Podcasts

While STEMCats may be one of the newest Living Learning Communities on campus, it is providing incoming students with many unique opportunities. Students are not only able to live on campus and take courses with like-minded peers, but STEMCats also allows incoming freshman students to participate in research and connect...

Published November 10, 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 College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are collaboratively running a new Residential College called Greenhouse, which opened its doors in August. 

UK’s Greenhouse is designed for students interested in learning different aspects of their local environment, all in the context of sustainability. Greenhouse students will extend their classroom learning through community...

Published January 28, 2014
One of the oldest traditions in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is its Geology Field Camp. Those who have been a part of this tradition never forget their experiences, the bonds they formed, or what they learned. 
 
University of Kentucky alumni Peter Price was one of those lucky enough to participate in the Geology Field. We sat down with Price at a...
Published November 13, 2013
One of the oldest traditions in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is its Geology Field Camp. Those who have been a part of this tradition never forget their experiences, the bonds they formed, or what they learned. 
 
One such participant is University of Kentucky alumni Michael Borque. We caught up with Borque at a Geology...
Published November 13, 2013

All over Kentucky, fossilized brachiopods are common. Rebecca Freeman, a lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies brachiopods and how they interacted with their prehistoric environments according to the fossil record. When I interviewed her about a recent line of research that identified a previously unknown species of brachiopod, I also got a ghost story from Lexington, Kentucky.

This podcast was produced by...

Published October 18, 2013

Terry O’Hare, who finished his time at UK with a degree in BS in Geology in 1980, has gone on to start his own company. At the Field Camp Reunion in 2013, he told us about his experiences at UK and at Field Camp, his thoughts on how to succeed with a degree in Geology, and how things have changed since he graduated. 

This podcast was produced by ...

Published August 14, 2013

Geologist Vanessa Santos has seen a lot of our planet – inside and out! Since graduating from the University of Kentucky, Santos has worked all over the globe, following her passion for earth sciences, and is currently working with Agapito Associates in Colorado. In this podcast, she talks about her experiences in the UK Geology department (now called the...

Published August 1, 2013

Dave Moecher, Professor and Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Chair, is a 2013 recipient of the University of Kentucky's Ken Freedman Outstanding Advising Award which is given each year to one professional and one faculty adviser. The candidates are nominated by students and the award, named in honor of Ken Freedman, who served as a professional adviser at UK for 15 years,...

Published February 28, 2013

Jim Currens and Mike Farwell go to work at the Kentucky Horse Park on a regular basis, but they’re not horse trainers. They’re hydrogeologists that work with the Kentucky Geological Survey to monitor groundwater in the Cane Run Watershed, which includes surface streams and underground water systems that run from north Lexington to the North Elkhorn Creek in Georgetown, Kentucky. They collect data at the Kentucky Horse Park - or, perhaps more accurately, from below the Kentucky Horse Park.

During Spring of...

Published September 20, 2012

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