appalachian center

SWAP Meeting with 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting with our 2014 Summer Mini-Grant Recipients.  Dr. Robin Vanderpool is a faculty memeber in the Department of Health Behavior.  Dr. Kang Namkoong is faculty in the Department of Community Leadership and Development in the College of Ag.  Michelle Justus Talbott is a graduate student here at the University of Kentucky.  All of the applicants have research interests and focus in Appalachia.  This meeting will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center on Thrusday, April 2, 2015.

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

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.

Appalachian Forum with talk by Fran Ansley on Labor Organizing in Appalachia

Please join the UK Appalachian Center at an Appalachian Forum with Dr. Fran Ansley, Professor Emeritus of law at the University of Tennessee Knoxville on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Dr. Ansley will give a talk entitled Telescoping Movements, Telescoping Time:  Five Decades of Looking for the Labor Movement  through an Appalachian Lens in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  This is a part of the Appalachian Forum Speaker Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Movements in Appalachia.  The event is free and open to the public.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery

Film Screening and Discussion of "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" with Mimi Pickering

Appalachian Forum with Mimi PickeringPlease join the UK Appalachian Center for an evening with Mimi Pickering as part of our Appalachain Forum Series on Appalachian Labor, Civil Rights, and Environmental Movements.  This is a free and public screening of "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" followed by a discussion of the film with the Director and Producer of the film, Mimi Pickering.  The event will be held in Memorial Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall

“Engaging in Sustainability in Neoliberal Contact Zones”

Date: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Rm. 206 of the Student Center,
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International Youth Water Justice Summit

Join the U.K. Appalachian Center for the International Youth Water Justice Summit at Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome to attend (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Lunch will be provided. There will be presentations and activities related to water justice locally, regionally, and globally throughout the day. Water justice refers to fair and inclusive distribution and stewardship of water resources. This is an opportunity to think about how you are connected to everyone in the world through water, from the make-up of the human body to the watersheds providing us with drinking water to the river, ocean, and weather systems that keep water circulating.

Here is the schedule for Saturday's events:

Just outside Memorial Hall (or in the lobby, if raining) will be these hands-on activities through the day:

9-5 Enviroscape (Bluegrass GreenSource)

11-2 Paint your watershed (KY Riverkeeper)

9-5 Meet a salamander (UK Forestry/Appalachian Center)

 

Inside Memorial Hall:

9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:00 Introduction to the Kentucky River Watershed by the KY Riverkeeper

10:00-11:00 Global discussion of water issues between those in Memorial Hall and young people joining us electronically from Morocco and Turkey

11:00AM-12:00PM Examples of community forestry/water management from Indonesia

12:00-1:00 Outside (weather permitting): lunch; inside: screening of the film THIRST

1:00-1:30 Panel/discussion: participants in the International Youth Water Justice Workshop in the Robinson Forest in Appalachian Kentucky, 7/7-11/14

1:30-2:00 Presentation/discussion: the state of global rivers

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:45 Presentation/discussion: water crises close to home that have and have not made the news, and responses to them

2:45-3:00PM Movement/music

3:00-4:30 Kentucky examples of community-based watershed decision-making and monitoring: Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

4:30-5:00 Closing discussion

A map for reference can be found here: http://www.uky.edu/pts/sites/www.uky.edu.pts/files/pdfs/ukpts-parking-map-summer-large.pdf. Parking closest to the event site of Memorial Hall includes the Rose Street Parking Structure #2 (located off of University Drive, with access from Hilltop Avenue), lots located off of Rose Street on Funkhouser Drive, and lots located between the Slone Building and the back of the Funkhouser Building off of Washington Avenue (via Gladstone). Please, see the construction plan map below and note that it is subject to change. It may be necessary to park in one of the alternate locations listed above.

For more information please contact Erin Norton, Department Manager at the UK Appalachian Center, 859-257-4852, erin.norton@uky.edu. To learn more in general about the UK Appalachian Center, you can visit our website at appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/

Date: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall

Appalachian Studies Association Honors Dwight Billings

Professor Dwight Billings received the Appalachian Studies Association's Cratis D. Williams/James S. Brown Service Award.

UK Students Have Questions, East Kentuckians Have Answers

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

Appalachian Film Showcase Coming to UK

On Monday, Nov. 11, in the Whitehall Classroom Building, representatives from AMI’s Summer Documentary Institute will screen three self-produced documentaries.

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.

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