hispanic studies

Celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at UK

Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to come together to build relationships and network with each other at the next event of the University of Kentucky 2012 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (H/LHM) Celebration.

Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre, Space and Cultural Production

 

 

Professor Benjamin Fraser of the College of Charleston spoke to a group of around 60 University of Kentucky faculty and students from a wide variety of disciplines on September 12 about his research.

His position was that given the increased dialogue across Geography and the Humanities, the work of Henri Lefebvre offers a way forward for interdisciplinary scholarship centered on the city. Taxi driver, intellectual godfather of 1968, urban revolutionary, Marxist philosopher, spatial theorist, critic of everyday life, cultural critic, and even pedagogue—Lefebvre articulates an urban thinking that changes how we approach cities and urbanized consciousness in (graphic) novels, films, music, videogames and more

 

 

The Politics of Latin American Migration

Professor David Cook-Martin from Grinnell College and Professor Christian Zlolniski from University of Texas will be discussing immigration in politics and beyond.

Contact Carmen Martinez Novo, Director of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program: carmen.martinez@uky.edu.

Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
231 Student Center
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Hispanic and Latin Heritage Campus Celebration

Opportunity for the campus community to come together to learn about and celebrate Hispanic and Latino cultures. Food, fun, and door prizes available. All are welcome!

Contact Tori Amason: tori.amason@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Small Ballroom
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Sin Pais (Without Country) "Documentary and Dialogue"

Sin Pais (Without Country) attempts to get beyond the partisan politics of immigration issues by exploring one family's complex and emotional journing involving deportation.

Contact Rebecca Comage, rebecca.comage@uky.edu, for transportation needs and questions. We will be providing transportation for the first 20 students who rsvp.

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Consolidated Baptist Church
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Latin/Hispanic Student and Faculty Mixer

This will be an opportunity for Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff to come together to build relationships and network with each other.

Contact Kairise Conwell: k.conwell@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 133 Student Center
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Music from Latin America

Puerto Rican guitar virtuoso Eladio Scharron is joined on stage with flutist Carrie Weisinger.

Contact: Dieter Hennings (guitarprogram@uky.edu)

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Fine Arts Library
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Shoulder to Shoulder Global: an interview with Craig Borie and Vanessa Martinez

For ten years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global has been serving impoverished communities in and near Santo Domingo, Ecuador. In 2002, Shoulder to Shoulder Global went on its first trip to help people in need of medical care. Groups of students, healthcare professionals, faculty and volunteers have been visiting multiple times a year ever since. Though the group’s goal is to provide healthcare, any interested student or community member can participate. 

This podcast features Craig Borie, the program coordinator for Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and Vanessa Martinez, a sociology & spanish major, and their insights and reflections on Shoulder to Shoulder. The group visits Ecuador three times annually, and STS is always accepting applications. Download the 2013 application here.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

 

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"See service." UK Student Named Active Citizen of the Year

Topical Studies and Hispanic Studies double major Katelyn McNamara was recently recognized with the 2012 National Alternative Breaks Active Citizen of the Year award for her long-standing service work at home and abroad.

UK Student Finds Second Home Through Education Abroad

Studying through the International Study Abroad program (ISA) throughout the spring 2012 semester, JR Leach is taking five courses abroad through the Universidad de Granada, advancing his fluency in Spanish and discovered a "new home."

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