Upcoming Events


Tackling the Biodiversity of the Planet
A Science on Tap Event 
7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27
Free State Brewing

An Evening With Margaret Atwood
A KU Commons Event
7 pm Monday, February 2
Kansas Union Ballroom

The Science of Biodiversity and Beer
A KU Alumni Association chapter event
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7
Southwind Country Club
Buy tickets here.

Sexy Science
Presented  by and for KU students
Feb. 12

Science Saturday: Survival Skills
1-3 pm Saturday, Feb. 28

Science Saturday: Kansas Conservation
1-3 pm Saturday, March 28

Science Saturday: Space Race
1-3 pm Saturday, April 18


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The Science of Beer and Biodiversity

11:30 am Saturday, February 7
Southwind Country Club, Garden City
Tickets available here

Mix and mingle with your fellow Jayhawks at the annual Great Plains Shrimp Boil and KU basketball watch party! 

This year, the KU Alumni Association is teaming up with the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. Discover what beer and biodiversity research have in common, and create your own microbial art that will be part of an upcoming exhibit. 



For more information and tickets, visit the KU Alumni Association.

Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite 34: Dino-mite!
7:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 14
Pachamama's Alton Ballroom, 800 New Hampshire

Join our friends at Lawrence's Nerd Nite for an evening of science.   Co-sponsored by the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, this event includes not only three Biodiversity Institute speakers, but also a special activity table  where you can make your own fossil print using the gyotaku technique! The table will be up at 7:30 when doors open and through the breaks.  

Doors open at 7:30 and presentations begin at 8. Cover is $1.



red hot resarch

Red Hot Research
4 pm Friday, Jan. 30
The Commons in Spooner Hall

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. 

Don Haider-Markel, Political Science 
Rachel Vaughn, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 
Jarron Saint Onge, Sociology 
Thomas Prisinzano, Medicinal Chemistry
Joshua Rosenbloom, Economics

For more information, visit The Commons.