Science & Engineering
Mon, 10/28/2013 — DNA signaling and repair will be the topics of the sixth biennial Richard L. Schowen Lectures in Bioorganic Chemistry next month. Jacqueline Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — A coalition of economic development partners, led by the University of Kansas, came together to launch the state’s largest business incubator system: the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC). That partnership is about to get an...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — University of Kansas researcher Ehsan Hosseini has been selected as the winner of the Best Graduate Student Paper Award at this week’s International Telemetering Conference (ITC) . He will receive a $1,000 monetary award and recognition at the...

Thu, 10/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, Bold Aspirations, calls for a commitment to invest resources strategically around four research themes. KU created a Research Investment Council to turn that commitment into funding, and faculty and staff have responded to the opportunity by launching 20 new theme-related research projects. The council, made up of eight faculty members from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses, solicits, reviews and recommends action on Strategic Initiative Grant proposals. With four grant review competitions now completed, KU has committed $3.4 million to nine multiyear Level I awards. These involve requests of more

Thu, 10/17/2013 — Occasionally, astronomers find an extraordinary “lensing galaxy” that can enhance light like a telescope from even deeper reaches of universe — brightening and magnifying background galaxies up to 30 times.  Now, an astronomer at the...

Thu, 10/17/2013 — A military aircraft mounted with a massive, four-megawatt laser designed to sense an incoming missile and shoot it down in flight might sound like a creation in a science fiction novel. But eight University of Kansas School of Engineering...

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Lisa Kurek, a nationally recognized trainer in grant writing and commercialization for entrepreneurs, will present a free workshop at the University of Kansas, "Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants: How to be Successful at the...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — Most of us get a little angry, and perhaps even aggressive, now and then. And in most cases, that’s perfectly OK. But for individuals with pathological impulsive aggression, getting angry can be an altogether different — and dangerous —...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — Research conducted by three teams of University of Kansas aerospace engineering students gets a spot on the national stage alongside some of the international leaders in the field. Two teams of aerospace engineering students will travel to...

Fri, 10/11/2013 — Thirteen University of Kansas and 17 Haskell Indian Nations University students attended the 2013 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in San Antonio. More than 3,000 students from...

Thu, 10/10/2013 —  When Philip Baringer was just a graduate assistant working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, his job consisted mostly of lugging around cables and wiring equipment. But he was keen to take a larger role in the experimental particle...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at three universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Wednesday, Oct. 30, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 32nd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Fri, 10/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Manmade chemicals are everywhere: in the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and nearly everything we use in daily life. Many of those chemicals, however, are derived from dwindling fossil-based sources and through processes that can be harmful to the environment. That could soon change. Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas recently received a four-year, $4.4 million federal grant as part of the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis program. It is one of only four such awards made this year by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. “

Fri, 10/04/2013 — Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover will deliver the 13th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures on Monday, Oct. 7, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Ciechanover, who earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004, will speak about...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — University of Kansas alumni Scott Coons, of Lawrence; and Brad Korell, of Austin, Texas, were elected trustees of KU Endowment at today’s annual meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees. Scott Coons earned a bachelor’s degree in...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — The Arc Tap, a faucet designed by University of Kansas student Leslie Montes, Houston, is among the finalists for an international design competition, the James Dyson Award. The contest is intended to inspire college students studying industrial...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — A team of eight University of Kansas School of Engineering students received national recognition for its meticulous design of a reusable space launch vehicle. Team “KU SpaceHawks” earned second place in the American Institute of...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...


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