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5/2/2011
At the 2011 annual meeting for the Society for Applied Anthrpology in Seattle, UK Anthrpology professors Diane King and Hsain Ilahiane, and graduate student Karen Rignall discussed "Anthropological Insights into the 2011 Uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East."

To listen to their comments via podcast, click here. Article Date: 5/2/2011
5/2/2011
At the 2011 annual meeting for the Society for Applied Anthrpology in Seattle, UK Anthrpology professors Diane King and Hsain Ilahiane, and graduate student Karen Rignall discussed "Anthropological Insights into the 2011 Uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East."

To listen to their comments via podcast, click here. Article Date: 5/2/2011
5/2/2011
Hsain Ilahiane, associate professor of Anthropology, has released a briefing about the ongoing fight for democracy in North Africa and the Middle East. Ilahiane's document was presented to the Society for Applied Anthropology's Human Rights and Social Justice Committee. The full report is available in .pdf format at the Society for Applied Anthropology's website.

Ilahiane has carried out research in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, and his areas of theoretical interest are globalization, development and information and communication technologies, and political ecology. 

UK Anthropology professors Diane King and Hsain Ilahiane's comments on the
5/2/2011
Hsain Ilahiane, associate professor of Anthropology, has released a briefing about the ongoing fight for democracy in North Africa and the Middle East. Ilahiane's document was presented to the Society for Applied Anthropology's Human Rights and Social Justice Committee. The full report is available in .pdf format at the Society for Applied Anthropology's website.

Ilahiane has carried out research in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, and his areas of theoretical interest are globalization, development and information and communication technologies, and political ecology. 

UK Anthropology professors Diane King and Hsain Ilahiane's comments on the uprisings
5/2/2011

When the University of Kentucky established the Committee on Social Theory in 1989, it was one of the first of its kind.

The committee, in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides one of the most engaging teaching, research and learning experiences at UK, including 75 affiliated faculty from 17 departments and schools across campus. 

 "The program is premised on the belief that major social questions and problems, issues of our time and of earlier periods, that touch all of us, can be investigated constructively across disciplinary and theoretical divides, between scholars and intellectuals, particularly of the humanities and the social sciences, as well as, we believe, the physical and life sciences,” said Social Theory Director and French Professor

5/2/2011

When the University of Kentucky established the Committee on Social Theory in 1989, it was one of the first of its kind.

The committee, in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides one of the most engaging teaching, research and learning experiences at UK, including 75 affiliated faculty from 17 departments and schools across campus. 

 "The program is premised on the belief that major social questions and problems, issues of our time and of earlier periods, that touch all of us, can be investigated constructively across disciplinary and theoretical divides, between scholars and intellectuals, particularly of the humanities and the social sciences, as well as, we believe, the physical and life sciences,” said Social Theory Director and French Professor

5/2/2011

There’s more than 4,300 miles separating Morehead, KY and Berlin, Germany. For Ben Williams, it was a gap that would be bridged thanks, in part, to his experiences at the University of Kentucky.
Hailing from Morehead, Williams graduated from Rowan County Senior High. From there, he went to the University of Kentucky, followed by a graduate degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. His parents still live in Morehead, where his mother works in the Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop and his father as a professor at Morehead State. His two sisters live in Lexington.
Inspiration
When studying at

5/2/2011

By Colleen Glenn

Photo by Lee Thomas Illustration by Cricket Press   We live in an age of communication. From writing to speaking to texting to social networking, we are constantly communicating with others. The way that we communicate — the words that we use, the style with which we deliver them, and the mode of delivery — determines the impact and effectiveness of our messages.   Realizing the importance of training students to be skilled writers and communicators, educators across the country are beginning to place a top priority on the study of written and spoken language. At the forefront of this movement, the UK College of Arts & Sciences has launched the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.   “Rhetoric,” Roxanne Mountford, director of the new division, explains, “is a term that encompasses all forms of communication.”  
4/29/2011
Adam Banks, an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media in the Department of English continues his efforts to strengthen the Black community in Lexington. Currently, he's involved with the King Mixtape Project taking place at St. Paul AME Church. Read the full story from The Key Newsjournal.

Article Date: 4/29/2011
4/29/2011
Adam Banks, an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media in the Department of English continues his efforts to strengthen the Black community in Lexington. Currently, he's involved with the King Mixtape Project taking place at St. Paul AME Church. Read the full story from The Key Newsjournal.

Article Date: 4/29/2011
4/28/2011

 A University of Kentucky graduate student in the Department of Sociology with dreams of conducting field research on substance abuse treatment programs for women and children is well on her way, thanks to a highly competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH National Research Training Award Program has awarded second year doctoral student Kathi Harp its prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows.

Harp, who is interested in substance abuse treatment programs designed specifically for women with children, will focus on understanding how custody loss is related to substance use and criminal behaviors among African-American mothers.

