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Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang Joining Tracy K. Smith at Women Writers Event

In an evening that organizers are calling “Brave New Words,” Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn, N.Y., will join Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith for a poetry reading and conversation at the keynote event of this year’s Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Ellen Goodman Launches Inequality Conference

An appearance by Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, speaker and commentator, on March 27 kicks off the two-day Conference on Political and Economic Inequality, hosted by the UK Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Govenor Jon Huntsman Lecture

Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah, the former US Ambassador to China, will deliver a lecture at UK on Thursday, February 20th, 2014, at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall. This lecture will address the possibilities and challenges represented by the current US relationship with China. A Q&A period will follow the lecture. Please encourage your students to attend if the topic is relevant to your courses or the workplace for which we are preparing our students.
 
The lecture will be free of charge, and is sponsored by the Office of the President, UK International Center, and the UK Confucius Institute. The lecture title and complete information will be forthcoming in January.

Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall
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Global Sustainability Expert Vandana Shiva Lectures at UK

Internationally regarded sustainability scholar and activist Vandana Shiva returns to the University of Kentucky Thursday to share her expertise with the campus and community.

Appalachian Center to Host Silas House, Cast and Crew

The UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program will host the author, director, full cast and technical crew of Silas House's new play, "This is My Heart For You," fresh from its world premiere at Berea College.

Talib Kweli at Memorial Hall

On October 27th, 2011, the African American & Africana Studies Program was a co-sponsor of Hip-Hop and Economic Recovery: Real Talk with Talib Kweli. The lecture was held in Memorial Hall on UK’s campus. Check out the video to listen to this engaging talk.

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