Events

APPALACHIAN CENTER EVENTS

FALL 2017

SWAP with Jacob Hutton and Kenton Sena

Date: 11/15/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Jacob Hutton and Kenton Sena

 

We welcomed Jacob Hutton and Kenton Sena to the UK Appalachian Center for their SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) presentations as 2017 UKAC Eller & Billings Student Research Awardees!  Mr. Hutton presented Stream salamander occupancy along a specific conductance gradient; Mr. Sena presented Tracking a tree-killer: Modeling Phytophthora cinnamomi distribution in eastern Kentucky.  This event was held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 and was a free event for UK students, faculty, and staff!

800 Acorns: Celebrating the Charter of the Forest's Octocentennial

Date: 10/21/2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Daniel Boone National Forest, Rockhouse Rd. (Near Pinecreek Church)

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Erik Reece, Chris Barton, Jonathan Allison, and Tom Marksbury

 

As part of the Arts & Sciences Year of Civics and Citizenship in the 21st Century: Keys to Our Common Future, we celebrateed the 800th Charter of the Forest.  This tree-planting event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Rockhouse Rd.  Lunch was provided, and there were free t-shirts with the acorn logo that was designed by local artist John Lackey. 

SWAP with Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth

Date: 10/18/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Jasper Waugh Quasebarth

 

The UK Appalachian Center held a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event with Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017! Jasper presented Exploring Musical Instrument Makers and Tonewood through Archival Research as a 2017 UKAC Brown Award recipient.  This was a free event for UK students, faculty, and staff!

Cutting Edge Northern Peatland Research at the SPRUCE: Early Results

Date: 10/11/2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Location: The 90, Room 202

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Randy Kolka, PhD

As a part of UK Water Week, we welcomed Randy Kolka, Team Leader and Research Soil Scientist with the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station to our Campus! Dr. Kolka talked about the Importance of Bogs in Carbon Storage in his work and research on Peatlands. This event took place at The 90, Room 202 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This was a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff. The event was organized and co-sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability & the Environment, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, and the UK Appalachian Center. Please, see more information on the UK Water Week Facebook page.

 
SWAP with Alexandria Jensen 
 
Date: 09/20/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
 
Location: UK Appalachian Center
 
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Alexandria Jensen
 
This was our first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalchia in Progress) of the fall 2017 semester!  We welcomed Alexandria Jensen, a 2017 UK Appalachian Center Eller & Billings Student Research Award recipient as she presented "Quantifying sediment residence in an Appalachian forested wetland: Implications for stream water quality".  Her talk was held at the UK Appalachian Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  This was a free event for UK students, faculty, and staff!

 

SPRING 2017

SWAP with Karen Hudson

Date: 04/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Karen Hudson, Ph.D.

 

We were very excited to welcome Karen Hudson to the UK Appalachian Center for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.! Dr. Hudson is a visiting professor in the Department of Historic Preservation here in the UK College of Design.  Dr. Hudson has a long-standing relationship with the UK Appalchian Center as a visiting scholar.  Her presentation was titled Growing New Appalachians: The FoodScape of the Kentucky Mountain Settlement School. UK Students, Staff, and Faculty were welcomed and encouraged to join us!

Spring 2017 GARC Planning Event 

Date: 03/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center Annex

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Graduate Appalachian Research Community Officers and Members

The Graduate Appalachian Research Community invited UK students to join in the planning conversation for the upcoming academic year!  GARC is a student group with research and academic interests in Appalachia.  Members network, engage in supporitive conversation, and plan annual events, including a Symposium and Arts Showcase. Please, visit our GARC page for more information about past events: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/graduate-appalachian-research-community.  Students with scholarly and academic interest in Appalachian-related work, came find out how to get involved!

8TH ANNUAL APPALACHIAN RESEARCH COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM AND ARTS SHOWCASE

DATE: 02/18/2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

LOCATION: UK College of Law Courtroom

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Crystal Wilkinson, Dwight Billings, Ivy Brashear, Rober Gipe, and student presentations

This was the 8th Annual GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Symposium and Arts Showcase!  This event was held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the UK Law Building Courtroom. The keynote panel this year included 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 were welcomed and encouraged to submit poster and presentations proposals through the GARC website abstract submission form. Students were not required to present to attend. For more information, details, and updates about this and past symposia, please visit the GARC website's Annual Research Symposium page!

 

SWAP EVENT WITH KENTON SENA AND JENNIFER MCKENZIE

DATE: 02/15/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Kenton Sena and Jennifer McKenzie

Kenton Sena and Jennifer McKenzie presented at a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachian in Progress) Event Talk on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center!  Both students were 2016 recipients of a 2016 UKAC Eller & Billings Student Research Award and presented their Appalachian-related research. This was a free event, and UK students, faculty, and staff were welcomed to attend.  

