Podcasts tagged "faculty"

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

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

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

Did you know that the Bluegrass used to be like the Bahamas? A few hundred million years ago, our region was a tropical seascape. Frank Ettensohn, a professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at UK, offered a geology tour of the region to share the details with Earth Day celebrants. The tour began at Cove Spring Park near Frankfort, Kentucky, and then went along the adjacent road to study the exposed rock faces and...

Published May 15, 2012

James Cobb is the director of the Kentucky Geological Survey, which works closely with the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky. In this interview, Cobb describes the types of work geologists do across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which includes mapping geologic hazards and mineral and water resources. Cobb also discusses some of the geologic formations that make our region unique, such as the New Madrid Fault.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman....

Published January 17, 2012

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

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Sean Bemis is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Bemis is a structural geologist who studies the deformation processes of the Earth's crust. In particular, he is interested in the geologic hazards associated with earthquakes and how we can use the history of earthquakes to see how the crust deforms through time.

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Published September 30, 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Kevin Yeager is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Yeager is a geologist who researches modern sedimentary systems, looking at such things as sediment transport and environmental quality, since many contaminants are associated with sediments.

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Published September 28, 2011

Stephanie Schwabe, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies underwater cave systems in the Bahamas and is the founder of the Rob Palmer Blue Holes Foundation. She was recently featured on a National Geographic Explorer episode about a dive and a near-death experience. In addition to talking about her research on cave formation, Schwabe discusses the challenges of being female in a male-dominated discipline.

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Published June 22, 2011

Bourbon is a Kentucky tradition and Alan Fryar, a hydrogeologist and a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains the relationships between Kentucky limestone, ground water systems and bourbon.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Published May 24, 2011
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