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Disturbing The Peace With Poetry: Julia Johnson

There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud. The reading itself was held in celebration of National Poetry Month and to raise awareness of UK’s growing creative writing community. 

In this podcast, we sit down with Professor Julia Johnson who talks about her motivations behind holding the reading and how she hopes the event will help build an even stronger sense of community between the university's creative writers and faculty. Also joining are English department graduate students and editors at UK's literary journal Limestone, Jenna Goldsmith and Robin Rahija who give their thoughts on the poetry reading, Limestone, and the impact of hearing a few beautiful words each day.
 
Finally, we hear a few of those beautiful words from a UK student and from WRD professor Steven Alvarez who reads a poem of his own. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Women in Science Forum

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Location: 
UHS 130
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In addition to being an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of numerous awards for her pioneering research on skin stem cells, Dr. Fuchs is also well known for her support of women in science.

This forum will be an excellent opportunity for you to hear about Dr. Fuchs’ experiences as a woman in science, to ask questions and share your own thoughts, and to interact with your peers from the Colleges of Medicine and Arts and Sciences. Please join us!

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Ann Morris in the Department of Biology to reserve a spot: ann.morris@uky.edu.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by:
The College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Biology
The Graduate Center for Toxicology

Event Honors Appalachian Literary Legend James Still

A symposium to honor the life and literary legacy of James Still, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.
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