arts & sciences

A&S Summer Online Education


Interested in taking a summer online course? The college of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers a variety of courses in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The Bandana Project


A&S Wired Students in partnership with the VIP Center, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and College of Arts & Sciences gathered in Keeneland Hall and created bandanas to raise awareness and support of people experiencing exploitation in communities both near and far.

Distillery Project:

Undergraduate Student Honored by the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society

In recognition of his contributions to the field of environmental chemistry Kayvon Ghayoumi is honored with the Division of Environmental Chemistry 2017 Undergraduate award from the American Chemical Society. Ghayoumi earned a B.A. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky this Spring. His interest in Environmental Chemistry started while taking CHE 565 taught by Dr. Marcelo Guzman, who later became his research supervisor.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Jackie Murray

The Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Jackie Murray to its faculty!

 

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.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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Stargazing at MacAdam Observatory with Tim Knauer

The University of Kentucky's own MacAdam Observatory provides students with the opportunity to use the most powerful telescopic lenses on campus and see the universe. On clear nights, students are welcome to join director Tim Knauer and his graduate assistants as they look out into the stars and observe those celestial bodies.

Here, Tim and assistants Kyle and Aaron join us to talk about running the observatory and their experiences there.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Effects of Secession: UK Professors on Historic and Cultural Contexts of Ukraine

University of Kentucky professors Karen Petrone and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby have helped bring a distinctly Russian flavor to UK. In addition to their departments, they are both a part of the Russian Studies program and helped organize 2012's Russian-themed Passport to the World events.

Here, the professors give us a brief history of Ukraine and Russia, including glimpses at the origins of their international relationship and the current thought processes of their most effective demographics.

This podcast was recorded by Brian Connors Manke and produced by David Cole.

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Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Tracy Campbell Discusses History of St. Louis Gateway Arch


UK History professor and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Tracy A. Campbell's latest book, "The Gateway Arch: A Biography," explores the political and economic history of St. Louis and the origins of the city's most recognized structure. Campbell also serves as co-director of UK's Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit uky.edu/UKNow. A direct link to this - uknow.uky.edu/content/campbells-new-book-explores-complex-history-st-louis-gateway-arch

For more information on Tracy Campbell and UK's Department of History visit: history.as.uky.edu/

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with Chemistry's Phoebe Glazer


At the University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Edith "Phoebe" Glazer is looking for something more effective at killing cancer cells and less toxic to healthy cells than cisplatin. A platinum-based drug, cisplatin is one of the most commonly used cancer drugs, but leads to nausea and nerve damage. Her alternative uses ruthenium, another transition metal, to build complex molecules. Theses molecules can be "switched on" by light from a fiber-optic probe once they reach their target tumor and would kill only cancerous cells. In January 2013, Glazer received a four-year, $715,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to develop a family of ruthenium molecules to fight different kinds of cancer.

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/

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