SWAP EVENT WITH TAMMY CLEMONS AND LESLY-MARIE BUER

DATE: 01/18/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Tammy Clemons and Leslie-Marie Buer, 2016 James S. Brown Award Recipients

The first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event of the Spring 2017 semester features Tammy Clemons and Lesly-Marie Buer, two 2016 James S. Brown Award recipients and UK Graduate Students who presented their Appalachian-focused research at the UK Appalachian Center on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  This event was held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and UK students, faculty, and staff were welcomed to attend.  Tammy Clemons presented "Endless" Possibilities: Producing Visual Art and Hope in Eastern Kentucky, and Leslie-Marie Buer presented Bad Caring: The Double-Edged Sword of Care in Women's Lives

FALL 2016

SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

DATE: 12/01/2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

LOCATION: Hilary J. Boone Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Student Researchers

Student presenters joined 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 was sponsored by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center.  Students submitted their posters for consideration, and the top posters were given prizes.  The deadline for submissions was Friday, November 20, 2015. Posters were judged by UK Faculty.

THE PERVERSE EFFECT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON SUSTAINABILITY: THE CASE OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYA

DATE: 11/29/2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: UKAA Auditorium, W. T. Young Library (Reception in the Alumni Gallery)

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Dr. Arun Agrawal

As an Arts & Sciences Passport to the World Year of South Asia Event, the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies program happily welcomed Dr. Arun Agrawal to our Campus.  Dr. Agrawal's talk, entitled The Perverse Effect of Sustainable Development Projects on Sustainability: The Case of Watershed Management in the Indian Himalaya was held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in the UKAA Auditorium in the W. T. Young Library.  The conversation continued in the Alumni Gallery from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at a reception for our speaker.  In addition to the College of Arts & Sciences, we thank the following programs and Departments for their generous funding contributions for this event: Department of History, Department of Forestry, Program of Natural Resource and Environmental Science Program, and the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.  All UK Students, Faculty, and Staff were welcomed and encouraged to attend.

SWAP TALK WITH KATHRYN ENGLE AND JASPER WAUGH-QUASEBARTH, 2016 RECIPIENTS OF ELLER & BILLINGS STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

DATE: 11/16/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Kathryn Engle and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth

 

This SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) event featured talks by two recipients of 2016 UK Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Student Research Awards. Kathryn Engle presented Stinking Creek Stories: Life, Agriculture, and Community in Rural Southeastern Kentucky; Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth presented "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 was a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!

SWAP TALK, APPALACHIA KENTUCKY UP CLOSE: POPULATION TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS FOR EASTERN KENTUCKY COUNTIES

DATE: 10/12/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Julie N. Zimmerman

We welcomed 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 wass entitled Appalachia Kentucky Up Close: Population Trends and Projections for Eastern Kentucky Counties.  This was a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!

GRADUATE APPALACHIAN RESEARCH COMMUNITY (GARC) MEET, GREET, AND JOIN EVENT!

DATE: 10/04/2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center Annex

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): GARC Officers, fellow UK Graduate Students

UK Graduate Students with research, fieldwork, and academic interest in the Appalachian Region, joined together on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. to talk with and get to know other UK students with the same interests!  This Graduate Appalachian Research Community (GARC) Meet, Greet, and Join Event was held at the UK Appalachian Center's Annex, and light refreshments were available.  GARC is an official University of Kentucky student group and is involved in planning and coordinating annual events with support from the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program.

SWAP TALK: MENTAL DISTRESS AND SURPLUS POPULATIONS IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

DATE: 09/14/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Henry Bundy, UK Graduate Student in Anthropology

The UK Appalachian Center welcomed Henry Bundy for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  His talk was entitled Mental Distress and Surplus Populations In Upstate South Carolina.  Henry was one of our 2015 recipients of the Eller & Billings Student Research Awards, and this talk focused on his current research project which has been funded, in part, by the award. This was a free event for students, faculty, and staff.

SPRING 2016

DATE: 04/13/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Tammy Clemons and Chelsea Adams

We welcomed two of our 2015 Eller Billings Summer Mini Research Grant Recipients as they presented their work at our SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event!  Tammy Clemmons, a Graduate Student in Anthropology, gave at talk entitled Youth Media Education and Activism in Central Appalachia; Chelsea Adams, a Graduate Student in Educational Psychology, gave a talk entitled Stigma Consciousness in Appalachian Students at the UK Appalachian Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  This is a free event for UK faculty, students, and staff, and lunch will be provided.

TALK BY CRYSTAL WILKINSON

DATE: 04/05/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: UKAA Auditorium, W. T. Young Library

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Crystal Wilkinson

 

The UK Appalachian Center and the African American and Africana Studies Program in welcomed beloved author Crystal Wilkinson to Campus for a talk on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. Ms. Wilkinson, at the time, was the current Writer in Residence at Berea College. Her talk was titled Black Women and Mental Health in Appalachia; she also read from her latest novel, The Birds of Opulence and held a discussion with audience members. 

