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New Mappings Speaker Series: Michael Goodchild

Michael Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses around geographic information represented in computer systems, and how communities are involved in producing maps.

The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky is an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.

Global Sustainability Expert Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Vandana Shiva visited the University of Kentucky to present her lecture on "The Future of Food" and to discuss the many challenges of global sustainability. Shiva has been the author of more than 20 books on sustainable agriculture, development, feminist theory, alternative globalization, and bioengineering. Her work in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability has elevated her to the position of one of the field's foremost thinkers and has even earned her the title of "environmental hero" from Time Magazine.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Global Sustainability Expert Vandana Shiva Lectures at UK

Internationally regarded sustainability scholar and activist Vandana Shiva returns to the University of Kentucky Thursday to share her expertise with the campus and community.

Gabriel’s Map: Cartography and Corpography in Modern War

Dr. Derek Gregory University of British Columbia

January 25, 2013 - Social Theory Lecture "Gabriel’s Map: Cartography and Corpography in Modern War"

UK Archaeologist Helps Unearth Hatfield and McCoy Artifacts

A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is hitting a little closer to home. A discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack were confirmed by Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

Charting Economic Terrain in Appalachia: Amanda Fickey

Amanda Fickey, a University of Kentucky doctoral candidate was recently granted a year long research fellowship by the Central Appalachian Institute in Research and Development. The Institute, located in Pikeville, Kentucky, focuses heavily on improving educational access and issues of economic development in the Central Appalachian region.

Fickey, an instructor in the Department of Geography as well as in the Appalachian Studies Program while completing her doctoral studies, will spend 2013 as a fellow-in-residence at the institute. There she will focus her research around questions of regional identity and economic development throughout all of Appalachia. The fellowship is the first of its kind for CAIRD and Fickey hopes that her work this coming year will pave the way for other fellows and students to come.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Tackles Environmental, Social Issues, Economics, and More

Scholars and students from around the globe have congregated in Lexington for the last two years to discuss nature, the environment, social issues, economics, and more at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference. The next conference will take place at the University of Kentucky during the end of February 2013. In this podcast, Nate Millington, Jessa Loomis and Patrick Bigger, all of whom are involved in planning and organizing the conference, describe what this year's conference will entail.

The event is supported by the UK Department of Geography, the UK Student Sustainability Council, and the Vice President for Research in the College of Arts & Sciences.

For more information about the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference and hear sessions from last year's conference, please visit politicalecology.org.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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UK's Amanda Fickey Earns CAIRD Research Fellowship

University of Kentucky doctoral candidate and Letcher County native Amanda Fickey is the recipient of a research fellowship from the Central Appalachian Institute in Research and Development (CAIRD).

Politically Comprehensive with Gwendolyn Schaefer

Gwendolyn Schaefer knew she wanted to study abroad in the Middle East, but the Arab Spring presented a potential threat to her personal security. Her first two choices were Egypt and Syria, but both were deep in the throes of political unrest. Eventually, she landed in Amman, Jordan through Education Abroad at UK with AMIDEAST. There, she was paired with an internship at Jordan’s Ministry of Political Development. The trip made such a mark on Schaefer that she quickly returned.

Schaefer’s second trip was helped by a summer research grant from UK’s Office of Undergraduate Research. The grant allowed her to return and carry out her own research project studying female Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

In this podcast, Schaefer, now a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in both Geography and International Studies, discusses her travels and how her two different majors prepared her for the work she did overseas and why other students should consider doing the same.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

 

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New Mappings Speaker Series: Daniel Sui

Dan Sui is Professor and Chair of Geography at The Ohio State University. His current research focuses on volunteered geographic information and the use of social media as a new data source for geographic research as well as the legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Sui, kicking off an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.

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