international studies

UK Student Goes Several Extra Miles For Internship

Hannah Simms is a junior at UK, majoring in international studies and political science with a minor in Chinese studies, as well as a member of the UK Honors Program. This past summer Simms spent three months in China, the bulk of which she devoted to working an internship with Lexmark's Shenzhen branch.

Seven A&S Students Awarded Scholarships to Study Abroad

Seven A&S students will receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad.

Immigration Research on Display: Wired Students at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

At the end of each academic year, the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research hosts the Showcase of Undergraduate ScholarsCristina Alcalde, one of three faculty co-directors at A&S Wired and a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, mentored three Wired students during the past academic year. 

All three students conducted focus-group research. Elizabeth Kunnecke studied differences between perceptions of first and second generation immigrants. Tyler Davoren looked at geographic influences on perceptions of immigrants. Emily VanMeter examined how people’s religious attitudes influenced the way they interacted with immigrants. Their posters were on display on April 25, 2012, in the Ballroom at the Student Center. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Senior to Give Lecture at the University of Central Missouri

Journalism and International Studies Senior, Cassidy Herrington, will give a public lecture March 29 at the University of Central Missouri.
The Muslim Student Assocation at UCM invited Herrington to speak on behalf of a column she wrote for The Kentucky Kernel in November of 2010. In the article, Herrington "unveils" her personal experience wearing the Muslim hijab for one month. Since its publication, the story has been read in more than 140 countries and reprinted in textbooks and publications nationally and abroad.

Drugs, Money, and Sex: Trafficking Research with Horace Bartilow

Since 2002, Horace Bartilow has been studying various types of illicit transactions: the drug trade, human trafficking, and money laundering, among others. This research will be compiled in a book, "Drugs, Guns, Money and Sex: The Limits of Prohibitive Cooperation in the International Political Economy." Bartilow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program. In this podcast, Bartilow describes some of his findings, including potential solutions to these sociopolitical issues.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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A&S Students Win Scholarships to Study at Cambridge, Oxford

UK sophomore Nicole Schladt and junior Sarah Smith have received two of Kentucky's six English-Speaking Union Scholarships, which they will use to pursue summer studies at University of Oxford and University of Cambridge respectively.

Experiencing France First Hand: Shawn Cecil

Shawn Cecil is an International Studies and English undergraduate student at UK. She studied abroad in Grenoble, France for the 2010-2011 academic year. In this interview, conducted by Cheyenne Hohman and Jonathan Beam, Cecil talks about her experiences abroad and plans for the future. 

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No Middle Man

By Colleen Glenn

After graduating from UK in the spring of 2011, James Chapman wasted no time in getting started on his career path. A dual Political Science and International Studies major at UK, Chapman continued doubling up on his studies in graduate school: he is now pursuing a joint law degree and Middle East policy master's degree at George Washington University.

Economic and Education Opportunities with the Indian Studies Program & Minor

Paul Karan is a professor in the Department of Geography and the Director of the Indian Studies Program & Minor. In this podcast, Karan describes what the Indian Studies Program is, who it's for, and how it can prepare Arts & Sciences students for a career in a variety of fields, whether in India or working with Indian companies.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Contemporary Chinese Art with Eugene Wang

Denise Ho, assistant professor of history and historian of modern China, recently interviewed guest lecturer Eugene Wang, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University, who came to UK as part of the Year of China Initiative. Professor Wang discusses contemporary Chinese artists diverging from China’s national narrative in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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