political science

2013 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll Includes 71 Wildcats

University of Kentucky Wildcats from all eight of UK’s spring sports teams combined to earn a total of 71 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll, Commissioner Mike Slive announced this week.

Global Initiative - MeNore Lake

Few students have the kind of passion for world news that recently-graduated International Studies major MeNore Lake has. Two years ago she sought to fulfill a need at the University of Kentucky through this passion.

UK Special Collections to Present Exhibition of Students' Work

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections will highlight the projects of its first full cohort of Learning Lab interns with an undergraduate panel presentation, exhibition and reception.

Immigration Reform Reflects the American Dream

President Eli Capilouto's blog addresses immigration reform as an opportunity to seize our heritage and find an alternative method for engaging a vibrant part of our global community in our future.

Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has chosen 12 outstanding undergraduates as new scholars for the university's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

The Foundations of Peace: Clayton Thyne

This fall, Political Science Professor Clayton Thyne will be teaching A&S 100: Introduction to Peace Studies. The class will serve as a portal into the wide range of theories exploring the nature and causes of conflict, the possibilities for conflict resolution, and the foundations of peace.

Paired with this course is a new interdisciplinary certificate in Peace Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. As a part of the new certificate, students interested in expanding their understanding of issues of peace and justice at both local and global levels will be able to take a series of courses specific to the certificate as well as courses in their own fields of study that intersect with discussions of peace.
 
In this podcast, Professor Thyne discusses his class, the field of Peace Studies itself, and the advantages that the new certificate program affords University of Kentucky students. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK Libraries Event to Feature Journalist John Egerton

The upcoming University of Kentucky Libraries Annual Dinner will feature and recognize this year's Award for Intellectual Achievement recipient, journalist and author John W. Egerton.

Arts & Sciences Alum Works with American Presidents to Archive History

UK alum Alan Lowe uses his degrees to make sure the history of President George W. Bush is archived for generations to come. Special thanks to Alan Lowe, the George W. Bush Foundation and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for the photographs and artifacts shown in this video.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit uky.edu/UKNow. A direct link to this sorry is uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-alum-archives-americas-presidents

Former U.S. Comptroller General Speaks Tonight at UK

University of Kentucky's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is bringing a major national figure to campus to discuss the financial challenges facing America and the rest of the world. David M. Walker, who served as comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008, will address students, faculty, and the general public at 7:00 tonight.

UK Political Scientist Stephen Voss Offers Predictions for 2013

The fiscal cliff deadline came and went, President Barack Obama was inaugurated yesterday and the 113th Congress has had its first session. With these historical moments now passed, what does 2013 have in store for the nation? UK expert Stephen Voss weighs in on his predictions for the coming year.

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