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Sustaining Good Community: A Conversation with Ouita Michel - The Nelson Mandela Lecture Series

What do Ouita Michel, Nelson Mandela, and food have in common? In this first installment of the Nelson Mendela Lecture Series, Ouita Michel, local chef and restaurant owner, speaks about her own commitment to building community. In this lecture, Ouita Michel and Melynda Price, Director of the African American and Africana Studies program, discuss Michel’s efforts to maintain cultural identity, the importance of names, and the values of diversity.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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Frank X Walker: Writer, Teacher, Award Winner

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker brought home the gold this past weekend, winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry.

Frank X Walker Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, a faculty member in the Department of English, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

New Faculty 2013: Meet Chamara Jewel Kwakye

The African American and Africana Studies Program and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies are excited to welcome Chamara Jewel Kwakye to their faculty!
 
Kwakye's work at the University of Kentucky will revolve around the examination of the life experiences of black women and girls particularly focusing on their educational experiences. Like many who come to UK and join departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, Kwakye was drawn by the interdisciplinary approach that the school fosters. Another draw was the college's commitment to digital studies which Kwakye hopes to capitalize on with her new research project focusing on how young black women use performance and social media to express their lives.  
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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New Faculty 2013: Meet DaMaris Hill

The Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program are excited to welcome DaMaris Hill to their faculty!
 
Hill's focus at the University of Kentucky will be on creative writing. While she tends to specialize in fiction, Hill has a background that spans the writing spectrum from poetry to play writing. Hill looks forward to continuing her research work monitoring the politics of appearance while also being allowed the room to chase her more creative pursuits.   
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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