appalachia

75 Years of Frontier Nursing University

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Worsham Theatre April 11, 2014

The panel discuss service learning by young people volunteering in Appalachia as couriers with the Frontier Nursing Service. Anne Z. Cockerham, professor of history and associate dean for midwifery and women’s health at Frontier Nursing University, will read from her just-published book, "Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010." Michael Claussen and Nancy Reinhart of the Frontier Nursing University will tell stories from the 86 years of the courier program. Health practitioner Linda Ahrens and recent courier Bryanna McClure will share experiences of collaboration.

Alliance of Nine Universities Seeks to Improve Diversity in STEM Fields

The University of Kentucky will lead a multi-million-dollar initiative with Kentucky and West Virginia universities to increase underrepresented undergraduates studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

UPK Book on Breathitt County Wins Weatherford Award

"Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South," by T.R.C. Hutton and published by the University Press of Kentucky recently received the 2013 Weatherford Award.

UK Students Have Questions, East Kentuckians Have Answers

Students from UK and EKU are supporting local efforts to promote ecotourism in Eastern Kentucky.

Exhibit Illuminates Appalachian Culture, Challenges Stereotypes

UK Special Collections is exploring the rich, diverse culture of Appalachia with its "Immigrants in the Coalfields" exhibit on display through April 4.

UK Conference to Focus on Health Disparities in Appalachia

On March 27, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 4th Annual Appalachian Translational Research Network Summit.

'Standing Up for the Mountains' Book Talk at UK

Three University of Kentucky authors will present recent books about mountaintop removal mining, and the treasured landscapes and Appalachian communities that lie in its midst, at a book talk and signing Thursday, Feb. 27.

50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

 

 

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Centrer Theatre December 4th, 2013

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia through youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1069s to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers.

 

 

Seed Grants Build Relationships for Community-Engaged Research in Appalachia

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is achieving its commitment to community-engaged research through a community mini-grant program for health outreach programs in Appalachia.

Panel to Reflect on Youth Volunteer Programs in Appalachia

Youth volunteer programs in the "War on Poverty" will be examined at a panel discussion sponsored by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center.

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