Podcasts

Our latest Office Hours episode brings you a new host along with a hot topic -- Cuba! In this episode, Sarah Shuetze interviews Peter Berres, former Assistant Dean in the College of Health Sciences and professor of Political Science, and Stan BrunnEmeritus Professor in the ...

Published January 23, 2015

Office Hours returns to bring you information on UK faculty, even during the harsh winter months. This week, we're joined by Professor Janet Stamatel of Sociology to discuss her upcoming education abroad experience and research in the world of criminology.

For more information on this program, please visit - http://abroad.ad.uky.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&...

Published January 20, 2015

Paul Karan of the Geography department will be instructing a course on China's geography in the Spring semester. It isn't just about maps, as Karan explains in this podcast, but rather the different ways many major elements of human life can connect in one field of study. Karan also details how and why this course can be beneficial to anyone, even those outside of the Geography major.

This podcast was produced...

Published December 3, 2014
https://is.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Year%20of%20the%20Middle%20East.mp3

The University of Kentucky's Passport to the World series is entering its fifth year and with that anniversary comes a number of exciting announcements. This upcoming year the program will highlight an entire region - the Middle East.

Professors Janice Fernheimer and Paul Chamberlin are at the helm of The Year of the Middle East, which begins in the Fall 2014 semester, and they have ambitious plans for the program over its yearlong...

Published May 21, 2014

University of Kentucky professors Karen Petrone and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby have helped bring a distinctly Russian flavor to UK. In addition to their departments, they are both a part of the Russian Studies program and helped organize 2012's Russian-themed Passport to the World events.

Here, the professors give us a brief history of Ukraine and Russia, including glimpses at the origins of their international relationship and the current thought processes of their most...

Published April 2, 2014

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

This podcast was...

Published April 1, 2014
The College of Arts and Sciences' Passport to the World program has taken students all over the world. This year it’s stopping by our neighbor to the south: Mexico.
 
One of the ambassadors of the program is English major and A&S Spanish Social Media Coordinator Cecilia Amador. We sat down with Amador to discuss events that...
Published January 15, 2014
Earlier this year, the Catholic University of Peru selected Associate Professor Cristina Alcalde of the Department of Gender & Women's Studies to be one of six international visiting professors and scholars.
 
Alcalde spent her time at the university teaching a graduate seminar on femicide and violence against women. This opportunity to travel and teach abroad allowed Alcalde to investigate new areas of research and...
Published January 13, 2014

Studying abroad is considered an unforgettable experience for many of the University of Kentucky’s students. A typical study abroad program transports a group of students to a foreign country. These opportunities offer new perspectives, connections, and fond memories. The Zolondek Scholarship sets itself apart by offering students the opportunity to travel abroad on their own. 

During the summer of 2013, Bailey Ubellacker, a double major of Spanish and...

Published November 20, 2013

In recent years, the "Passport to the World" program has taken UK to South Africa, China, and Russia, and will celebrate its fourth year by focusing on MexicoProfessors Francie Chassen-Lopez (...

Published August 2, 2013

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