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***EVENT START TIME DELAYED DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES. 4:30 - 5 P.M. START TIME*** Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal County

Please, join us in welcoming Panagioti Tsolkas as part of our UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series!  This talk is entitled Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country.  Mr. Tsolkas will present his talk in Room 208 of the White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  He is the current Special Projects Coordinator at the Human Rights Defense Center in Lake Worth, FL, the Prison Ecology Project, has been the editor for the Earth First! Journal, and has worked on many other projects and as an activist. This is a free event and has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.  

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 208

SWAP Event

UK Faculty, Staff, and Students, please join us for our first SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Event of the 2015-2015 academic year!  Mary Beth Schmid, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kentucky will present her research with a talk entitled Linking Places, People, and Processes: Conventional Tomato Farming in the Southeastern US.  Mary Beth is an awardee of the UK Appalachian Center's 2015 Eller/Billing Summer Research Mini-Grant.  This talk will be at the UK Appalachian Center from 12:30 - 1:30 on Friday, September 11, 2015.  Lunch will be provided.

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Court

***EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***6th Annual Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase

***THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS. WE WILL RESCHEDULE AND POST UPDATES WHEN PLANS ARE FINALIZED*** The University of Kentucky Graduate Appalachian Research Community presents the 6th Annual UK Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William T. Young Library.  This year's keynote speaker is Lisa Conley, Ph.D. Her research interests focus on foodways, environmental sustainability, and local food politics in motivating the self-provisioning practices of people in rural and urban Kentucky.  Please, find more information about registration or proposal submition here: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/annual-research-symposium.  The deadline to submit abstracts is February 15, 2015.  Registration for presenters and non-presenters is free.  Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to register.

Date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
William T. Young Library

Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India

The UK Appalachian Center welcomes Dr. Rebecca Klenk from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She will be giving a talk entitled Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India as a part of our Appalachian Forum Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia.  Her talk will be held in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.  A reception will follow at the UK Appalachian Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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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

SWAP Meeting with 2014 Brown Award Recipients

The UK Appalachian Center is hosting a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Meeting from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Two of five 2014 Brown Award recipients, Lindsay Shade and Kathryn Engle will be presenting on their research.  Each presenter has research interests in Appalachia and are graduate students at the University of Kentucky.

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering

Please, join in the fun at the Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering in Lexington, KY!  This event spans February 12, 2015 through February 15, 2015 and has something for everyone.  This is an opportunity for community engagement, learning about traditional mountain music, and hearing artists perform.  During the Saturday, 2/14/15 event, there will be fun for all ages at the Appalachian Youth Day portion of the event from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission for the Youth Day is free, and there will be workshops, open mic, jam sessions, singing, and dances!  (Please note that a parent must accompany children at all times.)  Please, see the Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering website for detailed information, including a full schedule of performers and events: http://lexoldtime.com/.

Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
Location: 
Various including ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY, Al's Bar, Willy's Locally Known, and Windy Corner Market

"Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia's Role"

The UK Appalachian Center is proud to host Helen Rosko, MS Candidate from the University of Tennessee--Knoxville.  Ms. Rosko's talk is entitled, "Placing Modern Moonshine in America: Exploring Appalachia’s Role."  This is part of the Appalachian Center's SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) series and will be held at the UK Appalachian Center on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This is a free event for UK Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

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.

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