anthropology

Refugee from Congo is among UK's degree recipients-- Fraternel Amuri Misako

In a more peaceful world, Fraternel Amuri Misako would have been handed his doctorate during a ceremony at the University of Kisangani in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Instead, Amuri will wear his cap and gown at the University of Kentucky commencement ceremonies on Sunday.

Dr. Kingsolver wins 2011 SAW Book Prize

Dr. Ann Kingsolver, director of the UK Appalachian Center and professor of Anthropology has won the 2011 SAW Book Prize. Co-author Nandini Gunewardena and Kingsolver were awarded the prize at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in Montreal this past February for their book, The Gender of Globalization: Women Navigating Cultural and Economic Marginalities. Read more here.

UK Anthropology Professor Wins SEA Book Prize

Congratulations are in order to UK Anthropologist Sarah Lyon for her recent publication: "Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets," analyzes the real implications of fair-trade networks.

UK Provides Exemplary Resources for Archaeology Students

 

By Sarah Geegan

Board Approves Four University Research Professors for 2012-13

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Tuesday approved University Research Professorships for 2012-13 for four faculty members. The professorships carry a $40,000 award to support research. Funds for these annual awards are provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Lecture to Discuss Arab World Revolutions

The revolutions throughout Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other nations in the Arab world have inspired earnest debate among experts. UK experts will discuss related topics this Friday.

Asia Center to Host Speakers on Buddhism

UK and WKU professors to speak on Buddhism and the social and practice roles it plays in various societies on Friday.

Wildcat Wheels with Sara Ailshire

Sara Ailshire is a senior majoring in Anthropology. Sara is also a mechanic at Wildcat Wheels, UK's community bike shop and bicycle library. Wildcat Wheels allows students and faculty rent bikes, or use the shops work stands, tools, and expertise to maintain their own bicycles. Arts & Sciences' Cheyenne Hohman recently sat down with Sara to discuss her work at Wildcat Wheels, and how it has informed her ambitions after she graduates from UK.

For more information about Wildcat Wheels, you can visit their website here or check out their facebook fan page here.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Institutional Partnerships in India: Srimati Basu

The UK Asia Center wants to connect UK and India on an institutional level. Srimati Basu, an associate professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology and a member of the Asia Center Steering Committee, went on a trip to India to tour potential partner institutions in February 2012. The tour was organized by the International Academic Partnership Program, part of the Institute of International Education, and took her through Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. In this podcast, Basu discusses the trip, the Asia Center's role in forming institutional partnerships, and the challenges result from the differences between the Indian educational system and our own. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Challenge to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Caudill Little Library

 

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Kentucky presents a conference by Joanne Rappaport, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Spanish and Portuguese Georgetown University entitled "Challenges to the Production of Indigenous Knowledge"

The talk will take place on Wednesday March 7th at 3:00p.m. in the Niles Gallery in the Fine Arts Library.

Joanne Rappaport received a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1982. Her interests include ethnicity, historical anthropology, new social movements, literacy, race, and Andean ethnography and ethnohistory.

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