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New Faculty 2012: Meet Bert Guillou

The Department of Mathematics is excited to welcome professor Bert Guillou to its faculty!

Professor Guillou joins us this fall researching topology, the mathematical study of surfaces. He is interested in homotopy theory, the study of "transforming" one surface or shape into another, a field with applications in quantum physics, robotics, and even molecular biology.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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New Faculty 2012: Meet Brian McNely

The Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media is excited to welcome professor Brian McNely to its faculty!

Professor McNely joins us this fall studying how people work and interact. He researches professional writing in digital environments, tracing the writing that people do in order to find out how they get things done, how they make meaning from the work they do, and how they share that meaning with others.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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New Faculty 2012: Meet Michelle Martel

The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome professor Michelle Martel to its faculty!

Professor Martel joins us this fall studying preschool and childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her research looks to find developmental pathways to DBD and ADHD by studying not only early markers and traits, but also biological and environmental factors.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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New Faculty 2012: Meet Scott Taylor

The Department of History is excited to welcome professor Scott Taylor to its faculty!

Professor Taylor joins us this fall researching the history of early modern Europe, especially Spain. Currently, he is working on a book on the beginnings of modern addiction, examining how western Europeans experienced "soft drugs" like sugar, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, tea, distilled spirits, and opium.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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New Faculty 2012: Meet Will Gervais

The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome professor Will Gervais to its faculty!

Professor Gervais joins us this fall studying how cognition, evolution, and culture interact to shape people’s beliefs about the world. His research concerns religion and supernatural thinking, examining the psychological causes and consequences of both religious belief and disbelief.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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America Through the Lens of the 2012 Election: Mark Kornbluh & Kathi Kern

Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and history professor Kathi Kern are teaching a class 'inside out' - by taking an issue (in this case, the 2012 presidential election) and building a course around it. The class, "Currents: America Through the Lens of the 2012 Election," is an interdisciplinary look into how American democracy functions. It is slated to be a non-partisan examination of how elections work, their function in media and society, and how elections have changed over time.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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A Paul Nestor Award Recipient Adrienne McMahan

Adrienne McMahan is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences. Adrienne has worked on everything from advising to special projects. For her efforts in improving the experience for first-year students, Adrienne recently received the A Paul Nestor Award. In this podcast, Adrienne discusses recieving the A Paul Nestor award, as well as details about a recent project she worked on, A&S Wired.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

 

 

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On The Fast Track to Calculus with Dean Mark Kornbluh and David Royster

Fast Track for Calculus is a residential academic preparation program for highly qualified students. Fast Track to Calculus is designed to prepare students for rigorous undergraduate mathematics classes. In this podcast, Dean of Arts & Sciences Mark Kornbluh and Mathematics Director of Undergraduate Studies David Royster discuss the goals of the program and how it will work.

 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Conversational Chinese at Shanghai University: Liang Luo

Since 2010, the Chinese Studies program at UK has taken groups of students to Shanghai University in the summer for a 6-credit Conversational Chinese course. Liang Luo is a professor of Chinese culture and language, and has accompanied two of these groups to Shanghai. The group that went this summer also participated in the Shanghai University & UK Student Summit, part of the programs that the American Studies Center has brought to Shanghai this year. 

For more information about study abroad programs at UK, please visit uky.edu/educationabroad.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman
 

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An American Geographer in China: Richard Schein

At the end of March 2012, the American Studies Center at Shanghai University hosted a symposium on Urbanization in the American South. Richard Schein, a professor in the Department of Geography, gave presentations in Beijing and Shanghai on America's urban landscape. In this interview, Schein discusses his research, some of his experiences in China, and some reflections on how globalization has changed relations between the United States and China. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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