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46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Forty-six University of Kentucky Wildcats earned a place on the 2012 Fall Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll announced by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. UK’s total of forty-six tied for the fourth-most among the fourteen league teams.

'Hijabs, Hydrology and Lyle Lovett,' Published in Chronicle of Higher Education

UK Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Alan Fryar was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education; his essay describes his experience with 11 students from the arid Middle East and North Africa who convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, to learn about water.

Five UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Abroad

Five University of Kentucky students have been awarded scholarships administered by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad goals.

Undergraduates Receive Oswald Awards for Research and Creativity

The University of Kentucky Office for Undergraduate Research recognized and awarded 19 students this week with the Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards.

Politically Comprehensive with Gwendolyn Schaefer

Gwendolyn Schaefer knew she wanted to study abroad in the Middle East, but the Arab Spring presented a potential threat to her personal security. Her first two choices were Egypt and Syria, but both were deep in the throes of political unrest. Eventually, she landed in Amman, Jordan through Education Abroad at UK with AMIDEAST. There, she was paired with an internship at Jordan’s Ministry of Political Development. The trip made such a mark on Schaefer that she quickly returned.

Schaefer’s second trip was helped by a summer research grant from UK’s Office of Undergraduate Research. The grant allowed her to return and carry out her own research project studying female Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

In this podcast, Schaefer, now a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in both Geography and International Studies, discusses her travels and how her two different majors prepared her for the work she did overseas and why other students should consider doing the same.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

 

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ESL Partnerships Internationalize UK's Campus

Lina Crocker, faculty member in the CESL, contends that face-to-face interaction with American students is one of the best tools for both English-speaking practice and orientation into American culture. She facilitates partnerships with various departments across campus, which give international students like Sultan the opportunity to meet American students.

UK Professor Leads Water Research Project for Egyptian and Moroccan Students

Eleven students from the arid Middle East and North Africa convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, over the summer — to learn about water.

On The Move and Staying Put: Jennifer Hamilton

The educational rabbit-hole of entering the medical world can be a time consuming one. Often students feels that they don’t have time to squeeze in an elective of their choice — much less a semester abroad. Jennifer Hamilton however, was able to study abroad twice while earning her undergraduate degree in biology. Hamilton attributes this achievement to her College of Arts and Sciences advisor who guided her through the study abroad process, helped with scholarships, while also keeping her on track academically.

After applying and being accepted to numerous public and private medical schools, she decided to remain at the University of Kentucky and is now in her first year. Hamilton says herself that she feels “A&S and UK's Biology department more than prepared me to be a competitive applicant to public and private medical schools as well as in-state and out-of-state ones and it showed in the schools I was accepted into.”

The guiding hand of an A&S advisor paired with a biology major allowed Hamilton not only to prepare herself for medical school through the courses she took but also through lived experience, both here and abroad.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Students Examine Election, Next American Leader in Real Time

This semester, students at the University of Kentucky are learning about American leadership and democracy as it unfolds.

2012 Presidential Town Hall Debate: Students Analyze the Candidates' Performances

In the weeks and months leading up to the 2012 election, the University of Kentucky and the College of Arts and Sciences held events to help students become more engaged with the political process. One such event, as detailed in another article, was a collective viewing of the second of three Presidential debates this season.

Presented by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media and organized by Brandy Scalise, the event also featured a panel of faculty members who discussed the issues most pressing in this campaign and their intersection with student interests. Political science professor Stephen Voss discussed student loan debt with the debate viewing audience while history professors Paul Chamberlin and David Hamilton covered foreign policy and the broader economic issues of the campaign respectively.

Along with the debate viewing, the WRD Department also facilitated conversation groups for students the following night. WRD department faculty guided student conversations and encouraged them to thoughtfully engage one another on the various topics discussed by the candidates which included manufacturing, energy, and the wars in the middle east.

In this podcast, students react to the debate between President Obama and Governor Romney and discuss the ways in which both the debates and the campaigns affect them.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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