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Jennifer Humphrey
Communications Officer
Administration
Biodiversity Institute

Contact Information

Office Phone: 
785.864.2344
Building: 
Dyche Hall

As the communications director of the Biodiversity Institute, I manage the institute's websites and media, steward the KU Natural History Museum's membership program and fundraising, plan museum events and advertising, and act as a liaison for the Biodiversity Institute Board of Advisors. I have 15 years of experience in university, nonprofit and philanthropic communications.

Recent Blog Posts

August 16, 2010
    Jonathan Coddington is the head of research and collections...
July 6, 2010
Some mysteries can be solved if you just know what you're looking for -- and...
June 1, 2010
What a joy it was last fall when NOAA Ocean Explorer announced that researchers...
December 29, 2009
Over winter break, Herpetology curator Rafe Brown is leading a team of KU...

Education

Master's of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, University of Kansas, 2010
B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas, 1996

 

Professional Positions

Kansas University Endowment Association
1999-2007
Senior Editor, Communications Department

 

October 5, 2012
From small towns in Kansas to Chicago to New York, Lewis Lindsay Dyche thrilled audiences with his skill in natural history displays and later with lectures about his adventures. Many of the glass slides that he displayed in these "magic lantern" talks have not been seen by the public in more than 100 years and will be featured in an exhibition opening and major public event on Nov. 4 at the University of Kansas. For more information about these and other events, visit  http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/events
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March 1, 2012
A skull of a Smilodon californicus exhibited at the KU Natural History Museum, one of largest such skulls ever found,...
December 19, 2011
Snowy owls - known to Harry Potter fans and birders alike - are making an appearance in Kansas and Missouri this fall...
September 7, 2011
In the five years since the fungal disease white-nose syndrome was discovered in New York, the disease has spread to...
July 25, 2011
Summertime means summer fieldwork for many academic scientists, but some researchers skip the far-flung places in favor...
August 16, 2010
    Jonathan Coddington is the head of research and collections at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural...
July 6, 2010
Some mysteries can be solved if you just know what you're looking for -- and where to find it. The July 2 edition of...
June 1, 2010
What a joy it was last fall when NOAA Ocean Explorer announced that researchers had discovered new coral reefs in the...
December 29, 2009
Over winter break, Herpetology curator Rafe Brown is leading a team of KU students to the Philippines.  The group'...

From the Biodiversity Insitute blog

March 13, 2014
One of the most challenging aspects of working inside the museum’s Panorama exhibit is its fragility. In fact, Ron Harvey has described it as “working inside a painting.” But...
March 11, 2014
Today we welcomed the first members of the our conservation assessment team to the museum. There have been meetings about safety, protocols and troubleshooting. The team will be led by Ronald...
April 26, 2013
  Sofia Muñoz (MA student, mentor Chaboo), is one of 20 students in the U.S. selected to participate (fully funded) in a NSF-funded Thematic Collections Network Short Course on Biological...
February 27, 2013
Timo Förster, an undergraduate from the University of Greiswald, Germany, is conducting a research internship with me, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). We developed a...
February 13, 2013
Parasites may make us squeamish, but in diverse numbers, they indicate a healthy ecosystem. Now a new exhibit features these specimens and the work of Dr. Kirsten Jensen, who studies marine...
January 30, 2013
In my academic calendar, January is usually preoccupied with completing annual evaluations and submitting reports, and grant applications to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Our Entomology...
November 20, 2012
Two M.Sc. students in the Chaboo lab presented posters on their research at the annual meeting of the the Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN, 11-14 November 2012. The ESA is the largest...
November 10, 2012
Members of the Chaboo lab made presentations at the 54th Peruvian Congress of Entomology, organized by the Peruvian Entomological Society (SEP), during November 5-8, 2012, in Cusco, Peru. ...
October 9, 2012
When a chief of police contacts you about insects and dead bodies, a good entomologist hopes that her skills are badly needed to solve the crime of the century…that the insects found on the body are...
October 5, 2012
From small towns in Kansas to Chicago to New York, Lewis Lindsay Dyche thrilled audiences with his skill in natural history displays and later with lectures about his adventures. Many of the glass...