Podcasts

The A&S Wired Living Learning Community, housed in Champions Court II, gives freshman students the opportunity to create lasting bonds within the dorm and within the classroom. A&S Wired allows students to shape their own education experience through innovative, technology-driven courses taken alongside fellow Wired students. In this podcast, we speak with two A&S Wired Alumni, Connor Appleman and Angel Ho, and their younger siblings who also joined the program, Daniel Appleman and...

Published January 29, 2014
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Art%20of%20Argument%20and%20Bull____.mp3

This fall, University of Kentucky WRD Professor Jenny Rice will be leading the course UKC 381: Argumentation - “Deliberation, Persuasion,...

Published May 7, 2013
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Fresh%20Opportunities%20in%20Jewish%20Studies_%20Janice%20Fernheimer.mp3

 

For nearly two decades, the Jewish Studies program has drawn students and faculty from all over UK to teach and learn about Jewish culture, language, history, and beyond. In this podcast, I spoke with up-and-coming Jewish Studies Director, Jan Fernheimer, about what’s in store for Fall 2013, including a visiting scholar from Israel, a film series, and opportunities to connect with communities within and beyond the Commonwealth. 

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Published April 22, 2013
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Mapping%20the%20Abstract_%20Jenny%20Rice.mp3

Most of us associate mapping with cartography, but that's not always the case. The Committee on Social Theory is presenting a graduate-level course on mapping this semester and Jenny Rice, assistant professor in the ...

Published February 28, 2013
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Art%20and%20Epidemics_%20UKC%20310%20with%20Rita%20Basuray%20%26%20Katherine%20Rogers-Carpenter.mp3

Creative expression and disease aren't two topics that are often juxtaposed, but UKC 310: Art and Epidemics, will explore five diseases from a creative and technical angle: tuberculosis, AIDS, cancer, alcoholism, and the plague - through a variety of creative lenses, including film, short fiction, poetry, and art. Rita Basuray and Katherine Rogers-Carpenter will co-teach the fall 2013 course, looking at the parallels between scientific and creative writing, and where these forms...

Published February 8, 2013
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Writing%20a%20Culture_%20English%20205%20in%20Costa%20Rica%20with%20Steve%20Alvarez.mp3

In May 2013, ten students will go to Costa Rica to do ethnographic writing for English 205: Advanced Composition. Steve Alvarez of WRD is taking the group to the town of Heredia for four weeks. The course meets the...

Published January 30, 2013
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20History%20of%20Hip_%20Thomas%20Marksbury_1.mp3

The words “hip” and “hipster” carry around a lot of baggage. Often, due to misconceptions, "hipster" is used as an insult meant to suggest some sort of failed or inauthentic attempt at being "hip." But what if that isn’t what “hip” is? What if “hip” isn’t some obsession with the fleeting but a more permanent state?

Professor Thomas Marksbury hopes to address some of these questions this coming spring semester in his class UKC 310: History Of Hip. The class,...
Published November 29, 2012
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/2012%20Presidential%20Town%20Hall%20Debate_%20Students%20Analyze%20the%20Candidates%27%20Performances.mp3

In the weeks and months leading up to the 2012 election, the University of Kentucky and the College of Arts and Sciences held events to help students become more engaged with the political process. One such event, as detailed in another article...

Published October 31, 2012
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Following%20the%20Campaign%20Trail_%20Currents%20Fall%202012.mp3

Fall of 2012 was the perfect time to conduct a class about American electoral politics - so it was taken up as the topic for Currents, a class offered to incoming Freshmen. The course explores the 2012 election from a variety of academic perspectives - including, but not limited to, philosophy, economics, history, and, of course, political science. In this podcast, five Currents students shared their experiences with the class. 

The students interviewed are: Trevor McNary, a double major in International Studies...

Published October 29, 2012
https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Composing%20With%20Visuals_%20Rachel%20Elliott.mp3

WRD is offering a unique course in October. A&S 100-006, Composing with Visuals, focuses on the visual aspect of digital communication skills. Rachel Elliott, who is the instructor for the course, talks about the ways students will create visuals to explore identities, tell stories, and interpret information, and present findings via photography, film, and infographics. The course begins in mid-October 2012.

For more information about the course, or to enroll, please contact your advisor....

Published September 20, 2012

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