2018 - 46th Annual Ellen Churchill Semple Day

04/20/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Sarah Elwoood

Semple Day is our annual, Spring celebration of the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky. Come and reacquaint yourself with the Department and University, and enjoy the day’s highlights: an afternoon open colloquium by a distinguished visitor and an evening celebration at the Lyric Theater in downtown Lexington, only a few blocks from campus. The reception provides a chance to catch up with friends (and make new ones) over a social hour and banquet dinner, a venue for a brief program of awards and recognitions, and a convenient departure point for post-Semple celebrations on your own in Lexington’s burgeoning downtown entertainment scene.

The event will start at 2:00 PM in the W.T. Young Library, UK Athletics Association Auditorium and will reconvene at the Lyric Thearter at 6:00 PM.

Friday Afternoon Address by Professor Sarah Elwood

Talk Title:  The Arts of Poverty Politics: Real Change

Dr. Elwood is Professor of Geography at University of Washington, former editor of Progress in Human Geography (2013-2017), and co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network with Victoria Lawson. Her research contributes to relational poverty studies, critical GIScience and digital geographies, visual politics and mixed methods, and urban geography. Current activities include research on the poverty politics of creative activisms around homelessness, feminist and critical race theorizations of digital geographies, and a collaborative public scholarly project on the horizons of critical poverty studies under emerging national populisms.

For more information about the venues please visit W.T. Young Library and The Lyric Theatre.

Please see invitation below for more information about the event and banquet reservations.

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