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UK Professors Lighting the Way

Solar energy has been around for a while now, but John Anthony, Michel Jabbour and Chi-Sing Man are part of a team that was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop new ways to catch and convert light to electricity. Anthony, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, describes the project, and his collaboration with mathematicians Jabbour and Man. 

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Oral Histories from Coal Country: Abby Kerins

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna Badagliacco

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Kentucky SkyTalks with Tim Knauer

Tim Knauer is a professor for the department of Physics and Astronomy, and the director of the MacAdam Student Observatory. Each month, he hosts the Kentucky SkyTalks, an ongoing series of discussions on the science of life and the universe.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Navigating Mandarin's Maze: Learning Chinese in Shanghai with Kelly Schumm

Kelly Schumm is an Economics and Finance senior who recently traveled to Shanghai to study Mandarin. Kelly briefly discusses her expriences learning Chinese with UK Professor Matt Wells.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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New Major in Environmental and Sustainable Studies: David Atwood

Professor David Atwood discusses the process of developing a new program: Environmental and Sustainable Studies. Atwood talks about the definition of 'sustainable,' the UK Common Reading Experience: No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, and the wide variety of disciplines that will contribute to the program of study.

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Meet Liang Liang: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Liang Liang is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography. Liang specializes in bioclimatology and landscape phenology and is particularly interested in the variations of plant life cycles across time and space. He studies how the timing of springs, such as the greening of landscapes or flowers blooming, are simple and sensitive indicators of climate change. His current research examines how genetic factors in plants and climatic factors work together to determine the timing of phenologies on a large spatial scale.  

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Meet Susan Odom: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Susan Odom is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. Odom, an organic and materials chemist, studies lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries to try to make them safer and increase their longevity. In her lab at UK, she synthesizes organic molecules and polymers and incorporates them into Li-ion batteries to see if they improve the batteries' performance.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Meet Francis Musoni: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Francis Musoni is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Musoni's area of focus is African history, particularly addressing mobility and migration in southern Africa. Currently, Musoni researches the movement of illegal migrants from Zimbabwe to South Africa.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Meet Jeremy Crampton: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Jeremy Crampton is an associate professor in the Department of Geography. Crampton's interest is in the critical representation of space, particularly through mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). At UK, Crampton hopes to establish a critical center for GIS and associated mapping technologies.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Meet Jenny Rice: New Faculty 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Jenny Rice is an assistant professor in the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. Rice focuses on rhetorical theory and writing studies and is particularly interested in the ways that people make public arguments about different kinds of controversies. In addition, Rice is the Director of Composition and will be working on creating the brand new Composition and Communication Curriculum at UK. 

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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