Offered as part of the Human Migration Series in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology.
This brown-bag series addresses the causes and consequences of Human Migration and will explore human migration from social, economic, demographic and biological perspectives
A Panel Discussion, sponsored by the Environmental Law Society
Four local advocates for Kansas agriculture will speak about upcoming legislative activity in Kansas, and its effect on the environment and farmers. Nutritional guidelines, agricultural worker conditions, and changes warranted by environmental degradation will also be discussed.
Paul Johnson, Kansas Rural Center; Barbara LeClair, Kansas Rural Center; Donald Stull, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas; Rhonda Janke, Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University
Join us to see specimens from the collection of more than 660,000 fishes in the KU Ichthyology collection, from the freshwaters of the Midwest to tropical oceans. Dr. Leo Smith will show examples of deep sea fishes and discuss some of the interesting traits they have developed, including bioluminescence. Collection Conversations are short, informal drop-in events with research scientists about the collections that form the basis of research at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.
Join us for a special event, Walking with Dinosaurs. We'll have vouchers for free screenings of the 3-D movie coming to Kansas City for the first 25 families (limit 2 each). Hands-on activities, too. Rawr!
Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. For Dec. 7, the mammal of the month will be wolves - all about their habitat, characteristics and behavior.
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.
The Idea Café is intended to elicit energetic exchanges between attendees in response to the speaker's introduction. RSVP by November 29 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit 50 guests.
As a follow-up to his presentation Thursday evening, Nicco Mele will challenge attendees to consider the values of democracy and whether they can withstand the growing presence of technology in daily life.
The Idea Café is intended to elicit energetic exchanges between attendees in response to the speaker's introduction. RSVP by November 15 to email@example.com. Limit 50 guests.
Internet pioneer Nicco Mele shows how our ability to connect instantly, constantly, and globally is altering the power of business, politics, culture, education and more with a breathtaking speed that is disrupting our lives in revolutionary ways. Many of these changes are for the good. However, Nicco argues that the new realities of technology come at a high price. Nicco's keynote is both alarming and hopeful – thought provoking and passionately argued – and will change the way you use technology forever.
Since his early days as one of Esquire Magazine's "Best and Brightest" in America, Nicco has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator, and speaker. He serves on a number of private and non-profit boards, including the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and Breakthrough.tv. Nicco is also co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.