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The Making of an Icon: Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side with Catherine Rottenberg

This past April, the University of Kentucky's Jewish Studies Program was lucky enough to host a lecture with renowned scholar and author Catherine Rottenberg. The talk, titled "The Making of an Icon: Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side," concluded a series of special events hosted over the past year by the Jewish Studies Program. Rottenberg is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and the Gender Studies Program of Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. She is also the author of Performing Americanness: Race, Class, and Gender in Modern African-American and Jewish-American Literature.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Distinguished Professor Lecture - Richard Jefferies

The College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Lecture recognizes the 2012-2013 recipient, Professor Richard Jefferies for his work in the Department of Anthropology.

Mathematics as Art Form

In conjunction with the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky exhibition Curves in Math, Waves in Glass, Origami and Glass Works, father-son team, Martin Demaine and Erik Demaine, will discuss the relationship of art and mathematics in a lecture scheduled April 24. The exhibition, which opened April 21, runs through May 26.

Sociologist to Talk on 'Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia'

Matt Wray, a sociologist from Temple University, has been researching suicide across the United States. He will visit UK to give a talk called "Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia" March 27 in the UK Student Center Small Ballroom.

Global Sustainability Expert Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Vandana Shiva visited the University of Kentucky to present her lecture on "The Future of Food" and to discuss the many challenges of global sustainability. Shiva has been the author of more than 20 books on sustainable agriculture, development, feminist theory, alternative globalization, and bioengineering. Her work in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability has elevated her to the position of one of the field's foremost thinkers and has even earned her the title of "environmental hero" from Time Magazine.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Cold War Perspectives

 

 

This event was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Art, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Department of Modern & Classical Languages Literature & Cultures, UK College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and School of Art and Visual Studies.

 

 

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, will be giving a talk entitled "The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever" presented by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Dr. Wesch regularly teaches large classes and was the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 
 
He will be talking about creating a sense of "wonder" in the classroom and giving students the gift of "big questions." Professor Wesch's visit strives to inspire UK faculty and foster a dialogue on campus around topics such as teaching large classes and using new media and technologies in the classroom to nurture student curiosity and exploration as they pursue authentic and relevant questions. 
 

New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated. Such problems are especially prevalent in education, where the Internet often enters our classrooms as a distraction device rather than a tool for learning.

What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation. It is our responsibility to help them attain an insatiable appetite and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility, rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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UK Confucius Institute Presents Chinese Medicine Week

Esteemed Chinese medicine expert and World Health Organization contributor Li Zhao Guo will present lectures on traditional Chinese medicine

Author of 'Bill and Hillary' to Present Lecture at UK

The University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center will present a lecture by William H. Chafe, author of "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal" and the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Emeritus, at Duke University.

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