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Fresh Opportunities in Jewish Studies: Janice Fernheimer

 

For nearly two decades, the Jewish Studies program has drawn students and faculty from all over UK to teach and learn about Jewish culture, language, history, and beyond. In this podcast, I spoke with up-and-coming Jewish Studies Director, Jan Fernheimer, about what’s in store for Fall 2013, including a visiting scholar from Israel, a film series, and opportunities to connect with communities within and beyond the Commonwealth. 

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Camille Westmont, Jacob Welch, and Jordan Neumann

University of Kentucky students Camille Westmont, Jacob Welch, and Jordan Neumann each have their own story but shared between them is the common thread of Anthropology. Within the major there are four subfields of study: archaeological, biological and cultural anthropology, taught in the Anthropology Department; and linguistics, taught in the Linguistics Program

This diversity gives the Department of Anthropology's students room to explore their varied interests and choose their own academic adventures. 
 
Such was the case with Camille Westmont and Jacob Welch, who found their calling in the sub-discipline of archeology and the Yucatan peninsula. Meanwhile, for Jordan Neumann, it was cultural anthropology and all things Tibet that he found himself drawn towards. 
 
Equally present in each of these students' stories is the Department of Anthropology's faculty and staff who are always ready and willing to help students find their way.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Education Abroad Awards Program Development and Research Grants

Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky recently awarded grants to five faculty members to develop innovative programs abroad. In addition, a graduate student was awarded a grant to support her research into education abroad experiences and possibilities for the future.

Honors Students Present Research at Kentucky Honors Roundtable

The Kentucky Honors Roundtable allows undergraduate students to present their research projects, serve on academic panels and interact with academically excelling students from other Kentucky institutions. This year the conference hosted approximately 60 presentations, spanning over a range of diverse topics.

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Languages Abroad

An undergraduate in the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information and a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences have received Critical Language Scholarships to study languages abroad.

Food in China: Linking Research Projects with Study Abroad and Student Recruitment

 Dr. Wuyang Hu from the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture presents, Food in China: Linking Research Projects with Study Abroad and Student Recruitment.

Dr. Hu is interested in Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Economics as well as Environmental and Resource Economics. He has been awarded numerous local, state, and federal government funded projects to support his program. He has published extensively in leading agricultural economics journals as well as in other forms of popular press. Dr. Hu is involved in the KY consumer market study and works closely with food producers and assists them gather market data.

Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library
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Writing Culture: English 205 in Costa Rica with Steve Alvarez

In May 2013, ten students will go to Costa Rica to do ethnographic writing for English 205: Advanced Composition. Steve Alvarez of WRD is taking the group to the town of Heredia for four weeks. The course meets the graduation requirement for writing, and will include service learning opportunities and plenty of cultural experiences. For more information about taking this class, please contact the instructor. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Education Abroad Offers Range of Scholarship Opportunities

Widely seen as a life-changing experience, education abroad has been perceived as one with added financial burden. However, Education Abroad at UK is seeking to dispel the myth that money is necessarily an obstacle; rather, they want students to know money does not have to be a barrier.

A&S Abroad at Keeneland Hall

Come to A&S Wired on Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. to find out about the multitude of opportunitues to travel abroad this summer through A&S led programs. 

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Keeneland Hall Basement

Five UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Abroad

Five University of Kentucky students have been awarded scholarships administered by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad goals.

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