News and Events

The TFISE mission includes outreach to spread news and information about research, scholarship opportunities, courses, and events that relate to sustainability and the environment. Here are some things our partners and we are doing  around campus and the community during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.


18-20th | Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting


2nd | Poster Submission Deadline for 2nd Annual Kentucky Local Foods Summit


Date TBD | Sustainability Challenge Grant, 2020 Call for Proposals


TBD | Applications Open for 2020-2021 Sustainability Interns

27th | Kentucky Local Foods Summit hosted by the Food Connection


19-20th | Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit

23rd | Kentucky Water Resources Annual Symposium

26-27th | 7th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing


TBD | 2020-2021 Sustainability Intern Hires Announced

21st | 15th Annual CCTS Spring Conference, "Our Environment, Our Health."

20th | UK Sustainability Forum and Awards Ceremony


Past Events



Newlsetters and Announcements

To encourage an academic environment that fosters multidisciplinary and transdiciplinary collaboration and scholarship TFISE sends periodic announcements about our current and upcoming projects and those of our friends across campus via our listserv.  If you would like to share an event in our next announcement letter email with "announcements" in the subject.

Faculty Spotlight

Helen Turner

Helen Turner

"I want to think about ways to teach sustainably rather than just teaching sustainability.”

Sarah Lyon

Sarah Lyon

In collaboration with Dr. Tad Mutersbaugh of UK’s Geography Department, was recently awarded funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue research on fair trade, organic certified coffee production in Mexico and its influence on the social and economic livelihood of local farmers, specifically women farmers...(more)

Jason Unrine

Jason Unrine

Jason Unrine