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Working Group on War and Gender enbu232 Fri, 04/08/2022 - 05:40 pm
Working Group on War and Gender
Stacy Peebles, Marlene and David Grissom Professor of Humanities and

Associate Professor of English at Centre College presents:

"The War Comes with You: Enduring War in Life, Fiction, and Fantasy." 

Keeneland Room, 1- 63, WT Young Library 
Or on Zoom:

Keeneland Room, 1-63, WT Young Library and Zoom
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CANCELLED: Language Diversity in Educational Settings kda226 Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:59 pm

Dunstan is the NCSU Assistant Director of the Office of Assessment. Her research examines dialect as an element of diversity that shapes the college experience, particularly for speakers of non-standardized dialects of English. Dunstan and Jaeger (2015) found that students from rural, Southern Appalachia felt that their use of a regional dialect put them at a disadvantage in the college classroom. The students interviewed by Dunstan reported that “they had been hesitant to speak in class, felt singled out, dreaded oral presentations, tried to change the way they talked, and felt that they had to work harder to earn the respect of faculty and peers”. In addition to speaking about her work with Appalachian college students, Dunstan would accompany members of the Department of Linguistics to a meeting with the UK office of Academic and Student Affairs to discuss how to meet the needs of all UK students, regardless of linguistic background.

233 Gatton B&E
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Take Root: A Reproductive Justice Panel cebe242 Thu, 08/29/2019 - 01:55 pm
Date: Oct 8, 2019 (Tuesday)

Light Lunch Reception: 11:15am-12:15pm, Multipurpose Room, WTY Library
Panel: 12:30-1:45pm, UKAA Auditorium, WTY Library
Evening Reception: 5-7pm, Lyric Theater 
As part of the Year of Equity programming, this panel brings together organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations red states to discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice. Centering on the experiences and leadership of women, trans, and non-binary people of color, this panel will present latest community research, initiatives, and advocacy on reproductive justice.
Panelists, in alphabetical order, include: 
In addition to the Year of Equity, this event is co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women Studies, Sociology, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies; the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, the Center for Equality and Social Justice, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Kentucky Health Justice Network. 


William T. Young Library Auditorium
Beauty Bites Beast Documentary Screening & Discussion jpst224 Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:19 pm
Memorial Hall

First Annual Kentucky Gender and Women's Studies Conference

The Department of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky is proud to host the first annual Kentucky Gender & Women's Studies Conference (KYGWS).

Organized by GWS doctoral students, the KYGWS conference will provide attendees with a chance to connect with, learn from, and strengthen solidarities with one another. We seek to give students and faculty an opportunity to transform their lived experience or classroom study into illuminating analysis or applied research that can pave the way for greater understanding of marginalized individuals, disadvantaged communities, and/or cultural differences.

In addition to creating a space for undergraduate and graduate students to practice and acquire skills for further conference presentations, the KYGWS conference will allow attendees to meet and learn from other students from diverse worldviews and cultures. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to present their research, but we also invite students to attend the conference to be in community and conversation with scholars of all levels.

For more information please see

Jacobs Science Building
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Author Roxane Gay Visits UK

Roxane Gay was born in Nebraska, of Haitian descent, but her family moved quite a bit during her childhood. That doesn’t completely explain the divergent, eclectic nature of her writing, but perhaps it’s a starting point.

trra223 Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:25 am
Bright Idea: Breckinridge Hall Saving Energy, Money With LED Upgrade
While the many new facilities being constructed on the University of Kentucky campus are utilizing cutting edge green building techniques, some of these advances can also be used to illuminate the charm of existing buildings.
trra223 Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:23 pm
Office Hours with Srimati Basu and Edward Kasarskis

Join us for the first episode of Office Hours, where we talk to Professor Srimati Basu about family law in India and Doctor Edward Kasarskis about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and the Ice Bucket Challenge. Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

sbasu2 Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:26 am
Perhaps Blue and Pink Aren't the Right Colors
In "Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes," A&S faculty member Christia Spears Brown explores how parents can truly validate their children's unique strengths.
mngr222 Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:19 am
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