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Community of Scholars


Appalachia Community of Scholars Brown Bag on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in room113 of Blount Hall.

Amidst a degrading environment and a globalized political economy that
has diminished life-sustaining jobs for much of the working and middle
classes, the green economy is an emergent (re)development strategy
with the potential to address both pollution and poverty. This
presentation will unpack the history of Knoxville’s green economy
development, illustrating how pressures in the local landscape and the
opening of political opportunities at the federal level enabled city
leaders to fund some of the area’s first green projects.


Appalachia Community of Scholars will hold a brown bag Tuesday, October 25 in Room 313 of the College of Nursing.

Sandy Mixer, associate professor of nursing, will present “Honoring Life’s Journey: Community-Academic Partnership for End-of-Life Care in Rural Appalachia.”

Previous research found that rural Appalachian persons in East Tennessee prefer to die at home, yet have limited knowledge and use of supportive end-of-life (EOL) healthcare services. This creates vulnerabilities and challenges for people, families, and community members. This presentation will discuss a community-academic partnership that includes leaders and residents in a rural Appalachian county and university faculty and students. The partnership draws on the expertise of families, churches, community members, healthcare providers, and academics to develop culturally-relevant materials for educating about EOL issues.

Please bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation from 12-1 p.m.