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The Kentucky Women Writers Conference featured a poetry reading and conversation with Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. Check out photos from the event: http://bit.ly/1v0OJ03

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference featured a poetry reading and conversation with Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. Check out photos from the event: http://bit.ly/1v0OJ03

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” - William Faulkner, born today in 1897.

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” - William Faulkner, born today in 1897.

Students protest in downtown Lexington, 1969.

Students protest in downtown Lexington, 1969.

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, born today in 1896.

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, born today in 1896.

Featuring real-world conversations with UK professors, Office Hours is de-mystifying higher education, one interview at time. Today on WRFL 88.1FM (or online at wrfl.fm), 2 to 3pm. Check out older episodes here: http://bit.ly/1wmmjPj

Featuring real-world conversations with UK professors, Office Hours is de-mystifying higher education, one interview at time. Today on WRFL 88.1FM (or online at wrfl.fm), 2 to 3pm. Check out older episodes here: http://bit.ly/1wmmjPj



Finishing up its third year, FastTrack offers first-year students the opportunity to set themselves up for success. Check out photos from FastTrack 2014: http://bit.ly/1un17YZ
Finishing up its third year, FastTrack offers first-year students the opportunity to set themselves up for success. Check out photos from FastTrack 2014: http://bit.ly/1un17YZ

Five A&S Courses for (Aspiring) Film Buffs

Whether you’re interested in in getting involved in film production, or just love watching movies, the College of Arts & Sciences has you covered. Check out these five Fall 2014 courses that will have you watching, discussing and writing about film.

 

1. ENG 280: Introduction to Film: A long time of favorite of undergraduates, Introduction to Film examines both the why and how of film. Spanning a wide variety of genres, from westerns to musicals, this course explores the fundamental concepts of film. Whether you’re interested in the “how” or “why” of film, ENG 280 is guaranteed to expand your perspective.

2. WRD 312: Introduction to Documentary: Whether they’re showing us the wondrous world of sushi, taking us on a tightrope between the Twin Towers, or changing the way we think about war, documentaries can have a huge impact. With an emphasis on production, Introduction to Documentary aims to equip students with the skills to make documentaries of their own.

3. SPA 371: Latin American Cinema: Poetics & Politics: From the Golden Age of Mexican cinema to the Third Cinema movement of the 1960s and 70s, Latin American cinema offers a unique perspective on the art of filmmaking. Plus, students of Spanish have the option of taking the course in Spanish, though English sections are also available. 

4. ENG 384: Literature and Film: To just say “the book was better” might be completely missing the point. Examine how film and literature can compliment and enrich one another this fall with “Literature and Film.” 

5. FR 103: French Cinema: From “The 400 Blows,” to “Jean De Florette,” to “Amélie,” French cinema has produced a number of film’s undisputed classics. Explore both the technique and sociopolitical context of French cinema this fall with “French Cinema.” This course is taught in English.

Learn more about these and hundreds of other A&S courses being offered this fall on the A&S Course Catalog

Student Involvement Fair, happening now outside Whitehall! 

Student Involvement Fair, happening now outside Whitehall! 

Physicist Keh-Fei Liu has been awarded a new grant to help solve the mystery of the Proton Spin Crisis. Learn more.

Physicist Keh-Fei Liu has been awarded a new grant to help solve the mystery of the Proton Spin Crisis. Learn more.