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Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Susan Abbott-Jamieson

Susan Abbott-Jamieson joined UK as an assistant professor of anthropology in 1974, became an associate professor in 1980 and served as the chair of the department from 1990-1994. She retired in 1998 and began an applied research and program-development position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). She served as Lead Social Scientist in the NMFS Office of Science and Technology from 2002-2011.

A fellowship established in her name, the “Susan Abbott-Jamieson Dissertation Research Fund Award” is given annually to graduate students in the Department of Anthropology to support pre-dissertation research. Abbott-Jamieson was also awarded a Bronze medal by the U.S. Department of Commerce for her work on Hurricane Katrina’s damage to the gulf fishing industry. Currently, she is the President of Abbott-Jamieson Consulting, Ltd and works on fisheries anthropology, environmental policy, and the oral history of occupations.

Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is a native of Morehead, Kentucky and graduated from UK with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1995. A Singletary Scholar, Gaines Fellow and recipient of the Dean's Scholarship in Arts and Sciences, Cutts also worked for the Department of Defense as part of UK’s co-operative program.

One of the very first 100 Google employees, Matt Cutts is now the head of Google’s webspam engineering team. He wrote the first version of Safesearch, Google’s family filter, and works on improving search results. As a crucial member of the Google team and an avid blogger, Matt Cutts is one of the most public faces of the world’s largest search engine.

UK Chemistry Alumni Set World Record in Realm of Energy Efficiency

In a year that University of Kentucky teams have captured national titles, two UK alumni were part of another team that gained a world-record title — one that has the potential to impact everyone. UK alumni Joe Bullock and Kathy Woody are synthetic chemists at Phillips 66, a Houston-based company that manufactures energy products. Their team recently attained the world record for the most efficient polymer-based solar cells.

Driving in China and Playing Mahjong in a Cave.

Driving was one of the most chaotic experiences in China. In this video we are driving to the Waterfall Temple, where we will play Mahjong, an ancient Chinese game played with cards or tiles. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and a certain degree of chance. A&S Hive member Yiwen Chen and her friends taught us how to play the game of Mahjong in a cave which is behind a waterfall.

Filmed and Edited by: Dana Rogers

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