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Zoom Webinar: The Uses and Abuses of History During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Uses and Abuses of History During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 4 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom

History is in the news a lot these days. News commentators and politicians tell us we are living through 1918, 1929, and 1968, all compressed into a single year. We look back to World War II, in search of a tangible precedent for overcoming adversity. And some writers claim that the calls for a truly multi-racial democracy resonate better with 1868 than 1968. So how can history help us understand our contemporary moment?

Join host Kathi Kern, Associate Provost of Teaching, Learning and Academic Innovation, and 2003 Great Teacher Award winner, for a lively discussion with the following award-winning historians and Great Teachers as they reflect on the “usable past.”

• Dr. Tracy Campbell, E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History (2010 Great Teacher Award winner).
• Dr. Vanessa Holden, Assistant Professor of History.
• Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History (2016 Great Teacher Award winner).

 

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This session is part of the “Great Teachers on Great Challenges” virtual speaker series which is co-sponsored by the UK Alumni Association and the Provost’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). The series will regularly conduct conversations with UK faculty who have won the UK Alumni Association’s Great Teacher Award, the oldest, continuously-given award for teachers at the University of Kentucky. With the goal of responding to the numerous questions pertaining to COVID-19 and its effects locally and globally, these sessions will unpack the insights and expertise of UK’s teacher-scholars for all audiences.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Classics Conference & Halloween Party

Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
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Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Classics Conference & Halloween Party

Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery in the William T. Young Library

Olson Recipient of a Festschift

Dr. Robert Olson, professor (emeritus) of Middle East History and Politics at the University of Kentucky, has been the recipient of a Festschift Kurdish Issues: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Olson on his 75th birthday. Fifteen of the top scholars from the Middle East, Europe and the United States specializing in Kurdish Studies contributed 13 essays in his honor.

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Screening of "My Perestroika" and Q&A with director Robin Hessman

 

Join us for an evening with filmmaker Robin Hessman and a screening of her award-winning documentary, MY PERESTROIKA (2010). The film tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost, and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. A Q&A with the director will follow the film.

For more information please visit myperestroika.com

 

 

Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Kentucky Theatre

Two A&S Educators Honored With 2016 Great Teacher Awards

 Six University of Kentucky educators were recently named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2016 Great Teacher Award.

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