APPALACHIAN RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND ARTS SHOWCASE

DATE: 03/05/2016 - 8:00am to 03/06/2016 - 5:00pm

LOCATION: Auditorium, UK Law Building

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Tom Hansell, et. al.

This was the 7th annual Graduate Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase! This event brought students from across UK's Campus and from throughout the Appalachian Region together to present their work and research, and the theme was Difference and Affinity: Representing Appalachia. This year's keynote speaker was Tom Hansell, Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services and Assistant Professor at the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and Director of After Coal. The Symposium spanned two days this year: Saturday, March 5, 2016 and Sunday, March 6, 2016.  This year's Symposium and Art Showcase was generously co-sponsored by the UK Student Government Association. 

THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE AND CONTRIBUTION IN APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EXHIBIT, PRECEDED BY POETRY READING

DATE: 03/03/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Special Collections Library, 2nd floor

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Poems read by ITA students

The UK Appalachian Center, Special Collections Library, and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures held a very exciting Event as a part of the Arts & Sciences Year of Europe. This event was free for all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff and was located in the M. I. King Special Collections Library on the 2nd floor on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Italian language students read selected poems from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  This was followed by an exhibit entilted The Immigrant Experience and Contribution in Appalachian Coalfields from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Light refreshements were served.

ROMA FORESTIERA: MIGRANT MUSIC IN ROME, FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION AND SCREENING OF MATEWAN

DATE: 03/02/2016 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: UKAA Auditorium, W.T. Young Library

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Alessandro Portelli

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 was a very special event!  As a part of the Arts & Sciences Passport to the World, Year of Europe, the UK Appalachian Center welcomed Alessandro Portelli for a talk entitled Roma Forestiera: Migrant Music in Rome.  The talk was be held in the UKAA Auditorium in W. T. Young Library from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This was followed by a reception with light refreshments from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Alumni Gallery.  A screening of the film Matewan was then offered in the Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an introduction by Professor Portelli.  This event was free for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff.

SWAP EVENT WITH 2015 JAMES S. BROWN AWARD RECIPIENTS

DATE: 02/18/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Lauren Renee Moore and Lindsay Shade

This was our first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event of the spring 2016 semester!  Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the UK Appalachian Center welcomed Lauren Renee Moore, a Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology and Lindsay Shade, a Graduate Student from the Department of Geography.  These students were the recipients of the 2015 James S. Brown Award and will present talks related to their research.  Lauren Renee Moore presented Growing Food for Near of Far: Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Decision Making in the Blue Ridge.  Lindsay Shade presented The Historical and Legal Geography of Subsoil Land in the West Virginia Shale Boom.  This was a free event and open to all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff; lunch was be provided.

FALL 2015

SWAP EVENT WITH 2015 UKAC ELLER BILLINGS SUMMER RESEARCH MINI-GRANT RECIPIENTS 

DATE: 12/09/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Lesly-Marie Buer, Henry Bundy, and Dr. Robin Vanderpool

 

Our SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event featured 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.  

SWAP EVENT WITH DR. SHAUNNA SCOTT, RECIPIENT OF A 2015 ELLER BILLINGS MINI GRANT

DATE: 11/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: UK Appalachian Center

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Shaunna Scott, Ph.D.

 

UK Appalachian Studies Director and Professor of Sociology, Dr. Shaunna Scott presented her work as a recipient of a UK Appalachian Center 2015 Eller Billings Mini Grant.  Dr. Scott's talk is entitled From Collaboration to Network Analysis: A Viable Option to Assist a Community in its Post-Coal Development.  

 

SWAP EVENT WITH 2015 ELLER BILLINGS SUMMER RESEARCH MINI-GRANT RECIPIENTS SARA BETH FREYTAG AND JASPER WAUGH QUASEBARTH

Date: 11/05/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Sara Beth Freytag and Jasper Waugh Quasebarth

 

Two 2015 Eller Billings Mini Grant recipients shared their work.  Sara Beth Freytag, a student in the Master's Program in the Department of Forestry, gave a talk titled is Effects of Mountaintop Removal Mining on Population Dynamics of Stream Salamanders.  Jasper Waugh Quasebarth, Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, presented his work in a talk called Finding the Singing Spruce: Locating Material in West Virginian Musical Instrument Craft.  

