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Navigating Mandarin's Maze: Learning Chinese in Shanghai with Kelly Schumm

Kelly Schumm is an Economics and Finance senior who recently traveled to Shanghai to study Mandarin. Kelly briefly discusses her expriences learning Chinese with UK Professor Matt Wells.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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UK Prof Lectures on Meanings of Doudou

UK French and Italian Studies professor will be discussing the concept of "doudou" and the effects it has on national identity towards black females in the Martinique and Guadeloupe colonies.

Immersed in Language: Laura Garrison

Laura Garrison was one of a group of students that went to Shanghai University with professor Matt Wells over the summer of 2011. She told us about the skill of her Chinese language teacher during the immersion-style classes, and the adventures she had during her free time in China. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Meet Francis Bailey: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Francis Bailey is an associate professor in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He is starting a new program at UK for those interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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A&S Selects New Chairs

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences has appointed new chairs to many of its departments for the 2011-2012 year.

Back to the Future: Going to Shanghai with Hallie Decker

Hallie Decker, a junior majoring in Chinese and International Studies, will be studying for a year at Shanghai University from August 2011-August 2012. During her year there, she'll be blogging about her adventures at Hallie In Chinese.

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Connecting China and Kentucky: Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells, a professor of Chinese, was the coordinator for a four-week summer language program at Shanghai University. The exchange has forged a bond between University of Kentucky and Shanghai University, and the program is planning on sending more students over in 2012.

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Flip of the Coin

by Guy Spriggs

Cassie Hardin was sure that she wanted to explore her passion for studying languages after arriving at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2008, but she also knew that she getting tired of more traditional romance languages. She wanted something new; she wanted a new horizon.

So how did Hardin arrive at her decision to pursue courses in UK’s Chinese Studies program? She left it up to chance.

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Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder

Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal.  Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.

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