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Creation and Conservation: Alex Brooks

Local book conservator and letterpress printer Alex Brooks graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2003 with a degree in English. He graduated from a Master’s program in Book Conservation in England at West Dean College in 2012. In this interview, Brooks talks about his experiences at UK and in England, and how he is putting his knowledge to use around Kentucky. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

Photo courtesy of Tom Eblen and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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The Best of Both Worlds: Blended Learning in the Language Classroom

Increasing class sizes and teaching online have been challenges to effective language instruction and other domains that require high instructor to student contact and peer-to-peer contact. In this lecture, Rubio will discuss strategies that his Spanish Language Department has used at the University of Utah to reduce the cost of instruction, maintain the same level of proficiency, and increase both instructor satisfaction and student retention using hybrid courses.  

Fernando Rubio has a PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and he is currently teaching Spanish Linguistics at the University of Utah, where he is also Co-Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center. He is the author of two textbooks, and editor of Hybrid Language Teaching and Learning: Exploring Theoretical, Pedagogical and Curricular Issue, Heinle, 2012.



Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
P.O.T, 18th floor, West End

Latino Culture and Politics


New UKCore Course – Fall 2013 This course has been cancelled.
SPA 208: U.S. Latino Culture and Politics

Frank X Walker Looks Forward to Being Kentucky's Youngest Poet Laureate

Frank X Walker first discovered that he had been named Kentucky's poet laureate through the most appropriate medium, the written word. He received a letter from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear informing him of the honor as he left home to teach an English class.


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