January 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Wealth & Poverty Theme Sets Spring 2015 Activities

The Wealth and Poverty curricular theme announces its Spring 2015 activities:

  • Wealth & Poverty theme logoFriday, Jan. 30 – Wealth and Poverty information session with A&S junior faculty, noon-1 p.m. at Baker 226.
  • Monday, Feb. 23 – Dr. Smoki Musaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, guest lecture on “Socioeconomic Transformations in Postsocialist Albania” from 9:40 to 10:35 a.m. at Clippinger 194.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26 – Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, documentary screening of “The House I Live In,” 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. at Alden 319.

Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia

This series of events looks at issues of wealth and poverty in Appalachia:

  • Saturday, March 28 – Dr. Barry Tadlock, Associate Professor of Political Science, leads a student field trip to New Straitsville, Haydenville, and the ACEnet campuses in Nelsonville, OH.
  • Monday, April 6 – Melissa Latimer, Director of the Advance Center at WVU, public lecture on social welfare in Appalachia, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Baker 240/242.
  • Tuesday, April 7 – Melissa Latimer, a research talk on gender inequality in the STEM disciplines, 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. at Alden 319 Friends of the Library Room.
  • Wednesday, April 8 – Sarah Webb, Instructor in Social Work at the Chillicothe campus, a brownbag lunch “Addressing the Health and Wellness Challenges facing Rural Appalachian Families,” noon to 1 p.m. at Alden 319.
  • Thursday, April 9 – Dr. Yeong Kim, Associate Professor of Geography, documentary screening of “Morristown: In the Air and Sun,” 9 to 10:20 a.m. at Alden 319.
  • Thursday, April 9 – Dr. Aretina Hamilton, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies, a research talk “The African American experience in the Appalachia South,” noon to 1:20 p.m. at Alden 1951 Lounge.
  • Friday, April 10 – Dr. Daniel Showalter, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Dr. Robert Klein, Associate Professor Mathematics, a research talk “Why Rural Matters,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Alden 319.

During the week of April 6, Alden Library will host a small exhibit of photos, maps, newspaper articles and books showing wealth and poverty in Appalachia, prepared by Araba Dawson-Andoh (Alden) and Dr. Stephen Scanlan, Associate Professor of Sociology, on the fourth floor.

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