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!
We are very excited to announce the 2016 Sustainability Fourm here on UK's Campus! This event is brought to you by the Tracy Farmer Institute on Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center. Students may submit their posters/presentations online here: http://tfise.uky.edu/showcaseby Sunday, November 20, 2016. Students will present their work on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Hillary J. Boone Center at 4:30 p.m. Awards for the best posters/presentations will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Please, see the showcase's webpage for more information, and join us at the event! Please, encourage other students with sustainability-focused work and research to submit and attend.
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 at the UK Appalachian Center as we welcome 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. This talk is 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 is about his current research project which has been funded, in part, by the award. This is a free event for students, faculty, and staff; we welcome you!
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!
Please, join the UK Appalachian Center, Special Collections Library, and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures for a very exciting Event as a part of the Arts & Sciences Year of Europe. This event is free for all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff and will be located in the M. I. King Special Collections Library on the 2nd floor on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Italian language students will read selected poems from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This will be followed by an exhibit entilted The Immigrant Experience and Contribution in Appalachian Coalfields from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Light refreshements will be served.
Please, join us on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 for a very special event! As a part of the Arts & Sciences Passport to the World, Year of Europe, the UK Appalachian Center welcomes Alessandro Portelli for a talk entitled Roma Forestiera: Migrant Music in Rome. The talk will be held in the UKAA Auditorium in W. T. Young Library from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This will be 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 will be offered in the Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an introduction by Professor Portelli. This event is free for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff.
Please, join the UK Appalachian Center and the African American and Africana Studies Program in welcoming beloved author Crystal Wilkinson to Campus for a talk on Tuesday, April 5th. Ms. Wilkinson is the current Writer in Residence at Berea College and will present in the UKAA Auditorium in the W. T. Young Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Her talk is titled Black Women and Mental Health in Appalachia. She will also read from her latest novel, The Birds of Opulence and hold a discussion with audience members. This event is free, and all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff are most welcome to attend! Please, find more information about Crystal Wilkinson here.
This will be the 7th annual Graduate Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase! This event brings students from across UK's Campus and from throughout the Appalachian Region together to present their work and research, and the theme is Difference and Affinity: Representing Appalachia. This year's keynote speaker is 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 will span two days this year: Saturday, March 5, 2016 and Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Poster submissions are due online by midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Registration for presenters and non-presenting attendees is due online by Monday, February 15, 2016. Please, see the GARC page on our website for more information and for submission and registration instructions! This year's Symposium and Art Showcase is generously co-sponsored by the UK Student Government Association.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Join us for 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 welcomes 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 presents Growing Food for Near of Far? Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Decision Making in the Blue Ridge. Lindsay Shade presents The Historical and Legal Geography of Subsoil Land in the West Virginia Shale Boom. This event is free and open to all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff; lunch will be provided.