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Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era: Arnold Farr

 

This November, scholars and activists from around the world will gather at UK to attend the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society. Arnold Farr, a philosopher and social theorist here at the University of Kentucky, is organizing the conference, which seeks to examine “Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era.”

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Conference to Address STEM Opportunities for Girls

The Kentucky Girls STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Collaborative, in partnership with the STEM-H Institute at Eastern Kentucky University, will hold its fifth annual conference "Reaching for the Stars!" Friday, June 7, at the Eastern Kentucky University campus.

Philosophy and Community: Justin Spinks

On April 6th, 2013, the UK Department of Philosophy will host its 16th annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference. Organizer Justin Spinks is bringing together scholars and students to ponder and discuss the relationship between Philosophy and Community. Held in WT Young Auditorium for a full day, the conference is free and open to the public. Spinks also talks about his involvement with UK's Committee on Social Theory and how their interdisciplinary nature has inspired him to apply his academic knowledge to issues outside of academia.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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UK to Host 73rd Annual College Language Association Conference

The 73rd annual convention of the College Language Association (CLA) will blossom in the Bluegrass this year. Themed, "Mason-Dixon and Maginot Lines: Borders, Boundaries and Barriers in Languages and Literatures," the conference will last from April 11-13, with pre-convention events on Wednesday, April 10.

International Conference on Global Racism

 

International Conference on Global Racism
University of Kentucky, Lexington
February 22, 2013
– Free event

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
5:00-6:30 pm
The White Racial Frame: Buttressing Oppression
Joe Feagin, Texas A&M

PANEL 1 - RACIALIZATIONS
9:00-11:00 am
White supremacy in Hollywood films
Hernán Vera, University of Florida

Fairer is Beauty: Racism in Postcolonial India
Sasikumar Balasundaram, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky

Racialization and "Moveable Citizenship: On the Latino/a Dialectics of “Citizenship” And “Belonging”
Suzanne Oboler, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY

The ‘We/Other’ Cognitive Schema: The Anatomy of Social Transformation in South Africa
Olajide Oloyede, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town/College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky

PANEL 2 - RACELESS RACISM
11:15am-1:15pm

Mestizaje logics: lessons from the workings of racism in Mexico and the struggle for recognition
Mónica Moreno Figueroa, Newcastle University

Racesless Racism? Frenchness and the Future of France
Didier Gondola, Indiana University-Purdue University

From Panacea for Harmonious Race Relations to Ideological Tool for Domination: Reflections on the Use of Métissage through Time and Space in Racialist and Racist Discourses
Jean Muteba Rahier, Florida International University

PANEL 3 - COUNTER RACISM
2:30-4:30pm

Racism, casteism and the potential of counterracist strategies in India and South Africa
Laura Dudley Jenkins, University of Cincinnati, Associate Professor of Political Science

This is Our Home: Multiracial Democratic Transformation of/in New Orleans
Hyun Sook Kim, Wheaton College, MA

An Evolving Global Frame: City College Students Challenge Racism, 1930-1975
Daniel A. Sherwood, The New School for Social Research

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Location: 
WT Young Library Auditorium

16th Annual University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Committee on Social Theory presents the 16th Annual University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference. The conference is also co-sponsored by The Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. While all academic papers in any area of philosophy will be considered, preference will be given to those addressing the broad themes of the intersection and relation between philosophy and community, culture, and society.  Such themes may include: What is philosophy's proper relationship to the community?  How can philosophy (or humanities/academia in general) better relate itself, or communicate its concerns, to the greater community?  What are some philosophical conceptions of community?  And so on.  All quality papers in any philosophical "style," whether "analytic," "historical,"  or "continental," will be considered.  Papers of an interdisciplinary nature are strongly encouraged.
 
Deadline for submission: February 8th, 2013.
 
Submission Guidelines: Papers and abstracts should be prepared for blind review. 
 
Please submit the following as separate documents: 
 
a) cover page with author's name, title of paper, word count of paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information (including email, phone number, and mailing address) 
b) an abstract of no more than 300 words 
c) the paper itself, double spaced, of no more than 3500 words. Word, pdf, and rtf are all acceptable formats.
 
All submissions and queries should be emailed to: justin.spinks@uky.edu.
Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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UK Hosts Global Mountain Regions Conference

The UK Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies Program will host scholars, artists and NGO representatives from mountain regions all over the world on Oct. 25-27

Global Mountain Regions Conference: Ann Kingsolver and Sasikumar Balasundaram

This coming October 25th through 27th, the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program is set to kick-off their ambitious Global Mountain Regions Conference. The three day event is a transnational exploration and conversation of the shared economic, social, and historical challenges that mountain regions face within both national and global contexts.

Conference organizer and Director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program, Dr. Ann Kingsolver, along with co-organizer and a postdoctoral scholar at the center, Sasikumar Balasundaram, have wrangled together a broad community of people interested in what mountain regions the world over have to contribute to each other and the global community at large.

With topics ranging from the perspective of children to the contribution of bees, each conference session pairs one member of the Appalachian community with that of others from places as wide ranging as Ecuador, Wales, Pakistan, and the People’s Republic of China. The conversations had in these sessions will not end there and the goal of the conference organizers is to preserve the conversations in the form of a book so that the lessons learned carry on.

For other questions about the conference, please contact Dr. Ann Kingsolver or Sasikumar Balasundaram or checkout the Global Mountain Regions Conference online.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK to Host Global Health Conference

The University of Kentucky will host a regional Global Health Conference, uniting faculty and other professionals, medical residents, students and community members from various disciplines, to reflect the expanding field of global health.

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