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Events Highlight Black History Month at UK

Today, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Center continues its tradition of sponsoring a month of events in recognition of Black History Month.

Disturbing The Peace With Poetry: Julia Johnson

There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud. The reading itself was held in celebration of National Poetry Month and to raise awareness of UK’s growing creative writing community. 

In this podcast, we sit down with Professor Julia Johnson who talks about her motivations behind holding the reading and how she hopes the event will help build an even stronger sense of community between the university's creative writers and faculty. Also joining are English department graduate students and editors at UK's literary journal Limestone, Jenna Goldsmith and Robin Rahija who give their thoughts on the poetry reading, Limestone, and the impact of hearing a few beautiful words each day.
 
Finally, we hear a few of those beautiful words from a UK student and from WRD professor Steven Alvarez who reads a poem of his own. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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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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Ramblers and 'Crankies' Close Out Appalachian Concert Series

From old time Kentucky tunes to a band’s unique take on art, the next two concerts in the "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" series are sure to cater to a wide audience.

Japanese documentaries addressing earthquake recovery

The UK Japan studies program, with the help of  the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, will screen two documentaries addressing recovery efforts in Japan after the 3.11 earthquake (see below).  Please join us and encourage your students to come.

●“Fukushima Hula Girls” (100 min, 2011) *In Japanese with English subtitles
This documentary tells the story of the famous hula dancers from the popular resort, Spa Resort Hawaiians, located in the area affected by the March 11, 2011 disasters. The resort was forced to close but the dancers embark on a nation-wide tour to build support for the Fukushima tourist destination as everyone works to rebuild the facility for their grand reopening. The documentary is narrated by the 2006 film Hula Girls actress Aoi Yu and follows the lives of the dancers, many of whom are from the affected areas.
http://ganbappe.j-cqn.co.jp/
http://jfdb.jp/en/title/2926

●"Reborn from the Debris, Fishing Town, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture" (30 min, 2011) **English narration with English subtitles
Bright news was brought to one disaster stricken area, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture, one month after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. More than 150 kg of fish caught by local fishermen were sold out instantly through the Internet. This was the earliest signs of reconstruction in Iwate Prefecture whose fishing industry suffered extensive damage. The documentary focuses on activities of local fishermen who began to move quickly toward the revival of the fisheries industries.
http://www.nhk-g.co.jp/program/documentary/documentary_wave/003/index.html

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 4:15pm to 6:45pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom, Rm. 214
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Folk Artist Si Kahn, Dulcimer Player Don Pedi to Play at UK

Fans of folk music and the dulcimer should check out the next two concerts in the "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" concert series.

ROTC Fall Run/Walk with the Dean

 

We invite all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff (family and friends) to join us at 6:30am at Barker Hall for this fun event.  Coffee, hot chocolate, and healthy breakfast options await you at the finish line.  Please see attachment for details.

Please RSVP to  abbie.loynachan@uky.edu by Monday, October 15 if you plan to participate and let me know if you will be a runner or a walker 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30am to 8:30am
Location: 
Barker Hall

College of Arts and Sciences Invites All to Reimagine Russia's Realms

The UK College of Arts and Sciences has launched the third chapter in its Passport to the World Initiative, opening doors for students to "reimagine Russia's realms."

Women in Science Forum

In addition to being an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of numerous awards for her pioneering research on skin stem cells, Dr. Fuchs is also well known for her support of women in science.

This forum will be an excellent opportunity for you to hear about Dr. Fuchs’ experiences as a woman in science, to ask questions and share your own thoughts, and to interact with your peers from the Colleges of Medicine and Arts and Sciences. Please join us!

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Ann Morris in the Department of Biology to reserve a spot: ann.morris@uky.edu.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by:
The College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Biology
The Graduate Center for Toxicology

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Location: 
UHS 130
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Event Honors Appalachian Literary Legend James Still

A symposium to honor the life and literary legacy of James Still, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.
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