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OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Law's Not-So-Dirty Little Secret — A Liberal Arts Education: Don Puckett & Paul Skiermont

University of Kentucky alumni Don Puckett and Paul Skiermont are not engineers and don't have science backgrounds (unless their Political Science degrees count). That, however, has not stopped them from joining together as lawyers specializing in highly technical patent litigation. 
 
According to Puckett and Skiermont, the secret to their success was a liberal arts education from UK's College of Arts & Sciences.
 
In this podcast, Puckett and Skiermont discuss their time at UK, their work together as lawyers, and how their time on the competitive debate team prepared them for future fights. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Political Science Major Jenna Day Competes in Miss America

This Sunday, the University of Kentucky community will tune in to the Miss America Pageant to see if one of its own will be crowned.

Chellgren Center Names 37 New Fellows: 20 in A&S

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement.

Five UK Graduate Students Share Research at Shanghai University

The conference aimed to promote an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue about Asia’s past and present. The UK graduate students presented papers that explored specific interrelationships between Asia and the United States.

UK Prepares Students with 'China Literacy' for 21st Century World

As the University of Kentucky prepares its students to compete in a globalized world, it's crucial to provide students with what associate provost for international programs Susan Carvalho calls "China literacy."

Political Science Major Jenna Day Named Miss Kentucky 2013

On June 29, University of Kentucky senior Jenna Day, was crowned Miss Kentucky 2013, and will represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant to be held Sunday, September 15.

Following His Heart and Conscience: Stephen Bright

The fight for human rights isn't over - and one A&S alum is at the forefront of advocacy for individuals in the criminal justice system. Stephen Bright graduated from the University of Kentucky with degrees in law and political science, and is the President and Senior Counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights. The SCHR provides legal representation for people facing the death penalty, challenge human rights violations in prisons, and advocate for reforms in the criminal justice system, among other work. In this podcast, Bright discusses his academic and personal ties to his life’s work, and gives some advice for current students.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Hail To The Chief

This year, Martin Luther King Day will also mark the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama. His first inauguration brought more than 2 million people to the National Mall four years ago; this year, the event is expected to attract hundreds of thousands. Tracy Campbell, a History professor and Co-Director of the Wendell H Ford Public Policy Research Center, joined us by phone to discuss American presidential inaugurations and how they have changed over time.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Jim Duff Guest Lecture on Historical Presidential Campaigns

2012 A&S Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Duff visited the Currents class on Thursday, October 18, to give a lecture "Presidential Campaigning in Historical Perspective."

Jim Duff graduated magna cum laude from the UK Honors Program in 1975, and holds B.A. degrees in both political science and philosophy. While at UK, Duff earned a Phi Beta Kappa membership and was a “walk on” for the University of Kentucky Men’s basketball team. He visited the A&S Currents class on Thursday October 18, 2012 to give a lecture and share his insights.

From 1996-2000, Duff served as counselor William H. Rehnquist and was appointed as the director of the U.S. court system by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006, where he oversaw the federal judiciary's 35,000 employees and its $7 billion annual budget. Last year, Duff was named the president and CEO of the Newseum, an interactive museum that educates the public about the importance of the First Amendment in innovative ways to inspire an engaged citizenry.

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