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A Bedrock Education: Ariel Blythe Reske

For many University of Kentucky students, the right undergraduate degree is an important stepping stone towards a life-long goal of pursuing medicine, dentistry, or law. The College of Arts and Sciences works hard to develop programs and majors that help cater to the pre-professional goals of its many students.

Ariel Blythe Reske is a Biology major and a member of the A&S Student Ambassador program; for her, the desire to become a doctor is one of the primary motivating forces in her education. As an undergraduate in the college of A&S studying Biology, Reske found both classes and professors that challenged, inspired, and changed the way she thought about the world. On top of that, she is better prepared for whatever the future may throw her way.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK's Shoulder to Shoulder Global Recognized as Exemplary Program

UK's Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG), formed in 2005, is a UK-based initiative devoted to improving the health and quality of life in Ecuadorian communities

To Ethiopia and Back: Grace Trimble & Emily Holsopple

This past July, a group of eight female student athletes traveled to Ethiopia as part of a week long service trip. It was the second consecutive year that the UK Athletics Department has led such a group. Nominated by their respective coaches, the delegation of student athletes spent ten days traveling across the country, serving those they encountered along the way stopping at places like a leprosy colony or a sports camp where they coached local children.

Two of those on the trip were A&S students Emily Holsapple, a biology major on the rifle team, and Grace Trimble, a political science major playing on the tennis team. In this podcast they discuss their service work and how this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will stick with them for years to come.
 
 
This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.
 

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Getting To Know Lexington: Community 101

For many, moving to a new place is part of the college experience - but at UK, students can take a class that connects them to many community organizations and civic institutions. Community 101 is a course designed to help incoming students get their bearings in Lexington, Kentucky. Guest lecturers come to class frequently, and students get to engage with the local organization of their choice for a final project.

At the end of the 2012 spring semester, final projects were on display at the Singletary Art Museum as part of the city-wide Gallery Hop. The A&S Podcast team visited the gallery to see the final projects and chat with some of the students and teachers from the course. 

This 2-credit course will be offered again in Fall 2012 and class will begin on September 18.

**You can register until Wednesday, September 26. A&S students can go to room 311 Patterson Office Tower, students in other Colleges should see their advisor.
  

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Hispanic and Latin Heritage Campus Celebration

Opportunity for the campus community to come together to learn about and celebrate Hispanic and Latino cultures. Food, fun, and door prizes available. All are welcome!

Contact Tori Amason: tori.amason@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Small Ballroom
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Latin/Hispanic Student and Faculty Mixer

This will be an opportunity for Latino and Hispanic students, faculty and staff to come together to build relationships and network with each other.

Contact Kairise Conwell: k.conwell@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 133 Student Center
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Teach for America Puts 23 UK Grads to Work in Nation's Classrooms

Last spring, Teach for America selected 27 recent graduates of the University of Kentucky to serve in America's inner cities and rural communities.

Shoulder to Shoulder Global: an interview with Craig Borie and Vanessa Martinez

For ten years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global has been serving impoverished communities in and near Santo Domingo, Ecuador. In 2002, Shoulder to Shoulder Global went on its first trip to help people in need of medical care. Groups of students, healthcare professionals, faculty and volunteers have been visiting multiple times a year ever since. Though the group’s goal is to provide healthcare, any interested student or community member can participate. 

This podcast features Craig Borie, the program coordinator for Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and Vanessa Martinez, a sociology & spanish major, and their insights and reflections on Shoulder to Shoulder. The group visits Ecuador three times annually, and STS is always accepting applications. Download the 2013 application here.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

 

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Biology Major Annie Tiu Gives the Lowdown on K Week Treats

It’s a welcome many students take full advantage of throughout K Week. But is it possible to actually go the entire week without paying for food during this special Big Blue welcome? Watch the featured video to get some tips from a real free food expert, UK Biology Senior Annie Tiu and discover why the incentive helps students become involved in campus life from the very start of their college careers.

Undergraduate Research at UK with Zaheen Rabbani

Zaheen Rabbani graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2012 with dual degrees in biology and psychology. Zaheen credits his undergraduate research experience with developing critical thinking skills and prepping him to apply to medical school this fall.

"I probably learned more doing undergraduate research than I would have in a textbook. I’ve learned how processes work. It’s a different mindset. It allows you to think critically and that will definitely help in my future career. I’m going to apply to medical school in the fall. I hope to do research there as well.

"I’ve always been interested in research. That was actually one of my main reasons why I chose this university is because of its research focus," Zaheen says.

He started working in Physiology Chair Michael Reid's lab as part of a Bio 395 course, which gives undergrads credit hours for conducting research. "Patients who undergo a lot of chemotherapy report losses in muscle function. So my research focused on what treatment options are available, and the main goal was to prevent muscle atrophy.

"I think that most people are terrified at the thought of reaching out to faculty members and saying, 'Hey, I want to do research. What can I do to contribute to your lab?' You’d be surprised how many faculty members will welcome you with open arms and cause they’re always looking for somebody to take under their wing and mentor."

Produced by Alicia P. Gregory (Research Communications), videography/direction by Chad Rumford (Research Communications)

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/index.shtml

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