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The Perks of Being an Ambassador: Jennifer DeLuke

Jennifer DeLuke is an A&S Ambassador, one of a select group of undergraduate students that represent the College of Arts and Sciences to prospective students and help with A&S events on campus. In this podcast, DeLuke gives an insider's perspective to the jobs an A&S Ambassador does, as well as some reasons why others might want to apply for the position as part of their undergraduate experience. In addition to being an Ambassador, DeLuke is an English major with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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UK Alumnus Wendell Berry Delivers Jefferson Lecture in Washington

Kentucky poet, novelist, environmentalist and University of Kentucky alumnus Wendell Berry delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities last night in Washington, D.C.

Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.

Rebuilding the Block Lecture to Focus on History, Leadership

Joe Sutliff Sanders - Kids' Stuff

Joe Sutliff Sanders is a professor at Kansas State University specializing in children’s literature. But according to Sanders, he found his way into children’s literature – and eventually into a job at one of the field’s leading programs – by accident.

Nikky Finney featured on Arts & Life of NPR

Creative Writing Professor discusses the impact of her acceptance speech at the National Book Award ceremony on NPR's Arts & Life.

Frank X Walker to Read Poetry for Charity Event

Frank X Walker, professor in the UK Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program, will read and discuss his poetry at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Midway College's Anne Hart Raymond Center. The event is sponsored by Chapter F, a local chapter of the International organization, P.E.O.

American Studies at Shanghai University: Andy Doolen

With the help of a generous grant from the U.S. State Department, UK has been able to forge a partnership across the Pacific. On March 29th, 2012, three UK scholars will go to deliver lectures for the Inaugural Symposium for the American Studies Center at Shanghai. Rich Schein and Patricia Ehrkamp from the Department of Geography and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History will be lecturing on "Urbanization in the American South." The symposium will be the first of its kind at Shanghai University, but will be followed later this semester with another series of presentations about Appalachian art, literature and culture in May. 

Andy Doolen, an associate professor in the Department of English and Director of the American Studies program, is also serving as the Director of the American Studies Center in Shanghai. In this podcast, Doolen talks about the upcoming symposium, the story behind the partnership, and what UK and Shanghai University aspire to do for one another in the future. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Black Women's Conference to Focus on the Power of Play

The conference, titled, "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity and the Power of Play," will center specifically on the lives and expressions of African-American girls. Incorporating expert speakers, performances, panels and activities both on campus and in the community, the conference will reveal the significance of play in the lives of African-American girls.

Rhetoric in a Multi-Modal World: Craig Crowder

Written texts, YouTube videos, podcasts - these are all means of communicating ideas to others. Craig Crowder is a graduate student in the Department of English and teaches Composition & Communication classes, WRD 110 & 111. In this podcast, Crowder discusses ways to engage students via multimedia projects, and his research, which examines social movement rhetoric in a society that uses multiple modes of communication.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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