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Ahmed Kathrada: Gallery Opening

On April 13, 2011, Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada, the South African politician, former political prisoner, and anti-apartheid activist, spoke at UK as part of the unveiling of the traveling Kathrada Exhibit currently being hosted at the University of Kentucky. The exhibit, which documents Kathy’s life as an activist for non-racialism and democracy and also includes a replica of the prison cell in which Kathy spent 26 years of his life, was on display in the Webb Gallery of Lafferty Hall until May 31st, 2011. If you missed it, you can watch a video of the gallery opening. 

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Hillbillies, Horses and Hoops: Ron Eller

Author Ron Eller, a professor in the Department of History, discusses inequalities and stereotypes of the Bluegrass State during 2010's AweSome Week.

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Guest Lecture: Keith Gandal

As part of our Lecture Podcast Series, select lectures sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences are now available via ITUNESU. On January 27, Keith Gandal gave a talk entitled “Why the Vietnam Antiwar Uprising?: The Confluence Scholastic Meritocracy and Cold War Mobilization in a New Student Class”. In his talk, Gandal discusses the reasons why the Vietnam War, unlike previous wars, sparked antiwar protests and draft dodging among young Americans. In particular, Gandal focuses on the role played by changes in perceived status and education merits in provoking antiwar sentiments among student populations.

 

A&S Week: Focus on UK

With 17 departments, 14 interdisciplinary programs, and 26 majors, the College of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest and largest colleges at the University of Kentucky. A&S Week, coined AweSome Week by this year's organizers, is an opportunity for people to celebrate the liberal arts education experience at the University of Kentucky. Mary Beth Johnson, who serves as one of the coordinators of AweSome Week, discusses what this year's celebration will entail.

Council Forum on Haiti Reconstruction: Everett McCorvey

On November 19th, 2010, the Council Forum on Haiti Reconstruction took place at the University of Kentucky. Everett McCorvey is the director of the UK Opera and a major player in the process of creating the Haitian Harmony Children's Choir. This initiative will bring communities together and share the stories of earthquake survivors through musical performance.

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Council Forum on Haiti Reconstruction: Russell Porter

In his presentation, “Reconstructing Haiti: The American Contribution,” Russell Porter, the deputy coordinator and soon to be director of the USAID Taskforce, discusses the US government’s response to the earthquake which struck Haiti on January 12th, 2010 and to its most recent cholera epidemic.

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Council Forum on Haiti Reconstruction: Matheny & Israel on the State of Healthcare in Haiti

On November 19th, 2010, the Council Forum on Haiti Reconstruction took place.  In a collaborative presentation, Dr. Samuel Matheny, the Nicholas J. Pisacano Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Dr. Israel (a graduate student form the College of Public Health) discussed the situation in Haiti and how the University can help.

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