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Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumnus Award honors Ahmed Herzenni

The Department of Sociology is proud to announce the 2014 Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, Ahmed Herzenni. The award ceremony will be on October 23 at 7 p.m. in the President's Room of the Singletary Center, followed by Herzenni's public lecture, "Living in Time of Regression: A Personal Account."

Herzenni, a 1994 UK graduate, is now the secretary general of the Council of Higher Education and president of the Advisory Council on Human Rights in the Kingdom of Morocco. 

UK Confucius Institute presents Dr. Donn Rogosin

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute welcomes Dr. Donn Rogosin to present, "Pearl Buck: The Woman Who Embraced the World," on Thursday, November 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Niles Gallery of the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library.

Rogosin has had a multifaceted career as a writer, producer, television network executive and head of his own production company, Donn Rogosin Productions. His public television work includes the following documentaries:

UK International Student Council presents Culture Fest 2014

The University of Kentucky International Student Council is hosting Culture Fest 2014 on Saturday, October 18 from 5-9 p.m. in the Engineering Courtyard. Guests of this event can enjoy a showcase of a variety of cultures and their traditions, including fabulous performances from UK students and professional salsa dancers. ISC encourages participants to wear their favorite sports jersey to the event while they eat free food and experience UK's rich diversity.

Anthropology Colloquium Series presents "Chronic Liminality"

The Anthropology Colloquium Series welcomes Dr. Lisa Cliggett, associate professor of Anthropology and editor of Economic Anthropology, to present, "Chronic Liminality: Living on the edge in a Zambian park buffer zone." This event will be on Friday, October 17 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in Lafferty Hall, Room 213.

International Student Council "Culture Fest 2014"

The International Student Council has organized "Culture Fest 2014," a showcase of the traditions of several different cultures from around the world, for Saturday, October 18 from 5-9 p.m. at the Engineering Complex. This celebration of diversity features performances from UK students and professional salsa dancers, and of course, free food!

UK joins Clinton Global Initiative University Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2014) — University of Kentucky has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. UK is now one of more than 40 colleges and universities worldwide that have joined the CGI University Network.

The "Arab Spring" in social media: Possibilities and perils in a networked age

We are pleased to announce that on October 14th, the University of Kentucky Libraries along with the College of Arts and Scienc

UK welcomes University of Lampung for celebration of Indonesian culture

The University of Kentucky is teaming up with the University of Lampung (Unila) from Indonesia to explore the rich culture of Indonesia through dance performances, art exhibits and lectures.

“Introducing Lampung Culture for Global Appreciation: A Harmony of Diversity in Indonesia” will be on Tuesday, October 14 starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Brigg’s Theater inside the Fine Arts Building.

The Dance Arts Education Program at Unila feels obligated to share the traditional dances and arts of Lampung, Indonesia on an international level to protect and preserve Indonesian culture.

The Israelite Samaritan Today: Past, Present and Looking to the Future

Speaker Benyamim (Benny) Tsedaka recently published "The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version" with Eerdmans Publishing. His talk will be on December 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the UKAA Auditorium at William T. Young Library.

Bollywood Night

Celebrate Bollywood culture with music, dancing, food and a performance by an Ishaara group. A henna station and photo booth will also be available for students. This free event takes place at the Student Center Grand Ballroom on Thursday, November 20 from 6-8 p.m.


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