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Freedom Rider to Lecture on Selma Journey

Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala., and participate in a book signing beginning 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Center.

The Conference of Economic and Political Inequality

We know that Social Stimulus Do-Gooders, like yourself, are aware that we are all important pieces of a larger community.  Communities thrive when every voice has the opportunity to be heard, but there are many obstacles holding back voices that are vital and often go unheard.

This free and open to the public conference is an opportunity to expand our horizons and understand ways to break down the walls of economic and political inequality that stifle those voices which are integral to the health of our community.  Don't miss out!

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Critical Languages

Two University of Kentucky students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study the Arabic and Turkish languages. Marketing and media arts and studies sophomore and Global Scholar Jordie Gamble will travel to Morocco for her Arabic language studies, while anthropology doctor

Confucius Institute Lecture Focuses on Chinese-American Educational Exchange

The relationship between two of the world's largest powers, the U.S. and China, continues to expand and become increasingly multifaceted. The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute, UK's gateway to China, presented a talk by David Adams, a former administrator of the Fulbright Scholar Program, on the importance of the countries' partnerships in education.

Culture + Design

The Cultural Diversity Festival, the School of Interiors, and the College of Design have all partnered together to host "Culture + Design" This workshop will be taught by Faculty members of the School of Interiors.  

Refreshments will be provided!

Tuesday, March 25  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Niles Gallery located in the Fine Arts Library

 

Find out more about the College of Design at the School of Interiors at: http://www.uky.edu/design/  

Purim Festival: A celebration of Jewish culture

Please join us for an exciting celebration Thursday, March 27 at the Student Center. The Hillel-Jewish Student Organization and the Cultural Diversity Festival will host "Purim Festival: A celebration of Jewish Culture/." Purim is the celebration of the Story of Esther, who along with Mordecai foiled the Persian plot to kill the Jewish people. We will celebrate by exchanging gifts of food, learning about Jewish culture, and holding a festive party! A Jewish movie will also be shown.

Kosher Refreshments will be provided! 

Friday, March 28 7:00pm

"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath" Lecture

The University of Kentucky Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) presents Its 13th Annual  Distinguished Lecture Series:"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath"

Dr. Theodore Bestor
5:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014
President's Room (Singletary Center)
Reception Following in Art Museum until 9:00 p.m.

Scholars and UK Faculty to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nelson Mandela’s name is now synonymous with South Africa’s bold attempt at national reconciliation. In light of his recent passing, a panel will explore his legacy on Thursday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, rm. 230. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

The event, titled “No Greater Cause; Reconciliation and the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela,” will trace the global discourse of truth and reconciliation through a broader consideration of Mandela’s remarkable life.

"Be Christian!: Japanese Samurai Evangelizes America"

 

Join us Wednesday, March 12 as the Department of History presents "Be Christian! A Japanese Samurai Evangelizes America."

The lecture given by Gavin Campbell, a professor of history in the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, will discuss US-Japan contact and his most recent publications. Gavin Campbell received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recently he has turned his attention to transpacific history, with an emphasis on US-Japan contact. 

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