GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) will be having a social gathering this Friday at 5 pm at Pazzos Pizza. We invite everyone to come to join us for some snacks and socializing. Feel free to bring friends/significant others!
The Appalachian Center hosted an Open House at the Center, Tuesday September 25th from 11:30AM-2:00PM. The Appalachian Center is located at 624 Maxwelton Ct., across from the law school. A short welcome from Associate Director, Dr. Kathryn Engle, was given at noon and a delicious catered lunch was provided by Mimi's Southern Style Cooking. This was a free event open to UK faculty, staff and students and to the Lexington and Appalachian communities at large. Many ideas and introductions took place and we started the Fall semester off with a bang!
Please, join us for the 8th Annual GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Symposium and Arts Showcase! This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the UK Law Building Courtroom. The specific daily schedule is currently being written and will be updated soon. The keynote panel this year includes a highly-esteemed group of speakers: Crystal Wilkinson, Dwight Billings, Ivy Brashear, and Robert Gipe. Undergraduate and Graduate students with research and work pertaining to Appalachia, from all Colleges and Universities, and from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to submit poster and presentations proposals through the GARC website abstract submission form. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by midnight. Students are not required to present to attend. We do ask that all presenters and non-presenters register to attend by midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017. For more information, details, and updates about the coming symposium, please visit the GARC website's Annual Research Symposium page!
This SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) event will feature talks by two recipients of 2016 UK Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Student Research Awards. Kathryn Engle presents Stinking Creek Stories: Life, Agriculture, and Community in Rural Southeastern Kentucky; Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth presents "You can make a tree sing: that's the magic": Musical Instrument Makers and the Re-enchantment of Livelihood and Material in West Virginia. Both awardees are UK Graduate Students. This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!
Please, join us as we welcome Julie N. Zimmerman for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk here at the UK Appalachian Center on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Zimmerman is a Coughenour Professor of Rural Sociology and works with the Departments of Sociology, Community and Leadership Development, and Appalachian Studies. Her talk is entitled Appalachia Kentucky Up Close: Population Trends and Projections for Eastern Kentucky Counties. This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!
Writer Jane Hicks has been named the recipient of the Appalachian Writers Association (AWA) 2015 James Still Award for Poetry for her book "Driving with the Dead: Poems," published by University Press of Kentucky (UPK).
The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences has named Shaunna Scott as the new director of its Appalachian Studies Program and Christopher Barton as the new director of the Appalachian Center.
When Ann Kingsolver, former director of the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, began speaking with grandparents raising grandchildren in Appalachian communities, two things became clear to her.