By Gail Hairston

(April 25, 2016) — Economic and Commercial Attaché to the United States Consulate for Western France Eric Beaty will visit the University of Kentucky Tuesday, April 26, for the last College of Arts and Sciences Year of Europe event this academic year.  He will make his address, “U.S. and European Union Trade Relations: The French Example” at 4 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room (B-108C) at the William T. Young Library.

Beaty completed his undergraduate studies at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas with a double major in French and German and a minor in history. He went on to earn a master’s degree in French literature at Rice University in Houston. Later, Beaty received a master's degree in linguistics from Aston University in Birmingham, U.K.

Beaty began his career at the University of Rennes 2, in France, in 1981 as a lecturer


By Ashley Cox

(April 8, 2016) — Peter Fallon, poet and founder and director of Gallery Press, Ireland's preeminent publisher of poetry and drama, will explore the tradition of Irish literary publishing as part of the 2016 International Hammer Book Arts Biennale Lecture presented April 12. As part of his visit Fallon will also deliver a poetry reading on campus April 13. Both events are free and open to the public.

Fallon's Hammer Biennale Lecture, “The Purpose of Praise: Extending the Tradition of Irish Literary Publishing,” is the seventh in the history of the lectureship. The lecture will begin 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Great Hall, on the second floor of the 


By Whitney Hale

(April 11, 2016) — When is Parmigiano Reggiano cheese not Parmesan cheese? When it’s not made in a small area in northern Italy. Explore this question and other issues related to regional brands and regional identities in the food industry with Agricultural Economics Professor David Freshwater 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Alumni Gallery of the William T. Young Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In support of the “Year of Europe”, 


By Whitney Hale

(Feb. 15, 2016) — As part of yearlong examination of violence and the human condition, University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities will bring together a group of international scholars to explore historic episodes of violence and their impacts on Europe at the 2016 Bale Boone Symposium"Europe Today and the Memory of Violence," running Feb. 17-19, at the UK Athletics Auditorium in William T. Young Library. The symposium is free and open to the public.  

Today, Europe has come to symbolize the possibility of peace and cooperation among peoples, but the collective


By Whitney Hale

(Feb. 11, 2016) — As part of the "Year of Europe" sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Arts and SciencesUK Libraries is hosting a festival of European films accompanied by an exhibit in William T. Young Library. The award-winning films were chosen by faculty members on the Year of Europe Steering Committee and each film is introduced by a faculty member with knowledge of the country. The films and exhibition are free and open to the public. 

The corresponding exhibit, "Europe through the Lens: A Festival of Contemporary European Films," displays posters promoting a series of films being shown


By Gail Hairston

(Oct. 26, 2015) — Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, was recently awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study” for his book “Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923.”

Focusing on the central event of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the motivations which drove the people behind it, Foster will lecture on the history of the Irish Revolution of 1912-1922, “Making a Revolution in Ireland: Some Centenary Thoughts” at 4 p.m. today at the William T. Young Library Auditorium.

His lecture will also consider the agendas, elisions and implications of commemorating events in history that are at once inspirational and divisive. He will raise issues such as the changing historical interpretations of


By Gail Hairston

(Oct. 12, 2015) — The continent of Europe has a fascinating past, but it is also a vital part of the contemporary world and will undoubtedly play a considerable role in shaping the future. This year, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences’ Passport to the World program will focus on the Year of Europe.

Passport to the World enables the college to embark on yearlong explorations of the culture and history of a particular region or country. The current series promotes understanding of the problems and prospects of the European continent and Europe’s relationship to the United States and other parts of the world. Past programs have focused on South Africa, China, Russia's Realms, Mexico, and the Middle East


By Alexis Simms

(Sept. 1, 2015) — The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences is kicking off its annual Passport to the World initiative with an event Sept. 3. For the academic 2015-2016 year the focus will be "A Year of Europe." This will be a yearlong celebration of Europe through cultural events, public lectures, and travel opportunities.

“The college’s Passport to the World initiative began five years ago and enables the campus to embark on yearlong explorations of the culture and history of a particular region or country,” said Mark Lawrence Kornbluh, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “This year’s focus on Europe will integrate art, history, literature, political analysis, architecture, geography and so much more as we

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