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From Copernicus to Darwin – Carlos Montufar, Univesidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Fri, Sep 12, 2pm, Snell 2113

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STEM Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

Deadline: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 Apply now The Biotechnology S-STEM Program at WKU provides scholarships of up to $10,000 as well as academic and career assistance to selected participants. Incoming freshmen and transfer students with majors in agriculture, biology, biochemistry, … Continue reading

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The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (Carl Sagan 2007)

A fitting cross-post for the holiday season. This is one of the best books on the timeless subject of science and religion. Carl Sagan, the great Cornell University astronomer and popularizer of science, passed away on this day in 1996. … Continue reading

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Cats, Dogs, and the Human Condition: 2013’s Best Books about Pets and Animals

Brain Pickings, December 16, 2013 Artful cats, literary dogs, Bob Dylan, and a whole lot of non-human genius. After the year’s best books in psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, and “children’s” (though we … Continue reading

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Environment and Human Evolution & Our Vulnerable Planet: Climate Change – Dr. Jennifer Cole, spring 2014

Honors Biology / Geography / Geology / Interdisciplinary no prerequisites appropriate for science and non-science majors alike interdisciplinary & interactive Biology, Geography, and Geology majors wanting to use these classes for credit in their degree programs should contact their academic … Continue reading

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The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (Gore 2013)

What is the relationship between ‘Earth, Inc.’ and ‘the Global Mind’? Discuss in tonight’s Honors Salon, 7-8pm Explore key global trends this spring in HON 380: Trends Shaping Our Future: Local and Global Perspectives In his most recent book, published … Continue reading

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WKU researchers using fruit fly to study growth of cancer cells

Dr. Ajay Srivastava in his laboratory in WKU’s Complex for Engineering and Biological Sciences (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon) A WKU biology professor and his students are using a small fruit fly to find answers for a large question about … Continue reading

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WKU Honors College Student, Paul Fleischmann, Awarded EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship

Paul Fleischmann, a WKU chemistry and biology major from Crestwood and a 2012 graduate of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, was one of 40 students nationwide awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship. … Continue reading

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Wild Ones: Looking at people looking at animals in the Anthropocene

Maybe you have to believe in the value of everything to believe in the value of anything. This is reminiscent of Einstein’s famous dictum that There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is … Continue reading

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Split brain, split views

Join the conversation about our divided brain and show it shaped our world at the last Honors Salon of this semester this Thursday, April 25, 7-8.30pm.

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