Mon, 12/09/2013 — Sixty-six students will be recognized for earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas School of Engineering at the school’s 2013 fall recognition ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, at Murphy Hall. A 67th degree will be formally...
Fri, 12/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Academy of Healthcare Architecture and the STERIS Corporation have named Sharmin Kader its Arthur Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellow in Health Facility Planning and Design. The Academy is part of the American Institute of Architecture.
Kader is developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for use in hospice facilities. Called a Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol for Hospice tool, it will provide a standardized method for measuring end-of-life care in hospice settings.
“This tool will provide architects the information about the effectiveness or the weaknesses of their design decisions, and also provide guidelines for evidence-based design,” she
Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees.
“One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU
Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The first of three phases to evaluate the historic Panorama exhibit at the KU Natural History Museum will begin with the arrival of a conservator and research team Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Led by Ronald Harvey, Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC of Lincolnville, Maine, the team will conduct a chemical analysis of the Panorama’s animal mounts, plants and backgrounds. Taxidermy, construction materials and other elements inside the Panorama will be evaluated for toxins such as arsenic and mercury. The group will also begin photographing conservation details of the exhibit.
Lewis Lindsay Dyche prepared the display originally as part of the Kansas exhibition at the 1893
Wed, 12/04/2013 — Ever since Carl Linnaeus founded the system for naming biological organisms in the 18th century — called binomial nomenclature, for the two Latin words used to describe species (e.g., Homo sapiens) — there have been causes for...