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Q&A with ENS program director Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris. For more information about ENS: click HERE!

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What is the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS) major?

The ENS major is one of the first of its kind at UK. It is an interdisciplinary major that allows students who are interested in the environment and its complexity and solving some of the pressing issues related to the environment to look at it from multiple...

Published September 27, 2017

In this week’s episode of Office Hours, we spoke with Randall Roorda, a professor from the Department of English, and Susan Larson, a professor from the Department of Hispanic Studies, about their upcoming education abroad programs. Tune in to learn more about traveling to the Czech Republic and Madrid and to hear about Roorda and Larson’s own experiences in studying and traveling abroad.

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Published February 6, 2015

In this pre-Thanksgiving episode of Office Hours, Kevin Yeager of Geology and Julia Johnson of English swing in to tell us about their work. Being a husband and wife team, there are interesting ways in which the research they each do intertwines! And then, before we go, Professor Johnson tells us all about the MFA in Creative Writing now available at UK!

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Published December 8, 2014

UK Biologist Jim Krupa studies carnivorous plants and has long been the steward of an unusual patch of land on UK's campus: Mathews Garden. The Garden is a 0.6 acre woodland garden on the corner of Limestone Street and Washington Avenue that has been in existence since 1900 and is used by students for research and teaching.

The Mathews Garden was originally...

Published March 14, 2014
The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Michael McGlue to its faculty!
 
McGlue's research background rests in both stratigraphy—or the study of rock layers and layering—and Earth history. In both cases, McGlue aims to answer questions related to environmental change and energy resources. In the decade that McGlue has spent studying these issues, his research has carried him around the world and he has plans to carry...
Published October 14, 2013
https://ens.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Global%20Sustainability%20Expert%20Vandana%20Shiva_%20The%20Future%20of%20Food_0.mp3

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Vandana Shiva visited the University of Kentucky to present her lecture on "The Future of Food" and to discuss the many challenges of global sustainability. Shiva has been the author of more than 20 books on sustainable agriculture, development, feminist theory, alternative globalization, and bioengineering. Her work in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability has elevated her to the position...

Published March 4, 2013
https://ens.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/DOPE2013.mp3

Scholars and students from around the globe have congregated in Lexington for the last two years to discuss nature, the environment, social issues, economics, and more at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference. The next conference will take place at the University of Kentucky during the end of February 2013. In this podcast, Nate Millington, Jessa Loomis and Patrick Bigger...

Published January 4, 2013
https://ens.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Homegrown%20Kentucky_%20Adam%20Meredith%20and%20Luke%20McAnally.mp3

Adam Meredith and Luke McAnally, two A&S majors, were part of a small group of students that went to the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Washington, D.C. last month. The project that earned such recognition is called “Homegrown Kentucky,” a new agricultural initiative in Owsley County, Kentucky. A small-scale farm is being designed and planted next to one of the schools in Owsley County; fruits and vegetables produced in the gardens will provide local, fresh food to the...

Published May 9, 2012
https://ens.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/New%20Major%20in%20Environmental%20and%20Sustainable%20Studies_%20David%20Atwood_1.mp3

Professor David Atwood discusses the process of developing a new program: Environmental and Sustainable Studies. Atwood talks about the definition of 'sustainable,' the UK Common Reading Experience: No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, and the wide variety of disciplines that will contribute to the program of study.

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Published September 30, 2011
https://ens.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Documenting%20Displacement_%20Allison%20Harnish.mp3

Allison Harnish is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Harnish recently received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research on the environmental and economic ramifications of displacement and resettlement in Southern Province, Zambia. Harnish was invited to participate on this project by Lisa Cliggett, her advisor. Many social and environmental scientists have been involved in this project for the last few decades. 

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Published September 9, 2011

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