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Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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UK Awards More than $500K to Innovate Instructional Delivery

A&S Professors Matt Zook and Arnold Stromberg have been granted more than $200,000 to improve education, engagement and retention.

Matthew Wilson: New Lines

New Lines

Matthew W. Wilson, Harvard University and University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Geography Colloquium 15 November 2013

In the twenty years that have passed since the fabled Friday Harbor meetings of November 1993, where GIS practitioners and critical human geographers agreed to a cease-fire, the GIS & Society agenda has been reflected upon, pushed forward, and diffracted in few (but intellectually significant) arenas. Critical, participatory, public participation, and feminist GIS have given way more recently to qualitative GIS, GIS and non-representational theory, and the spatial digital humanities. Traveling at the margins of these efforts has been a kind of social history of mapping and GIS. And while GIScience has been conversant and compatible with many of these permutations in the GIS & Society agenda, a social history of mapping and GIS (as signaled most directly by John Pickles in 2004) has perhaps the least potential for tinkering with GIScience practice (see recent conversation between Agnieszka Leszczynski and Jeremy Crampton in 2009). Perhaps this disconnect is growing, as can be witnessed in the feverish emergence of a ‘big data’ analytics/representation perspective within the contemporary GISciences (alongside the growth of funding paths around cyberinfrastructure). What then is the relevance and role of a social history of GIS for GIScience practice? In this presentation, I sketch and reflect upon a diversity of efforts that address this question.

Urban Poverty is Focus of UK's 20th Breathitt Lecture

Geography and Islamic Studies undergraduate Evan Sweet will present the 20th annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities on Jan. 30.

All The Right Ingredients: Sydney Dobson

Sydney Dobson's travels to Uganda will combine a number of her passions into one endeavor.

Cutting The Cost: Arts & Sciences Alumni Funds Enable Student Opprtunities

Geography graduate student Malene Jacobsen is no stranger to travel for her research. While she is a student at UK and spends most of her time in Lexington, Jacobsen’s work on political asylum and migration requires her to move between Europe and the United States as she collects data for her degree.

New Faculty 2013: Meet Lynn Phillips

The Department of Geography is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Lynn Phillips to its faculty!
 
Phillips isn't exactly new to UK but she does have a new role in the Department of Geography. As a longtime member of the Lexington community, Phillips' research at UK exploring issues of urban planning and growth management will directly stem from the work she has already done on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission. 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Geography Professor Sue Roberts Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Professor Roberts and three others at UK were named fellows in the program, which seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders within the SEC.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program, which provides funding to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching.

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