Please, join us for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center! This SWAP features talks from three of our 2015 Eller Billings Summer Research Mini-Grant Recipients: Lesly-Marie Buer, a graduate student in Anthropology, Henry Bundy, a graduate student in Anthropology, and Dr. Robin Vanderpool, a faculty member in the Department of Health Behavior in the College of Public Health. This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff, and lunch will be provided.
Please join us for the 2015 Sustainability Forum on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK's Campus! This event is sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institiute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center. Students are encouraged to submit their posters for consideration, and the top posters will be given prizes. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015. Please contact Suzette Walling for submission instructions and more information: email@example.com. Also see the Call for posters below our flyer and the Tracy Farmer Institute's website: http://www.tfise.uky.edu/showcase.
UK Appalachian Studies Director and Professor of Sociology, Dr. Shaunna Scott will present her work as a recipient of a UK Appalachian Center 2015 Eller Billings Mini Grant on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event is free, and students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend! Dr. Scott's talk is entitled From Collaboration to Network Analysis: A Viable Option to Assist a Community in its Post-Coal Development. The event will be held at the UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court, and lunch will be provided.
Please, join us for this free event! Two of our 2015 Eller Billings Mini Grant recipients will share their work on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court. Sara Beth Freytag is a student in the Master's Program in the Department of Forestry; her talk title is Effects of Mountaintop Removal Mining on Population Dynamics of Stream Salamanders. Jasper Waugh Quasebarth is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology; his talk title is Finding the Singing Spruce: Locating Material in West Virginian Musical Instrument Craft. Lunch will be provided, and students, faculty and staff are welcome!
Please, join us in welcoming Panagioti Tsolkas as part of our UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series! This talk is entitled Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country. Mr. Tsolkas will present his talk in Room 208 of the White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. He is the current Special Projects Coordinator at the Human Rights Defense Center in Lake Worth, FL, the Prison Ecology Project, has been the editor for the Earth First! Journal, and has worked on many other projects and as an activist. This is a free event and has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.
UK Faculty, Staff, and Students, please join us for our first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event of the 2015-2015 academic year! Mary Beth Schmid, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kentucky will present her research with a talk entitled Linking Places, People, and Processes: Conventional Tomato Farming in the Southeastern US. Mary Beth is an awardee of the UK Appalachian Center's 2015 Eller/Billing Summer Research Mini-Grant. This talk will be at the UK Appalachian Center from 12:30 - 1:30 on Friday, September 11, 2015. Lunch will be provided.
The UK Appalachian Center is happy to welcome Dr.Bill Turner for an Appalachian Forum as part of our speaker series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia. Dr. Turner's talk is entitled: Been to the Mountain: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement and will be held in the Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 110 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. This is a free event, and all are welcome to meet with our guest from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center after the talk.
UK Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to join the UK Appalachian Center for a trip to tour the Benham Coal Museum in Benham, KY on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The group will meet at the UK Appalachian Center (624 Maxwelton Court) to leave by bus at 8 a.m. and return to Lexington by about 8 p.m. This tour is an opportunity to learn about the history of coal mining in eastern, KY through exhibits on company towns, viewing a mine portal, and hearing from scholars including Dr. Bill Turner on life in Benham and Lynch, KY throughout time. This is a free event, and we will accommodate as many as we can! Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space on the bus by Thursday, April 16, 2015. (Please, send 1 RSVP per email.)
The UK Appalachian Center is proud to welcome Saakshi Joshi, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. Ms. Joshi is giving a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 here at the Center. This talk is free and open to Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend. Her talk is entitled, Dammed Memories: Narratives of Belonging among Tehri Dam-displaced People in Uttarakhand, India.
The UK Appalachian Center is proud to welcome Crystal Wilkinson for a mini-residency that will include an Appalachian Forum entitled: Birds of Opulence: Black Women, Madness, and Resilience in Appalachia. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the UK Law School's Auditorium (please, enter through the Memorial Hall side entrance of the building). Ms. Wilkinson will give a public reading and hold a discussion with attendees. There is a public reception at the UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the reading and discussion.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
CANCELED. Will be rescheduled: UK Law Building Auditorium (Please, enter from Memorial Hall side of building)