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When The Levee Breaks: Derek Sawyer's Research Goes To Great Depths

For most Americans, levees are man-made engineering projects, rarely mentioned outside of the flooding that follows disasters like Hurricane Katrina.However, recent research conducted by Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Assistant Professor Derek Sawyer published in the journal “Geology” sheds new light on levees most of us never see – those built naturally by underwater rivers deep below the ocean’s surface.

Pioneer Natural Resources Stratigraphy and Paleo-environments Lab Opens

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences formally opened the Pioneer Natural Resources Stratigraphy and Paleo-environments Laboratory on Friday, Feb. 14.

UK to Offer Workshops on Faculty Fulbright Awards

On Monday, Feb. 10, Dom Caristi, professor of telecommunications at Ball State University, will lead two workshops on selecting an award and preparing an effective application.

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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Second Video in Kentucky EPSCoR Series Features VOEIS Project

In 2009, the Virtual Observatory And Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS) project was launched. Funded by an NSF EPSCoR grant, VOEIS united researchers at five universities in Kentucky and two universities in Montana to research the consequences of environmental changes in freshwater ecosystems.

Working With Water Around The World: Alan Fryar

Alan Fryar of UK’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright Program scholarship by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fryar will be studying the influence of climate change on spring flows in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains.

College Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater, Student Center

Meet The Newest EES Faculty Member: Michael McGlue

My research aims to answer questions related to environmental change and energy resources through field and ship-based examinations of the sedimentary rock record.

Sesquicentennial Stories: From Geology Professor to the College's First Dean

In celebration of the University of Kentucky's upcoming sesquicentennial in 2015, the 61st of 150 weekly installments remembers the accomplishments of Dean Arthur McQuiston Miller, for whom Miller Hall is named.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program, which provides funding to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching.

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