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Oral Histories from Coal Country: Abby Kerins

Abby Kerins was a poster presenter at the Lexington Farmer's Market on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County, Kerins' research involved listening to (and reading transcripts of) oral histories from the coal-rich region of Appalachian Kentucky. Kerins focused on the role of women during coal miners' strikes in the 20th century. Kerins was mentored by Sociology professor Joanna Badagliacco

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Navigating Mandarin's Maze: Learning Chinese in Shanghai with Kelly Schumm

Kelly Schumm is an Economics and Finance senior who recently traveled to Shanghai to study Mandarin. Kelly briefly discusses her expriences learning Chinese with UK Professor Matt Wells.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Graduate Student Unions: Enku Ide

Enku Ide is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant. Ide examines first-generation college and university students' experience, exploring issues of class identity and unionization in graduate student populations. 

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Representations of Lesbians and Mothers in Literature: Catherine Brereton

Catherine Brereton's recent research was featured in a poster session at the Lexington Farmer's Market in mid-September 2011. Her work focuses on representations of lesbians, mothers, and lesbians as mothers in literature. The poster session was presented by the Chellgren Center, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research. Brereton was mentored by professor Susan Bordo

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Immersed in Language: Laura Garrison

Laura Garrison was one of a group of students that went to Shanghai University with professor Matt Wells over the summer of 2011. She told us about the skill of her Chinese language teacher during the immersion-style classes, and the adventures she had during her free time in China. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Natalie Baxter at Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute

In summer 2011, Arts & Sciences Video Production team member Natalie Baxter traveled to Whitesburg, Ky to help teach Appalshop interns how to create documentary style short films about the Appalachian region. The program, Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), has interns ages 14 to 21 that live in the surrounding Appalachian Kentucky counties. Filmed by: Dana Rogers, Brian Connors Manke, and Noah Adler Edited by: Dana Rogers

Cassie Hardin's China Video Blog

International Studies senior Cassie Hardin is spending the next five months is Beijing, China. Luckily for us, she has a video camera and is not afraid to use it! Follow her adventures as she blogs from abroad, and helps A&S celebrate our Year of China initiative.

Wired Move-in Vidcast

Short podcast featuring student and parent interviews about the new A&S Wired Living Learning Community. Footage compiled from a day-long shoot with highlights of move-in.

Documenting Displacement in Zambia: Fulbright Scholar Allison Harnish

Allison Harnish is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Harnish recently received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research on the environmental and economic ramifications of displacement and resettlement in Southern Province, Zambia. Harnish was invited to participate on this project by Lisa Cliggett, her advisor. Many social and environmental scientists have been involved in this project for the last few decades. 

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Getting Started: Move-In Day at A&S Wired Residential College

Reactions, first impressions, hopes and ambitions abound in Keeneland Hall, the home of the brand new A&S Wired Residential College. Hear from students and parents about move-in day 2011!

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