History, Geography, Perishability

Subtitle: 
Susanne Freidberg, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth
Event Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Spooner Hall/The Commons
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.6293 or contact us at thecommons@ku.edu

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Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Environmental Studies Program, the IGERT C-CHANGE Program, The Hall Center Nature & Culture Seminar, CHS Foundation, Society for the History of Technology, The Commons, the Department of Geography, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Idea Café - Shifting Viewpoints: Is Western Science an Indigenous Knowledge?

Subtitle: 
Jorge Soberon, Senior Research Scientist, Biodiversity Institute & Biodiversity Modeling and Policy Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Professor
Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Spooner Hall/The Commons
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.6293 or contact us at thecommons@ku.edu

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So called Indigenous, or Traditional Knowledge (ITK) is viewed by many western scientists with a combination of amusement and doubt, and almost always, implicit judgement. But what if we apply the methods of analysing ITK to western science? After all, western science began its long walk to hegemony as the folk knowledge of the peoples of the Mediterranean region. This exercise will likely prove both illuminating and humbling.

EVENT POSTPONED: Behind the Scenes: Botany

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost: 
$5-$7 contribution requested. Advanced registration required.
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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**Event Postponed** We apologize for any inconveience. This event will be rescheduled.

For more than 140 years, KU scientists and students have collected and studied Earth's animals and plants. Only a few of these specimens are on display for the public in the exhibits of the KU Natural History Museum; milions more are in jars or drawers throughout the Biodiversity Institute's research areas.

New Websites Highlight Biodiversity Research

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The Biodiversity Institute has a new home on the web and a new site for the institute's Natural History Museum.

Prominent on the institute's new web site, biodiversity.ku.edu, are the research, collections and discoveries of its scientists and graduate students who explore and document the life of the planet.

New Biodiversity Institute Web Sites

Botany Details

This is the collection info

Established: 
1866
Number of Specimens: 
400,000 specimens
Research Strengths: 
Flora of the Great Plains
Senior Curator: 
cfreeman
Curator: 
mmort
Collection Manager: 
cmorse
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Botany

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