UNCOVER HIDDEN HISTORIES OF RACE AND RELIGION IN AN INDIANAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD

DATE: 10/16/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 102

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Dr. Sue Hyatt, Department of Anthropology, IUPUI

We welcomed Dr. Susan Hyatt for a talk in the UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series!  Friday, October 16, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dr. Hyatt gave a talk entitled We Never Met Strangers--We Met People: Using Collaborative Anthropology to Uncover Hidden Histories of Race and Religion in an Indianapolis Neighborhood.  This was held in the White Hall Classroom Building, Room 102 and was a free event, co-sponsored by African American and Africana Studies, Jewish Studies, and Anthropology.  All were welcomed to join in a pre-talk conversation from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court (across Limestone from the UK Law Building). 

UK WATER WEEK LEAD BY THE TRACY FARMER INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Date: 10/19/15 - 10/23/15

Location: Various

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Various

UK Water Week was lead by the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment and Co-Sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center as well as many other programs on Campus.  On Monday, 10/19/15, Water Week kicked off with an event call Conversations on Conservation. This event was free for all and screened film shorts that focused on conservation efforts in the Appalachian Region.  On Friday, 10/23/15, Staff, Faculty, Grad Students from Forestry, Biosystems and Agricultural Engeneering, and the UK Appalachian Center met with 200 local middle-school children at Cave Run for a stream restoration project. Please, see more information about these events here: https://www.facebook.com/UKWaterWeek/ and here: http://news.ca.uky.edu/article/bee-happy-eighth-graders-plant-native-wildflowers-cane-run-watershed#.VjeCOGJSDI0.twitter.

JUST TRANSITION NOT TOXIC PRISONS: THE FIGHT AGAINST PRISON BUILDING IN COAL COUNTY

DATE: 10/07/2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 208

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Panagioti Tsolkas

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.   

SWAP EVENT WITH 2015 ELLER BILLINGS SUMMER RESEARCH MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT MARY BETH SCHMID

Date: 09/11/2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Mary Beth Schmid, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kentucky

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.

UK APPALACHIAN CENTER OPEN HOUSE AND GARC MEET & GREET

Date:  09/02/15 – 10am to 1 pm

Location: Sanders Hall Lawn (former Seminary lawn across from UK App. Center)

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Directors, Staff, and GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Members

We held an open house and meet and greet for our new Appalachian Center Director, Dr. Chris Barton and our new Appalachian Studies Director, Dr. Shaunna Scott. This was also the first GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) meeting of the year.

SPRING 2015

6TH ANNUAL UK GRADUATE APPALACHIAN RESEARCH COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM & ARTS SHOWCASE

DATE: 04/18/2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

LOCATION: W. T. Young Library

SPEAKER(S) / PRESENTER(S): Dr. Lisa Conley, Keynote Speaker

 

This was the 6th Annual GARC Symposium and Art Showcase. Graduates students with research and/or artistic interests in Appalachia submitted proposals via the website. This was an opportunity for students to present their work on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the W. T. Young Library, Room B108-C on UK's Campus.  This event was planned by members of GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community), with support from the UK Appalachian Center.  

SWAP EVENT WITH 2014 ELLER BILLINGS SUMMER RESEARCH MINI-GRANT RECIPIENTS

Date: 04/02/15 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):  Michelle Justus Talbott, Kang Namkoong, Rogin Vanderpool

The UK Appalachian Center proudly hosted a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event with our 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients.  Dr. Robin Vanderpool is a faculty memeber in the Department of Health Behavior.  Dr. Kang Namkoong is faculty in the Department of Community Leadership and Development in the College of Ag.  Michelle Justus Talbott is a graduate student here at the University of Kentucky.  All of the applicants have research interests and focus in Appalachia.  This meeting was held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

SWAP EVENT WITH 2014 BROWN AWARD RECIPIENTS

Date: 03/31/2015 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Lindsay Shade and Kathryn Engle

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Two of five 2014 Brown Award recipients, Lindsay Shade and Kathryn Engle presented on their research.  Each presenter had research interests in Appalachia and were graduate students at the University of Kentucky.

SWAP EVENT WITH SAAKSHI JOSHI

Date: 03/12/2015 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Saakshi Joshi

The UK Appalachian Center proudly welcomed Saakshi Joshi, a Visiting Fulbright Scholar.  Ms. Joshi gave 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 was free and open to Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend.  Her talk was entitled, Dammed Memories: Narratives of Belonging among Tehri Dam-displaced People in Uttarakhand, India.

APPALACHIAN FORUM WITH REBECCA KLENK

Date: 03/09/2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: Niles Gallery

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Rebecca Klenk

The UK Appalachian Center welcomed Dr. Rebecca Klenk from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  Her talk was entitleded Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India and was a part of our Appalachian Forum Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia.  This was held in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.  A reception followed to allow for further discussion and questions from attendees at the UK Appalachian Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SWAP MEETING WITH HELEN ROSKO

Date:  02/13/2015 - 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 

 

Helen Rosko, MS Candidate, University of Tennessee--Knoxville, Dept. of Geography

 

The UK Appalachian Center proudly hosted Helen Rosko, MS Candidate from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville.  Ms. Rosko's talk was entitled, "Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role."  This was part of the Appalachian Center's SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) series and was held at the UK Appalachian Center on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This was a free event for UK Students, Staff, and Faculty.

