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February 2015

Inside Appalachia – A West Virginia Public Broadcasting Weekly Series

From the West Virginia Public Broadcasting website: Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture…. Continue Reading →

New documentary on Appalachian and Welsh mining communities in the 1970s

Keep Your Eye Upon the Scale A documentary by Tom Hansell and Patricia Beaver, Appalachian State University, and Angela Wiley Overview: Keep Your Eye upon the Scale is a documentary collaboratively produced by Tom Hansell, Patricia Beaver, and Angela Wiley. This short video features… Continue Reading →

What will we build?

From Andrew J. Hoffman in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 9, 2015: “It is time to build the wall from the large and growing body of research in the physical and social sciences on a host of issues: not just… Continue Reading →

Looking at Appalachia

An excerpt from a recent post at proof.nationalgeographic.com: A Fresh Look at Appalachia—50 Years After the War on Poverty I could introduce this post by listing all the hackneyed misrepresentations of Appalachia. It would be easy. Boxing people in is easy…. Continue Reading →

MacArthur Foundation Award to the FrameWorks Institute

Congratulations to our colleagues at the FrameWorks Institute — whose tremendous work on how we can understand and promote productive discourse and action on complex social issues was recently recognized by a major award from the MacArthur Foundation. From the Foundation’s website:… Continue Reading →

Information Session Follow-Up and Example

The January 22nd information session was attended by close to 50 faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Below is the follow-up e-mail we recently sent to those who attended and/or expressed interest but were unable to attend: Thank you all for… Continue Reading →

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