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A&S from Anywhere Virtual Speaker Series

Building a Better Society: Our Environmental Future

The second installment of the A&S Virtual Speaker Series continues the theme of how the liberal arts, through seemingly disparate fields, address major issues of today.

Join A&S geologist Mike McGlue, political scientist Jillienne Haglund, and author Erik Reece in conversation with Interim Dean Christian Brady as they discuss the science, economics, policy, and activism of environmental change, restoration, and sustainability.

Virtual Speaker Series - Building a Better Society Coping With COVID

The A&S Virtual Speaker Series is kicking off this semester with a four-part series focusing on how the liberal arts, through seemingly disparate fields, addresses major issues of today. In our first event, join A&S biologist Vincent Cassone and political scientist Michael Zilis in conversation with Interim Dean Christian Brady as they discuss the ongoing Covid pandemic and how our society is coping, the physical and economic impacts, how we live long-term with Covid, and how we build a future and move forward.

Building a Better Society: Our Environmental Future

The second installment of the A&S Virtual Speaker Series will continue the theme of how the liberal arts, through seemingly disparate fields, address major issues of today.

Join A&S geologist Mike McGlue, political scientist Jillienne Haglund, and author Erik Reece in conversation with Interim Dean Christian Brady as they discuss the science, economics, policy, and activism of environmental change, restoration, and sustainability.

The A&S Virtual Speaker Series will spend this academic year exploring the importance of a liberal arts education as we dive into topics surrounding the overall theme of “Building a Better Society.”

Space is limited, please register here to attend. 

Date:
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Location:
Virtual | Registration required
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Building a Better Society: Coping with Covid

The A&S Virtual Speaker Series is kicking off this semester with a four-part series focusing on how the liberal arts, through seemingly disparate fields, addresses major issues of today. In our first event, join A&S biologist Vincent Cassone and political scientist Michael Zilis in conversation with Interim Dean Christian Brady as they discuss the ongoing Covid pandemic and how our society is coping, the physical and economic impacts, how we live long-term with Covid, and how we build a future and move forward.

The A&S Virtual Speaker Series will spend this academic year exploring the importance of a liberal arts education as we dive into topics surrounding the overall theme of  “Building a Better Society.”

Space is limited, so please register to attend

Date:
-
Location:
Zoom Webinar - Registration Required
Type of Event (for grouping events):

Racism and Injustice in Lexington: The Challenges of Working Towards Racial Justice and Equality

This session will examine Lexington's racial past, present and future from the perspective of a native son. Professor Gerald Smith grew up in the East End neighborhood, graduated from Henry Clay High School, and attended the University of Kentucky from 1977-1988. He joined the UK faculty in the Department of History in 1993. As co-chair of Mayor Linda Gorton's recently formed Commission for Racial Justice and Equality in Fayette County, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities in his hometown, in conversation with A&S Interim Dean Christian Brady.

Happy Holidays - How to Cope in a COVID World

Kate Leger, psychology professor, and Sharon Martin, staff psychologist at UK's Counseling Center, with A&S Interim Dean Christian Brady

Join Kate Leger, professor in the A&S Department of Psychology, and Sharon Martin, staff psychologist at UK's Counseling Center, in conversation with A&S Interim Dean Christian Brady as they look at the impact of the pandemic on our emotions, especially during the upcoming holidays.

Election 2020: Is American Democracy at Risk?

Join A&S political scientists Emily Bacchus, Stephen Voss, Michael Zilis, and Clayton Thyne, chair of the Political Science Department, as they discuss hot topics in the upcoming 2020 election, including: What are the electoral implications for the Supreme Court? Will the Senate flip? Will the question of a legitimate election cause unprecedented chaos? How are political protests playing a part?

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