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Dwight Billings on BBC Radio

Professor of Sociology Dwight Billings recently appeared as a guest on BBC World Service Radio to talk about hillbilly stereotypes. Billings says there has always been an interest in the American “other” – an interest that seems to have contrasting parts of fascination and fear.

Her Roots Run Deep: Shannon Bell's Book Continues to Earn Top Honors

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shannon Bell described her recent book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, as a project that gives voice to her subjects: women fighting against the environmental effects of coal mining in Appalachia.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Offers Training on Radiation Emergency Response

An upcoming course, "REAC/TS Training: Radiation Emergency Response - Are You Prepared?" will train public health personnel, emergency management folks, physicians, nurses, and other workers involved with radiological hazards in how to respond to terrorist threats.

UK, ARC, and CDC Announce Initiatives to Address Health Disparities in Eastern Kentucky

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Health Impact Series will discuss health challenges and announce two new UK initiatives to address them.

UPK Book on Breathitt County Wins Weatherford Award

"Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South," by T.R.C. Hutton and published by the University Press of Kentucky recently received the 2013 Weatherford Award.

UK Students Have Questions, East Kentuckians Have Answers

Students from UK and EKU are supporting local efforts to promote ecotourism in Eastern Kentucky.

Exhibit Illuminates Appalachian Culture, Challenges Stereotypes

UK Special Collections is exploring the rich, diverse culture of Appalachia with its "Immigrants in the Coalfields" exhibit on display through April 4.

UK Conference to Focus on Health Disparities in Appalachia

On March 27, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 4th Annual Appalachian Translational Research Network Summit.

'Standing Up for the Mountains' Book Talk at UK

Three University of Kentucky authors will present recent books about mountaintop removal mining, and the treasured landscapes and Appalachian communities that lie in its midst, at a book talk and signing Thursday, Feb. 27.

50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

 

 

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Centrer Theatre December 4th, 2013

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia through youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1069s to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers.

 

 

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