What Do We Know, and How Do We Know It?
With Hume Feldman, chair, KU Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
A Science on Tap Event
7:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 20
Free State Brewing

Humans have struggled to explain the origin, evolution and content of this vast universe we live in. What have we learned during the past century and how close are we to some sort of satisfactory resolution?

Upcoming Events

Ecological Agriculture for an Ecological Civilization
6 pm Thursday, Oct. 15
The Commons; reception to follow at the museum

Science Saturday: Earth Science
1-3 pm Saturday, Oct. 17

Bee Colony Design
a demonstration with artist Matthew Burke and students
2:30-5:20 pm Tuesday, Oct. 20

What do we know, and how do we know it?
A Science on Tap event
7:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 20
Free State Brewing

A Window on Climate Change and Plant Adaptation:
The Fossils of Antarctica
A Wild Science Lecture
7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 27

Science of the Macabre
A NSCO event for students
7 pm Thursday, Oct. 29

Exploring Antarctica + Art Cart
1:30-4:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 7

Film: Night at the Museum
7 pm Friday, Nov. 20

Science Saturday
1-3 pm Saturday, Nov. 21


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Ecological Agriculture for an Ecological Civilization
Wes Jackson, Founder & President, The Land Institute
6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15 at the Commons
Reception to follow at the KU Natural History Museum
Sponsored by the Department of Visual Art, the Department of Sociology, the Environmental Studies Program, and The Commons

Wes Jackson, President of The Land Institute, was born in 1936 on a farm near Topeka, Kansas. After attending Kansas Wesleyan (B.A Biology, 1958), he studied botany (M.A. University of Kansas, 1960) and genetics (Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1967). He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the Environmental Studies department at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured full professor. He resigned that position in 1976 and returned to Kansas to found The Land Institute.

The work of The Land Institute has been featured extensively in the popular media including The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Yes! Magazine, The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Life magazine named Wes Jackson as one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century." In the November 2005 issue, Smithsonian named him one of “35 Who Made a Difference.” He was included in Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change” in March, 2009 and in Ingram’s “50 Kansans You Should Know” in January 2011.

Tickets are required for this event and are available here.