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Hoffman Institute engages in educational research to address West African water crisis

In February 2013, Hoffman Environmental Research Institute staff member and graduate student Jonathan (Joneo) Oglesby journeyed to Niger, West Africa, to conduct preliminary thesis research with the Songhai people. The focus of the trip was to gain a better understanding … Continue reading

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WKU Researchers Participating in Mammoth Cave Symposium Feb. 14-15

“Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region” is the theme of a research symposium Feb. 14-15 at the Rotunda Room of the Mammoth Cave Hotel. The symposium, the 10th in 22 years, will feature more than 60 presentations … Continue reading

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WKU team tackles Caribbean climate change challenges with international collaborators

At the beginning of January, a group of faculty from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology visited Belize for a two-day meeting hosted by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), which included members of Cuba’s meteorological organization INSMET (Instituto … Continue reading

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Hoffman’s Dr. Jason Polk featured in Florida Springs Expose

The Hoffman Institute’s Dr. Jason Polk was featured in a recent news expose on “Florida’s Vanishing Springs” by environmental journalist Craig Pittman in the Tampa Bay Times. See below for an introduction: “Deep beneath the ground we stand on, below … Continue reading

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Geography faculty members present research at regional conference

The annual conference of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) convened in Asheville, N.C., this past weekend, with several faculty and students from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology in attendance. Dr. Tom Bell explains the intricacies of urban rock … Continue reading

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Students, Faculty Attend Geological Society of America Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina

The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) was held last week (Nov. 4-7) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Geosciences: Investing in the Future was this year’s theme, focusing on training and sharing knowledge to build the future of geoscience disciplines. … Continue reading

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Scientist featured in Water Matters Magazine

Please visit the link below for a recent feature of Dr. Jason Polk of the Hoffman Institute in Water Matters Magazine from the Southwest Florida Water Management District in an article about Florida’s springs: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/documents/publications/watermatters/sep-oct2012/1.html

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WKU group makes progress in building a sustainable community and collaborative partnerships in Gales Point, Belize

In September, a group from WKU led by Dr. Bernie Strenecky, WKU Scholar-in –Residence in the Honors College, and founder of The $100 Solution™, traveled to Belize to work in the remote village of Gales Point, Manatee, located near the … Continue reading

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Hoffman Institute founding member of international karst research academy

This week the WKU Hoffman Environmental Research Institute achieved a major milestone by joining 14 universities and research institutes around the world as an invited founding member of the newly created International Academy of Karst Sciences. The Academy is a consortium of … Continue reading

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Hoffman grad students participate in “Girls in STEM” day

As a part of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative outreach, Hoffman graduate assistants, Beth Tyrie and Veronica Hall, participated as female geoscience practitioners for “Girls STEM Day” held on October 13, 2012. The “Girls STEM Day” was geared towards 5th-8thgrade … Continue reading

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