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From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community

Anthropology alumna Jasmine Newman is using her bachelor's degree in cultural and applied anthropology to strengthen communities in South Africa and Appalachia.

On The Road Again

Volunteering for a Better South Africa: Sara Compion

Noticing a lack of literature on volunteerism in South Africa, Sociology graduate student Sara Compion decided to focus her studies on home. Within her research, Compion began investigating connections between volunteering and democratization while also exploring why many South Africans volunteer, titling her dissertation “Volunteering and democratization in Africa: How individual traits and national contexts inform non-political volunteering.”  In this podcast, Sara Compion discusses her research, interest in volunteerism, and about receiving the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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Anti-Apartheid Activist Denis Goldberg to Speak at UK Today

Legendary anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg will speak at 4 p.m. today in the William T. Young Library Auditorium. A reception will follow at 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events Honor Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Two upcoming events at the University of Kentucky will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Pear-Shaped Nuclei, Particle Accelerators, and Zebras: Steven Yates

Steven Yates is an Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor who works in the departments of both Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy.

In this interview, Yates discusses his recent collaboration with the iThemba Laboratory, a nuclear particle accelerator facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Internship at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Families: Corinne Price

Corrine Price, an undergraduate senior, worked as an intern at the Saartijie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, a domestic violence shelter in Cape Town, South Africa.  The trip was sponsored by the University of Kentucky and was in conjunction with the Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground."

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UK Student Finds His Path on Cape Town Trip

Student studies abroad as part of A&S initiative

The Bottom Line: Ikenna Uzuebugnam

Each week during the 2010 fall semester, the College of Arts and Sciences is showing the new documentary by Connie Field, "Have You Heard from Johannesburg?"  This is part of the year long Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground". Each week's film installment is accompanied by a guest speaker. This week's speaker was Ikenna Uzuebugnam, a new professor in the Gatton College for Business and Economics. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship.

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South Africa and Kentucky Initiative

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences is embarking on a year long exploration of the culture and history of South Africa and its connections with Kentucky. The Kentucky and South Africa Initiative, titled "Different Lands, Common Ground," will engage our community in a crucial global conversation and spark an ongoing exchange of ideas.

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