Events Calendar

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March 28



10AM – 5PM

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World, this interdisciplinary symposium brings together scholars and researchers to share their work on plant studies. The symposium is free, but advance registration is required. Register online at For details and questions, email SCHEDULE 9:30-10:00AM Registration 10:00-10:05AM Opening Remarks: Stephen Goddard (Assistant Director/Senior Curator, Spencer Museum of Art) 10:10-10:50AM Artist Dialogue 1 / Moderator: Kate Meyer Dornith Doherty (Artist, University of North Texas), Mary Kay (Artist, Newton), Terry Evans (Artist, Chicago) 11:00-11:50PM Photosynthesis & Morphology Panel / Moderator: Stephen Goddard Ackroyd & Harvey (Artists, UK), James Blakemore (Chemistry, KU), Rohini Devasher (Artist, New Delhi) 12:00-12:20PM Performance Lecture / Moderator: Alyson Wilkins Mag. Augustina Comte 12:30-1:30PM Lunch Break 1:30-2:30PM Ecology Panel / Moderator: Reilly Shwab Bob Hagen, (Environmental Studies, KU), Marguerite Perret (Artist, Washburn University), Aubrey Streit Krug (Post-doc, Land Institute) 2:30-3:30PM Artist Dialogue 2 / Moderator: L. A. Wheeler Sarah Hearn (Artist, Kansas City), Sandy Winters (Artist, New York), Matthias Kessler (Artist, New York), Megan Kaminski (Poetry, KU) 3:45-4:45PM Plant Mechanisms Panel / Moderator: Polo Camacho Carrie Wessinger (Evolutionary Biology, KU), Sarah Robins (Philosophy, KU), Jim Bever (Evolutionary Biology, KU)