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Mapping Every Element: Paul Karan and the Geography of China

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 by David Cole.

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Jump Starting Success: Whitney M. Young Scholars

Whitney M. Young scholars gain valuable college experience in the classroom and beyond during the summer institute.

On The Road Again

Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine

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 produced by David Cole.

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Urban Poverty is Focus of UK's 20th Breathitt Lecture

Geography and Islamic Studies undergraduate Evan Sweet will present the 20th annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities on Jan. 30.

Geography Professor Sue Roberts Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Professor Roberts and three others at UK were named fellows in the program, which seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders within the SEC.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Politically Comprehensive with Gwendolyn Schaefer

Gwendolyn Schaefer knew she wanted to study abroad in the Middle East, but the Arab Spring presented a potential threat to her personal security. Her first two choices were Egypt and Syria, but both were deep in the throes of political unrest. Eventually, she landed in Amman, Jordan through Education Abroad at UK with AMIDEAST. There, she was paired with an internship at Jordan’s Ministry of Political Development. The trip made such a mark on Schaefer that she quickly returned.

Schaefer’s second trip was helped by a summer research grant from UK’s Office of Undergraduate Research. The grant allowed her to return and carry out her own research project studying female Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

In this podcast, Schaefer, now a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in both Geography and International Studies, discusses her travels and how her two different majors prepared her for the work she did overseas and why other students should consider doing the same.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

 

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Community Connection

Matt Wilson's GIS Workshop at the University of Kentucky builds connections to the community through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Seedleaf and the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.

Modeling the effects of climate change on soils in semiarid environments

Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
White Hall Classroom Building CB 118
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