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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Anthropocene: Years of Living Dangerously

Discover more about the urgent issues our planet faces and learn about how you fit into current global issues and how you can be a force for change. We will watch clips from National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously and discuss relevent topics. Read more here to see more from National Geographic!

The Anthropocene:

what is it?

- theories of how humans have and are impacting the natural world

Come for conversation, free pizza & drinks!

 Thursday March 9th @ 6pm
 Haworth Hall Rm 3012


Sirwan Alimoradi, Environmental Engineering KU

"Phosphorus Recovery as Calcium Phosphates During Thermochemical Conversion of Algal Biomass"

Come and listen to Sirwan Alimoradi talk about his current research!

Friday March 3rd, Higuchi 130 (west campus, 41 yellow bus route) at 12:15pm



Jonathan Losos, Harvard University

Dr. Jonathan Losos says his "research concerns the origin and maintenance of biological diversity: where do species come from, what directs the evolutionary course they take, and what ongoing ecological processes affect them today?"

Tuesday, March 7th in The Hancock Room at The Oread Hotel, 3:45-5pm


Chemistry Department Seminars

  • DyMERS - Wednesday, 03/01 - Emran Haque & Monisola Okeowo, KU - 1003 Malott at 3:30
  • Organic - Thursday, 03/02 - Jonathon Matheny, KU - 1003 Malott at 12:00

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Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary 2015 film details the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may not yet prove illusory.

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Spencer Art Museum, Auditorium 309


Wealth Day at the Capitol 

Thursday, March 16th at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kansans are gathering to share information about Water, Energy, Land, Transportation, and Health in Kansas. Start the day with an Interfaith climate vigil, followed by an advocate policy briefing, exhibits, local foods lunch, and legislator meetings. Come and go as you like, but RSVP before March 9th to join us for the complimentary local foods lunch!

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