graduate School, and the College of Arts & Sciences.
 

Date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Student Center - Rooms 230-231

Covering All The Aspects: New A&S Internship

Despite differences in subject matter and methods, students in disciplines like Biology and English have some common ground: they are part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Recently, this common ground connected two UK alumni who graduated over thirty years apart.

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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Finding Faults: Inside Sean Bemis' Research

Sean Bemis put his hands together side by side to demonstrate two plates of the earth’s crust with a smooth boundary running between them. But that boundary is not always smooth and those plates do not always sit together neatly, which makes the earth’s crust a dynamic and complex surface.

Growing & Strengthening: Two New Faculty Members in Hispanic Studies

Mónica Díaz and Matt Losada join the ranks of respected instructors and researchers in the Department of Hispanic Studies with a wealth of publications and teaching experience, as well as interest in Interdisciplinarity.

Biology Professor Helps Bring New York-based Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Therapeutics Company to Lexington

Gismo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based biotech startup, has recently relocated its company to the University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center, a business incubator housing new and emerging technology-based companies on UK’s campus.

Sleep Study: Sociology's Mairead Eastin Moloney Interviewed for Live Science

A recent online article contemplated what life might look like if there were a cure for sleep, and the possible sociological impacts that would follow.

A&S Distinguished Professor Lecture

This Spanish–Moroccan war, known in Spain as the War of Africa, was a colonial military operation that resulted in the surrender of the city of Tetouan. A political victory with no tangible gains, the African War formed part of a persuasive rhetoric and a stirring propaganda used by the Spanish government to heighten the national pride of the people. The patriotic delirium surrounding this war marks the beginnings —and also the death throes— of Spanish colonialism on Moroccan territory in modern times. Spain’s military intervention in Morocco inspired an abundant literature whose aim was to glorify the war. Professor Rueda examines one-act plays on the topic of the War of Africa to reveal how war was staged and orchestrated politically through theatrical and musical performance. Burlesque musical re-presentations of the War of Africa reinforce collective yet conflictive notions of national identity, still unresolved at the threshold of Modernity, while exposing Spain’s impracticable political aspirations to regain its lost colonial power and the nation’s hesitancy to refashion itself as a modern nation.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
UKAA Auditorium @ WY Young Library

Chemistry's John Anthony Named ACS Editor's Choice

A paper by John Anthony, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry and faculty member of the Center for Applied Energy Research, has been recognized as the American Chemical Society's Editors' Choice.

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