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Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship Winners to Pursue Knowledge Across the Globe

Education Abroad at UK (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded the three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session.

Mapping Linguistic Diversity: Benjamin Kinsella and Haralambos Symeonidis

How many languages do you speak? Benjamin Kinsella is fluent in English, speaks Spanish, and now also knows touch of Guaraní. He graduated from UK in December of 2012, and worked with Professor Haralambos Symeonidis of the Hispanic Studies Department on a linguistic atlas project, Atlas Lingüístico Guaraní-Románico. The Atlas documents instances of language contact between three languages in South America: Spanish, Portuguese and Guaraní. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Cosmos and Computers: Gary Ferland discusses infrastructure upgrades for studying space.

The University of Kentucky recently announced big upgrades to its supercomputing infrastructure. This means more power for researchers across the campus working on some of the questions that have puzzled us the longest. 

One such researcher is Professor Gary Ferland of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since the late 1970s, he’s been using computer modeling software to carry out experiments that would otherwise be impossible. With his widely used program Cloudy which simulates clouds of interstellar matter out in space and UK’s high-tech supercomputing infrastructure, Ferland and his students have been able to help answer some of the biggest questions facing astronomers as well as society.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre, Space and Cultural Production

 

 

Professor Benjamin Fraser of the College of Charleston spoke to a group of around 60 University of Kentucky faculty and students from a wide variety of disciplines on September 12 about his research.

His position was that given the increased dialogue across Geography and the Humanities, the work of Henri Lefebvre offers a way forward for interdisciplinary scholarship centered on the city. Taxi driver, intellectual godfather of 1968, urban revolutionary, Marxist philosopher, spatial theorist, critic of everyday life, cultural critic, and even pedagogue—Lefebvre articulates an urban thinking that changes how we approach cities and urbanized consciousness in (graphic) novels, films, music, videogames and more

 

 

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