Science & Engineering
Thu, 05/03/2018 — This week, an unprecedented group of about 100 scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces to establish the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year $25 million project billed as “the most detailed...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — A Mayo Clinic scientist who is a pioneer in the field of pharmacogenomics — the study of how drugs respond to a person’s genetics — will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus,...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part of an international research team working to shed light upon one of the unanswered questions concerning the peopling of the New World: Namely, what was the size of the original founding...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A man who led a pioneering career in the petrochemical industry highlighted by technologies that improve environmental safety and conserve natural resources, and another who has guided development of one of the fastest-growing regions of Kansas...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are among 188 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established.  Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows, a $5,500 professional development award, and includes a unique development program.  The Fellow Development

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Thu, 04/26/2018 — The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research and creative works completed by KU undergraduates...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 as a means to encourage...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — In May of 1955, a Kansas rancher on horseback was checking on cows and calves near a dry “pasture ditch” that ran through his land in Ottawa County. In a gully, he spotted something strange — fragments of unusual bone embedded in a rock....

Thu, 04/26/2018 — From cola-fueled volcanoes to free showings of the movie "Jurassic Park" and demonstrations of high-tech equipment, the University of Kansas Department of Geology will provide a lively introduction to the geosciences and the department's new...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — A collaborative group of indigenous and nonindigenous scholars encourages scientists to meaningfully engage with indigenous communities on paleogenomics research, in a new series of ethical guidelines published Thursday in the journal...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biopsy. During that procedure, doctors insert a bone-biopsy needle through an incision to get a bone...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Breaking subatomic particles with complex equipment can tell humans about additional dimensions in our universe. The practice can also lead to development of new technologies for medical and engineering applications. Christophe Royon,...

Sat, 04/14/2018 — University of Kansas students will test their bridge-building skills against competitors from other Midwestern universities later this month. The team, composed of more than a dozen students from the School of Engineering, will participate in...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In dark alleys of the Pacific and Indian oceans, new research shows some of the deadliest, armored fishes on the planet are packing switchblades in their faces. A study from the University of Kansas appearing in the journal Copeia details for...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team will unveil its new built-from-scratch cars at a public event in Downtown Lawrence later this month. The team — composed of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering — designed and built...


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