Please, join us as we welcome a very special guest to the University, Dr. Pam M. Marcum, SOFIA Project Scientist with the NASA Ames Research Center! The Department of Physics & Astronomy invited Dr. Marcum to visit Campus and talk about her work with NASA and the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) Project. Dr. Marcum will participate in several lectures and activities while on our Campus, and as she is a native of Lawrence County, Kentucky in the Appalachian Region of our State, The UK Appalachian Center is very excited to invite you to a talk and meet-and-greet here at the Center on Friday, April 15, 2016. Dr. Marcum will talk about her Kentucky roots and her journey to the incredible work she does now. This is a free event, and UK Students, Staff, and Faculty are encouraged to attend and very welcome. A light lunch will be served. Please, read more about Dr. Marcum and her work here.
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.
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.
Please, join us in welcoming two of our 2015 Eller Billings Summer Mini Research Grant Recipients as they present their work at our SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event! Tammy Clemmons, a Graduate Student in Anthropology will give at talk entitled Youth Media Education and Activism in Central Appalachia and Chelsea Adams, a Graduate Students in Educational Psychology will give a talk entitled Stigma Conciousness 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.
Please, join us for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center! This SWAP features 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. This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff, and lunch will be provided.