Intersectionality, a term introduced more than 30 years ago, describes how social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and other social characteristics “intersect” and overlap in the experiences of marginalized groups. In 2015, Patrick Grzanka was looking for a way to bring together researchers on campus who study these intersections—and the Intersectionality Community of Scholars was created.
Appalachia After Dark: Emerging Opportunities in Night Sky Conservation and Development
Cancer Community of Scholars Research Symposium
On February 23, the Cancer Community of Scholars will be hosting a research symposium featuring keynote speaker Daniel DiMaio, deputy director of the Yale Cancer Center, in the Morrison’s Conference Center at UT Medical Center. There will be a poster presentation of cancer-related research from 2-4 p.m. with a keynote address by DiMaio’s to follow. The poster session will include time for questions and networking with food and drinks provided.
Appalachia Community of Scholars Brown Bag on Green Economy Development in Knoxville
The Silent City: Green Economy Development in Knoxville, TN
The Office of Research and Engagement invites you to attend the next 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 to Hold Brown Bag Discussion on End-of-Life Care
The 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.