"I am focusing on African-American women

4/28/2011

 A University of Kentucky graduate student in the Department of Sociology with dreams of conducting field research on substance abuse treatment programs for women and children is well on her way, thanks to a highly competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH National Research Training Award Program has awarded second year doctoral student Kathi Harp its prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows.

Harp, who is interested in substance abuse treatment programs designed specifically for women with children, will focus on understanding how custody loss is related to substance use and criminal behaviors among African-American mothers.

"I am focusing on African-American women

4/27/2011

Five University of Kentucky graduate students from the College of Communications and Information Studies' School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), recently participated in the Library of Congress Alternative Spring Break program in Washington, D.C. UK students Sara Wood, Jessicah Cheyenne Hohman, Meredith Nelson, Emily Pike and Emily Aldridge worked in different areas of the library.

Wood, from Lexington, said the program was set up to allow five graduate students from SLIS to participate in a week-long internship. The internship focused on the completion of a short project under the direction of a Library of Congress (LOC) librarian.

"Once we were selected based on our resumes and letters of interest, we were specifically matched to a project conducive to our experience and interests,"

4/27/2011

Five University of Kentucky graduate students from the College of Communications and Information Studies' School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), recently participated in the Library of Congress Alternative Spring Break program in Washington, D.C. UK students Sara Wood, Jessicah Cheyenne Hohman, Meredith Nelson, Emily Pike and Emily Aldridge worked in different areas of the library.

Wood, from Lexington, said the program was set up to allow five graduate students from SLIS to participate in a week-long internship. The internship focused on the completion of a short project under the direction of a Library of Congress (LOC) librarian.

"Once we were selected based on our resumes and letters of interest, we were specifically matched to a project conducive to our experience and interests,"

4/27/2011

Three University of Kentucky students have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships will present the students with more than $100,000 to use toward research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Additionally, four other UK students received honorable recognition from the program.
 
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. NSF fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $30

4/27/2011

Three University of Kentucky students have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships will present the students with more than $100,000 to use toward research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Additionally, four other UK students received honorable recognition from the program.
 
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. NSF fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $30

4/27/2011

 As a current board member of a company she boycotted during apartheid, Zohra Ebrahim is a dynamic testament to the New South Africa.

Ebrahim draws on her past of political activism, as well as a wealth of experience on corporate boards, to assess the role of women in contemporary South Africa.

Women have gained a great deal in the new South Africa. It is the third most equitable government in the world. Forty-five percent of parliament ministers are women.

Unfortunately, women have not entered the ranks of business in the same way. There are only 12 women on corporate boards of listed companies and only one female CEO in the whole country. Violence against women and children occurs frequently as well, due in part to the legacy of families destroyed by apartheid policies.

"South Africa has come so far so fast," Ebrahim said, "But these changes bring

4/27/2011

 As a current board member of a company she boycotted during apartheid, Zohra Ebrahim is a dynamic testament to the New South Africa.

Ebrahim draws on her past of political activism, as well as a wealth of experience on corporate boards, to assess the role of women in contemporary South Africa.

Women have gained a great deal in the new South Africa. It is the third most equitable government in the world. Forty-five percent of parliament ministers are women.

Unfortunately, women have not entered the ranks of business in the same way. There are only 12 women on corporate boards of listed companies and only one female CEO in the whole country. Violence against women and children occurs frequently as well, due in part to the legacy of families destroyed by apartheid policies.

"South Africa has come so far so fast," Ebrahim said, "But these changes bring

4/26/2011
The 2010-2011 school year has been a record-breaking one for the Classics Division of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Four students have been recognized for their achievements:

Rachel Philbrick, earning her Master of Arts this year, has been awarded a Javits Fellowship and has decided to pursue her doctorate in Classics at Brown.  Elizabeth Barnes, also earning her Master of Arts this year, will be going to the University of Cincinnati for her doctorate, having been awarded a full fellowship.  Jonathan Meyers, a current Teaching Assistant, has earned an A&S Distinguished Teaching Award, which will be bestowed on Friday, April 29.  Claire Heitzman, Classics major and Gaines Fellow, has been awarded a 2011 CAMWS Manson Stewart Scholarship. Every year the Classical Association of the Middle West & South (CAMWS
4/26/2011
The 2010-2011 school year has been a record-breaking one for the Classics Division of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Four students have been recognized for their achievements:

Rachel Philbrick, earning her Master of Arts this year, has been awarded a Javits Fellowship and has decided to pursue her doctorate in Classics at Brown.  Elizabeth Barnes, also earning her Master of Arts this year, will be going to the University of Cincinnati for her doctorate, having been awarded a full fellowship.  Jonathan Meyers, a current Teaching Assistant, has earned an A&S Distinguished Teaching Award, which will be bestowed on Friday, April 29.  Claire Heitzman, Classics major and Gaines Fellow, has been awarded a 2011 CAMWS Manson Stewart Scholarship. Every year the Classical Association of the Middle West & South (CAMWS

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