Eugenie Scott to Deliver Darwin Lecture


The annual Darwin Lecture Series will feature Eugenie C. Scott, who will present a lecture titled "Darwin: Demon or Revolutionary?" Presented by the Kentucky Section of the American Institute for Professional Geologists, the lecture will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

New Madrid Anniversary Highlights Ongoing Earthquake Research at UK

Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the last and possibly strongest event of a series of earthquakes along what became known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Students Focus on Sustainable Research

A&S students present at UK's Environmental and Sustainability Research Showcase.

KGS Celebrates Major Mapping Milestone for Kentucky

The Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky celebrated a major achievement today in the mapping of Kentucky's geology.

A&S Pioneers New Fields of Research with Pioneer Natural Resources

I recently had the honor of attending the Pioneer Natural Resources gift recognition ceremony on UK’s campus. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES), in partnership with UK alumnus and Pioneer’s Vice President of Technology Tom Spalding, accepted a $600,000 gift from the company. The gift, which is intended to be spread over the next three years, will fund the Pioneer Natural Resources Research Professorship in Stratigraphy, as well as a three-year recruiting fellowship. Ellen Kaiser a first-year student in EES is the first recipient of this award.  Pioneer is a large independent oil and gas exploration company based in Dallas, with operations in Texas, Colorado, Alaska, and South Africa.


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