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UK Libraries to Digitize Appalachian Records of Public Health, Housing, Community Development

Thanks to a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center will begin a community-driven project to digitize records on public health, housing, and education in Appalachia.

'Rooted in Our Communities: The University of Kentucky in Appalachia'

Over the next several months, we'll be examining and discussing the special relationship and partnership UK has with the Central Appalachian region as part of the "Rooted in Our Communities: The University of Kentucky in Appalachia" series.

Nursing Faculty Receives Grant to Promote Colorectal Screening in Rural Appalachia

Jennifer Hatcher, associate professor in the College of Nursing, received a two-year $359,528 award from the National Cancer Institute for her project, “Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Emergency Departments.”

An Appalachian Literary Pioneer

A new book published by the University Press of Kentucky honors the legacy of prolific Kentucky writer, teacher, and scholar Jim Wayne Miller.

From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community

Anthropology alumna Jasmine Newman is using her bachelor's degree in cultural and applied anthropology to strengthen communities in South Africa and Appalachia.

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.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Jennifer Cramer

The Linguistics Program is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Jennifer Cramer to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Offers Training on Radiation Emergency Response

An upcoming course, "REAC/TS Training: Radiation Emergency Response - Are You Prepared?" will train public health personnel, emergency management folks, physicians, nurses, and other workers involved with radiological hazards in how to respond to terrorist threats.

UK, ARC, and CDC Announce Initiatives to Address Health Disparities in Eastern Kentucky

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Health Impact Series will discuss health challenges and announce two new UK initiatives to address them.

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