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The State of Education: A Conversation about Public Schooling, Critical Race Theory, and Political Polarization

Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 7:00pm
Location: 
via Zoom link below

 

Over the past year, the teaching of “critical race theory” in public schools has become a hot-button political issue, dividing parents, teachers, and school board officials alike, sparking a national conversation about who should determine the content of public-school curriculum, and leading to the introduction of legislation that would limit what could be taught in Kentucky classrooms. The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences is bringing together scholars and community members to discuss critical social problems, in this case the influence of political polarization on public school curriculum. We will discuss what exactly critical race theory is, seek to understand why legislation affecting school curriculum is being introduced in Kentucky, and explore what its impact might be. Our panelists include: Nikki Brown, UK Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies; Arnold Farr, UK Professor of Philosophy and Fayette-Urban County Council-at-Large Candidate; Tyler Murphy, Chair of the Fayette County Board of Education and a National Board-Certified Social Studies Teacher at Boyle County High School; Pragya Upreti, a Senior at Lafayette High School and the research lead for the Kentucky Student Voice Team, an independent youth-led organization focusing on education research, policy, and advocacy; Steve Voss, UK Professor of Political Science; and Lucy Waterbury, a Fayette County Public School Parent, School Based Decision Making Council Parent Representative, PTSA Leader, and co-founder of Save Our Schools Kentucky.

 

Zoom Recording:

https://uky.zoom.us/rec/share/byUgIwTqswWUAez8GWahqCGsp_wv6boeKWPMCnLiiZ5VdjENrawbgJTHx7xlmGoi.ftX49F4uUFGxxshp

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

State Representitive Charles Booker and UK history professor Tracy Campbell discuss leadership during a crisis from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Classics Conference & Halloween Party

Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery in the William T. Young Library

Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Classics Conference & Halloween Party

Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Alumni Gallery in the William T. Young Library

Olson Recipient of a Festschift

Dr. Robert Olson, professor (emeritus) of Middle East History and Politics at the University of Kentucky, has been the recipient of a Festschift Kurdish Issues: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Olson on his 75th birthday. Fifteen of the top scholars from the Middle East, Europe and the United States specializing in Kurdish Studies contributed 13 essays in his honor.

The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory and the First World War

Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
WT Young Library Gallery

New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest & Empire: 16th-21st Centuries

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Margaret King Library

Fellowship Awards Presented by Association of Emeriti Faculty

University of Kentucky Association of Emeriti Faculty (UKAEF) presented fellowship awards to three UK graduate students at a ceremony Feb. 10. Each award includes a stipend of $2,500.

Year of the Middle East Continues Program

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Year of the Middle East has scheduled three events this week. They are:

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