SWAP MEETING WITH IRYNA GALUSHCHAK

Date: 02/26/15 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Iryna Galushchak, Visiting Scholar

The UK Appalachian Center welcomed Iryna Galushchak, Professor of Economics at Precarpathian National University for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress).  Dr. Galushchak gave a talk entitled: Economic, Ecological and Cultural Influences on Regional Development in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains.  This was a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff and was held at the UK Appalachian Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.

FALL 2014

APPALACHIAN FORUM, SCREENING OF UP THE RIDGE

Date: 11/18/2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Kastle Hall, Room 213

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Amelia Kirby, filmmaker and Appalachian Citizens Law Center and Melynda Price, UK Law Faculty and Director, African American & Africana Studies.
 

The UK Appalachian Center hosted an Appalachian Forum in our Speaker Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia. This event was free and open to the public and was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room 213 of Kastle Hall. This event featured a screening of the film Up the Ridge, a documentary about the American Prison system. There was a discussion of the film after the viewing. Our guests for the film discussion were Amelia Kirby, filmmaker and Development Director at the Appalachian Citizens Law Center and Melynda Price, UK Law faculty and Director of the African American & Africana Studies Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPALACHIAN FORUM WITH FRAN ANSLEY

Date: 11/05/2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Francis Ansley
 

The UK Appalachian Center hosted an Appalachian Forum with Dr. Fran Ansley, Professor Emeritus of law at the University of Tennessee Knoxville on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Dr. Ansley gave a talk entitled Telescoping Movements, Telescoping Time:  Five Decades of Looking for the Labor Movement  through an Appalachian Lens in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  This was a part of the Appalachian Forum Speaker Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Movements in Appalachia.  The event was free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICKIN' TIME MOUNTAIN MUSIC AND HARVEST DAY

Date: 

11/01/2014 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Location: RCARS (Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability), Jackson, KY

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Various Workshop Leaders

The UK Appalachian Center hosted our 2nd annual Pickin' Time Event on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at RCARS in Jackson, KY!  This was a great event for learning about culture through various musical workshops, cutting board workshops, a local craft market, a visual arts showcase, farmer's market, and much more. UK Students, Faculty, and Staff were invited to go by bus.  Admission was free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAP DISCUSSION WITH DOMENICA FARINELLA

Date: 10/23/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Domenica Farinella

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) meeting with Domenica Farinella, a Visiting Scholar from the University of Cagliari, Italy. Her talk was entitled "Biodiverstiy Lost and Regained in Sardinian Agriculture." This was held at the UK Appalachian Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This was a free event for students, faculty, and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAP DISCUSSION OF JUDICIAL SYSTEMS AND INSTITUTIONS IN APPALACHIA

Date: 

10/20/2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Brenda Waugh and Judah Schept

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) discussion of Judicial Systems and Institutions in Appalachia from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.  This was held at the UK Appalachian Center at 624 Maxwelton Court.  Brenda Waugh is an attorney specializing in collaborative law, conflict resolutions, and restorative justice in West Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Judah Schept is Asst. Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University and does research on prison expansion in Appalachia. This was a free event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAP MEETING LEAD BY BROWN AWARD RECIPIENTS

Date: Thrusday, 9/9/2014

Location:  UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Tammy Clemmons, Mary Beth Schmid, Jasper Waugh-Quesebarth

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a SWAP (Sharning Work on Appalachia in Progress) meeting with 3 of 5 Brown Award recipients (of the 2014 awardees).  Tammy Clemons, Mary Beth Schmid, and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth each presented on the research they conducted as Brown Awardees.  Each presenter had research interests in Appalachia and are graduate students at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER 2014

APPALACHIA INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE

Date: 8/2/2014

Location: Inez, KY

As part of an Appalachian Center initiative to deepen and increase international and intercultural exchanges in Appalachian Kentucky, we hosted a day trip to Inez, KY.  Participants travled to see the mountains of Eastern, KY, took an historical trail hike, and engaged with community members who also attended.  Participants included UK Appalachian Center Interns, staff, and students from the University, including International students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE AT THE APPALACHIAN CENTER

Date: 7/29/14

Location: UK Appalachian Center

The UK Appalachian Center invited International students to join in a potluck and cultural conversations in an evening at the Center.

