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K-State Today

January 29, 2015



Landscape architecture and regional & community planning department to host colloquium

By Thom Jackson

The landscape architecture and regional & community planning department will be hosting its third colloquium of the 2014-2015 series Friday. Tim Keane, landscape architecture and regional & community planning professor, will present "Looking ahead while running behind" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in 106c Seaton Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

The colloquium will explore Keane's research, "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley" (Robert Burns, 1785), that began, was furthered, finished or was put on hold during his spring 2011 sabbatical. 

Keane has served at Kansas State University since 1984 teaching in landscape architecture and in the natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major program. Keane has received multiple teaching awards, as well as the 2009 USDA-Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Partnership Award for Mission Integration, which is presented to a university partner nationwide who best exemplifies integration of research, teaching and extension. In 2013, Keane was awarded the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award for Excellence in Research. Recently, Keane received a K-State Professorial Performance Award.

Keane's research deals with stream morphology and process, as well as urban stormwater management. His work has helped bring more than $4 million in research funding to Kansas State. Keane was the first Jarvis scholar of landscape architecture at Kansas State University — a two-year, competitive, endowed research chair. He also has developed a series of natural systems and fluvial systems courses that provide a depth and breadth of material unusual to landscape architecture programs. Keane has a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Iowa State University and a master's degree and doctorate in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan. Keane has received extensive professional training and field-based, practice experience from some of the top fluvial geomorphologists and hydraulic engineers in the country.