This will be the 7th annual Graduate Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase! This event brings students from across UK's Campus and from throughout the Appalachian Region together to present their work and research, and the theme is Difference and Affinity: Representing Appalachia. This year's keynote speaker is Tom Hansell, Co-Director of University Documentary Film Services and Assistant Professor at the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and Director of After Coal. The Symposium will span two days this year: Saturday, March 5, 2016 and Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Poster submissions are due online by midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Registration for presenters and non-presenting attendees is due online by Monday, February 15, 2016. Please, see the GARC page on our website for more information and for submission and registration instructions! This year's Symposium and Art Showcase is generously co-sponsored by the UK Student Government Association.