Year of Europe

Interactive Discussion: "The Teatro del Barrio of Lavapiés and the Cultural Economy of Post-Crisis Madrid"

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
POT 18th floor
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U.S and E.U Trade Relations: the French Example

 

Eric Beaty – Economic and Commercial Attaché
United States Consulate for Western France

 
Born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on October 21, 1958, Eric Beaty grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1976 and did his undergraduate studies at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, earning a B.A. (Cum Laude - 1979) with a double major in French and German and a minor in history.  He went on to earn an M.A. in French literature at Rice University in Houston, Texas (1982).  Later, Beaty received an Msc. in Linguistics from Aston University in Birmingham, U.K. (1996).

Beaty began his career at the University of Rennes 2, France in 1981 as a lecturer in American studies.  He then worked as the assistant director of courses at two Chambers of Commerce in France.  In 1986, Beaty became the executive director of a bi-national center known as the Franco-American Institute, an organization created by Rennes City Hall, the U.S. Embassy in Paris and Rochester, N.Y. City Hall in 1961. 

In 1999, Beaty was instrumental in setting up the United States Consulate for Western France. He was hired in 2000 by the U.S. State Department that same year as the Economic and Commercial Attaché. 

Beaty has participated in the organization of 14 White House visits and 36 congressional delegation visits.  He has chaired the Rennes-Rochester, N.Y. sister-city relationship since 1986.   He is on the board of the University of Rennes 2.  Beaty has received 18 meritorious and superior service awards from the White House, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Beaty received a National Export Initiative award for his export success stories in 2011.   

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Multipurpose Room (B-108C) at the WT Young Library
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European Folk Dancing workshops

(TAD 140: Intro to Dance) - 9-9:50 am, Blazer Hall, Dance Hall

(TAD 140: Intro to Dance)—10-10:50 am, Blazer Hall, Dance Hall

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Blazer Hall

European Folk Dancing workshops

(TAD 142: Ballet I)—11-12:15 am, 117 Fine Arts

Tamburello workshop part 1–12:30 pm-1:50 pm, 22 Fine Arts 

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts

The Immigrant Experience and Contribution in Appalachian Coal Fields Exhibit, preceded by Poetry Reading

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Special Collections Library, M. I. King, 2nd floor/

Bale Boone Symposium: Europe Today and the Memory of Violence

Symposium: Europe Today and the Memory of Violence

All sessions at W. T. Young Auditorium, University of Kentucky

Schedule

W. T. Young Library Auditorium

9:00

 

Introductory remarks 

9:15

The French Revolution and the European Memory of Violence

Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky

10:00

Law, Morality, and Violence in Nazi Germany

Herlinde Pauer-Studer, University of Vienna

11:15

“Inadmissible” but Secondary: Algerians, the Parisian Police and the Afterlives of State Terror

Lia Brozgal, UCLA

1:30

Weapons of Mass Instruction: Historical Narratives as a Destructive and Reconstructive Force in Former Yugoslavia

Charles Ingrao, Purdue University

2:30

Narcissistic Group Dynamics and the Threat of Violence within Liberal Democracy

Stefan Bird-Pollan, University of Kentucky

3:45

Aftermath of Violence: Reconceptualizations of Trauma

Sara Beardsworth, University of Illinois-Carbondale

4:45

 

Concluding round table

 

 

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
W. T. Young Auditorium
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Bale Boone Symposium: Normalizing the Nation: Commemorating the State in Berlin and Dublin, 2013-2016

Karen E. Till is Senior Lecturer of Cultural Geography at Maynooth University and Director of the Space&Place Research Collaborative. Till’s geo-ethnographic research examines the significance of place in personal and social memory, and the ongoing legacies of state-perpetrated violence. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, her publications include The New Berlin: Place, Politics, Memory(2005), Mapping Spectral Traces (2010), and the co-edited volumesTextures of Place (2001) and Walls, Borders and Boundaries (2012). Till’s book in progress, Wounded Cities, highlights the significance of place-based memory-work and ethical forms of care at multiple scales that may contribute to creating more socially just futures.

Throughout Europe, a wave of anniversary commemorations remembering events such as war and division has been celebrated over the past five years. Using examples from the ‘Super-Gedenkjahr’ in Berlin (2014) and the ‘Decade of the Centenaries’ in Dublin, I examine how recalling difficult pasts may extend conservative agendas of ‘normalising’ the nation, but may also work to recall the foundations of the democratic state as a means of challenging forms of current-day social violence in a neoliberal and transnational Europe. 

For more information visit: http://www.uky.edu/academy/2016BBS.

Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
W. T. Young Auditorium

Europe in Our Lives: Faculty Panel Discussion

Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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The Immigrant Experience and Contribution in Appalachian Coalfields Special Collections Exhibit, Preceded by Poetry Reading

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.

 

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Special Collections Library, 2nd floor

Roma Forestiera: Migrant Music in Rome, followed by reception and screening of Matewan

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.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
UKAA Auditorium, W.T. Young Library

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