The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Scholarship aims to encourage and support Jewish Studies on the University of Kentucky campus. Students selected to become JHFE scholars will declare and commit to completing a minor in Jewish Studies in a maximum of four years. They will also attend and participate regularly in Jewish Studies programming on campus. As part of the JHFE scholar experience, they will be expected to participate in an original scholarly research project under the guidance of a Jewish Studies faculty mentor. This experience will include work helping to build, index, and make accessible the growing Kentucky Jewish Heritage Oral History repository. Any undergraduate who will pursue a Jewish Studies minor is eligible to apply.
See what these students have to say about their experiences.
Matt Crawford of the Kentucky Geological Survey provides an overview of landslides including what causes them and what the public can do about them. Matt also discusses what KGS has been doing to properly identify landslides and mitigate future damage. For more information or to report a landslide go to our website here related links are provided below. To contact Matt Crawford email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-323-0510
In the summer of 2014, several undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences received a grant from the National Science Foundation. This NSF grant gave them the means to pursue research in various fields as they explored their interests and prepared for their potential futures. In this podcast, we speak to Ben Currens, a graduate student in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. Listen in as Currens discusses his experiences with research and the unexpected turns that he has found along the way.
UK’s summer Geography program in Oaxaca, Mexico is focused on Social and Environmental Issues and features opportunities for guided research projects. The program runs every summer. The dates for 2015 are June 11 to August 7th, 2015. Coursework entails in-depth learning about the diverse environments of Southern Mexico, as well as about the rich and heterogeneous cultures of Oaxaca’s distinct regions. The coursework stresses the historical and contemporary dimensions of the relationship between the peoples of Oaxaca, the land and resources and a global political economy. Students in the program sign up for three UK Geography courses (3 credits each). The courses are taught by UK Adjunct Professor Oliver Froehling and other local experts.
The courses involve many field excursions and opportunities to learn about the landscapes and peoples of Southern Mexico and the issues that are facing them. Students are placed in homestays with local families. UK students who have gone on this program in recent years have reported that they learned a great deal and feel that the program has had a major impact on their lives.
While summer 2015 may seem a long time away, it will approach faster than you think! So as you think about whether this program is for you, please feel free to contact the Program Director, Oliver Froehling, at email@example.com .
Reflecting the University of Kentucky's growing leadership in ensuring more diversity in graduate studies, President Eli Capilouto Friday announced that the university's Department of Mathematics, within the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $559,626 National Science Foundation grant to fund the new Graduate Scholars in Mathematics program. The funding will be dispersed through July 2019.
The program will support incoming mathematics graduate students at UK, including first-generation and Appalachian students, for the critical first two years of doctoral study, with a goal of helping to build a more diverse community of mathematicians.
Graduate Scholars in Mathematics (GSM), accepting applications until Jan. 15 and launching in fall of 2015, will provide rigorous pre-professional training in advanced mathematics, provide participants with an early introduction to research in mathematics and develop their academic leadership skills.