Graduate school can appear to be a mystifying process with a seemingly endless row of hoops to jump through, such as applying, studying, researching, and writing a dissertation of your own. The English Department is helping to give us a peek behind the curtain of graduate school as we speak to Andrea Holliger and Seth Lee, two English graduate students. In this interview, Holliger and Lee discuss their experiences, tips, and tricks regarding graduate school, research, and writing dissertations.
Office Hours returns to bring you information on UK faculty, even during the harsh winter months. This week, we're joined by Professor Janet Stamatel of Sociology to discuss her upcoming education abroad experience and research in the world of criminology.
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research hosted an Energy Fair on campus last month for 271 fourth and fifth graders from Russell Cave, Yates and Cassidy Elementary Schools in Lexington.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.