As university graduates increasingly require international perspectives, skills and knowledge, UK is using a new program called Global Classroom Connections that allows students to use new technologies to gain international experiences independent of financial or other constraints.
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With the school year freshly completed, 11 students in the College of Arts and Sciences are kicking off the summer in a unique way— with a 4-week intensive language and culture program in Shanghai, China.
On Thursday May 3, 2012 a reception was held for the retirement of History Professor Daniel Rowland. His speech was entitled "A Charmed Life."
A new book, "The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition," edited by Thomas Zentall of the University of Kentucky Department of Psychology and Edward Wasserman of the University of Iowa, suggests that we might fruitfully explore and understand alien intelligence right here on Earth.
Drugs and the Brain Listening to the news, reading the newspapers, or talking to friends, we hear about drugs almost daily. This discussion will include some of the recent data about how the drugs that change the way we feel affect the brain. We will talk about why some drugs are so addictive relative to other drugs, why adolescence is such a vulnerable time for drug use and some novel approaches and medications that may have real potential for treating drug addiction and other brain disorders
UK Biologist Randall Voss is studying salamander regeneration—something that may one day help people with spinal cord and limb injuries.
UK archaeologists are undertaking a geophysical survey and limited excavations at the site of Fort Boonesborough on the Kentucky River in May.
UK junior Sarah Gooch is one of only 161 recipients of the National Security Education Program Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholar, from Georgetown, Ky., will use the $20,000 scholarship to study and teach in Japan in the fall.
For the full length versions of the WRD symposium student work you can visit these links: Group - Give Us the Right wix.com/ch9774/penswithoutcaps Taylor Blair - Backstory: The Kentucky Kernel youtube.com/watch?v=OldLLB7NyF8 Zachary Norton - Inside Joe youtu.be/wOWlUohRz_Y Benjamin Norton - Just One Night Homeless youtu.be/ONML-Rt9pZw Candice Messer - Final WRD Coal youtube.com/watch?v=zkC3cxFZpUE (Part 1) youtube.com/watch?v=IcWTUScfE7M (Part 2) youtube.com/watch?v=9Ny5lxvhPbU (Part 3)
Two A&S students, Amanda Gatewood (English) and Veronica Miranda (Anthropology) to receive Fullbright Scholarships.