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Internship at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Families: Corinne Price

Corrine Price, an undergraduate senior, worked as an intern at the Saartijie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, a domestic violence shelter in Cape Town, South Africa.  The trip was sponsored by the University of Kentucky and was in conjunction with the Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground."

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Seeing What No One Saw: Karen Petrone

History professor Karen Petrone's new book unearths a wealth of buried stories from the Soviet state about the memory of World War I.

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Summer and Online Courses at A&S

Mark Kornbluh, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, wants A&S students to succeed. One way they can stay on track is to take summer & online courses. The latest UK at the Half segment focused on course offerings for Summer 2012. Carl Nathe, host of UK at the Half, interviewed the Dean for the radio program, which airs during each UK basketball game.

A&S Wired: Nathan DeWall

Nathan DeWall is one of three co-directors of A&S Wired, a residential college which will open its doors in August 2011. In this interview, he discusses options for learning opportunities inside and out of A&S Wired.

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Political Ecology: Patrick Bigger

Patrick Bigger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is a co-founder and member of the Political Ecology Working Group, a multidisciplinary group that organized the first Political Ecology conference in February 2011.

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Underwater Cave Diving in the Bahamas: Stephanie Schwabe

Stephanie Schwabe, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies underwater cave systems in the Bahamas and is the founder of the Rob Palmer Blue Holes Foundation. She was recently featured on a National Geographic Explorer episode about a dive and a near-death experience. In addition to talking about her research on cave formation, Schwabe discusses the challenges of being female in a male-dominated discipline.

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Getting to know A&S Wired with Cristina Alcalde

Cristina Alcalde is one of the three faculty co-directors for A&S Wired, a new residential college at UK. A&S Wired starts in the Fall of 2011, and aims to integrate social and intellectual lives of first-year students. She is excited about being involved – and thinks the students will be too. Listen to what she believes this initiative will provide.­

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A&S Alumni: How UK Prepared Me for My Career

During fall 2010, a panel of A&S alumni described how the University of Kentucky prepared them for their careers.

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Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder

Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal.  Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.

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Voices of Alumni: Susan Tomasky

Susan Tomasky is a graduate from the University of Kentucky and is currently on the board of A.E.P. (American Electric Power) as the president of A.E.P. Transmission. During her time as a student at UK, Tomasky was involved in solving big problems that faced many universities and colleges in the 1970s. Surmounting the challenges at UK helped prepare her for problem-solving on a professional scale.

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