Science & Engineering
Mon, 04/27/2020 — There is no shortage of graphs that predict the behavior of COVID-19 and, consequently, guide human actions. But, how do researchers create a model of a virus? And how does a model inform public policy? The Commons, Biodiversity Institute and...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Lisa Friis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Susan Williams, Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, will assume the role of chair of their respective departments on July 1. These appointments mark the first time in the...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Hundreds of thousands of drilling records and rock cuttings, historical aerial photographs and other resources housed at the Kansas Geological Survey provide valuable insight into the state’s natural resources. To continue long-term efforts to...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Research on fruit fly development, traumatic brain injury, Kansas streams, fanged frogs and ancient migrations of indigenous communities will be among student research presented at the 20th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the symposium will be held as part of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted online by the KU Center for Undergraduate Research. Twelve students supported by the Office of Diversity in Science Training (ODST) will present posters of their science and engineering research online starting April 25. The presenters include

Wed, 04/22/2020 — The University of Kansas campus may be largely shut down, but faculty, staff and graduate students at the School of Engineering are contributing to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, using their skills and resources to produce personal...

Tue, 04/21/2020 — Like everyone else this spring, field ecologists are making adjustments, but the work continues — and that goes for student researchers, too. The Kansas Biological Survey provides annual awards to KU students to help cover costs associated...

Mon, 04/20/2020 — A University of Kansas professor has been recognized with one of the highest honors awarded in the field of medical and biological engineering. Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry and...

Wed, 04/15/2020 — You might own something made from mahogany like furniture, paneling or a musical instrument. Mahogany is a commercially important wood, valued for its hardness and beauty. The United States is the world’s top importer of the tropical timber...

Tue, 04/14/2020 —  University of Kansas students Anton Barybin, of Lawrence, and Emily Hughes, of Leawood, have been selected for the Beckman Scholars Program, which supports research by exceptional undergraduates who seek to become leaders in the science field....

Mon, 04/13/2020 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas have earned an award recognizing their significant scholarly achievements and research contributions to their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes either a truly...

Thu, 04/09/2020 — As part of a national effort to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the air, the Kansas Geological Survey has joined forces with private and public partners to help determine whether carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources can be...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — About one-third of the U.S. population has no computer and/or broadband internet access at home, or they can only connect through mobile devices such as smartphones. Many of these individuals turn to public libraries as their primary provider of...

Mon, 04/06/2020 — Four University of Kansas students received honors during the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of February. The event brings together top graduate student researchers from Kansas Board of Regents institutions...

Thu, 04/02/2020 — Angelica Lang was in the middle of an online exam for a psychology course when she got the email. “I did take a moment to look at the email, and then I started freaking out a little bit,” she said. She rallied, then sat down and finished...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – It took less than a week for the director of the University Kansas Center for Design Research and some of his former students and colleagues to crank out an open-source design for a plastic face shield to help protect health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few days, it has been freely downloaded around the world more than 4,500 times. And 10,000 of the shields already produced locally will soon be available to caregivers in The University of Kansas Health System. What’s more, almost anyone, anywhere with a computer-aided router and a common type of plastic sheeting can rapidly produce more of them. This week, Greg Thomas, a

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Who could have foreseen the tragic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to overwhelm America’s hospital system, and in particular, emergency departments? A lot of folks, including Frank Zilm, University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — In the midst of a global pandemic, a lot of people rightly will be reluctant to offer food from their plate to another person, or accept such an offer due to the fear of contamination. But for people with “attachment avoidance,” a...


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