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Wei Jiang: Developing an Online Chinese Curriculum for High-Schoolers

Since 2006, Wei Jiang has been a member of a team developing a series of online Chinese Language & Culture courses, taught through BlackBoard, aimed toward high school students. Once the curriculum is completed, courses will range from Chinese I to AP Levels I and II. These are currently available to students, and level III is in development.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Christiana Holsapple

Christiana Holsapple, an International Studies senior at the University of Kentucky, is also completing minors in Russian and Spanish languages. Throughout her years at the University of Kentucky, Holsapple has been extremely active. She completed an internship with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, served as a peer advisor in the Education Abroad Office, presented research to state legislators at Posters at the Capitol, and was a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Honor Society.

Coady Brownstein

During my four years at the University of Kentucky, I discovered my passion in life. My freshman year, I signed up for a Russian language class, and just fell in love with the language, the culture, and the literature of the Russian people.

Bale Boone Symposium to Explore Religion

Gaines Center for the Humanities will present a symposium exploring the connections between religion and such topics as history, science and politics.

Back to the Future: Going to Shanghai with Hallie Decker

Hallie Decker, a junior majoring in Chinese and International Studies, will be studying for a year at Shanghai University from August 2011-August 2012. During her year there, she'll be blogging about her adventures at Hallie In Chinese.

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Flip of the Coin

by Guy Spriggs

Cassie Hardin was sure that she wanted to explore her passion for studying languages after arriving at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2008, but she also knew that she getting tired of more traditional romance languages. She wanted something new; she wanted a new horizon.

So how did Hardin arrive at her decision to pursue courses in UK’s Chinese Studies program? She left it up to chance.

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Ben Williams

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dan Sheffler

When you ask UK University Scholar Dan Sheffler to name one of his favorite books, he immediate replies The Confessions of St. Augustine. Leaning back in his chair, his face lights up and searching the ceiling, he begins to describe why. “I feel that when I read The Confessions Augustine is talking to me, as if he were directly addressing me,” Sheffler explained. “Even though it is all obviously addressed to God I feel like I’m sort of sitting in the room. I feel like I can completely relate to Augustine’s position in his life, and I can really connect with what he’s saying.”

Cassie Hardin

Cassie Hardin was sure that she wanted to explore her passion for studying languages after arriving at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2008, but she also knew that she getting tired of more traditional romance languages. She wanted something new; she wanted a new horizon. So how did Hardin arrive at her decision to pursue courses in UK’s Chinese Studies program? She left it up to chance.

Rachel Dunnagan

Mathematics Graduate Student

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