 

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE AT THE APPALACHIAN CENTER

Date: 7/15/14

Location: UK Appalachian Center

The UK Appalachian Center invited International students to join in an evening with a meal and a movie as a part of the intercultural and international exchange.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH WATER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND WORKSHOP WEEK

Date: 07/12/2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm and 7/7/14 - 7/11/14

Location: Memorial Hall for Summit, Robinson Forest for Workshop Week

The U.K. Appalachian Center hosted the International Youth Water Justice Summit at Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event was free and open to the public; all ages were welcomed to attend. Lunch was provided. There were presentations and activities related to water justice locally, regionally, and globally throughout the day. Water justice refers to fair and inclusive distribution and stewardship of water resources. This was an opportunity to think about how we are connected to everyone in the world through water, from the make-up of the human body to the watersheds providing us with drinking water to the river, ocean, and weather systems that keep water circulating.

The Appalachian Center put out a call for participation to regional schools, teachers, and libraries.  Visiting students from Indonesia, along with Regional teachers, high school, and college students stayed in the Robinson Forest for an intensive week of educational activities provided by experts in watershed mapping, stream ecology, water quality testing, sustainable forestry and land use, calculating water footprints in comparison to those of households in other world regions, and local and global water justice issues, including water policy. The participants in the Workshop Week had the opportunity to present their work to community members and attendees on the day of Summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2014

SWAP MEETING WITH DR. DAVID RUCCIO, PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Date: 04/18/2014, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Dr. David Ruccio

The UK Appalachian Center hosted Dr. David Ruccio for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2014.  Dr. Ruccio spoke on a class analysis of energy issues (especially views of climate change and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas) in a context for Appalachian regional discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPALACHIAN FORUM WITH DR. SOUMENDRA PATNAIK

Date: Thursday, 4/17/14

Location: Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 303, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Dr. Soumendra Patnaik, University of Delhi

The UK Appalachian Center hosted Dr. Soumendra Patnaik for an Appalachian Forum held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 303.  Dr. Patnaik was a visiting scholar from the University of Delhi in India.  His talk was entitled Ethical Issues in Development Discourses on Indigenous Communities in South Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Voces de los Apalaches and Performance by Appalatin

Date: Saturday, 4/12/14

Location: Worsham Theatre, Student Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Community Members and the band Appalatin

This was a community-based theater performance and concert by the band Appalatin. This event was co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center and the College of Arts & Sciences Passport to the World Viva Mexico! Series.  The theatrical performance was based on personal stories of Latino and Hispanic community members interviewed and compiled by Appalachian Center Staff and visiting professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FONTIER NURSING PANEL

Date: Friday, 4/11/14

Location: Worsham Theater, UK Student Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Anne Z. Cockerham, Michael Claussen, Nancy Reinhart, Linda Ahrens, Bryanna McClure, Ann Kingsolver (Moderator)

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a discussion panel in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Frontier Nursing University.  This discussion was on UK's Campus in the Worsham Theater of the Student Center.  The panel was comprised of health practitioners, recent Couriers, authors, and current Frontier Nursing University employees.  The panel disussed the service learning program, the 86 years that young people have volunteered for this program, and a reading by Anne Z. Cockerman of her book, Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928 - 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th ANNUAL UK APPALACHIAN RESERACH COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM & ARTS SHOWCASE

Date: Saturday, 3/8/2014

Location:  William T. Young Library

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Keynote speakers: Amanda Fickey and Victoria LeBeaux. 

This was the 5th Annual GARC Symposium and Art Showcase. Graduates students with research and/or artistic interests in Appalachia submitted proposals and presented their work on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the W. T. Young Library on UK's Campus.  This was an all-day event, planned by members of GARC, with support from the UK Appalachian Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAP MEETING ON "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NETWORKS IN APPALACHIAN KENTUCKY"

Date: Wednesday, 1/29/14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Dr. Walter Ferrier and Brandon Ofem (Representing a National Science Foundation funded research team)

The UK Appalachian Center hosted a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) with Dr. Walter Ferrier and Branden Ofem, representing a National Science Foundation funded research team.  The topic for this discussion was "Economic Development Networks in Appalachian Kentucky."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL 2013

DISCUSSION PANEL REFLECTING CRITICALLY ON 50 YEARS OF THE WAR ON POVERTY: YOUNG VOLUNTEERS IN APPALACHIA

Date: December 4, 2013, 3:30 - 4:30 Presentations, 4:30 - 5:00 Open Discussion

Location: Center Theater, UK Student Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Shane Barton, Allison Cooper, Kari Cornett, Rhea Crone, Ron Eller, Tom Kiffmeyer, Ann Kingsolver, April Trent

A panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discussed 50 years of the US War on Poverty.  The panel ranged a span of experiences from the 1960's through current Teach for America positions and VISTA volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREE PLANTING OPPORTUNITY

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2014, 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Pike County, KY

