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Two Geography Professors Awarded Fulbrights

The UK College of Arts and Sciences will see two of its professors, Richard Schein and Sue Roberts, travel to Finland on Fulbright Scholarships throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

UK Faculty and Students Share Appalachian Culture in China

University of Kentucky students and faculty will travel to Shanghai in May to share Appalachian culture at the American Studies Center at Shanghai University.

Geography Professor Wins Association of American Geographers Award

Daehyun Kim, assistant professor in the UK Department of Geography, was recently awarded the J. Warren Nystrom Award, a prize presented every year by the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

Daehyun Kim Wins Prestigious Nystrom Award

UK Geographer received J Warren Nystrom Award from the Association of American Geographers.

American Studies at Shanghai University: Andy Doolen

With the help of a generous grant from the U.S. State Department, UK has been able to forge a partnership across the Pacific. On March 29th, 2012, three UK scholars will go to deliver lectures for the Inaugural Symposium for the American Studies Center at Shanghai. Rich Schein and Patricia Ehrkamp from the Department of Geography and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History will be lecturing on "Urbanization in the American South." The symposium will be the first of its kind at Shanghai University, but will be followed later this semester with another series of presentations about Appalachian art, literature and culture in May. 

Andy Doolen, an associate professor in the Department of English and Director of the American Studies program, is also serving as the Director of the American Studies Center in Shanghai. In this podcast, Doolen talks about the upcoming symposium, the story behind the partnership, and what UK and Shanghai University aspire to do for one another in the future. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Egyptian Art, Public Space, and the Arab Spring: Christine Smith

Christine Smith is a graduate student in the Department of Geography. A recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation, Smith has been spending months in Egypt learning Arabic and conducting research since 2010. During her trip in summer of 2011, she interviewed a variety of artists, including Ganzeer, an internationally-known street artist.

In this interview, Smith discusses her experiences as a geographer and language student, and shares her perspective on the revolutionary upheaval known as the Arab Spring of 2011. Smith's research will take her to Egypt again this year to conduct research on public space and how individuals cope with the threat of state violence. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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