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UK Special Collections to Present Exhibition of Students' Work

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections will highlight the projects of its first full cohort of Learning Lab interns with an undergraduate panel presentation, exhibition and reception.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Camille Westmont, Jacob Welch, and Jordan Neumann

University of Kentucky students Camille Westmont, Jacob Welch, and Jordan Neumann each have their own story but shared between them is the common thread of Anthropology. Within the major there are four subfields of study: archaeological, biological and cultural anthropology, taught in the Anthropology Department; and linguistics, taught in the Linguistics Program

This diversity gives the Department of Anthropology's students room to explore their varied interests and choose their own academic adventures. 
 
Such was the case with Camille Westmont and Jacob Welch, who found their calling in the sub-discipline of archeology and the Yucatan peninsula. Meanwhile, for Jordan Neumann, it was cultural anthropology and all things Tibet that he found himself drawn towards. 
 
Equally present in each of these students' stories is the Department of Anthropology's faculty and staff who are always ready and willing to help students find their way.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Honors Students Present Research at Kentucky Honors Roundtable

The Kentucky Honors Roundtable allows undergraduate students to present their research projects, serve on academic panels and interact with academically excelling students from other Kentucky institutions. This year the conference hosted approximately 60 presentations, spanning over a range of diverse topics.

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Languages Abroad

An undergraduate in the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information and a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences have received Critical Language Scholarships to study languages abroad.

'UK at the Half' Features Professors George Crothers and Paolo Visona

George Crothers, anthropology, and Paolo Visona, art and visual studies, were the guests on Feb. 27's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. Mississippi State game that was broadcast on radio.

Public Invited to Archaeological Tours

Archeologists at the Kentucky Archaeological Survey and the University of Kentucky will lead a guided tour of historic features and artifacts uncovered at Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate.

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, will be giving a talk entitled "The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever" presented by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Dr. Wesch regularly teaches large classes and was the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 
 
He will be talking about creating a sense of "wonder" in the classroom and giving students the gift of "big questions." Professor Wesch's visit strives to inspire UK faculty and foster a dialogue on campus around topics such as teaching large classes and using new media and technologies in the classroom to nurture student curiosity and exploration as they pursue authentic and relevant questions. 
 

New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated. Such problems are especially prevalent in education, where the Internet often enters our classrooms as a distraction device rather than a tool for learning.

What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation. It is our responsibility to help them attain an insatiable appetite and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility, rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Dept. of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology February 15th from 4:30-6:00PM for the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Dr. Andrea Wylie.

Dr. Wylie is a biological and medical anthropologist whose research bridges across the disciplines of health, nutrition, biology, culture, and political economy. Her lecture, through a comparison of India and the United States, considers how milk, evolutionarily meant for infant consumption among mammals, has become a globalized food for all ages.

Reception directly following until 7:00 PM. This event is open to all.

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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UK Archaeologist Digs Up Kentucky History on National TV

 

 

The Hatfield-McCoy Feud is now infamous across the country thanks to the mini-series that aired in 2012. Thanks to the help of UK Professor Kim McBride, the National Geographic Channel's "Diggers" recently made an important discovery about this famous feud. "Diggers: Hatfields & McCoys" airs Tuesday, January 29 on National Geographic Channel.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit http://uknow.uky.edu. A direct link to this story is uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-archaeologist-helps-unearth-hatfield-and-mccoy-artifacts

 

 

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