Coordinated by: Shane Barton, UK Appalachian Center and Green Forests Work

THE AMI 2013 SUMMER DOCUMENTARY INSTITUTE SHOWCASE

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

Location: Whitehall Classroom Building, room 106

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): 3 young filmmakers from the Appalachian Region, Q&A with AMI filmmakers after screening

PICKIN' TIME MOUNTAIN MUSIC AND HARVEST DAY

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: RCARS, Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Larry Cordle, Stephens Family Band, Lee Sexton, Rich Kirby, Carla Gover, Johnny Sexton, Ron Pen, John Haywood, Jesse Wells

The 1st annual Pickin' Time event, held at RCARS in Jackson, KY was a huge success and a very fun and educational day for UK staff, faculty, and community members.  The day held group learning sessions for banjo, guitar, vocals, a local arts and crafts market, farmer's market, and much more!

SUE MASSEK PERFORMS "PRECIOUS MEMORIES"

Date: October 23, 2013, 7 p.m.

Location: Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s):  Sue Massek, Musician, Performer, Activist

This event was free and open to the public.  Sue Massek performed "Precious Memories," a play written by Si Kahn during his residency at the UK Appalachian Center.  "Precious Memories" is about the life and times of Sarah Ogan Gunning.  

HEARING APPALACHIAN VOICES: IN CELEBRATION OF KATE BLACK'S CONTRIBUTIONS AS AN APPALACHIAN STUDIES ARCHIVIST AND SCHOLAR

Date: 04/08/13, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Reception to follow

Location: UK Goodbarn, 1451 University Drive

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s):  Anne Shelby, Mary Anglin, Dwight Billings, Nyoka Hawkins, and Gurney Norman

This event was free and open to the public in celebration of Kate Black, Appalachian Studies Archivist and Scholar.  This was sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center with support from the Kentucky Humanities Counsil and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

SUMMER 2012

GLOBAL MOUNTAIN REGIONS CONFERENCE

Date: October 25 - 27, 2012

Location(s): UK Young Library Auditorium, Center Theater and Worsham Theater, UK Student Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Please see the online program for a list of all presenters and speakers.

This event was a transnational, three-day conference hosted by the UK Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program.  The conference was free an open to the public and featured speakers bringing perspectives from Indonesia, Ecuador, Wales, India, Mexico, Italy, South Africa, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, Mali, Canada, the United States, Haiti, Trinidad & Tabago, Japan, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, and other nations.  Evening events featured poetry, music, and conversations about community rights. Please see the conference website for a detailed account of all events and speakers: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/global-mountain-regions-conference-0.  

SPRING 2012

PLACE MATTERS LECTURE SERIES (4 Lectures: 1/27/12, 2/17/12, 3/1/12, 4/10/12)

The Place Matters lecture series and associated events explored the ways in which identity, social action, cultural expression, and conceptualization of both the world and home are connected to place. How do regional studies and global studies contribute critically to one another? The lecturers and artists in the PLACE MATTERS series challenged and inspired us to ground our understandings of Appalachia and the world differently.

"RECLAIMING PLACE: MAKING HOME", LECTURE BY BELL HOOKS as part of the UK Appalachian Center "Place Matters" lecture series

Date: April 10, 2012, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:  Worsham Theater, UK Student Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Bell Hooks

Author Bell Hooks gave the final lecture in the "Place Matters" lecture series.  Her talk was entitled "Reclaiming Place: Making Home" and was held on Campus in the Worsham Theater.  This event was free and open to the public.  Please, see the full details here: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/place-matters-lecture-feature-bell-hooks.

APPALACHIAN FORUM ON HOME FOOD PRESRVATION IN EASTERN KENTUCKY

Date: 04/05/12, 7 p.m.

Location: UK Student Center, Room 206, Reception to follow at UK Appalachian Center

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Lisa Conley

Interest in home gardening and food preservation practices has increased over the last several years, especially in urban areas. Many urban foodies are discovering the joys of home production, and participation in the local food movement is strong. These practices are not novel, however, to many people who have grown and preserved their own food for generations. Three home producers from Appalachian Kentucky, Betty Tyra Gregory, Gary Rose from Campton, and Rowena Borders from Louisa, shared their experiences growing and preserving food. Vanessa Oliver, Graduate Student, UK Department of Nutrition and Food Science was on hand to address questions of food safety. Lisa Conley, UK Department of Sociology, moderated the panel and debued her short film, “Talking Food: Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky” created from interviews with home food preservation practitioners in Wolfe and Lawrence Counties.  The full video of this event is here: http://vimeo.com/41501809.

