Monday, February 20, 2017

Lecture: Practicing Public Humanities in Graduate School and Beyond

Practicing Public Humanities in Graduate School and Beyond

Elizabeth Meadows (PhD in English, Vanderbilt University) is the Assistant Director of The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. The Curb Center is a national policy center committed to research and teaching that challenges leaders to rethink the place of art and creativity in our world. In this talk, Meadows will detail how the Curb Center facilitates public scholarship and offer an overview of how some graduate programs have begun to reshape their curricula in order to support student interest in public humanities and work beyond academia. This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Careers Beyond the Professoriate initiative.

DATE/TIME:        3:30 p.m. on 2/22/17
LOCATION:        Niles Gallery

Workshop: Talents Advertised: How to Sell Your TA Skills in the Non-Academic Job Market

Talents Advertised: How to Sell Your TA Skills in the Non-Academic Job Market

Please join us for a workshop led by Ashley Sorrell from CELT (lunch will be provided). As a graduate teaching assistant, you have mastered a number of dynamic skills that have made you an effective classroom instructor. But what you may not realize is that the same skills you have cultivated as a teaching assistant are transferrable to careers outside of academia. In this interactive workshop, we will identify specific transferable skills you have developed as a teaching assistant and discuss how you can best market these skills for post-academic careers.  This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Careers Beyond the Professoriate initiative.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12pm
B108C Young Library

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Graduate Seminars and the Next Generation

Graduate Seminars and the Next Generation
January 27th, 11:00-12:30, 18th Floor POT



This workshop will bring together faculty to discuss ways to sharpen and add additional competencies within the most traditional training ground for humanities and social science PhDs, the graduate seminar.  In this workshop, we will explore how departments and individual faculty can rethink their seminars to include discussions, content, and assignments that address the versatility of the Humanities and Social Science PhD, the development of digital and quantitative literacy, working collaboratively toward common goals with others, and the development of intellectual self-confidence. 

No one seminar or faculty member can provide these skills and competencies; thus the workshop will address strategies for departments and faculty to implement these changes in small and possibly large ways. Dr. Bokovoy is chair of the history department at University of New Mexico which is participating in a pilot program funded by the American Historical Association-Mellon Foundation Initiative on Career Diversity and the History PhD.


Click here for a short white paper produced by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and McGill University which provides useful background information for this workshop.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A&S Careers Beyond the Professoriate Workshop - From CV to Résumé: Looking for Work Outside the Academy

The following A&S Careers Beyond the Professoriate workshop is open to all graduate students and post-docs:

From CV to Résumé: Looking for Work Outside the Academy
DATE/TIME: 12/5/2016 at 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION:  Lafferty Hall 104
Are you a Masters of PhD student considering transitioning out of academia and wondering how to translate your academic CV into an impactful non-academic résumé? This interactive workshop will describe the different uses and formats of these two documents, and will provide you with strategies to highlight the transferable skills gained from your own personal teaching and research experience. You will also learn how to organize, frame and format your document to maximize your impact. Participants are encouraged to bring their most recent academic CV and will leave with a draft outline of their résumé. The workshop will be led by Sarah Lyon and Beth Hanneman (Stuckert Career Center). Students should feel free to come late or leave early if needed.

Friday, October 21, 2016

3MT Competition Winners Announced


The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Congress are proud to announce the 3MT Competition Winners!

The 3MT is a popular worldwide research communication initiative.  It challenges graduate students from all disciplines to speak concisely and engagingly to public audiences in three minutes with one static illustration slide.

The 2016 3MT Winners:

1st Place: Carleigh Fedorka
2nd Place: Andrew Welleford
3rd Place: Jessica Richard
People's Choice: Carleigh Fedorka

Carleigh Fedorka will advance to the Southern Council of Graduate Schools Regional Competition, March 2-5 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland.

You can view the winners videos here!
Carleigh's Presentation
Jessica's Presentation 

For more information on UK's 3MT Competitions, you can view past winner videos or find out more about this year's competition on the Graduate School's 3MT page.



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dr. Brian A. Jackson Appointed Interim Dean of the Graduate School

University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy appointed Dr. Brian A. Jackson Interim Dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Jackson currently serves as senior associate dean for academic administration for The Graduate School. He is also a professor in the Department of Physiology and an affiliated faculty member in the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, both in the UK College of Medicine.

Jackson holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Sheffield in England, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  He joined UK's College of Medicine in 1981.  His research focuses on the renal and adrenal systems for which he is widely published, and among the organizations funding his research are the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Veteran's Administration.

Jackson has served in the administration of The Graduate School since 2003 and takes over with the recent departure of Graduate School Interim Dean and Associate Provost Susan Carvalho who will become dean of the University of Alabama Graduate School.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Dr. Susan Carvalho departs the UK Graduate School to Join University of Alabama

Longtime University of Kentucky scholar and academic administrator Susan Carvalho is assuming the position of dean of the Graduate School and associate provost at the University of Alabama.

Carvalho begins in Alabama on July 1.

“For more than 25 years, Susan Carvalho has embodied excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a number of pivotal leadership roles at the University of Kentucky," UK Provost Tim Tracy said. "As a faculty member, as a college administrator, and for the last six years as a member of the provost’s leadership team and, most recently, as a dean, Susan has always taken on roles with enthusiasm, focus and intellect. In particular, she has been one of the primary drivers behind our increasingly successful efforts to internationalize our campus — an initiative that has made us a more diverse, inclusive and vibrant community.

“I have every confidence that she will continue her outstanding career at our sister institution, the University of Alabama. We wish her only the best as she takes this next step in her professional career."

Carvalho currently serves as associate provost for internationalization and interim associate provost and dean of The Graduate School.

She has an extensive administrative background, having previously served as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, convener of the General Education Reform Steering Committee, interim chair of the Departments of Hispanic Studies and  Political Science, chair of the Domestic Partner Benefits Committee, and she also held a concurrent appointment for six years as director of the Spanish School at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Carvalho currently holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies. An internationally visible scholar of Hispanic cultural studies, she has published one monograph and one edited volume, along with numerous scholarly articles and book reviews, and has delivered more than 40 invited lectures and conference presentations.

She has brought over $3 million in international grants and projects to UK, both to internationalize the UK campus and to advise on higher education in developing countries.

“UK has been a wonderful place to work and live for the past 26 years. The transformations the campus has seen have been incredible, and I have always found role models among the faculty, staff, and administration,” Carvalho said. “I look forward to watching UK’s continued advancement from afar, and with wonderful memories of the students and teams with whom I’ve had the privilege to work.”