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ANT 221: Native People of North America with Richard Jefferies

A survey of Native American cultures of North America. Emphasis is placed on exploring how Native American cultures changed through time, with particular emphasis on the impact of European exploration, colonization and settlement from 1500 to 1900. Students will also explore the high degree of cultural diversity represented among the thousands of Native American societies that inhabited the North American continent at the time of European contact. The status and condition of Native Americans in the modern world is also discussed.

ANT 242: Origins of New World Civilizations with Scott Hutson

This course introduces students to the most compelling native cultures—Aztecs, Incas, Maya, Puebloans and more—in North and South America prior to 16th century European colonization. The goal is to understand how native peoples went from small nomadic groups to complex chiefdoms, states and empires with massive cities, abundant food resources and spectacular arts.

UK Anthropology Professor Wins SEA Book Prize

Congratulations are in order to UK Anthropologist Sarah Lyon for her recent publication: "Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets," analyzes the real implications of fair-trade networks.

UK Provides Exemplary Resources for Archaeology Students

 

By Sarah Geegan

Board Approves Four University Research Professors for 2012-13

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Tuesday approved University Research Professorships for 2012-13 for four faculty members. The professorships carry a $40,000 award to support research. Funds for these annual awards are provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Lecture to Discuss Arab World Revolutions

The revolutions throughout Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other nations in the Arab world have inspired earnest debate among experts. UK experts will discuss related topics this Friday.

Asia Center to Host Speakers on Buddhism

UK and WKU professors to speak on Buddhism and the social and practice roles it plays in various societies on Friday.

Wildcat Wheels with Sara Ailshire

Sara Ailshire is a senior majoring in Anthropology. Sara is also a mechanic at Wildcat Wheels, UK's community bike shop and bicycle library. Wildcat Wheels allows students and faculty rent bikes, or use the shops work stands, tools, and expertise to maintain their own bicycles. Arts & Sciences' Cheyenne Hohman recently sat down with Sara to discuss her work at Wildcat Wheels, and how it has informed her ambitions after she graduates from UK.

For more information about Wildcat Wheels, you can visit their website here or check out their facebook fan page here.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Institutional Partnerships in India: Srimati Basu

The UK Asia Center wants to connect UK and India on an institutional level. Srimati Basu, an associate professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology and a member of the Asia Center Steering Committee, went on a trip to India to tour potential partner institutions in February 2012. The tour was organized by the International Academic Partnership Program, part of the Institute of International Education, and took her through Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. In this podcast, Basu discusses the trip, the Asia Center's role in forming institutional partnerships, and the challenges result from the differences between the Indian educational system and our own. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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