"THE POWER OF PLACE AND THE PLACE OF POWER", LECTURE BY JOHN GAVENTA as part of the UK Appalachian Center's "Place Matters" lecture series

Date: 03/01/12, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Memorial Hall

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Jonn Gaventa

John Gaventa, Director of the Coady International Institute and Vice President of International Development at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia gave a talk in titled "The Power of Place and the Place of Power" as part of the "Place Matters" lecture series.  The talk was free and open to the public.  Please see the UKNow article with details about event: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/place-matters-lecture-series-feature-john-gaventa.

APPALACHIAN FORUM ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AS A METHOD OF NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION IN KENTUCKY

Date: 02/23/12, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 106

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s):  Pat Banks, Kim Collings, William Daughtery, Melissa Dieckmann, Frank Ettensohn, Marcelo Guzman, Brandon Nuttall, Al Cross (Moderator)

This panel discussion was a part of the Appalachian Forum Series and discussed hydraulic fracturing as a method of natural gas extraction in Kentucky.  The panelists ranged from professors and authors to the Director of Kentucky Riverkeeper.  The event was free and open to the public.  You can view the entire video of this event here: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/video/appalachian-forum-hydraulic-fracturing.

"SOMEWHERES ON THE TRACK: PLACE, ART, AND MUSIC IN EASTERN, KY", A LECTURE BY RICH KIRBY AND JOHN HAYWOOD as part of the UK Appalachian Center's "Place Matters" lecture series WITH AN EVENING CONCERT BY RICH AND THE PO' FOLK

Date: 02/17/12, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., lecture; 7 p.m., concert

Location: Center Theater, UK Student Center (lecture), Worsham Theater, UK Student Center (concert)

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s):  Rich Kirby and John Haywood, lecture, Rich and the Po' Folk, concert

This lecture and concert served as the second in the UK Appalachian Center's "Place Matters" lecture series.  This event was free and open to the public.  The talk title was "Somewheres on the Track: Place, Art, and Music in Eastern KY" and was followed later in the evening with a free concert by Rich and the Po' Folk.  For more detail about this event, please visit: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/lecture-and-concert-focus-place-art-and-music-eastern-ky.

RAS ALAN IN CONCERT

Date: 02/10/12, 7 p.m.

Location: U.K. Singletary Center for the Arts

Performer: Ras Alan

This concert was free, open to the public, and featured the "Reggabilly" sound of Grammy-nominated Ras Alan.  This music blends Reggae and traditional mountain themes.  Ras Alan was also the keynote speaker at the Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase.  For more abou this event, please visit: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/research-and-reggabilly-uk-appalachian-center-brings-artist-ras-alan-research-symposium.

"THERE ARE NO GAY PEOPLE HERE: EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF QUEER YOUTH VISIBILITY IN THE RURAL UNITED STATES", A LECTURE BY MARY L. GRAY, WITH DISCUSSANTS CAROL MASON AND ZAK PENCE as part of the UK Appalachian Center's "Place Matters" lecture series.  FOLLOWED BY AMI (APPALACHIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE) SHORT FILM SCREEINGS

Date: 01/27/12, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., lecture, 6:30 p.m., film screenings

Location: Center Theater, UK Student Center, lecture, W. T. Young Library Auditorium, film screenings

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Mary L. Gray, and discussants Carol Mason and Zak Pence

The first of four lectures in the UK Appalachian Center's "Place Matters" speaker series was entitled, "There Are No Gay People Here: Expanding the Boundaries in the Rural United States."  The lecturer was Mary L. Gray who drew on her experiences working in rural parts of Kentucky.  Dr. Gray discussed LGBTQ youth issues and using digital media as a tool to combat marginalization.  The lecture was followed by the screening of 4 short films by young AMI filmmakers at W. T. Young library.  For more detail about this event, please visit: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/place-matters-talk-focus-sexual-identities-rural-america.

FALL 2011

"INSIDERS AND OUTSIDERS: JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS", A LECTURE BY DR. DEBORAH R. WEINER

Date: 12/5/11

Location: W. T. Young Library Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Dr. Deborah R. Weiner, Jewish Museum of Maryland

Dr. Deborah R. Weiner, author of Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History and winner of the 2007 Southern Jewish Historical Society's Book Prize, gave a lecture entitled,"Insiders and Outsiders: Jewish Communities in the Appalachian Coalfields" at W.T. Young Library on U.K.'s Campus.

"CONFRONTING ENVIRONMENTAL MYTHOLOGY, MAKING A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT" BY DR. CHAD MONTRIE

Date: 10/20/11, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (lecture), 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (student lunch and discussion with author)

Location: Niles Gallery (lecture), UK Appalachian Center (lunch and discussion)

Speaker(s)/Presenter(s): Dr. Chad Montrie, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Chad Montrie's talk examined common notions about the origins and development of environmentalism in the U. S. His discussion highlighted opposition to strip mining in the Appalachian Region during the 1950s and 1960s.  This event was co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Political Ecology Working Group, along with the UK Appalachian Center.

 

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