2011 Lafayette Seminar _quot;Town and Gown III The

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					The Gaines Center for the                             The Lafayette Seminars in
Humanities                                            Public Issues
At the University of Kentucky                        The annual Lafayette Seminar offers an opportunity                     Please join us for
                                                     for Lexington community members, elected officials,
The Gaines Center was established in 1984 with                                                               The 2011 Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues
a generous gift from Joan B. and John R. Gaines      and faculty and students to discuss such issues as
of Lexington. The Center for the Humanities is       local economy, town and gown relationships, and the
unique among undergraduate programs and              creation of successful public spaces. The Lafayette
facilities found in public universities. Designed    Seminar is supported by the National Endowment for
to enrich the study of the humanities as an          the Humanities.
                                                                                                                        Town & Gown III:
intellectual activity and as a means to self-
betterment, the Center offers courses and
sponsors activities of appeal to faculty and                                                                 The University – Neighborhood
students in all disciplinary fields. Moreover, the
Center’s location on a residential street where
                                                     2010     Smart Growth Mayoral Forum                              Connection
                                                     2009     Growing Neighborhoods: Will Allen and
campus borders community represents the
                                                              Community Gardens
effort both to extend learning beyond the
                                                     2008     Art + Public: Engaging the Community
classroom and to unite civic and academic
                                                              through Art
interests.
                                                     2007     Hidden Treasures: Reviving Downtown
                                                              Neighborhoods
                                                     2006     Redevelopment, Race, and Residential              February 16 & February 23, 2011
                                                              Neighborhoods in Downtown Lexington
                                                     2005     Growing Kentucky: New Directions for our
                                                              Culture of Land and Food
                                                     2004     Town and Gown II: The Lexington -
                                                              University of Kentucky Connection
                                                     2002     Town-Gown Relations in Lexington
                                                     2001     Why Have a City Center?
                                                     2000     Revitalizing Our Downtown
                                                     1999     Creating a Successful Urban Public Space
                                                     1998     The City as Spectacle, The City as a Site of   Presented by the University of Kentucky Gaines
                                                              Celebration                                     Center for the Humanities in partnership with
                                                                                                             the UK Office of Community Engagement and
       The Gaines Center for the Humanities                                                                  the University Neighborhood Advisory Council
              at University of Kentucky
232 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0344                                                                  The Lafayette Seminar is supported by the
         Tel. 859 257-1537 Fax 859 257-4543
                                                                                                                   National Endowment for the Humanities.
           Email Chorne@email.uky.edu
           Town & Gown III:              How Great Universities Can                                                  University – Community
      The University –                   Shape Great Cities                                                           Engagement Models
                                                                                                                                        Panel Discussion
                                         by Omar Blaik, U3 Ventures
       Neighborhood
                                         6 pm • Wednesday, February 16, 2011                                   6 pm • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
        Connection                       Lexington Public Library Theater,                                     W. T. Young Library Auditorium, UK
                                         Downtown Branch (140 East Main St.)                                   Campus (401 Hilltop Ave.)
                                         Free & open to the public                                             Free & open to the public
       6 pm • February 16, 2011
                                                                               Omar Blaik is the
                                                                                President and CEO of U3
How Great Universities Can Shape Great                                          Ventures, LLC a real estate
                                                                                development and advisory
               Cities                                                           firm solely focused on
                                                                                developing the university
     by Omar Blaik, U3 Ventures                                                 market. Mr. Blaik founded      Leah Ashwill, Director
                                                                                U3 Ventures in 2006 with       Western Kentucky University’s ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
                                                                                the belief that anchor         Nadia De Leon, Community Engagement Coordinator
                                                                                institutions hold the key to   WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
                                                                                sustainable community and
       6 pm • February 23, 2011                                                 economic development in        Paul Markham, Co-Director
                                                                                many cities across the         Western Kentucky University Institute for Citizenship and Social
                                                                                                               Responsibility & Assistant Professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Studies
                                                                                country. Mr. Blaik has led
 University – Community Engagement                                              the advisory efforts of U3     Terry Shoemaker, Program Coordinator
                Models                                                          Ventures over the past five    WKU Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility
                                                                                years working with
                                         University leaders, cities and municipalities, state governments
                                         and foundations. The advisory work focuses on institutional
           Panel Discussion              strategy, campus edge planning, deploying economic activity for
                                                                                                                                Katherine McCormick, James W. and Diane V. Stuckert
                                                                                                                                Service Learning Professor & Associate Professor in
                                         local benefits, real estate strategy and economic feasibility. U3                      Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, University of
                                         Ventures specializes in leveraging economic capacity, integrating                      Kentucky
                                         institutions with their surrounding neighborhoods, and creating
                                         opportunities for vibrancy around urban universities.
                                                                                                                                Bob Kelly, Architect & Adjunct Faculty, University of
                                         Prior to forming U3 Ventures, Mr. Blaik was the Senior Vice                            Kentucky College of Design
                                         President at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the                             Co-chair, University Neighborhood Advisory Council &
                                         University in January 1997, and served as the Chief Planning and                       Founding Member, Town & Gown Commission
                                         Real Estate Officer, with responsibility for Planning, Design and
                                         Construction, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Utilities
                                         management, and Real Estate Development. Mr. Blaik’s                                                              Kurt Gohde, Professor of Art,
                                                                                                                                                           Transylvania University
                                         leadership in forming a model of constructive town-gown
                                         interaction and partnership and revitalizing neighborhoods                                                        Kremena Todorova, Assistant
                                         surrounding UPenn is described in Judith Rodin’s The University                                                   Professor of English,
                                         and Urban Revival: Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets                                                    Transylvania University
                                         (2007).
                                                                                                                                                           Co-leaders, Community
                                                                                                                                                           Engagement through the Arts
                                         Following Mr. Blaik’s presentation, there will be ample time for                                                  Course
                                         audience Q & A.
                                                                                                               And student respondents.

                                                                                                               The panel discussion will include ample time for audience Q & A.

				
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