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Navigating Mandarin's Maze: Learning Chinese in Shanghai with Kelly Schumm

Kelly Schumm is an Economics and Finance senior who recently traveled to Shanghai to study Mandarin. Kelly briefly discusses her expriences learning Chinese with UK Professor Matt Wells.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Immersed in Language: Laura Garrison

Laura Garrison was one of a group of students that went to Shanghai University with professor Matt Wells over the summer of 2011. She told us about the skill of her Chinese language teacher during the immersion-style classes, and the adventures she had during her free time in China. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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A&S Hosts Year of China

This fall, the College of Arts & Sciences will launch a yearlong focus on China as a part of its Passport to the World program

Whirlwind Tour: Rick Sellnow's Visit to China

Rick Sellnow, an undergraduate senior, visited China over the summer with the International Scholar Laureate Program. During his relatively quick visit to China, he covered a lot of ground! Find out more about his time in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Xi'an. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Back to the Future: Going to Shanghai with Hallie Decker

Hallie Decker, a junior majoring in Chinese and International Studies, will be studying for a year at Shanghai University from August 2011-August 2012. During her year there, she'll be blogging about her adventures at Hallie In Chinese.

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Connecting China and Kentucky: Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells, a professor of Chinese, was the coordinator for a four-week summer language program at Shanghai University. The exchange has forged a bond between University of Kentucky and Shanghai University, and the program is planning on sending more students over in 2012.

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Creative Staff Support in International Studies: Kari Burchfield

Kari Burchfield works with A&S Interdisciplinary Programs and the International Studies Program and is also acting as staff support for the upcoming Year of China Initiative.

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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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The Bottom Line: Ikenna Uzuebugnam

Each week during the 2010 fall semester, the College of Arts and Sciences is showing the new documentary by Connie Field, "Have You Heard from Johannesburg?"  This is part of the year long Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground". Each week's film installment is accompanied by a guest speaker. This week's speaker was Ikenna Uzuebugnam, a new professor in the Gatton College for Business and Economics. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship.

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South Africa and Kentucky Initiative

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences is embarking on a year long exploration of the culture and history of South Africa and its connections with Kentucky. The Kentucky and South Africa Initiative, titled "Different Lands, Common Ground," will engage our community in a crucial global conversation and spark an ongoing exchange of ideas.

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