Feb. 23-27 is Arts and Sciences Week

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Douglas Hofstadter

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A major keynote address for Arts and Sciences Week will be delivered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Memorial Hall by Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas Hofstadter, a computer science professor and cognitive science professor at Indiana University., Bloomington, Ind. Hofstadter’s remarks are titled“The Reality of Style.” His presentation is sponsored by the Future of the Humanities Committee. A reception is slated at 6:15 p.m.

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2004 Arts and Sciences Ambassadors

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2004) -- Book displays, live performances, book readings, and science exhibitions will be highlights of Arts and Sciences Week planned at the University of Kentucky Feb. 23-27. All the events are free and open to the public.

The arts and sciences celebration begins at noon Monday, Feb. 23, with remarks by UK College of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Hoch and the Arts and Sciences Student Ambassadors in the lobby of the White Hall Classroom Building. Live entertainment will be provided by the Step Show Dancers of Alpha Phi Alpha.

A major keynote address for Arts and Sciences Week will be delivered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Memorial Hall by Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas Hofstadter, a computer science professor and cognitive science professor at Indiana University., Bloomington, Ind. Hofstadter’s remarks are titled“The Reality of Style.” His presentation is sponsored by the Future of the Humanities Committee. A reception is slated at 6:15 p.m.

“I'm very proud of the Arts and Sciences Ambassadors who are hosting this week-long series of events to highlight the college to the campus and the community,” said Hoch. “The students have done an outstanding job of presenting the interdisciplinary and diverse interests of our college.”

At 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, award-winning author Bobbie Ann Mason, the writer-in-residence in the UK English department, will read from some of her works in the Student Center Theatre.

Recent books written by Arts and Sciences faculty members will be on display Monday in the concourse of the White Hall Classroom Building. The authors will be available to discuss their work.

Among the faculty members whose books will be displayed are: associate professor Penny Miller, professor Richard Waterman, professor Ernest Yanarella, and associate professor Stuart Kaufman, all of political science; associate professor Gerald Smith, , professor Robert Olson, associate professor Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, and associate professor Kristin Stapleton, all of history; professor Dwight B. Billings of sociology; professor Thomas Leinbach and professor Stanley Brunn, of geography; professor Peter Little, of anthropology; professor David L. Miller, associate professor Virginia Blum, and professor Susan Bordo, of English; and professor Ana Rueda and professor Edward Stanton, of Hispanic studies. The keynote speaker of Arts and Sciences Week is Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas Hofstadter, professor of cognitive science at Indiana University. He will discuss cognitive science and artificial intelligence at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Memorial Hall.

During Arts and Sciences week, many of the college’s museums will be open with special displays, and several classes will be open to visitors. To see a detailed, day-by-day listing of the myriad activities planned for Arts and Sciences Week, go to the Web site.


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