Blogs

We hope to have some blogs from our department to share with you shortly. In the meantime, you can look at other blogs written by the College of Arts & Sciences community.
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South Africa and Kentucky: Different Lands, Common Ground

There are going to be a lot of opportunities to foster international understanding this year. "South Africa & Kentucky: Different Lands, Common Ground," will provide the campus community as well as the general public with a closer look at the two societies’ rich histories and present-day conditions. The South Africa and Kentucky program covers topics across disciplines and formats: there will be a series of films shown, book reading groups, lectures and other presentations are slated for the 2010-2011 academic year, in addition to a course on South Africa and Kentucky.

The connections between South African history and the history of Kentucky will be explored throughout the coming year. South Africa has undergone one of the largest and most recent revolutions in our time. During this academic year, some of South Africa’s greatest social and political heroes will come to campus to interact with our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community.

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New Faculty in Philosophy Department

I am thrilled to welcome a high caliber class of new faculty to the College this fall.  Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have 42 new faculty (professors and lecturers) joining us as the semester starts. Over the next few blogs, I hope to acquaint readers with some new additions to the A&S team.   Allow me to introduce these new faculty members in the Department of Philosophy.

Professor Timothy Sundell

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New Faculty in Anthropolgy and Sociology Departments

I am thrilled to welcome a high caliber class of new faculty to the College this fall.  Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have 42 new faculty (professors and lecturers) joining us as the semester starts. Over the next few blogs, I hope to acquaint readers with some new additions to the A&S team.   Allow me to introduce these new faculty members in the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology.

Anthropology:

Kristin Monroe

Monroe is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in Middle East studies and the production of social and spatial inequalities. She pursues a range of interests through her research and teaching including cultural geography, theories of power, and political anthropology. Her current research focuses on the critical role that uses of space and mobility play in the formation of Lebanese civic culture.

Sociology:

Professor Shannon Bell

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New faculty in Chemistry and Physics Departments

I am thrilled to welcome a high caliber class of new faculty to the College this fall.  Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have 42 new faculty (professors and lecturers) joining us as the semester starts. Over the next few blogs, I hope to acquaint readers with these new additions to the A&S team.  

Allow me to introduce these new faculty members in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Ribhu Kaul (Physics)

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New Faculty in Mathematics and Statistics Departments

I am thrilled to welcome a high caliber class of new faculty to the College this fall.  Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have 42 new faculty (professors and lecturers) joining us as the semester starts. Over the next few blogs, I hope to acquaint readers with these new additions to the A&S team.

Allow me to introduce these new faculty members in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics.

Kathleen Ponto (Mathematics)

Every airport map has a "you are here" point. There is a theorem in topology that says this always must be the case. Kathleen Ponto studies what happens to these kinds of points when you consider more complicated spaces - more dimensions, more twists and turns. She is particularly interested in ways to describe how many "you are here" points there are for a given map. These types of questions originally came up in geometric topology. Kathleen uses techniques from algebraic topology (especially stable homotopy theory) and higher category theory in her approach.  

Matthew Schofield (Statistics)  

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New Faculty Joining us this Semester

I am thrilled to welcome a high caliber class of new faculty to the College this fall.  Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have 25 new instructors joining us as the semester starts. Over the next few blogs, I hope to acquaint readers with these new additions to the A&S team.

Allow me to introduce these two new faculty members in the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Mariana Amato specializes in Latin American literary and intellectual history from the 19th century onward. Mariana has written articles on the works of Mansilla, Lugones, Bellatin, Pauls and Quiroga. She is working on a manuscript that explores figures of the animal and the flesh in Latin American fiction of the 20th century.

Moises Castillo is a teacher and researcher in the area of Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture, specifically in Early Modern and Colonial Studies (16th and 17th centuries). His primary focus is on the study of the theater and the works of Cervantes.

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Online Course Offerings Enhance Educational Opportunities for Students

This summer the College of Arts and Sciences has expanded its curriculum to include online course offerings. I recently talked with UK President Lee Todd on WUKY's podcast "UK Perspectives" about the process of integrating technology into A&S, and I am honored to have been able to discuss the exciting progress that A&S has made as a whole.

To listen to our conversation, click here

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