45th Annual Ellen Churchill Semple Day

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Date: 
04/21/2017 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
President's Room in the Singletary Center and the Lyric Theatre
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. John Paul Jones III, Professor of Geography, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Arizona

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), a venue for a brief program of awards and recognitions, and a convenient departure point for post-Semple celebrations on your own in one of the many new restaurants and watering holes in Lexington’s burgeoning downtown food scene.

The event will start at 2:00 PM in the President's Room in the Singletary Center and will move to the Lyric Thearter at 6:00 PM.

Friday Afternoon Address by Professor John Paul Jones III

Title: TBA

Professor Jones is a human geographer with a long held interest in social theory, the history of geographic thought, and geographic methodology. He has shaped debates over spatial science and contributed methodologically to the spatial contextualization of regression models. He has since written on theories of social space and has contributed to debates on scale within human geography. Since the 1990s his work has been informed by developments in critical social and cultural theory, especially poststructuralism. This research has examined issues of representation, identity, and spatial ontology and epistemology. His recent or current NSF-funded collaborations include examinations of: (a) the globalization of the civil society sector in Oaxaca, Mexico; (b) the socio-political foundations of mosquito management in southern Arizona; and (c) the co-productions of scientists and artists in areas of climate change, geovisualization, and bioart.

For more information about the venues please visit Student Center and The Lyric Theatre.

Please see attached invite below (forthcoming) for more information about the event

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