Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Coinciding with the UNESCO Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, this exhibition is a collaborative effort between arts and science faculty and students that highlights one of the most well-known and vital natural landscapes in the world.
History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.
Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.
In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.
Location: COHH 2117 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 926 6302 8379)
WKU AMS Graduate Chapter invites you to a Colloquium talk this Friday March 3rd at 3:00 pm. A former graduate student Selahattin Cinar will be our speaker. This talk will be presented via ZOOM in the room COHH 2117. The detail of the talk follows:
ZOOM Meeting ID: 926 6302 8379
TITLE AND ABSTRACT:
Predicting Transcriptional Output of Synthetic Multi-Input Promoters
Short Abstract — Recent advances in synthetic biology have led to a wealth of well characterized parts. Considering these developments, the potential to create novel multi-input inducible promoters with a greater number of inputs has become simpler. However, the potential combinations of inputs rapidly outpace our capability to fully characterize every possible combination. In this study, we describe two methods to predict the output of multi-input systems as a function of varying concentrations of multiple inducing ligands by combining characterization data of single input systems. These methods can be used by synthetic biologists to better design systems that utilize multi-input promoters.
Location: Malone's Prime Events & Receptions, 3373 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, KY 40502
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Note: This event will begin at 6:30pm Eastern Daylight Time.
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Join us for Tops in Town, a future Hilltopper celebration with appetizers and good company. Speak with representatives from our Academic Colleges, Student Financial Assistance, Housing and Residence Life, Admissions and more.