Science & Engineering
Mon, 09/30/2019 — Mike Orth, a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering — and a former quarterback for the KU football team — will return to campus in October to deliver the ninth annual Tiberti Family Lecture. Orth is an executive vice...

Wed, 09/25/2019 — Courses in introductory physics are required for nearly all university STEM degree programs not only because physics is considered foundational to those disciplines, but also because it provides students practical experience in applied...

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Even though they are not needed to make the specific sounds, parts of Mandarin Chinese speakers’ faces – their eyebrows and lips – mimic the rising and falling pitch that distinguishes one word spelled exactly the same from another. In other words, speakers' eyebrows follow the sounds their throat is making. This is the finding of a new study co-written by Allard Jongman and Joan Sereno, University of Kansas professors of linguistics. They say it implies the need to study whether these subtle facial movements help listeners perceive what the speakers are trying to convey. Along with Canadian university colleagues Saurabh Garg, Ghassan Hamarneh and Yue

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Telling an adult, much less a preschooler, to calm down is easier said than done. But it is a skill that can be learned. So that is what Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, University of Kansas associate professor of music, is working on. She and a colleague recently won a grant from the American Music Therapy Association to experiment with what they believe is an effective way to train preschoolers to regulate their emotions. “You hear a song from childhood, and it brings you right back to that original memory with the smells and the emotions and everything, right? So there's this real power in music,” she said. Clearly, Hanson-Abromeit said, music has a

Fri, 09/20/2019 — Since 2012, the Cool Science program has featured children’s artwork in public spaces in Massachusetts. Now youths in Kansas and Missouri will have the same opportunity. Through a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cool Science is...

Tue, 09/17/2019 — A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology by researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute is the first to look at functional brain activity in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while they performed precision...

Fri, 09/13/2019 — A new laboratory opening this fall at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will provide a state-of-the-art environment for aerospace engineering students to design and build launch-worthy satellites. The Hill Space Systems Laboratory...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Throughout August and early September 2019, media around the world have reported on the extensive forest fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Much of the concern stems from the Amazon’s significance to regulating the world’s climate....

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — New findings from University of Kansas experimental nuclear physicists Daniel Tapia Takaki and Aleksandr (Sasha) Bylinkin were just published in the European Physical Journal C. The paper centers on work at the Compact Muon Solenoid, an...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Fri, 09/06/2019 — It was a record-setting year for graduating students at the highest level for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. In the 2018-19 school year, KU Engineering awarded 45 doctoral degrees — 10 more than the next-best year during the...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — Extracellular vesicles, particularly exosomes, are nanoscale sacs produced by human cells that carry critical molecular messages between cells, like biological emails. A researcher at the University of Kansas has just earned a five-year, $1.89...

Tue, 09/03/2019 — Three professors at the University of Kansas are recipients of the prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship, which recognizes outstanding educators for their dedication to excellence. The honorees for 2019, all on the Lawrence campus,

Fri, 08/30/2019 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — University of Kansas departments, programs, centers and one school in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are starting the academic year with new leadership, following the dean’s appointment of new chairs and directors. Chairs and...

Wed, 08/21/2019 — Southwestern Kansas in the 1930s saw some of the worst dust storms ever recorded in the U.S., when apocalyptic clouds of heavy dust terrified and even killed people, livestock and wildlife. Long ago, farmers phased out the kinds of practices...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has named its first group of undergraduates to the Multicultural Scholars Program. Twelve students were named to the program, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and expanded opportunities to...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The term “research” gets bandied about these days. People use it to mean anything from a few minutes Googling a subject from their couch to rigorously testing a hypothesis in a laboratory. For Joey Orr, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, the exhibition opening Aug. 24 called “knowledges” demonstrates that artistic practice is a form of research. As director of the museum’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative since 2017, Orr has worked with museum staff and professors across the University of Kansas on a variety of research investigations, some of which end up as exhibitions. One show in 2017 focused on ecology (“Terra

Mon, 08/19/2019 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeted poultry plants that relied on immigrant labor earlier this month. But mass roundups and incarceration of Mexican workers have been going on for decades. And the tactics for doing this have...


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