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Fifteen UK Graduates to Help Youth Excel with Teach for America

Fifteen graduates of the University of Kentucky, including nine from A&S, will head back to the classroom this fall as part of a new class of corps members in Teach for America.

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/

UK Student Selected for National Leadership Academy

University of Kentucky student Brooke Stewart has been selected to participate in an inaugural leadership program for GEAR UP alumni in Washington, D.C. in June.

UK Joins Forces With National Education Provider to Increase Student Readiness, Lower Costs

The University of Kentucky, in an effort to enhance student readiness and performance, has launched a partnership with the country's leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, Coursera.

President's Blog: A Partnership with Potential

On Thursday morning, one of the nation’s leading online learning companies, Coursera, is announcing that UK is among a handful of public, flagship universities it is partnering with to further expand learning opportunities for more students across our country.

Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship Winners to Pursue Knowledge Across the Globe

Education Abroad at UK (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded the three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session.

Learning and Teaching about Asia

 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the University of Kentucky Asia Center is hosting a symposium focused on incorporating Asian Studies into K-12, post-secondary, and community-based education. Workshops are free and open to all educators, including K-12 teachers, graduate students, university faculty members, and non-formal educators (e.g., 4H, YMCA). For more details or to register, click here.


9:30 a.m.  
Registration
 
10:00 a.m.
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science
Asian Music & Movement
Global Connect: Linking Kentucky’s Classrooms with the World
 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Address
Dr. Kristin Stapleton, Founding Director of the UK Asia Center, and Director of Asian Studies at the SUNY-Buffalo
 
2:00 p.m.  
Origami: A Tool of Instruction for Math & Science  
Asian Business & Economics
University Instructors: How to Collaborate with K-12 Teachers
 
4:00 p.m.
Workshop Review and Program Wrap-Up
 

Please contact Christine Kindler at cmkind2@uky.edu with any questions about the symposium.

Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

A&S Merit Weekend 2013

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in over forty varied departments. From Economics to Earth and Environmental Studies, A&S offers a hands-on educational experience, preparing you for a successful career after graduation.

Technology on Students' Terms: Jonathan Golding

Technology in the classroom is often discussed in terms of solving issues of scale—the rise of massively open online courses just being the largest of examples. Perhaps though, technology may serve the most good when it's scaled to student needs.

Psychology Professor Jonathan Golding has found this to be the case in the many classes he teaches. As he has increasing experimented with tools like Facebook and blogs, Golding has found that the most gains come in the small interactions between students, where they learn to deal with themselves on their own terms, as real individuals. The result: a more productive learning environment made more intimate—not less—by the latest technology. 
 
In this podcast, Professor Golding discusses how he uses modern social media platforms like Facebook to change the way his students interact with him and each other while also noting some of the tensions that exist when incorporating technology into the classroom.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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