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Visiting Writers Series: Roxane Gay

As a part of the University of Kentucky's Visiting Writers Series, Roxane Gay visited campus on October 14, 2015. Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016.

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Author of 'The Big Smoke' Visits UK

 Adrian Matejka, nationally renowned poet, will read at the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Conversation with Attorney Chris Green

Mr. Green is a Partner in the law firm of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, which represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election lawsuit, Bush v. Gore.  Mr. Green specializes in litigation and trials, and is interested to talk with current UK students about developing the skills necessary to succeed as a lawyer; choosing and excelling in law school; about what an attorney’s work is really like; and any other questions you might have about law school or the law.

Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Historian Roy Foster Details Irish History

Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, was recently awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study” for his book “Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923.”

Silent No More: Lydia Blaisdell Play to Have Kentucky World Premiere

A new play by Lydia Blaisdell will have its world premiere in the Bluegrass Nov. 5–7, in four performances at Lexington's Downtown Arts Center

Author Roxane Gay Visits UK

Roxane Gay was born in Nebraska, of Haitian descent, but her family moved quite a bit during her childhood. That doesn’t completely explain the divergent, eclectic nature of her writing, but perhaps it’s a starting point.

The Books That Shaped Them

With "Banned Books Week" celebrated last week and "Teen Read Week" coming up Oct.18-24, exploring the world through literature seems to always be in season. For professors at the University of Kentucky, books have impacted their lives and careers in surprising ways.

College of Arts and Sciences Inducting Five Into Hall of Fame

Celebrating the accomplishments of distinguished alumni and faculty, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will induct five new members into the its Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 9.

Four UK Professors Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Four faculty members at the University of Kentucky, including one from the College of Arts & Sciences, have been selected as 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows, the SEC announced Wednesday.

UPK Poet Jane Hicks Wins 2015 James Still Award

Writer Jane Hicks has been named the recipient of the Appalachian Writers Association (AWA) 2015 James Still Award for Poetry for her book "Driving with the Dead: Poems," published by University Press of Kentucky (UPK).

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