Sustainability & Environment
Fri, 10/19/2018 — A top researcher recognized for his work to apply magnetic resonance techniques to chemistry, physics and biomedical research is the recipient of this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. Justin...

Fri, 10/19/2018 — More than 30 graduate students at the University of Kansas were selected as University Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies distributed approximately $1 million in funding to support domestic and...

Tue, 10/16/2018 — LAWRENCE – Husband and wife Tad and Jessica Carpenter strive for optimism and positivity, whether their Carpenter Collective is designing a soft-drink cup for a fast-food chain or a graphic identity for a classy condo project. And now, capping a process begun by colleagues from the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, they’ve created an entire brand-identity system for the Dotte Mobile Grocer, which is about to hit the streets to combat food-desert conditions in the central city of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. The Carpenters met while they were students in the Department of Design at KU during the early years of the millennium. Tad

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — It likely will surprise many people today that the Republican Party decades ago took pride in crafting and passing significant environmental legislation, such as creating the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act, according to a...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Monarch Watch, based at the University of Kansas, will host a screening of the 2018 documentary "The Guardians," followed by a discussion with Orley "Chip Taylor," professor emeritus and director of Monarch Watch. The screening will take place...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Students, faculty, staff and the general public will have the chance to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through two events Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Kansas. The first program observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day is...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The public is invited to the fall semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The Kansas Biological Survey will host a special public presentation on water quality at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the KU Field Station’s Armitage Education Center.The presentation, “Creating connections: How do science and education help...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Fri, 09/21/2018 — More than 800 fifth-grade students from Douglas County will converge on the Bloomington Park area of Clinton Lake next week for the Douglas County Water Festival. Make Every Drop Count, set for Sept. 28, is an event where students learn about...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — As the new school year begins, 11 high school science teachers across Kansas are stepping into their classrooms with new knowledge and skills, gained at the University of Kansas, to share with their students. They spent a week together this...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — The University of Kansas ranks 61st among public universities in the 2019 edition of the “Best Colleges” rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Monday. Last year, KU had increased its standing in the rankings to 53rd among...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — New programs for the community and University of Kansas students are on the menu for fall at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum, located in Dyche Hall, has more than a dozen events scheduled throughout the fall, including the Fall...

Thu, 09/06/2018 — Recent multiyear droughts accelerated groundwater-level declines in the High Plains aquifer as pumping increased to compensate for lack of rain. Those losses underscore the dilemma western Kansans could face if water levels fall too low to...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — Drivers considering plug-in hybrid vehicles with a gasoline backup are most interested in economic benefits while those gravitating toward battery-electric vehicles have stronger environmental concerns, according to a study led by a University...


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