The Art and Science of Distillation

The Art and Science of Distillation

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library Distillation is the process by which a liquid is heated to create a vapor and then condensed back into a liquid again. When this ancient practice is applied to fermented products, the result is wonderfully...
War Fare: Modern Food, Moral Food

War Fare: Modern Food, Moral Food

Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial The lecture American eating changed dramatically in the early 20th century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all...
Machine Intelligence and the Future of Ethics

Machine Intelligence and the Future of Ethics

The speaker Zeynep Tufekci is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, where her research interests revolve around the intersection of technology and society. She has become a go-to source for national and...
Novel Graphics! Innovative Images in the History of Science

Novel Graphics! Innovative Images in the History of Science

Co-sponsored with UMKC Cockefair Chair November 3, 10 and 17, 2020 10:30 a.m. – Noon Course overview In partnership with UMKC Cockefair Chair, the Library is pleased to make Professor William Ashworth’s annual Cockefair Course available to the public for the first...
Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

About the conference   Water: Access, Supply, Sustainability is an online, multidisciplinary conference exploring complex water related topics and connecting water management issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the Heartland, and, indeed, the world. Through...