Science & Engineering
Wed, 08/23/2017 — Across the U.S., farmers have abandoned millions of acres of land due to economics and hindrances such as dropping water tables that make irrigation of crops impossible. Since 2001, a longstanding study at the University of Kansas has improved...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Juan Bravo-Suarez, University of Kansas assistant professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, was awarded a prestigious Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The two-year, $110,000...

Thu, 08/10/2017 — Before Andrew Williams could settle into his new job at the University of Kansas this fall, he had one task to complete over the summer: help save the world. Williams is the new associate dean for diversity & inclusion at the School of...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — California’s innovative tech scene will soon get a close-up look from 19 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will travel to Los Angeles from Aug....

Thu, 08/03/2017 — Two University of Kansas researchers who study ancient American indigenous cultures and human DNA are available to discuss a controversial popular online documentary that purports to depict the investigation of a pre-Columbian "humanoid" mummy...

Wed, 08/02/2017 — For some, they’re a hobby. For other people, they’re tools. And for many, they’re just a big nuisance. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, drones — or, unmanned aerial systems — are increasingly a part of life for millions in the U.S. In fact,...

Mon, 07/31/2017 — For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cut across the U.S. in a diagonal track running from Oregon southeast to South Carolina. The once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event will be partially observable (with 99.3 percent coverage) on the main...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Mon, 07/17/2017 — As the first day of University of Kansas classes and the paths of the sun and moon intersect during a rare solar eclipse Aug. 21, KU will host an eclipse celebration on campus. Organized by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the KU...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — For most humans, fire symbolizes destruction and death. Yet nature often adapts to fire and can wield it as a creative force. For example, in the pine savannas of the southeastern U.S., fire acts as a chrysalis from which grasslands and forests...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Knowing the thermal history of rock layers can help geologists locate faults, oil reservoirs and other subsurface features. To test and advance a dating technique used to gauge when and how fast sedimentary rocks were heated during and after...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Neanderthals treating toothaches? A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry, according to a new study led by a...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Today, doctors can tailor a drug therapy to your unique genetic profile, giving you the full benefits of a drug while reducing unwanted side effects — all in harmony with the blueprints of your biology. But problems remain in the push toward...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has selected two students at the University of Kansas to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Eilish Gibson, a senior from Perry majoring in physics and classical...


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