Upcoming Events
 

What’s the Buzz About Bees?
A Science on Tap event featuring Professor Michael Engel
7:30 pm Wednesday, March 15
Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St.

Drinks & Dinosaurs
A talk with paleontologist David Burnham
A members-only event
KU Lied Center Pavilion
5:30 pm Thursday, April 5

Fossils, Stocks, and Stars: An Evolutionary Perspective
A Science on Tap event featuring Professor Bruce Lieberman
7:30 pm Wednesday, April 19
Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St. 

 


 

What’s the Buzz About Bees?
A Science on Tap event featuring Professor Michael Engel

7:30 pm Wednesday, March 15
Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St.

Bees are among the preeminent pollinators of agricultural and natural ecosystems worldwide and are seemingly familiar insects. Yet most of the more than 20,000 species go unseen and  unknown to many of us.  At this Science on Tap, Professor Michael Engel will introduce the full diversity of the world's bees along with their varied lifestyles, and briefly discuss what challenges some of these critical insects face today.

Drinks & Dinosaurs
A talk with paleontologist David Burnham

A members-only event
KU Lied Center Pavilion
5:30 pm Thursday, April 5

In advance of the upcoming performance Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live at the Lied Center April 9, the KU Natural History Museum and the Lied Center are welcoming Friends of the Lied and museum members to a talk with KU paleontologist David Burnham at 5:30 pm Thursday, April 5. Drinks & Dinosaurs includes beer, wine and appetizers and is free for museum members and Friends of the Lied. RSVP to the Lied Center for this event.

If you are not yet a member of the KU Natural History Museum and would like to join, explore the benefits of membership and join online today. Through their membership, members provide vital support for museum exhibits, programs and education.

There will be a second opportunity to meet David just before the performance of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live on April 9, when he will have a few specimens and replicas of dinosaur claws on display in the Lied Center lobby. More information and tickets to Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live are available at the Lied Center.

 

Fossils, Stocks, and Stars: An Evolutionary Perspective
A Science on Tap event featuring Professor Bruce Lieberman

7:30 pm Wednesday, April 19
Free State Brewing, 636 Massachusetts St. 

The life forms that have evolved the most rapidly have gone extinct. The universe has become a more stable and boring place. And investing in risky stocks is a losing proposition.  Each of these phenomena have one thing in common: volatility.  Over the long term, volatile entities — whether they are stocks, species, or stars — don’t survive. At our next Science on Tap, Professor Bruce S. Lieberman will talk about volatility and why it matters for our understanding of evolution and the universe, and maybe your investment portfolio, too.