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A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Jill M. Rappis

Jill M. Rappis earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1980 from the University of Kentucky and her Law degree in 1984 from Marquette University Law School where she was a member of the Law Review and recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship.

She is the Vice President and General Counsel for Loyola University Health System (LUHS), an academic health system located in the near western suburbs of Chicago, Ill. She is responsible for the legal affairs of LUHS and its subsidiaries, and serves as Corporate Secretary to the Boards of Directors for those entities. She also functions as regional Managing Counsel for CHE-Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems, serving patients and communities in 21 states.

Rappis joined LUHS in 1997, serving as Deputy General Counsel until 2011. She has extensive background in healthcare legal matters including corporate risk management, clinical research, planned giving, physician contracting, governance, and litigation. Prior to LUHS, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Loyola University of Chicago. Previously, she was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Rooks, Pitts and Poust (subsequently known as Dykema) in Chicago.

 

 

A&S Celebrates New Hall of Fame Members

The University of Kentucky College of Arts Sciences Hall of Fame induction and festivities are slated for Friday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

Pittard Hosts Her First Lexington Book Signing

Already a successful author before she arrived at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, for the current fall semester, Hannah Pittard’s second novel — “Reunion” (Grand Central, October 2014) — was released just days ago.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Hannah Pittard

The Department of English is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Hannah Pittard to its faculty!

Pittard's work focuses on creative writing, ranging from writing novels to short stories and essays. In this podcast, Pittard discusses themes found within her work, her goals as a University of Kentucky faculty member, and the aspects of the University that drew her here.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

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Stacy Takacs: "Genre and Jessica Lynch"

Lecture by Stacy Takacs, author of "Terrorism TV." Was West Virginia soldier Jessica Lynch really a female Rambo, and did the military make her a damsel in distress to be saved from Iraqis?: Explore how to spin a war.

The events are sponsored by American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Appalachian Center, the English Department, and the Environmental Sustainability Program. All events are free and open to the public.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium

In Memoriam: Jane Gentry Vance

Professor emerita Jane Gentry Vance passed away on Thursday afternoon after a year-long battle with cancer.

Ramblin' Scholar: Virginia Conn

English alum Virginia Conn is ready to start her newest chapter of cultural immersion in graduate school.

Unlikely Treasures: Kelsey Potter's summer Fulbright in England

Potter participated in the prestigious American Institute for Foreign Study Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and she was one of three college students from the U.S. who was awarded admission to the program and funded by the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Office Hours with Buck Ryan and DaMaris Hill

Join us for the third episode of Office Hours, where we talk to Professor Buck Ryan about Constitution Day, the Citizen Kentucky Project, and Ballot Bomb, and Professor DaMaris Hill about her novel, Willows in the Spring. Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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In Memoriam: Lucy Combs

Lucy Combs and the University of Kentucky were intertwined like few others have ever been, or will ever be. Lucy was an alum of UK and she worked for the university for 45 dedicated years.

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