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150 Years of Teaching, Research & Service at UK

Through the original words of Professor Frank X. Walker and historical images and video of students, staff, faculty and alumni, this piece celebrates 150 years of teaching, research and service at the University of Kentucky and challenges all of us to look towards the future. Watch as Walker performs "Seedtime in the Commonwealth."

Originally created by UK Public Relations: youtu.be/STJCYMEJnuI

Photos courtesy of UK Special Collections.

New blog on teaching and learning mathematics

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) recently started a blog titled On teaching and learning mathematics. The chief editor of the blog is Ben Braun of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky. Visit the AMS website for more information and a podcast featuring Braun.

Perfect Fusion: Teaching English as a Second Language

The visiting South Korean teachers currently studying at UK are part of a long line of successful educational partnerships for the University’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) program. The experience for these teachers, however, is a bit different: they are the first to receive graduate credit by participating UK’s newly-formed master’s program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

To China and Back: Rita Basuray, Julia Johnson, and Ernest Yanarella

During the summer of 2013, a delegation of University of Kentucky faculty had the opportunity to travel and teach abroad in China. Organized by the Confucius Institute, the trip placed 29 faculty members at the bustling Shanghai University. There, each professor was placed with a host department within the university.
 
Among those who made their way east were College of Arts and Sciences members Ernest Yanarella, chair of the Department of Political Science; visiting lecturer Dr. Rita Basuray; and Associate Professor Julia Johnson of the English department.
 
Like everyone who went on the trip, these three were presented with experiences both unique and profound that will certainly impact their teaching back home at UK.
 
In this podcast, we explore the trip through their eyes and talk about some of the moments that made the trip something they will never forget. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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The Evolving Definitions of Femicide: Cristina Alcalde

Earlier this year, the Catholic University of Peru selected Associate Professor Cristina Alcalde of the Department of Gender & Women's Studies to be one of six international visiting professors and scholars.
 
Alcalde spent her time at the university teaching a graduate seminar on femicide and violence against women. This opportunity to travel and teach abroad allowed Alcalde to investigate new areas of research and explore international experiences separate from those in America. 
 
In this podcast, Alcalde discusses her trip, issues and research around femicide, and how American understandings of femicide contrast with those internationally. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Confucius Institute: China Short-Term Teaching Program Popular, on for Next Summer

As the conduit to UK’s China initiatives, the UK Confucius Institute works to establish college-wide and campus-wide collaborations with Chinese universities.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Learning and Teaching about Asia

 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the University of Kentucky Asia Center is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, post-secondary, and community-based education. Workshops are free and open to all educators, including K-12 teachers, graduate students, university faculty members, and non-formal educators (e.g., 4H, YMCA). For more details or to register, click here.


9:30 a.m.  
Registration
 
10:00 a.m.
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science
Asian Music & Movement
Global Connect: Linking Kentucky’s Classrooms with the World
 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Address
Dr. Kristin Stapleton, Founding Director of the UK Asia Center, and Director of Asian Studies at the SUNY-Buffalo
 
2:00 p.m.  
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science  
Asian Business & Economics
University Instructors: How to Collaborate with K-12 Teachers
 
4:00 p.m.
Workshop Review and Program Wrap-Up
 

Please contact Christine Kindler at cmkind2@uky.edu with any questions about the symposium.

Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

Cold War Perspectives

 

 

This event was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Art, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Department of Modern & Classical Languages Literature & Cultures, UK College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board and School of Art and Visual Studies.

 

 

UK Researchers Find Teachers, School Climate Key to Latino Immigrants’ Academic Success

A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky found that teachers and schools that value diversity have a big impact on the academic experiences of Latino immigrant children living in predominantly White communities.

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