Cool Class: BIOL 418/EVRN 420 – Biology of Cicadas

This summer Lawrence residents experienced a phenomenon they haven’t seen since 1998. Swarms of cicadas. Every summer annual “dog days” cicadas make an appearance in Lawrence and neighboring areas but this summer brought cicadas by the tens of thousands. These cicadas are periodical, living underground for 17 years before popping above ground for a brief […]

Cool Class: BIOL 240 – Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

A broad, liberal arts and sciences education allows students to develop important skills, establish a well-rounded knowledge base and learn without boundaries. “If science trains the students’ mind, art trains their heart and appreciation for other people’s work,” said Victor Gonzalez, director of anatomy in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In fall 2014, […]

Cool Class: LAA 300 – Life, Death and the Living Dead

Images of rotting, flesh-eating zombies familiar to fans of “The Walking Dead” are far removed from the Haitian folklore that inspired the term. But the different Hollywood and Haitian versions of zombies are an example of how different cultures interpret ideas of death, dying and the afterlife. Through cultural concepts such as the Haitian zombie […]