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Biology Graduate Student Awards & Accomplishments

Kudos to our graduate students for their many successes!


Fall 2018

PhD Defenses

Megan Rhodes (Osborn Lab)
Brittany Slabach (Crowley Lab)

Masters

Nick Carrara, MSA (Famulski Lab)
James Giordano, MSB
Yuxuan Xie, MSB

Poetry to Heal PTSD: Travis Martin

We often hear about veterans that can't shake traumatic experiences and memories of war, but what about those who find ways to cope? Travis Martin, a PhD candidate in English, is doing research to document the ways in which veterans use the arts to process and move past trauma. He is the President of Military Experience and the Arts, a project that connects veterans with resources and outlets for their artwork, poetry, fiction, and scholarship, as well as the Veterans' PTSD Project, which seeks to dispel stereotypes about post-traumatic stress disorder by giving veterans a voice.

In this podcast, he reads and discusses three of his poems, “A Little Boy With Bananas,” “The Writing on the Wall,” and “Rifling About,” all of which reflect on his combat experiences in Iraq and life after returning home. The first two were featured in the New York Times, and the third can be downloaded here

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Six UK Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five University of Kentucky students and one recent graduate have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships will present the students with more than $100,000 to use toward research-based master's or doctoral degrees.

Kirwan Prize, Sturgill Award Given to Outstanding Faculty

Two University of Kentucky faculty members were honored on April 25 with awards recognizing their outstanding contributions to teaching and scholarship at UK.

Professor Frank Ettensohn Named Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor

Dr. Frank Ettensohn of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has been named the 2013-14 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor.

Learning and Teaching about Asia

 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the University of Kentucky Asia Center is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, post-secondary, and community-based education. Workshops are free and open to all educators, including K-12 teachers, graduate students, university faculty members, and non-formal educators (e.g., 4H, YMCA). For more details or to register, click here.


9:30 a.m.  
Registration
 
10:00 a.m.
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science
Asian Music & Movement
Global Connect: Linking Kentucky’s Classrooms with the World
 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Address
Dr. Kristin Stapleton, Founding Director of the UK Asia Center, and Director of Asian Studies at the SUNY-Buffalo
 
2:00 p.m.  
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science  
Asian Business & Economics
University Instructors: How to Collaborate with K-12 Teachers
 
4:00 p.m.
Workshop Review and Program Wrap-Up
 

Please contact Christine Kindler at cmkind2@uky.edu with any questions about the symposium.

Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

UK Graduate Student Blogs "Guest Entry: 2013 Inauguration"

Sarah Geegan, UK graduate student and information specialist in UK Public Relations and Marketing, blogs about her recent experience at our nation’s capital for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in the first installment of President Capiluto's Blogs.

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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Algebra, Crosswords and Tetris: Neville Fogarty

Just because Neville Fogarty is working on an advanced degree doesn't keep him from following diverse interests. In addition to being a grad student in the Department of Mathematics, he plays Ultimate Frisbee, writes crossword puzzles, and participated in the Tetris tournament last semester. In this podcast, he shares some of his hobbies and explains why he chose to come to the University of Kentucky. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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