Ming Kuo - Greening Schoolyards, Growing Academic Achievement

Dr. Ming Kuo is a nationally and internationally recognized Environmental Psychologist whose research focuses on how "green space" supports healthy human functioning, in both individuals and communities.


Nov7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2019-11-07 18:30:00 2019-11-07 20:30:00 Ming Kuo - Greening Schoolyards, Growing Academic Achievement

Dr. Kuo's work, which has been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, NPR's Fresh Air, The Today Show, Washington Post, LA Times, UK's Daily Mail, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald among others, has convincingly linked healthy urban ecosystems to stronger, safer neighborhoods, lower crime, reduced AD/HD symptoms, reduced aggression, and an array of other mental health indicators. Her current work examines the effects of contact with nature on physical health — especially immune function — and academic achievement. In 2018, Dr. Kuo was awarded the Heinz award for the Environment. She currently leads the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:10pm.

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dr. Kuo's work, which has been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, NPR's Fresh Air, The Today Show, Washington Post, LA Times, UK's Daily Mail, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald among others, has convincingly linked healthy urban ecosystems to stronger, safer neighborhoods, lower crime, reduced AD/HD symptoms, reduced aggression, and an array of other mental health indicators. Her current work examines the effects of contact with nature on physical health — especially immune function — and academic achievement. In 2018, Dr. Kuo was awarded the Heinz award for the Environment. She currently leads the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:10pm.

Ming Kuo portrait