Semple Day is our annual, Spring celebration of the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky. Come and reacquaint yourself with the Department and University, and enjoy the day’s highlights: an afternoon open colloquium by a distinguished visitor and an evening celebration at the Lyric Theater in downtown Lexington, only a few blocks from campus.
A new assessment of the lasting impact of Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Empire’s conquest of the Aztec Empire will be discussed at “New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest and Empire: From the 16th to the 21st Centuries.”
Michael W. Young, an esteemed geneticist known best for identifying the genes that regulate circadian rhythms, will deliver two lectures at the University of Kentucky this week as part of the 2015 Thomas Hunt Morgan Lecture Series sponsored by the UK Department of Biology.
We will begin at 9:30 am with a presentation by multimedia artist Diana Kahlo,Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (The Missing Women of Juarez) followed by Francisco Goldman's lecture Ayotzinapa: Mexico Hits Bottom at 11:00 am and we will end with a panel on the Intersections of Violence and Human Rights across Time and Space from 2:00 to 4:30 pm with the participation of Rosa Linda Fregoso, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, Cecilia Menjivar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas and Tiffiny Tung, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
Susan Bordo, a professor of gender and women’s studies, M. Christina Alcalde, an associate professor of gender women's studies, and Ellen Rosenman, Provost's Distinguished Professor of English, at the University of Kentucky are co-editors of a new book