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Global Sustainability Expert Vandana Shiva Lectures at UK

Internationally regarded sustainability scholar and activist Vandana Shiva returns to the University of Kentucky Thursday to share her expertise with the campus and community.

Shaunna Scott named Editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies

Scott is a former president of the Appalachian Studies Association – which publishes the journal – and becomes the second sociologist from UK to serve as editor of JAS.

UK Study Bridging Gap in Suicide Risk for Minorities

Three University of Kentucky sociologists have co-authored a study that helps to fill a gap in our understanding of suicide risk among African-American women.

Mountains of Empowerment

Shoulder to Shoulder Global: an interview with Craig Borie and Vanessa Martinez

For ten years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global has been serving impoverished communities in and near Santo Domingo, Ecuador. In 2002, Shoulder to Shoulder Global went on its first trip to help people in need of medical care. Groups of students, healthcare professionals, faculty and volunteers have been visiting multiple times a year ever since. Though the group’s goal is to provide healthcare, any interested student or community member can participate. 

This podcast features Craig Borie, the program coordinator for Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and Vanessa Martinez, a sociology & spanish major, and their insights and reflections on Shoulder to Shoulder. The group visits Ecuador three times annually, and STS is always accepting applications. Download the 2013 application here.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

 

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‘Science’ In Social Science, an Epistemological Dilemma for Scholarship on Africa: Reflections on the Universal

 

Professor of Sociology and Principal Investigator on the Research in Anthropology and Sociology of Health (RASH) programme in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of the Western Cape (UWC), and Senior Research Fellow at the South African Herbal Sciences and Medicine Institute (SAHSMI), UWC. Currently a Visiting Professor of Sociology at UK.

His research area of interest is on epistemological issues in biomedical and African healing practices with specific focus on the social processes and cultural context of clinical trials of African herbal medicines. He is a principal co-ordinator of the PEPFAR-CDC-UWC project on Capacity building for traditional healers in dealing with HIV/AIDS. He is the Managing Editor of African Sociological Review, an international peer review journal of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA). While at UK he is writing a book on the Ethics and Philosophy in the making of an African medicine.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Rm 230, New Student Center
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From the Middle East to Middle America

A new book by UK sociologist Nora Rosie Moosnick from University Press of Kentucky explores how Jewish and Arab immigrants' experiences in Kentucky have more similarities than differences.

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology with Christy Freadreacea

Introduction to the concepts and methods of sociology. Topics shall include socialization; group processes, social inequalities; social institutions; and social change. This course or its equivalent (RSO 102) serves as a prerequisite to all other Sociology courses. Students may not receive credit for both this course and RSO 102.

'Global Classroom' Increases Student Opportunities for International Experience

As university graduates increasingly require international perspectives, skills and knowledge, UK is using a new program called Global Classroom Connections that allows students to use new technologies to gain international experiences independent of financial or other constraints.

SOC 360: Environmental Sociology with John Johnson

A sociological study of the emergence of the environment as a social issue in contemporary societies. Topics may include the social, cultural and economic factors associated with the perception of environmental issues; risk perception; and the mobilization of publics around environmental issues.

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