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Civic Life Panel Series Continues: Science Speaks

By Gail Hairston

The last event of the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences’ Civil Life Panel Series’ spring season is slated noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, with two follow-up panel discussions later the same day. The topic is “Science Speaks.”

Allan Butterfield, Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry; Andrea Erhardt, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences; Bruce Webb, professor of entomology; and David Weisrock, associate professor of biology, will gather for a lively discussion at noon in the UK Athletics Auditorium of the William T. Young Library.

They will discuss what it means to “do science” at the university and explore how scientific ideas shape life on campus and beyond. At a series of panel events later in the day, faculty and students will share their research and consider the relationship between the UK STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) community and the broader community of the Commonwealth.  

The two follow-up panel discussions are scheduled:

  • 2 p.m., April 19, in Room B-108C of Young Library, with Julia Bursten, assistant professor of philosophy; Philip Crowley, professor of biology and director of the UK Ecological Research and Education Center; and Kaylynne Glover, doctoral student in biology.
  • 3 p.m., April 19, in Room B-108C of Young Library, with Ganpathy Murthy, professor of physics and astronomy; Katherine Rogers-Carpenter, assistant professor in writing, rhetoric and digital studies; and Brandy Scalise, assistant professor in writing, rhetoric and digital studies.

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