Ann Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research. She is the director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry. She has worked extensively on the politics of knowledge, colonial governance, racial epistemologies, the sexual politics of empire, and ethnography of the archives. Her books include Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995), Carnal Knowledge and...

Published November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, Kentuckians will head to the polls along with their fellow Americans for the 2018 midterm elections. Federal, state and local offices are up for grabs across the nation, including all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. Additionally, 39 state and territorial governorships will be among the offices contested.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Associate Professors Emily Beaulieu, who specializes in comparative politics, and Stephen Voss, who specializes in voting behavior...

Published November 1, 2018


By Olivia Ramirez and Kody KiserBy Olivia Ramirez and Kody Kiser

As the university for Kentucky, understanding and addressing the health needs of the people of the Commonwealth is the goal of many faculty, staff, clinicians and researchers. As a step toward improving health equity in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) was established during the 2018 Board of Trustees meeting. 

On this episode of Behind the Blue, CHET director Nancy Schoenberg and associate director Carrie Oser discuss how, through...

Published September 26, 2018


Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools (KY), moderating a discussion of world language topics with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian and Folklore at the University of Kentucky, Jacque VanHouten, World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), and Brenna Byrd, Assistant Professor of German Studies. Topics include: world language profession, instructional practices, and professional learning. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (...

Published April 16, 2018


‘UK at the Half’ radio segment with Joshua Preston, a Biology Major, and UK’s latest Astronaut Scholar!

Published March 28, 2018


Language Talk 23: KWLA podcast, Communities, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky, Laura Hunt, Associate Professor of Spanish at Georgetown College (KY), and Ruth Brown, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, the importance of the Big “C” Communities in students’ language growth. Topics include: the different lenses for interpreting the “C” of Communities, the model of service learning, research supporting language use outside of the classroom, and available...

Published March 26, 2018


KWLA podcast, Advocacy, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, Ted Zarrow, Teacher of Latin (MA) and ACTFL Teacher of the Year 2016, and Ben Hawkins, teacher of French (KY) and Chair of the KWLA Awards Committee, the importance of advocacy in our profession. Topics include: the meaning of advocacy, strategies for advocating, the role of teachers-of-the-year (T-O-Y), and KY process for nominations for T-O-Y. If you have an idea to share for...

Published February 22, 2018
February 5, 2018

By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is dedicated to the study and teaching of writing practices, public rhetoric and digital media. The department serves over 5,000 UK undergraduates each year, and the writing, rhetoric, and digital studies major offers UK students three tracks:

  • professional writing and editing (for those who want...
Published February 6, 2018

UK @ the Half: Arny Stromberg, Department of Statistics

Published November 15, 2017


Summary of this year’s program and events by Dr. Phil Harling, Dr. Julie Bursten, and Dr. Tiffany Barnes (“Year Of” Faculty Committee Chairs)

For more information visit: commonfuture.as.uky.edu

Published October 17, 2017