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In Memoriam: Jan Oaks

A collection of memories from people who had the honor of having Jan Oaks be a part of their lives.

A Look Inside Gender, Film, and Appalachia

Carol Mason's class examines the range of representation in images of Appalachia and Appalachians in popular media.

Just Desserts for GWS students on the Dean’s List

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and families from around Kentucky gathered Friday, September 26, to celebrate students who excelled in their studies. Five GWS majors made the Dean’s List and were honored at the reception.

Knocked Up and Locked Up: Pregnancy and Prisons in Literature and Law

The Fall 2014 course will examine the political, racial and social contexts that pregnant women in prison experience.

Film Screening: Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

 

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

 

 

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Young Library Auditorium
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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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Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.

UK Professors Give a Positive View of LGBTQ Identities

What was expected to be a small project attracted such an inspiring amount of positive feedback from the community, that the authors wanted to share the stories with a broad audience. Using personal narratives from their research, their book focuses on how LGBTQ-identified individuals can cultivate a sense of well-being and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life.

A Positive View of LGBTQ: Ellen Riggle and Sharon Rostosky

What's positive about having a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer identity? Ellen Riggle and Sharon Rostosky wanted to find out! They published and promoted an online survey and got more than a thousand responses, which makes up a large part of their new book, "A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being." In this podcast, Riggle and Rostosky describe the research behind the book, its uses, and a few thoughts on current LGBTQ issues. For more information about Riggle and Rostosky, their work, or to participate in a survey, visit their site, PrismResearch.org.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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A&S Faculty Travel to India to Strengthen Ties in International Education

Two A&S professors head to India to foster relationships in higher education as part of an international delegation.

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