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In Memoriam: Jan Oaks

A collection of memories from people who had the honor of having Jan Oaks be a part of their lives.

A Look Inside Gender, Film, and Appalachia

Carol Mason's class examines the range of representation in images of Appalachia and Appalachians in popular media.

Just Desserts for GWS students on the Dean’s List

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and families from around Kentucky gathered Friday, September 26, to celebrate students who excelled in their studies. Five GWS majors made the Dean’s List and were honored at the reception.

Knocked Up and Locked Up: Pregnancy and Prisons in Literature and Law

The Fall 2014 course will examine the political, racial and social contexts that pregnant women in prison experience.

'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

The UK Special Collections Library's "Reel to Real" series continues tonight with "Coal Miner's Daughter," at 7 p.m. in Worsham Theater.

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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Film Screening: Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

 

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

 

 

Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium
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Love/Conjure Blues

Performance Artist and Novelist/Poet, Sharon Bridgforth, reads from her performance novel, Love Conjure/Blues.

Distinguished Speakers to Share Insight With English and GWS Students

A collaboration between the GWS and English departments, as well as the African American and Africana Studies and American Studies programs will bring speakers to classes for the benefit of students.

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