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Karen Yu

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice: Fostering Healthy, Sustainable, Resilient, & Equitable Communities B. Suzi Ruhl, JD, MPH Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 7 PM Convocation Hall Reception to follow B. Suzi Ruhl is currently Senior… Continue Reading →

Can Local Food Help Appalachia Build a Post-Coal Future?

“But the story of Appalachian food, like Appalachia itself, is a complicated one. Advocates say that both are entering a new, more optimistic era; that a resurgence in local farming, coupled with renewed interest in traditional Appalachian foodways, could help… Continue Reading →

Explore The Places Project!

Over the past two years, Dr. Margo Shea and her students have collected over 500 reflections about local places and why they matter to people who live on and around the South Cumberland Plateau. Explore these places and stories via the… Continue Reading →

Dinner in Appalachia

“Traditional Appalachia cooking was crafted from a confluence of Native American, African-American and European influences. The one thing I always try to stress to visitors is that the region is not monolithic. Even the quickest study of our food reveals… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Leadership, Identity, and Social Change

Leadership, Identity, and Social Change a talk on leadership and conversation with Martin (Marty) Rodgers Office Managing Director, Accenture Washington, DC Metro Office Wednesday, November 9 4:30 pm at McGriff Alumni HouseMarty is the Office Managing Director for Accenture’s Washington,… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Maya Sandler to Speak on “Embracing Modernity: Healthcare Access and the Legacy of the Miners’ Memorial Hospital in Southern Appalachia”

Building on her research into the development of a group of hospitals for Appalachian coal miners in the 1950s, Sandler will consider how healthcare became a marker of urban modernity for Appalachia, and subsequently, how the lack of healthcare in… Continue Reading →

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