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Political Ecology: Patrick Bigger

Patrick Bigger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is a co-founder and member of the Political Ecology Working Group, a multidisciplinary group that organized the first Political Ecology conference in February 2011.

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Underwater Cave Diving in the Bahamas: Stephanie Schwabe

Stephanie Schwabe, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies underwater cave systems in the Bahamas and is the founder of the Rob Palmer Blue Holes Foundation. She was recently featured on a National Geographic Explorer episode about a dive and a near-death experience. In addition to talking about her research on cave formation, Schwabe discusses the challenges of being female in a male-dominated discipline.

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Getting to know A&S Wired with Cristina Alcalde

Cristina Alcalde is one of the three faculty co-directors for A&S Wired, a new residential college at UK. A&S Wired starts in the Fall of 2011, and aims to integrate social and intellectual lives of first-year students. She is excited about being involved – and thinks the students will be too. Listen to what she believes this initiative will provide.­

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A&S Alumni: How UK Prepared Me for My Career

During fall 2010, a panel of A&S alumni described how the University of Kentucky prepared them for their careers.

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Gulag Labor and the Moscow Canal: Cynthia Ruder

Cynthia Ruder is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches Russian language classes and has a particular research interest in the Moscow Canal.  Built in the 1930s during Stalin’s regime, the canal has a rich history.

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Voices of Alumni: Susan Tomasky

Susan Tomasky is a graduate from the University of Kentucky and is currently on the board of A.E.P. (American Electric Power) as the president of A.E.P. Transmission. During her time as a student at UK, Tomasky was involved in solving big problems that faced many universities and colleges in the 1970s. Surmounting the challenges at UK helped prepare her for problem-solving on a professional scale.

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Voices of Alumni: Jeffrey Burch

Jeffrey Burch is an aerospace engineer that started his career as a physicist.  Burch graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1977 with a BS in Physics, and went on to earn higher degrees from the University of Chicago and Rutgers University. In this interview, he discusses the faculty that influenced him during his time at UK.  

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The Bottom Line: Ikenna Uzuebugnam

Each week during the 2010 fall semester, the College of Arts and Sciences is showing the new documentary by Connie Field, "Have You Heard from Johannesburg?"  This is part of the year long Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground". Each week's film installment is accompanied by a guest speaker. This week's speaker was Ikenna Uzuebugnam, a new professor in the Gatton College for Business and Economics. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship.

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South Africa and Kentucky Initiative

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences is embarking on a year long exploration of the culture and history of South Africa and its connections with Kentucky. The Kentucky and South Africa Initiative, titled "Different Lands, Common Ground," will engage our community in a crucial global conversation and spark an ongoing exchange of ideas.

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Hell of a Job: Marybeth Gasman

Each week during the 2010 fall semester, the College of Arts and Sciences is showing the new documentary by Connie Field, "Have You Heard from Johannesburg?"  This is part of the year long Kentucky and South Africa Initiative: "Different Lands, Common Ground." Each week's film installment is accompanied by a guest speaker. This week's speaker was Marybeth Gasman, a prominent speaker from the University of Pennsylvania who studies historically black colleges and universities in America and Africa.

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