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UPK Book by bell hooks Wins National Poetry Award

University Press of Kentucky (UPK) author bell hooks has been named the recipient of the 2013 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA) Best Poetry Award for her book "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place."

Shaunna Scott named Editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies

Scott is a former president of the Appalachian Studies Association – which publishes the journal – and becomes the second sociologist from UK to serve as editor of JAS.

A Powerful Passion for Kentucky: Luke Glaser and Teach For America

Every year, Teach for America places thousands of college graduates and professionals in schools in inner cities and rural areas. Luke Glaser, a double major in English and Spanish, has been selected to teach Spanish in an Appalachian high school for the next two years through the program. In this podcast, Glaser talks about his connection to Teach for America and what he plans to do afterward. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Charting Economic Terrain in Appalachia: Amanda Fickey

Amanda Fickey, a University of Kentucky doctoral candidate was recently granted a year long research fellowship by the Central Appalachian Institute in Research and Development. The Institute, located in Pikeville, Kentucky, focuses heavily on improving educational access and issues of economic development in the Central Appalachian region.

Fickey, an instructor in the Department of Geography as well as in the Appalachian Studies Program while completing her doctoral studies, will spend 2013 as a fellow-in-residence at the institute. There she will focus her research around questions of regional identity and economic development throughout all of Appalachia. The fellowship is the first of its kind for CAIRD and Fickey hopes that her work this coming year will pave the way for other fellows and students to come.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Intervention Proves Successful in Protecting Appalachian Women From Cervical Cancer

An intervention created by a group of University of Kentucky faculty has proven successful in encouraging young women in an area of eastern Kentucky to complete the series of HPV vaccines to guard against cervical cancer. In 2012, cervical cancer affected approximately 12,000 women in the United States and was responsible for another 4,200 deaths.

My Old Kentucky Road

Roads are products of the places they wind through and have rich histories that modern drivers often ignore. Travelers have not always been able to take them for granted, however, particularly in the mountainous regions of Appalachia in the days before cars.

Ramblers and 'Crankies' Close Out Appalachian Concert Series

From old time Kentucky tunes to a band’s unique take on art, the next two concerts in the "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" series are sure to cater to a wide audience.

Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.

Appalachian Forum on Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky

Interest in home gardening and food preservation practices have increased over the last several years, especially in urban areas. Three home producers from Appalachian Kentucky - Betty Tyra Gregory, Gary Rose, and Rowena Borders. The panel will be moderated by Lisa Conley, a graduate student also debuting her short film during the beginning of the forum.

Lecture and Concert to Focus on Place, Art and Music in Eastern Ky

Next lecture in "Place Matters" series to take place this Friday. The talk is entitled "Somewheres on the Track: Place, Art, and Music in Eastern Kentucky"

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