UK Professor Ron Pen to Deliver Chellgren Lecture
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2014) — Tomorrow, the University of Kentucky Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence is hosting a lecture by Ron Pen, professor in the UK College of Fine Arts, as part of its Chellgren Seminar Series. Pen, who is director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, will deliver the talk "That's the Boney Part: An Appalachian Fiddle Tune Goes Viral" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the William T. Young Library auditorium. A reception will follow the talk.
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Pen's ongoing scholarship includes publication of "I Wonder As I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles" (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), and research on the history of old time music and early folk music collections. Pen is also the recipient of both the UK Great Teacher Award and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The purpose of the Chellgren Seminar Series is to contribute to the intellectual aspects of the undergraduate experience by inviting eminent scholars to deliver brief, provocative presentations on issues that expand our thinking and imagination.