Interview with Anibal A. Biglieri, April 1, 1992

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Anibal Biglieri is an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Italian at the University of Kentucky. He was born in Argentina in 1942, and states that it was while he was in high school that he decided he wanted to become a professor. Biglieri studied in Spain for four years and then came to the United States to pursue his PhD at Syracuse University. He worked in New York State, Ohio, and Alabama, before coming to the University of Kentucky in the late 1980s. He remembers professors who influenced him during his education including his mentor at Syracuse. Biglieri describes a typical day for him as a professor. His day usually consists of doing paperwork, teaching, advising, and attending committee meetings and that is only while he is at the office. He completes even more work at home.

Biglieri explains his views of the academic profession and states that it is a career requiring a lot of commitment. He talks about his enjoyment of research, learning, and exploring new things. Biglieri also discusses what it is like to be a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. He talks about problems with buildings on campus especially Patterson Office Tower, which he believes is not the right type of building for the Arts and Sciences because it does not facilitate communication. He describes problems with staff wages and states that some members of the staff are grossly underpaid. He compares UK's Spanish program to that of other institutions, and discusses the organization of the department. Biglieri describes the student population at the University of Kentucky and states that he carefully reads student evaluations and takes student opinions into account.

Interview Accession

1992oh149_af496

Interviewee Name

Anibal A. Biglieri

Interviewer Name

Robin Ruf

Interview Date

1992-04-01

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Biglieri, Anibal A. Interview by Robin Ruf. 01 Apr. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Biglieri, A.A. (1992, April 01). Interview by R. Ruf. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Biglieri, Anibal A., interview by Robin Ruf. April 01, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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