Past Events

International Education in the Age of COVID-19: What are the Immediate Impacts and Longer Term Prospects?
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Sue Roberts, associate provost for internationalization and professor of geography, with Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sue Roberts, associate provost for internationalization and professor of geography, will outline some of the ways COVID-19 has up-ended universities' global engagements. In conversation with Dean Mark Kornbluh, she will explore UK's exciting initiatives to reimagine internationalization and to connect UK students and faculty to the world outside the U.S. even though in person travel is on hold. 

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IntlEdVSS from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

The Pandemic and the Professor: COVID-19’s Challenges for Teaching and Learning, and the Lasting Implications for Higher Education
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Associate Provost Kathi Kern and Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

As a prelude to the Fall Semester, Associate Provost Kathi Kern and Dean Mark Kornbluh will discuss the challenges posed by teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty and students alike worry about the logistics. How will we maintain a safe and healthy learning environment? How much of instruction will need to be moved online or “flipped”? How does technology enable or restrict us? How do we continue to foster strong student-teacher bonds at a distance? How do we build community in our current environment?

And while these questions are urgent for the particular moment, they also point to a lasting shift in how we go about our work as educators. Even after the pandemic subsides, we will likely find ourselves reflecting on the unexamined, yet sacred elements of what makes a college education. As disruptive as the pandemic has been, it has also ignited a climate of innovation. We are led to think anew about the journeys that our students take, how our research and disciplines best serve a diverse community of learners, how the wicked problems of the world defy institutional silos, and how we can best support individuals while also strengthening communities. Our lessons learned and enduring challenges from the past few months afford us a unique opportunity to anticipate these emergent paradigms for teaching and learning.

Pandemic and the Professor from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

 

Writing Toward Protest and Healing: DaMaris Hill, Frank X Walker and Crystal Wilkinson on Using Creativity to Cope
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Creative Writing and AAAS faculty DaMaris Hill, Frank X Walker and Crystal Wilkinson, with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Enjoy new work from three creative writing and African American & Africana Studies faculty, followed by a conversation with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh about how writing helps them process, protest and uplift during challenging times.

The Impact of the Pandemic and Protests on 2020 Elections
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Stephen Voss and Michael Zilis, professors Department of Political Science, with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Stephen Voss and Michael Zilis, professors in the Department of Political Science, in conversation with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh will discuss how the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests are impacting state elections, the presidential election, voting access and voter turnout, changes in campaign strategies, and legal actions surrounding voting rights. 

 

 

The Science Behind COVID-19
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Vincent Cassone, chair and professor in the Department of Biology, with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Vincent Cassone, Chair and Gill Eminent Professor in the Department of Biology, in conversation with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh, will discuss the scientific aspects of the coronavirus including how it spreads, treatments, vaccines, the politics of public health and more.

 

 

Victory over Germs?: Lessons from the Past
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): History Professor Melanie Goan with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh
Date:Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:30pm

History Professor Melanie Goan, in conversation with A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh, will discuss how germ theory changed American life in the late nineteenth century and will consider what past pandemics teach us.

 

 

Racism and Other Forms of Violence in Times of Covid-19
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Cristina Alcalde, Claire Renzetti, Frances Henderson, Karrieann Soto Vega, Melissa Stein, Sharon Yam, Srimati Basu
Date:Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:30pm

Join faculty from across the College as we discuss the processes and effects behind increases in violence and racism in our communities during this pandemic. Faculty panelists will discuss and answer questions about anti-Asian bias, Latinx experiences, and economic, political, and social conditions that facilitate the rapid spread in Black communities. Panelists will also discuss public health campaigns aimed at marginalized communities, violence and the informal sector, and violence in the home during times of pandemic.

 

 

A Conversation with Dean Mark Kornbluh
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): A&S Dean Mark Kornbluh with alumni and friends
Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:30pm

UK College of Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh spoke with alumni and friends on April 30 in a virtual town hall meeting which focused on an update and Q&A about how the College and University are managing the current crisis and the impact on students and faculty.

 

 

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