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In Memoriam: Jane Gentry Vance

Professor emerita Jane Gentry Vance passed away on Thursday afternoon after a year-long battle with cancer.

Ramblin' Scholar: Virginia Conn

English alum Virginia Conn is ready to start her newest chapter of cultural immersion in graduate school.

Office Hours with Steven Alvarez and Brian Frye

Episode six of Office Hours is here! Join us as we talk to Professor Steven Alvarez about his research and work involving immigration as we explore "Mexington," Kentucky and discuss what inspired his focus and creativity. Then, listen in as we meet with Professor Brian Frye to learn about how his background as a filmmaker has influenced his role as a professor of law at the University of Kentucky, including his part in creating Our Nixon, a documentary about Richard Nixon that has won several awards at various film festivals.

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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Just Desserts for GWS students on the Dean’s List

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and families from around Kentucky gathered Friday, September 26, to celebrate students who excelled in their studies. Five GWS majors made the Dean’s List and were honored at the reception.

On The Road Again

Sedimentary, My Dear Watson

Kevin Yeager's lab can measure the rate of coastline loss in Louisiana or document the effects of exposure to radioactive fallout.

Office Hours with Matt Wilson and Matthew Giancarlo

Episode five of Office Hours is here! Join us as we talk to Professor Matt Wilson about his work with "critical GIS," what new intitiatives he has in store for the Geography department, and his time as a guest lecturer at a little-known university called Harvard. Then stay tuned as we speak with Professor Matthew Giancarlo about his research on the mysterious fifteenth century poet Peter Idley, his history with language learning and using old forms of English in the classroom, and a bit about a certain group of pilgrims heading to Canterburry.

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 David Cole.

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Unlikely Treasures: Kelsey Potter's summer Fulbright in England

Potter participated in the prestigious American Institute for Foreign Study Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and she was one of three college students from the U.S. who was awarded admission to the program and funded by the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

"Sleepless Nights/Wasted Time: Seeking Islam in Egypt's Hollywood"

Professor Joel Gordon will explore the depiction of ‘normative’ religious practices and personal expressions of religious identity in recent Egyptian movies with a particular focus is on Egyptian youth.  Whereas in the past signs of piety had been restricted to either ‘traditional’ Egyptians – often in comic fashion – or political extremists, a few recent films have dared to depict ‘normal’ veiled women and bearded men and even a social environment in which questions of piety, morality and proper behavior dominate the discussions, concerns and conflicts between young Egyptians.  These films may point to a growing willingness by film artists to honestly explore social trends that have been taboo, especially as Egypt enters a new political era.

Prof. Joel Gordon: Professor of History and Director of Middle East Studies, University of Arkansas; Specialist in modern Egyptian history and Arab popular culture; Author of Nasser' Blessed Movement, Revolutionary Melodrama, and Nasser: Hero of the Arab Nation

 
Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library

Office Hours with Buck Ryan and DaMaris Hill

Join us for the third episode of Office Hours, where we talk to Professor Buck Ryan about Constitution Day, the Citizen Kentucky Project, and Ballot Bomb, and Professor DaMaris Hill about her novel, Willows in the Spring. 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 David Cole.

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