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Thu, 06/20/2019 — New research from the University of Kansas shows machine learning is capable of identifying insects that spread the incurable disease called Chagas with high precision, based on ordinary digital photos. The idea is to give public health...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — If your car has an electronic parking brake, you’re asking for trouble. “There are measures we should build into the design of computerized systems,” said John Symons, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas. “A manual...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — Homes torn apart, outbuildings shattered, trees uprooted and power lines ripped from poles. The tornado that developed in southwestern Douglas County on May 28 strengthened into an EF4 with peak winds of 170 mph as it skirted the city of...

Thu, 06/13/2019 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation named two University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2019-20 school year. Both of the recipients also earned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year. The recipients of the award: Tyler...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Sunflower. Meadowlark. Ad astra per aspera. Most Kansans are familiar with the state’s official symbols and motto. But as the summer road trip season kicks into high gear, a new resource from the Kansas Geological Survey invites travelers to dig deeper. The mobile-friendly “Highways & Byways to Kansas Geology” website leads users on a geological tour of the state’s roadways with a scrolling format known as a story map. It explores what natural features like rock formations, wetlands and colorfully layered roadcuts reveal about the evolution of the ground beneath our feet and the cultural history of the people who settled and passed through the state

Wed, 06/12/2019 — At the 234th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas, will announce her discovery of “cold quasars” — galaxies featuring an...

Mon, 06/10/2019 — Just about everybody loves peanut butter. We put it on sandwiches and in candy. We use it to trick our dogs into taking their heartworm pills. When we have to, we bait mouse traps with it. But, as scientists learned when trapping rodents in the...

Wed, 06/05/2019 — Papers by two University of Kansas engineering students ranked among the top entries in a worldwide competition hosted this spring by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Charles Mohr, doctoral student from Wichita, took second place in...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period. The discovery, explained in a new paper just...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Erik Perrins, professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will assume the role of department chair July 1. Perrins replaces Victor Frost, who will return to research and teaching...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — researchers wonder if they prompted human ancestors to walk upright
Tue, 05/28/2019 — LAWRENCE — Did ancient...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — With a recent three-year, $1.4 million grant from NASA, a research team from the University of Kansas will help design and build a particle telescope to launch into orbit aboard a satellite. The Advanced Energetic Ion Electron Telescope, dubbed...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — As friends who are both officers of the Chemistry Club and fellow chemistry majors at the University of Kansas, it was fitting that Eleanor Stewart-Jones and Tyler Nguyen would get the news together. After some rapid inbox refreshing, two...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...

Tue, 04/30/2019 — A team of high-energy nuclear experimental particle physicists from the University of Kansas has earned a two-year, $400,000 Department of Energy (DoE) grant to investigate strong interactions between quarks and gluons — building materials for...

Mon, 04/29/2019 — LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod issued a shared statement of congratulations with Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center. “This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire


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