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Cutting The Cost: Arts & Sciences Alumni Funds Enable Student Opprtunities

Geography graduate student Malene Jacobsen is no stranger to travel for her research. While she is a student at UK and spends most of her time in Lexington, Jacobsen’s work on political asylum and migration requires her to move between Europe and the United States as she collects data for her degree.

New Faculty 2013: Meet Lynn Phillips

The Department of Geography is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Lynn Phillips to its faculty!
 
Phillips isn't exactly new to UK but she does have a new role in the Department of Geography. As a longtime member of the Lexington community, Phillips' research at UK exploring issues of urban planning and growth management will directly stem from the work she has already done on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission. 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Geography Professor Sue Roberts Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Professor Roberts and three others at UK were named fellows in the program, which seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders within the SEC.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program, which provides funding to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching.

They Are Here - Christina Williams and Rachael Hoy

By Victoria Dekle and Brian Connors Manke

Rachael Hoy might be a graduate student in English, but right now her brain is more focused on mapping than sentence fragments.

Making America New: Patricia Ehrkamp

For the first time in over a decade, Congress is considering legislation that would drastically reform immigration in America. The issue, however, is highly contentious with any number of interests hoping to shift the bill one way or another. Even once all of the debates are said and done, it's still not clear whether or not such legislation will actually become the law of the land guiding America's relationship with immigration in the future. 

If you're curious as to why immigration is such a contentious yet crucial issue, then perhaps Geography professor Patricia Ehrkamp's course this fall, "Geography 221 - Immigrant America," is for you. 
 
In this podcast, Professor Ehrkamp discusses how her class will guide students through an examination of immigration's storied legacy in America while also exploring the ways in which immigrants are still reshaping the country to this day. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Geography Guest Speaker: Sarah Whatmore

Sarah Whatmore is a Professor and Head of School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. Her research is in the field of political ecology, examining policy and the actions of humans impact the environment. She is author of Hybrid Geographies: Nature Cultures Spaces (Sage London, 2002). She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and collaborates with researchers around the world.

UK Students Win Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Student Paper Award

Their paper dealt with a Small Area Plan, an intense, in-depth study of a specific area within a city, of the Georgetown Triangle and the various implications that will result when BCTC opens its Newtown Pike campus in that area.

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