Science & Engineering
Fri, 10/05/2018 — Will robots someday socially engage with kids with special needs? A pioneer in the field of robotics will discuss the possibilities when she kicks off a new lecture series in October at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Ayanna...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Julie Pierce, a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will return to campus in October to lecture on “Engineering Your Future With Passion and Purpose.” As vice president and director of Kansas City operations for...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa senior associate vice president for research and economic development, will make a public presentation Friday, Oct. 5, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the...

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...

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...

Wed, 09/26/2018 — Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack. Because snow that...

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

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...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil underfoot — and evidence suggests it’s happening faster than previously thought, altering water...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas has gained international attention with its work in student-centered learning over the past five years. That leadership will be on display this week as instructors and administrators from a dozen research universities...

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...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Galaxies like our own Milky Way are factories that use gravity to fashion new stars out of molecular hydrogen gas. “The Milky Way is turning gas into stars at about an average of the mass of the sun every year,” said Gregory Rudnick,...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — World-renowned pharmaceutical researcher Craig Lindsley of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lectures, describing his work at the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD). Lindsley is a...

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...

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...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — A mingling of science and art, the next-generation photographs of vertebrate skeletons are at once fascinating, eerie, intricate and exquisite. “People are inherently interested in how these skeletons look,” said W. Leo Smith, associate...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...


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