earth and environmental sciences

Research Highlights: Looking Back at 45 Years of Geology

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
303 Slone Building, UK campus
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The Earth is Cleverer than You Are—Learnings in Earth & Seismic Modeling

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
KGS, Rose Street, UK campus, Lexington KY
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The Deep History of Life

What kinds of life characterized the Earth during the Precambrian?

Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Hall
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UK Board Accepts More Than $6 Million in Gifts, Pledges

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today accepted nearly $6.5 million in gifts and pledges, with a sizable portion directed toward two A&S departments.

The Curse of Rafinesquina: A Prehistoric Mystery with Rebecca Freeman

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 Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Kentucky Geological Survey Research Published in New Book

Homes and other structures may suffer severe damages when the shale expands and heaves, according to research conducted at the University of Kentucky.

Journeys to the Center of the Earth: Vanessa Santos

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 Earth & Environmental Sciences Department), and how students can become successful in their field.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Skype with Astronaut Andrew Feustel

Dr. Ravat's AST/EES 310 class had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Andrew Feustel, NASA Astronaut and Mission Specialist for STS-125 and STS-134, on April 2nd, 2013. During this fascinating hour-long conversation, Dr. Feustel described what it is like to go into space, the importance of the scientific advances enabled by NASA, and recounted his experiences on the International Space Station and on the last human service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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