UK sociology professor Shaunna Scott, with support from the Appalachian Center, will lead a team of student researchers from around the world to Martin County, Ky. to follow up on a 2001 study of risk perceptions after a 2000 coal slurry spill in the region.

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The University of Kentucky will welcome a Nicholas County native to campus this fall as the university continues its mission to unite and strengthen its Appalachia programming.

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The following paper by Feng Hao won the $500 "Best Paper" prize at the 2011 Appalachian Research Community Symposium.

Taking place on the same energy intense day at the Cats played the Final Four, the second annual Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase was held on April 2, 2011.

 Across the nation, communities are adopting new strategies for economic development that focus on the resources in their own backyards.  They are trying to build economic prosperity by developing an entrepreneurial culture that can create local businesses and industries that keep money circulation locally- a culture that will provide opportunities for young people and that will honor the community’s heritage.  

Appalachian Research Around Campus: Just Added

In his MA thesis, Social Capital, Solidarity, and Cohort Effect—An Analysis of the Production of Social Capital Among Union Members in Harlan County, Kentucky , Feng Hao utilized a series of oral histories from the Appalachia Oral History Project, housed in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at UK.  His paper won the $500 "Best Paper" prize at the 2011 Appalachian Research Community Symposium.

In her MA thesis, 'Obtuse Women': Venereal Disease Control Policies and Maintaining a 'Fit' Nation, 1920-1945, Ashley Sorrell utilized the Linda Neville papers, which are part of the University of Kentucky’s extensive Appalachian Collection.  Sorrell describes how these materials helped shape her research.