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UK Appalachian Center's 40th Anniversary and Faculty Retirement Celebration Event

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the UK Appalachian Center celebrated its 40th Anniversary and the retirement of three affiliated faculty members: Dwight Billings, Ron Pen, and James Hougland.  Guests gathered at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK's Campus, and the UK Appalachian Center Director, Chris Barton, and the Appalachian Studies Director, Shaunna Scott gave talks about the Center's 40-year history and each of the faculty members' contributions throughout the years.

8th Annual Appalachian Research Community Symposium and Arts Showcase

Please, join us for the 8th Annual GARC (Graduate Appalachian Research Community) Symposium and Arts Showcase!  This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the UK Law Building Courtroom. The specific daily schedule is currently being written and will be updated soon. The keynote panel this year includes a highly-esteemed group of speakers: Crystal Wilkinson, Dwight Billings, Ivy Brashear, and Robert Gipe. Undergraduate and Graduate students with research and work pertaining to Appalachia, from all Colleges and Universities, and from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to submit poster and presentations proposals through the GARC website abstract submission form. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by midnight. Students are not required to present to attend. We do ask that all presenters and non-presenters register to attend by midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017. For more information, details, and updates about the coming symposium, please visit the GARC website's Annual Research Symposium page!

 

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 
UK College of Law Courtroom

2016 Sustainability Forum

We are very excited to announce the 2016 Sustainability Fourm here on UK's Campus!  This event is brought to you by the Tracy Farmer Institute on Sustainability and the Environment and the UK Appalachian Center. Students may submit their posters/presentations online here: http://tfise.uky.edu/showcase by Sunday, November 20, 2016. Students will present their work on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Hillary J. Boone Center at 4:30 p.m.  Awards for the best posters/presentations will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Please, see the showcase's webpage for more information, and join us at the event!  Please, encourage other students with sustainability-focused work and research to submit and attend.

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Boone Center

Talk with Dr. Pam Marcum, NASA SOFIA Project Scientist

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.

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

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/

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

Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase

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. 

 

Date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Auditorium, UK Law Building

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