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VIDEO: UK Alumni Association Honors Great Teachers

On Saturday, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association presented its 2015 Great Teacher Awards to six recipients at a recognition dinner.

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.

Office Hours with Kevin Yeager and Julia Johnson

In this pre-Thanksgiving episode of Office Hours, Kevin Yeager of Geology and Julia Johnson of English swing in to tell us about their work. Being a husband and wife team, there are interesting ways in which the research they each do intertwines! And then, before we go, Professor Johnson tells us all about the MFA in Creative Writing now available at UK!

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 10, 2014, with a ceremony at the Singletary Center for the Arts, bringing the current totals to 38 alumni and 13 emeritus faculty A&S Hall of Fame members.

2014 Alumni Inductees:

Ethelee Davidson Baxter

Robert Straus Lipman

Jill M. Rappis

George H. Scherr

2014 Emeriti Faculty Inductees:

George C. Herring

Keith B. MacAdam

View their Hall of Fame videos here: as.uky.edu/celebrates-new-hall-fame-members

Jump Starting Success: Whitney M. Young Scholars

Whitney M. Young scholars gain valuable college experience in the classroom and beyond during the summer institute.

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Ethelee Davidson Baxter

Her Honor, Ethelee Davidson Baxter, was born in Jackson, Ky., in 1939, and was raised in Lexington, Ky. Baxter graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957 and was inducted into the first class of the Lafayette High School Hall of Fame in 1989. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in English, Speech and Drama. While at UK, she was a Wildcat cheerleader, President of the Blue Marlins synchronized swimming team, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In 1970, Baxter and her family moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1974, followed by a Masters of Law in 2009. She practiced law in San Francisco until 1982 when she was appointed Commissioner to the San Francisco Superior Court.

Baxter was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to the San Francisco Municipal Court in 1987 and by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1992 to the San Francisco Superior Court, where she presided over the Family Law and the Criminal Felony Trial departments.

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Jill M. Rappis

Jill M. Rappis earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1980 from the University of Kentucky and her Law degree in 1984 from Marquette University Law School where she was a member of the Law Review and recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship.

She is the Vice President and General Counsel for Loyola University Health System (LUHS), an academic health system located in the near western suburbs of Chicago, Ill. She is responsible for the legal affairs of LUHS and its subsidiaries, and serves as Corporate Secretary to the Boards of Directors for those entities. She also functions as regional Managing Counsel for CHE-Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems, serving patients and communities in 21 states.

Rappis joined LUHS in 1997, serving as Deputy General Counsel until 2011. She has extensive background in healthcare legal matters including corporate risk management, clinical research, planned giving, physician contracting, governance, and litigation. Prior to LUHS, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Loyola University of Chicago. Previously, she was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Rooks, Pitts and Poust (subsequently known as Dykema) in Chicago.

 

 

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