anthropology

Global Initiative - MeNore Lake

Few students have the kind of passion for world news that recently-graduated International Studies major MeNore Lake has. Two years ago she sought to fulfill a need at the University of Kentucky through this passion.

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, will be giving a talk entitled "The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever" presented by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Dr. Wesch regularly teaches large classes and was the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 
 
He will be talking about creating a sense of "wonder" in the classroom and giving students the gift of "big questions." Professor Wesch's visit strives to inspire UK faculty and foster a dialogue on campus around topics such as teaching large classes and using new media and technologies in the classroom to nurture student curiosity and exploration as they pursue authentic and relevant questions. 
 

New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated. Such problems are especially prevalent in education, where the Internet often enters our classrooms as a distraction device rather than a tool for learning.

What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation. It is our responsibility to help them attain an insatiable appetite and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility, rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Dept. of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology February 15th from 4:30-6:00PM for the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Dr. Andrea Wylie.

Dr. Wylie is a biological and medical anthropologist whose research bridges across the disciplines of health, nutrition, biology, culture, and political economy. Her lecture, through a comparison of India and the United States, considers how milk, evolutionarily meant for infant consumption among mammals, has become a globalized food for all ages.

Reception directly following until 7:00 PM. This event is open to all.

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India

 

 

The Anthropology Department Presents:  

"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India, with Dr. Sasikumar Balasundaram

Friday, January 11th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM in Lafferty 213

This event is open to all. 

 

Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Lafferty 213

Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:28pm to 6:28pm
Location: 
Room 108 of Lafferty Hall
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Return to Hardin Village: Protohistoric Craft Production and Interregional Interaction on the Ohio River

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology for the Archaeology Rountable event “Return to Hardin Village: Protohistoric Craft Production and Interregional Interaction on the Ohio River” with Matt Davidson from the Department of Anthropology at UK . 

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall room 108

Hunting with Dogs in Lowland Nicaragua

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology for the Archaeology Rountable event "Hunting with Dogs in Lowland Nicaragua" with Dr. Jeremy Koster from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. 

Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall room 108

Professional Archaeology Beyond the Academy

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology for an Archaeology Rountable panel titled "Professional Archaeology Beyond the Academy," organized by Kary Stackelbeck of the Kentucky Heritage Council. 

Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall room 108

Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology for the Archaeology Rountable event “Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts” featuring Dr. Zachary Hruby from the Deptartment of Anthropology at College of the Redwoods. 

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall room 108

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