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Cassie Hardin's China Blog #6

International Studies senior Cassie Hardin spent five months is Beijing, China. Luckily for us, she had a video camera and was not afraid to use it! Follow her adventures from abroad, as part of our Passport to the World initiative.

Cassie Hardin's China Blog #7

International Studies senior Cassie Hardin spent five months is Beijing, China. Luckily for us, she had a video camera and was not afraid to use it! Follow her adventures from abroad, as part of our Passport to the World initiative.

Cassie Hardin's China Blog #8

International Studies senior Cassie Hardin spent five months is Beijing, China. Luckily for us, she had a video camera and was not afraid to use it! Follow her adventures from abroad, as part of our Passport to the World initiative.

Cassie Hardin's China Blog #5

International Studies senior Cassie Hardin spent five months is Beijing, China. Luckily for us, she had a video camera and was not afraid to use it! Follow her adventures from abroad, as part of our Passport to the World initiative.

Why major in Gender and Women's Studies?

Are we “just for women”? Not by a long shot!! Not only do we offer courses specifically about men and masculinity, but every course we teach deals with issues of concern to both women and men. We are, as our name indicates, a gender studies department. Gender can take a dazzling variety of forms across time and culture, and one of our goals is to study that diversity. But everyone—men, women, and those who identify as neither, or both--lives within some system of gender. This has a tremendous impact on our everyday experience, from birth to old age.

Are we here to tell you to wipe off your make-up and burn your bra? Hardly. But you will learn about how those stereotypes of feminists got started, and what women’s movements all over the world have really been about. You will also learn about popular culture, mass media, and the role that they play in shaping our ideas about beauty, fitness, masculinity, femininity, sexuality. And you’ll study this from the perspective of global movements, as well as events in your own backyard.

Is a GWS degree a frill, and of no use in the “real world”? That’s the biggest misconception of all. As the success of past majors shows, a degree in GWS can lead to an amazing range of careers in law, public policy, journalism, education, consumer protection, violence prevention, environmental sustainability, and more. There’s really no career that a GWS degree can’t lead to!

For more information about GWS, visit: gws.as.uky.edu/

What's New in Science - Susan Barron Part 2

Drugs and the Brain Part 2: How and Why Drugs are Addictive for the Brain

Listening to the news, reading the newspapers, or talking to friends, we hear about drugs almost daily. This discussion will include some of the recent data about how the drugs that change the way we feel affect the brain. We will talk about why some drugs are so addictive relative to other drugs, why adolescence is such a vulnerable time for drug use and some novel approaches and medications that may have real potential for treating drug addiction and other brain disorders

What's New in Science - Susan Barron Part 3

Drugs and the Brain Part 3: How about Understanding Drug Withdrawal (from a Brain Perspective) and Pharmacotherapy

Listening to the news, reading the newspapers, or talking to friends, we hear about drugs almost daily. This discussion will include some of the recent data about how the drugs that change the way we feel affect the brain. We will talk about why some drugs are so addictive relative to other drugs, why adolescence is such a vulnerable time for drug use and some novel approaches and medications that may have real potential for treating drug addiction and other brain disorders

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