Chellgren Center Names 36 New Fellows, Five Endowed Professorships
The University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence honored its newest class of Chellgren Fellows Sunday, Aug. 23. Five Chellgren Endowed Professorships were also announced.
FastTrack, FOCUS Programs Position Students Ahead of the Success Curve
Started in the summer of 2012 as an intensive “boot camp” to help University of Kentucky’s new students prepare for college-level calculus, the FastTrack program has become an integral part of efforts to help students transition to the college classroom.
Six UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients
University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that six UK students have been named recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships.
UK Places 84 Student-athletes on SEC Academic Honor Roll
Transnational Lives with Otto Santa Ana
In part two of a four part series, this Transnational Lives podcast focuses upon social theory, language, and society and the roles they play in diversity.
Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars
Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows
UK Go Teacher Closing Ceremony, Summer 2014
A guide to Día de los muertos celebrations in Lexington
It’s a good weekend to be a hispanista in Lexington. Granted we’ve had a great fall; from the Lexington Latino Festival to the many activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences Passport ¡Viva México! program, those of us who love the Spanish language and Hispanic culture have been busy. Still, this Friday and Saturday are special.
This weekend we celebrate Día de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, a well-known holiday that has become increasingly popular in the US. On November 1st and 2nd, families throughout Latin America (but especially in Mexico) build altars and visit cemeteries to remember loved ones who have passed away. The holiday is joyous, despite the macabre theme. Día de los muertos is a time to laugh with death, to accept the fact that we’re all headed that way eventually, and to give those we have lost a place at our table for the night. Here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate this weekend, just follow the hyperlinks to more information about and directions to the events. ¡Qué vivan los muertos!