The University of Kentucky is joining millions of people around the country in recognizing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. A number of events going on at UK or involving the university will remember and show respect to the victims of that dark day in United States history.


 Activities are being conducted by the UK ROTC, the Center for


by Guy Spriggs

It is difficult to fully grasp the destruction caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in March of 2011.

Millions were left without electricity or water. Thousands were injured, and many more have been reported dead or missing. Estimates from the World Bank put damages from the event at $235 billion, making it nearly three times as destructive as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In America, however, things continued without much pause. It is possible, after all, to feel completely disconnected from such catastrophes as long as we are not directly affected.

But even though this disaster took place on the other side of the planet, both students and professors from the College of Arts & Sciences experienced the event from inside Japan.

Doug Slaymaker, a professor in the Japan Studies Program specializing in 20th century

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By Whitney Hale, Erin Holaday Ziegler

As an emerging regional and world power, China has caught the attention of the American public; questions of foreign policy, economics, domestic politics and environment tend to dominate the media.


This fall, the College of Arts & Sciences will launch a yearlong focus on China as a part of its Passport to the World program.


"The Year of China: Awaken the Past, Discover the Future" will

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By Erin Holaday Ziegler

Introductory chemistry, or CHE 105, strikes fear into the hearts of many University of Kentucky students.

As a gateway course to quite a few majors on campus, the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences provides a large service component to nonchemistry majors.


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By Erin Holaday Ziegler & Whitney Hale


The University of Kentucky is celebrating a new chapter in its general education program with a campus and community celebration of citizenship on Sept. 6. 


The UK Core celebration will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the William T. Young Library on UK's campus.


The idea of preparing

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by Erin Holaday Ziegler

The University of Kentucky's Clinical Psychology program took the number one spot in a national study of productivity rankings, meaning that UK psychology graduate students and professors in the College of Arts &


The University of Kentucky Libraries invites the public to submit nominees for the 2012 UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement which recognizes Kentuckians who have attained high intellectual achievement. Nominations for the honor will be accepted through Sept. 28, 2011.

The UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement, one of UK's most prestigious awards, was created in 1990 to recognize an individual or a group who has made a contribution of lasting value to the Commonwealth. The award is also a means to promote education and creative thought. The recipient of the Medallion Laureate is determined by majority



After a successful showing last spring, University of Kentucky professors and staff members are invited to the university's second Teaching and Technology Fair from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Lexmark Public Room, 209 Main Building.


The fair, sponsored by the College of Arts & SciencesDivision of Undergraduate Education and the


by Erin Holaday Ziegler

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences has chosen the following professors as new department chairs: associate professor Deborah Crooks, Department of Anthropology; associate professor Jeff Clymer, Department

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by Erin Holady Ziegler

As one of the foremost experts on organic electronic materials and carbon solar cell design, University of Kentucky chemistry professor John Anthony enjoys creating materials in order to do things.


"What many people fail to remember is that everything in our lives, including ourselves, is made from chemicals," Anthony said. "My goal every day is to make my electronic materials stronger, lighter and more stable."


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By Whitney Hale


The Gypsy Poetry Slam, now in its sixth year as part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, to showcase the works of not only local poets, but also those from across the nation. As part of the event, headlined by noted poet Krista Franklin, the conference will also feature a new award. The Faith A. Smith Poetry Prize



The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its fifth class of 30 Chellgren Fellows at a reception on campus last night. Benefactor Paul Chellgren and his wife Deborah, in addition to Chellgren Endowed Chair Philipp Kraemer, UK President Eli Capilouto, UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy, and Associate Provost Mike Mullen, all recognized and congratulated the students on being named Fellows.




by Erin Holaday Ziegler

A renowned Kentucky writer and University of Kentucky English professor was recently honored in a southern writing magazine for his creativity in the classroom.


The Oxford American: The Southern Magazine of Good Writing named associate professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences 



Randal Voss and Jeramiah Smith are the recipients of a new research grant from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office. The grant, entitled "Genome Sequencing to Enable a Model Salamander for Tissue Regeneration Research", will provide approximately $375,000 over three years to sequence and assemble a whole axolotl chromosome, which is equivalent to sequencing and assembling a whole human genome without a reference. More cutting edge A&S research making a difference – congrats!


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By Erin Holaday Ziegler


In honor of her years as the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences writer-in-residence and her new book, "The Girl in the Blue Beret," A&S Dean Mark Lawrence Kornbluh is hosting a reading and reception for Bobbie Ann Mason from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the The Art Museum in the Singletary Center for the Arts.

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By Erin Holaday, Kody Kiser, Amy Jones


University of Kentucky sophomore Brittany Courtney went into a freshman writing class last fall with the same thought that many of her accounting major peers do each semester.


"I'm not a writer, but I've always done well in my English classes," said the Frankfort native, who found herself wholly unprepared for lecturer Beth Connors Manke of the College of Arts and Sciences 

President profile

With more than 7,000 students,17 departments and 14 programs, the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts & Sciences would be one of the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Yet its size and diversity is increasingly an advantage when it comes to creative and innovative ways to teach and conduct research, President Eli Capilouto believes.


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By Keith HautalaAmy Jones, Kody Kiser


Each year, the University of Kentucky welcomes new and returning students to campus with nine crammed-full days incorporating more than 350 activities and events. It's called K Week, and it has become a proud UK tradition in recent years.   With a daily schedule that starts at the crack of dawn and continues well past sundown, it's possible for new students to spend every waking minute of K Week exploring the university.   Some activities are
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By Erin Holaday, Colleen Glenn

It’s almost time for class and you’re still in your dorm room. But you’re not going to be late. There’s plenty of time to walk downstairs.


Imagine what residence halls will be like in 2020. That’s what the College of Arts & Sciences did when they created a new living and learning community at Keeneland Hall.


Debuting this fall, 


History professor Karen Petrone's new book unearths a wealth of buried stories from the Soviet state about the memory of World War I.


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