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UK Student Finds Second Home Through Education Abroad

Studying through the International Study Abroad program (ISA) throughout the spring 2012 semester, JR Leach is taking five courses abroad through the Universidad de Granada, advancing his fluency in Spanish and discovered a "new home."

Will Justice Be Televised?: An Interview with Justin Wedeking

Justin Wedeking studies dynamics within the courtroom - from how Supreme Court decisions are made to how useful confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominess are. Wedeking is a professor in the Department of Political Science, and is currently involved in research to determine whether or not televising court proceedings will affect the legitimacy of court decisions. Listen to the podcast to find out how the research will be done and why it's important.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Immigration Research on Display: Wired Students at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

At the end of each academic year, the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research hosts the Showcase of Undergraduate ScholarsCristina Alcalde, one of three faculty co-directors at A&S Wired and a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, mentored three Wired students during the past academic year. 

All three students conducted focus-group research. Elizabeth Kunnecke studied differences between perceptions of first and second generation immigrants. Tyler Davoren looked at geographic influences on perceptions of immigrants. Emily VanMeter examined how people’s religious attitudes influenced the way they interacted with immigrants. Their posters were on display on April 25, 2012, in the Ballroom at the Student Center. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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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.

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.

PS 391: Special Topics in Political Science: Film and Politics

Course will focus on selected topics drawn from various areas of political science taught by faculty members with special interests and competence. May be repeated in courses of differing topics to a maximum of 12 credits.

Drugs, Money, and Sex: Trafficking Research with Horace Bartilow

Since 2002, Horace Bartilow has been studying various types of illicit transactions: the drug trade, human trafficking, and money laundering, among others. This research will be compiled in a book, "Drugs, Guns, Money and Sex: The Limits of Prohibitive Cooperation in the International Political Economy." Bartilow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program. In this podcast, Bartilow describes some of his findings, including potential solutions to these sociopolitical issues.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Students Awarded Public Policy Internships in D.C.

Sophomore Aleksey Graboviy and junior Nolan Jackson have been awarded Henry Clay Internships in Public Policy by the Kentucky Society of Washington. The internships will give Graboviy and Jackson the opportunity to work in an office of a member of the Kentucky congressional delegation or an office of the executive branch in Washington, D.C.

UK Junior Named Finalist for Truman Scholarship

UK social work junior Jillian Harris has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a presitigious national scholarship recognizing college juniors who show a commitment to public service.

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