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OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Immigration Research on Display: Wired Students at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

At the end of each academic year, the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research hosts the Showcase of Undergraduate ScholarsCristina Alcalde, one of three faculty co-directors at A&S Wired and a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, mentored three Wired students during the past academic year. 

All three students conducted focus-group research. Elizabeth Kunnecke studied differences between perceptions of first and second generation immigrants. Tyler Davoren looked at geographic influences on perceptions of immigrants. Emily VanMeter examined how people’s religious attitudes influenced the way they interacted with immigrants. Their posters were on display on April 25, 2012, in the Ballroom at the Student Center. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.

UK Professors Give a Positive View of LGBTQ Identities

What was expected to be a small project attracted such an inspiring amount of positive feedback from the community, that the authors wanted to share the stories with a broad audience. Using personal narratives from their research, their book focuses on how LGBTQ-identified individuals can cultivate a sense of well-being and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life.

A Positive View of LGBTQ: Ellen Riggle and Sharon Rostosky

What's positive about having a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer identity? Ellen Riggle and Sharon Rostosky wanted to find out! They published and promoted an online survey and got more than a thousand responses, which makes up a large part of their new book, "A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being." In this podcast, Riggle and Rostosky describe the research behind the book, its uses, and a few thoughts on current LGBTQ issues. For more information about Riggle and Rostosky, their work, or to participate in a survey, visit their site, PrismResearch.org.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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A Positive View of LGBTQ - Book Signing

 

Ellen Riggle and Sharon Rostosky, professors at the University of Kentucky, have recently published a book that focuses on the positive themes in LGBTQ lives. The book, A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being, includes stories that people shared when asked the simple but novel question, “What is positive about having a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer identity?” The answers focus on themes such as personal authenticity and insights, having stronger relationships with family and friends, flexibility in gender expression and roles, increased compassion for others, fighting for social justice, and a sense of community belonging.  The book includes exercises to inspire readers to cultivate their own positive narratives and strengths.

The book signing will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Morris Book Shop, located at 882 East High Street, Lexington.

Refreshments provided by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Morris Book Shop - 882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY

"How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict" Clayton Thyne Discusses Theories Surrounding Civil War

Given the appalling consequences of civil wars, why are the competing actors within a state unable to come to a settlement to avoid the costs of conflict? How might external parties affect the likelihood that a civil war begins? How do their actions affect the duration and outcome of civil conflicts that are already underway? How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict draws on three main approaches—bargaining theory, signaling theory, and rational expectations—to examine how external actors might affect the onset, duration and outcome of civil wars.

Ramesh Sharma

Ph.D. Student

by Stephanie Lang

Paul Brewer

Madison Young

Political Science Senior

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