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Dirk Sacré and Literary Latin: Terrence Tunberg

Latin may not be the standard language in everyday conversation anymore, but its use spans well after the fall of the Roman empire. In fact, a visiting scholar will be visiting UK on March 5th to talk about Latin's lasting literary legacy. Dirk Sacré, a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain Belgium, is going to present the talk "A Vast and Unexplored Continent: the Latin Literature of the 18th Century, at noon in room 208 of the Whitehall Classroom Building.

In this podcast, Terrence Tunberg, a professor in the Division of Classics and the Director of the UK Institute for Latin Studies, describes the importance of Latin in modern literature, and a bit about the lecture and Sacré's research. The talk is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Curriculum in Latin Studies, based in the Division of Classics in MCLLC. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Department of History, and the Department of Philosophy.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett and Cheyenne Hohman.

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John Kamm and The Dui Hua Foundation

John Kamm was a visiting scholar for the A&S Year of China initiative, and presented the talk, "US/China Relations in the Year of the Dragon." He is an American businessman and human rights activist, and has received a MacArthur fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” In this podcast, Denise Ho, an assistant professor in the Department of History, interviews Kamm about the function of the Dui Hua Foundation and its work in a global context. 

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Caribbean Natives Share Their Culture

MCLLC professor Jacqueline Couti hosts two-day symposium highlighting Caribbean culture.

Retired UK Professor Wins Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award for 2011

Professor Gerald Janecek continues to achieve excellence beyond A&S

Teaching Caribbean Cultures: Approaching Francophone and Caribbean Cultures with Jacqueline Couti

Jacqueline Couti is a professor in the Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Professor Couti specializes in Francophone Caribbean, African, and New World literatures and cultures with an emphasis on how ethnic and cultural identity have been formed. In this podcast, Professor Couti explains what her typical class is like, what kind of students populate them, and what kind of reactions she receives from her students.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Reed DeMarco

Reed DeMarco was born outside of Detroit, MI and earned his B.A. in Classics from Wayne State University in Detroit in 2007. He was then awarded a teaching assistantship for his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, finishing his degree in 2009. After Kentucky, Reed moved back to Michigan to pursue a teaching certification at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.

Dr. Janecek

Professor Jerry Janecek's "Last Lecture"

Erika Peck Bucciantini

When my students ask me why I became a Latin teacher, I often tell them it was fate. This, obviously, is the short answer I give during class time when they have asked an off-topic question to avoid conjugating deponent verbs or learning about gerunds and gerundives. The truth of the matter is that I have grown to love the Latin language and couldn’t imagine my life without it.

RJ Parson

RJ “Publius” Parsons came to the University of Kentucky after several years in which he taught high-school music and Latin in Miami, Florida, and Glendale, California. He has done extensive research into impressionistic music theory, medieval polyphony, and renaissance counterpoint most recently creating a musical score of sacred motets written by the sixteenth-century Flemish composer Noe Faignant.

Jonathan Meyer

Jonathan Meyer studied classics and religion at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) and Yale Divinity School before coming to the University of Kentucky. He has also participated in the summer Latin program directed by Reginald Foster (OCD). He has taught students in Latin and Greek at the high school and college levels and has assisted in graduate courses dealing with biblical studies, religious history, and ancient Greek history.

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