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Constance Alexander: Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘Next to Normal’ explores bipolar disorder

Demi Lovato, Russell Brand, Carrie Fisher — even adorable girl-next-door-who-happens-to-be-host-of-ever-popular CBS Sunday Morning, Jane Pauley – admit to bouts of bipolar disorder. Others in the spotlight have gone public with their struggles, and awareness of various mental disorders are discussed more openly now than they were a few years ago. But while the glitterati appear on talk shows...

Retired EKU professor earns fourth Fulbright Scholar Award, travels to Azerbaijan to teach

Coming from a Pakistani business family that for generations built and fostered relationships worldwide, she was raised and educated to think globally and, from a young age, traveled frequently and extensively. Now, Dr. Qaisar Sultana is headed to Azerbaijan with a Fulbright Scholar Award. The professor emerita of special education at Eastern Kentucky University will teach a special education course...

Ky. Humanities Council’s new statewide literacy project features Pulitzer winner All the King’s Men

Kentucky Humanities’ new project, Kentucky Reads: All the King’s Men, will use Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse, and their relationship to journalism. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as cooperation with valued partners, Kentucky...

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Kristof to discuss global citizenship during UK appearance

The University of Kentucky International Center will welcome Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and well-known columnist with The New York Times, on Oct. 26, to discuss “A Path Appears: How Students Can Change the World.” His appearance is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the School of Journalism...

Sam Shepard chose to die in rural Kentucky, where people in Midway always respected his privacy

By Al Cross The Rural Blog Tonight on Broadway in New York, the lights of theater marquees will go dark for one minute to honor Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author, screenwriter, director and Oscar-nominated actor, who died Thursday at 73. In one small town in Kentucky, spirits are already dimmer, because folks there remembered Shepard as a good neighbor, and one whose privacy...