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The TVA Coal Waste Disaster

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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White Hall Classroom Building, Room 231
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The Human Side of the Environment

By Guy Spriggs

According to Spanish and topical studies major Sammi Meador, it can be hard to use words like environmentalism and sustainability when talking about her personal and academic interests.

“These are hot topics right now,” Meador said, “and a lot of people think these are just wishy-washy terms.”

As she explains, however, sustainability is about far more than buzz words and empty gestures. Environmental studies is also about people.

Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference Tackles Environmental, Social Issues, Economics, and More

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, all of whom are involved in planning and organizing the conference, describe what this year's conference will entail.

The event is supported by the UK Department of Geography, the UK Student Sustainability Council, and the Vice President for Research in the College of Arts & Sciences.

For more information about the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference and hear sessions from last year's conference, please visit politicalecology.org.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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UK Professor Leads Water Research Project for Egyptian and Moroccan Students

Eleven students from the arid Middle East and North Africa convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, over the summer — to learn about water.

Mountains of Empowerment

Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species Research Experience at UK

Through a National Science Foundation program called Research Experiences for Undergraduates, 10 students from colleges across the country spent 10 weeks studying suburban ecology and invasive species at or nearby UK's Ecological Research Facility.

This video appears courtesy of Reveal: University of Kentucky Research Media research.uky.edu/reveal/index.shtml

 

 

The Evolution of Teaching Excellence - James Krupa

Biology professor James Krupa recently received his second major accolade from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) in the past two years.

American Female Professor Came Across the Ocean to “Water” the Desert Plants in Xinjiang

Biology Professor Carol Baskin recently received the Tiashan Award from the Xinjiang government for her contributions to the study of the ecology of desert plant seed.

GIS Workshop Community Partners: Seedleaf- Ryan Koch

 

 

Ryan Koch, the founder and director of Seedleaf discusses the non-profits partnership with Matt Wilson's Geographic Information Systems Workshop at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

GIS Workshop Community Partners: Seedleaf- Jon Finnie

 

 

Jon Finnie, a student in Matt Wilson's GIS Workshop at the University of Kentucky, discusses the classes community partnership with Seedleaf.

 

 

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