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Event to Explore Interdisciplinary Nature of the Humanities and Arts

The African American and Africana Studies Program (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MCLLC) have combined forces to organize a special event, In Search of our Hearth: Reinventing the Odyssey, which will take place April 19-20 at various campus locations.

Showcasing Kentucky's Political Science Research

 

By Kendra Sanders

The University of Kentucky hosted the fifty-second annual meeting for the Kentucky Political Science Association this year. The conference showcases professional, graduate, and undergraduate research from the many universities within Kentucky. KPSA President, Stephen Voss, says this event was a great opportunity for UK to increase “involvement with the broader network of political scientists” in the state.

The Foundations of Peace: Clayton Thyne

This fall, Political Science Professor Clayton Thyne will be teaching A&S 100: Introduction to Peace Studies. The class will serve as a portal into the wide range of theories exploring the nature and causes of conflict, the possibilities for conflict resolution, and the foundations of peace.

Paired with this course is a new interdisciplinary certificate in Peace Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. As a part of the new certificate, students interested in expanding their understanding of issues of peace and justice at both local and global levels will be able to take a series of courses specific to the certificate as well as courses in their own fields of study that intersect with discussions of peace.
 
In this podcast, Professor Thyne discusses his class, the field of Peace Studies itself, and the advantages that the new certificate program affords University of Kentucky students. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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The Best of Both Worlds: Blended Learning in the Language Classroom

Increasing class sizes and teaching online have been challenges to effective language instruction and other domains that require high instructor to student contact and peer-to-peer contact. In this lecture, Rubio will discuss strategies that his Spanish Language Department has used at the University of Utah to reduce the cost of instruction, maintain the same level of proficiency, and increase both instructor satisfaction and student retention using hybrid courses.  

 
Fernando Rubio has a PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and he is currently teaching Spanish Linguistics at the University of Utah, where he is also Co-Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center. He is the author of two textbooks, and editor of Hybrid Language Teaching and Learning: Exploring Theoretical, Pedagogical and Curricular Issue, Heinle, 2012.
 

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
P.O.T, 18th floor, West End

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