WKU geologist featured in journal ‘Science’
|Date: Friday, November 18th, 2011||Return to Archive|
WKU’s Chris Groves, recently named the Kentucky Academic of Science 2011 Distinguished College/University Science Award Recipient, is featured in the latest issue of Science commenting on the importance of research on Carbon Sinks.
Dr. Groves, professor of Geography and Geology and director of the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute at WKU, has earned international recognition for his work on carbon sequestration, water sources, karst contaminants and land-use management. He is quoted in the article “An Unsung Carbon Sink” in the Nov. 18 issue.
Dr. Groves’ extensive work in China led to his nomination by China’s Ministry of Land and Resources for the China Friendship Award, the country’s highest award for foreign experts.
“Having an internationally recognized journal such as Science feature Dr. Groves’ work with colleagues in China is a testament to the importance of this research and highlights WKU’s growing international reputation and presence in global science research,” David Keeling, department head of Geography and Geology, said.
The Hoffman Institute is working across the planet to identify water resource challenges and solutions, especially in terms of climate change issues related to carbon sequestration.
Contact: David Keeling, (270) 745-4555.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU Center for Citizenship and Social Justice (CCSJ), in partnership with WKU Office of Sustainability, is set to host a campus conversation about climate change at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16) at the Mahurin Honors College & International Center.
The inaugural meeting of the WKU Learn and Earn Advisory Board was held Nov. 9 at the offices of Learn and Earn Business Partner SOKY Jobs.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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