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Sociologist to Talk on 'Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia'

Matt Wray, a sociologist from Temple University, has been researching suicide across the United States. He will visit UK to give a talk called "Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia" March 27 in the UK Student Center Small Ballroom.

James S. Brown 2013 Graduate Student Award

The James S. Brown Award is given to honor the memory of Professor James S. Brown, a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1946 to 1982, whose pioneering studies of society, demography, and migration in Appalachia (including his ethnography of “Beech Creek”) helped to establish the field of Appalachian Studies at U.K. and beyond.

Intervention Proves Successful in Protecting Appalachian Women From Cervical Cancer

An intervention created by a group of University of Kentucky faculty has proven successful in encouraging young women in an area of eastern Kentucky to complete the series of HPV vaccines to guard against cervical cancer. In 2012, cervical cancer affected approximately 12,000 women in the United States and was responsible for another 4,200 deaths.

Appalachian Center spring internship opportunities available

The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center announces the following internship opportunities for the spring semester, for undergraduate or graduate students. Each internship is for 10 hours per week, with $10/hr. compensation. Students from all colleges at UK are encouraged to apply, and there is special emphasis on providing this opportunity to UK students who are from the Appalachian region.

"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India

 

 

The Anthropology Department Presents:  

"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India, with Dr. Sasikumar Balasundaram

Friday, January 11th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM in Lafferty 213

This event is open to all. 

 

Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Lafferty 213

UK Hosts Global Mountain Regions Conference

The UK Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies Program will host scholars, artists and NGO representatives from mountain regions all over the world on Oct. 25-27

Global Mountain Regions Conference: Ann Kingsolver and Sasikumar Balasundaram

This coming October 25th through 27th, the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program is set to kick-off their ambitious Global Mountain Regions Conference. The three day event is a transnational exploration and conversation of the shared economic, social, and historical challenges that mountain regions face within both national and global contexts.

Conference organizer and Director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program, Dr. Ann Kingsolver, along with co-organizer and a postdoctoral scholar at the center, Sasikumar Balasundaram, have wrangled together a broad community of people interested in what mountain regions the world over have to contribute to each other and the global community at large.

With topics ranging from the perspective of children to the contribution of bees, each conference session pairs one member of the Appalachian community with that of others from places as wide ranging as Ecuador, Wales, Pakistan, and the People’s Republic of China. The conversations had in these sessions will not end there and the goal of the conference organizers is to preserve the conversations in the form of a book so that the lessons learned carry on.

For other questions about the conference, please contact Dr. Ann Kingsolver or Sasikumar Balasundaram or checkout the Global Mountain Regions Conference online.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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'Homegrown Kentucky' Empowers Eastern Ky. Community

Seven UK students created a project redefining community service. The group established a small-scale farm in Owsley County, Ky., revitalizing 10 acres of land owned by the school district, which will yield 100 percent of the produce for the local schools and aims to strengthen the county's economy.

'Global Classroom' Increases Student Opportunities for International Experience

As university graduates increasingly require international perspectives, skills and knowledge, UK is using a new program called Global Classroom Connections that allows students to use new technologies to gain international experiences independent of financial or other constraints.

Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.

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