I recently had the honor of attending the Pioneer Natural Resources gift recognition ceremony on UK’s campus. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES), in partnership with UK alumnus and Pioneer’s Vice President of Technology Tom Spalding, accepted a $600,000 gift from the company. The gift, which is intended to be spread over the next three years, will fund the Pioneer Natural Resources Research Professorship in Stratigraphy, as well as a three-year recruiting fellowship. Ellen Kaiser a first-year student in EES is the first recipient of this award. Pioneer is a large independent oil and gas exploration company based in Dallas, with operations in Texas, Colorado, Alaska, and South Africa.
Carl Nathe recently interviewed some of our distinguished facutly from the Department of Psychology for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Professor Greg Smith, director of clinical training and head of UK's doctoral program in Psychology about the recent productivity studies of North American universities.
Carl Nathe recently interviewed one of our own faculty members for his UK at the Half segment, which airs during each UK football game. He spoke with Ann Kingsolver, Director of the UK Appalachian Center and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, about her work in the area. Kingsolver is excited to be part of the Center and the Appalachian Studies Program and is busy exploring ways to become more involved in the community – for the university, faculty, and students.
Revision is one of the most challenging, exciting, and important parts of the writing process. Students in WRD 110 and 111 often learn new revision strategies, but they might not realize that their instructors are often going though the same revision processes! Wordcast #2 features two WRD instructors, Jason Helms and Craig Crowder, discussing their experiences with revision. This podcast features images from Dr. Helms dissertation, which he is currently revising into a book manuscript.
Close, intimate relationships are an essential part of human existence. And obviously, when a partner cheats, it isn't exactly going to brighten your day. New research by Nathan DeWall and colleagues explored the role of attachment style in cheating behavior and attitudes. Read the full article.