Past Events

History, Geography, Perishability

Susanne Freidberg, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth

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

Susanne Freidberg, is a geographer whose work has focused on political ecology, social economy, and science and technology studies (STS). Much of her research has centered on the politics and cultural meanings of food provisioning, in and between different parts of the world. Her current research examines the expertise behind contemporary efforts to measure food's environmental "footprint."

Event Details

Date/Time Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Chinese Migrants to Peru

Felix Moos, Professor, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

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.

Event Details

Date/Time Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mammals with Curator Bob Timm - February

Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. Learn about mammal habitats, characteristics and behavior. For February, we're focusing on everyone's favorite trashcan thief, the raccoon. 

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Date/Time Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Drop in and Draw - January

As a part of our Thursday evening programming, we're offering a creative night at the museum: bring your sketch pad, pull up a chair, and sketch anything from mammal skulls to bird wings to fossils.

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Date/Time Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Science on Tap: Bullying across the lifespan

With Professor Bob Harrington
Bullying is not just for kids anymore. It can happen to anyone at any stage of life, in any location: at work, at a party, on the football field, in a nursing home, at a university, in a personal relationship, and even online by someone you do not even know. Please join us for a discussion of recent research about bullying, including how it develops, prevention, intervention solutions, and how bullying changes across the lifespan.

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Date/Time Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Science Saturday: Magnificent Microbes

Microbes — they help us digest food. They break down garbage. Some of them make us sick, while others help us stay well. There are more of them on a human hand than there are people on the planet! Come to this Science Saturday to learn what's so magnificent about microbes.

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Date/Time Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Contemporary Migration and "Cocoa Conflicts" in Peruvian Amazonia

Bartholomew Dean, Associate Professor, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

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

Event Details

Date/Time Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kansas Food: What We Eat, Who Produces It, Future Trends, and Legal Developments

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.
Panelists include:
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

Event Details

Date/Time Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Collection Conversations: Fishes with Dr. Leo Smith

 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. 

Event Details

Date/Time Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Walking with Dinosaurs

Science Saturday

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!

Event Details

Date/Time Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm