09|09|14 - Esposito Opens Discussion of Islam -

One of the most respected American scholarly authority on Islam, John L. Esposito, will visit the University of Kentucky Wednesday to discuss “The Future of Islam: Assessing the Elements of Reform, Revival, and Fundamentalism in the Muslim World.” The community is invited to attend his presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

08|29|14 - The Middle East: Crossroads of the World -

This year's Passport to the World will engage the campus community in crucial global conversations through public lectures, cultural events, coursework and travel opportunities.

07|14|14 - Grant Allows Jewish Studies Program to Offer New Scholarships -

The Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Program in the UK College of Arts and Sciences has received an $85,000 grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.

04|16|14 - UK Libraries to Celebrate 'Nation of Nations' Time at UK -

After a three-year loan to University of Kentucky Libraries, "Nation of Nations," a major 10-panel art work by Lexington artist Marjorie Guyon, will be leaving.

04|10|14 - Ladino Rock Star to Speak at UK Today, Perform Concert Tonight -

International Ladino recording star and song writer Sarah Aroeste will speak at UK today and perform in Lexington tonight.

09/30/14 START-UP ARMY: MILITARY ENTREPERNUERS AND THE EVOLUTION OF ISRAEL’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES By placing the Israeli experience in a comparative perspective, I explore the... @ UKAA Auditorium at WT Young Library
7:00pm
Ami Pedahzur
10/07/14 “The Lebanese Community of Mexico and the Development of Mexican Film"     Dr. Carlos Martínez Assad, Professor Emeritus, National Autonomous... @ Hardymon Theater @ the Marksbury Building
7:00pm
Dr. Carlos Martínez Assad
10/10/14 “Crossroads and Caravans: Ceramics in the Islamic World" Andrew Maske, D.Phil, Associate Professor of Art History. @ UK Art Museum Galleries
6:00pm
Andrew Maske
10/14/14 The "Arab Spring" in Social Media: Possibilities and Perils in a Networked Age   While the role of social media has been feverishly debated in fomenting,... @ UKAA Auditorium, William T. Young Library
3:30pm
Professor Todd Presner
10/20/14 “Messy Little Wars: U.S. Approaches to Iraq since 1990.” This lecture will examine the historical foundations of U.S. relations with and... @ UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library
7:00pm
Peter Hahn
10/27/14 "Pilgrimage in a Tourist Age: The Case of Birthright Israel and the Shaping of Jewish Identity" Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of young North American Jews have visited... @ UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library
7:00pm
Shaul Kelner
11/06/14 “Islamist Thought and the Egyptian Revolution” “Political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Politics” 7:00 pm  W.T.... @ WT Young Library Auditorium
7:00pm
Mohammad Fadel
11/07/14 “Democracy Around the World” with Amaney Jamal; co-sponsored by QPSIR @ UKAA Auditorium, WT Young Library
1:00pm
Amaney Jamal
11/10/14 The Significance of Being First; Competing: Jewish and Arab Discourses @ UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library
7:00pm
Ilan Troen
11/13/14 "Sleepless Nights/Wasted Time: Seeking Islam in Egypt's Hollywood" 5:00 - 6:30 pm @ UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library
5:00pm
Joel Gordon
12/04/14 "The Israelite Samaritan Today: Past, Present and Looking to the Future." Benny recently published "The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First... @ UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young
7:00pm
Benyamim (Benny) Tsedaka
04/07/15 Arabic Poetry Reading @ TBD
5:30pm
Lisa Suhair Majaj

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