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Vanilla White Quilt Exhibit Gallery

1. Claricy (White) Potter
2. Daisy Ellen (Potter) Hughes
3. Emma (Bates) Potter
4. Front Row, Left to Right: Ina White, Hannah White, Noble White, William Charles White. Back Row, Left to Right: Guster White, Dollie White, Claricy White, Mary White, Vera White

Spring 2019

The UK Appalachian Center has been BUSY place this semester! We enjoyed many different events at the App Center and around campus including our biweekly coffee hours, SWAP presentations from James S. Brown and Eller & Billings Student Research Awards recipients and our visiting scholar…

2019 GARC Symposium

Photos from the 10th Annual GARC Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase on March 2, 2019 at the UK William T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium. 

Conversations with Gurney - Robert Gipe

Conversations with Gurney featuring Robert Gipe took place on February 7, 2019 5:00-6:30PM at the James F. Hardymon Theater in the Davis Marksbury Building at UK. The theater was completely full and a great time was enjoyed by all. Enjoy these photos and feel free to check out our calendar event…

Fall 2018

The UK Appalachian Center has been filled with many familiar and new faces this semester! We enjoyed many different events at the App Center and around campus including our 2018 Open House, SWAP presentations from James S. Brown and Eller-Billings Student Research Awards recipients,…

Conversations with Gurney - Anne Shelby

Gurney Norman, scholar-in-residence for the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program, hosted Anne Shelby, native Kentuckian, storyteller, poet, and award-winning author. 

Coffee Hours Thursdays

The Appalachian Center will host a series of weekly drop-in Coffee Hours Thursdays, 10-11 am through the end of the semester. The Center invites students, faculty, staff, and community members for coffee and light refreshments. Come visit with others interested in the region and learn more…

UK Appalachian Center Open House

The Appalachian Center was filled with conversation, introductions, visions for the Appalachian Center, and delicious catering provided by Mimi's Southern Style Cooking complete with Ale 8 and Moon Pies on September 25, 2018 for the Appalachian Center Open House. We are excited for all the…

UK Appalachian Center 40th Anniversary and Retiring Faculty Celebration, March 2, 2017

The UK Appalachian Center celebrated its 40th anniversary and recognized three dedicated faculty members: Dwight Billings, Ron Pen, and Jim Hougland. This event brought together faculty and staff from all across our Campus.

7th Annual Graduate Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase 2016

Students from the University of Kentucky and throughout the Region came together at the 7th annual Graduate Appalachian Research and Art Symposium at UK on March 5th and 6th, 2016. This event featured Appalachian-focused student research presentations, artistic…


Alessandro Portelli, esteemed author, professor, and oral historian visits the UK Appalachian Center as part of Arts & Sciences Year of Europe to give a lecture entitled Roma Forestiera: Migrant Music in Rome at the UKAA Auditorium.


The 2015 Sustainability Forum (formerly the Sustainability…

Frank X. Walker's Poet Laureate Celebration

April 24, 2013 Lyric Theatre A native of Danville, Kentucky, Frank X Walker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and he also completed an MFA in Writing at Spalding University. After being nurtured by UK professors that included Nikky Finney, Gurney Norman, the late James Baker Hall,…