Science & Engineering
Thu, 04/26/2018 — In May of 1955, a Kansas rancher on horseback was checking on cows and calves near a dry “pasture ditch” that ran through his land in Ottawa County. In a gully, he spotted something strange — fragments of unusual bone embedded in a rock....

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biopsy. During that procedure, doctors insert a bone-biopsy needle through an incision to get a bone...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Breaking subatomic particles with complex equipment can tell humans about additional dimensions in our universe. The practice can also lead to development of new technologies for medical and engineering applications. Christophe Royon,...

Sat, 04/14/2018 — University of Kansas students will test their bridge-building skills against competitors from other Midwestern universities later this month. The team, composed of more than a dozen students from the School of Engineering, will participate in...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Burge Union. Greene’s lecture, titled “Big Science and the Future of Discovery,” is free and open to the public. Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, where he is also the director of the Center for Theoretical Physics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than 30 countries and on all seven continents, and he is widely regarded for a number

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In dark alleys of the Pacific and Indian oceans, new research shows some of the deadliest, armored fishes on the planet are packing switchblades in their faces. A study from the University of Kansas appearing in the journal Copeia details for...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team will unveil its new built-from-scratch cars at a public event in Downtown Lawrence later this month. The team — composed of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering — designed and built...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — Sink or swim? The minds behind the University of Kansas entry in this month’s concrete canoe competition hope to do neither. Instead, they hope their entry will float and be fast, with a design that can impress judges and win races. “It's...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 18th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — One thing about Matt McFarlane: He’s always known where he’s going. McFarlane was in elementary school when he decided he wanted to be an engineer. Now the Seattle native is nearing completion of his master’s degree at the University of...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Natural History Museum invites the public to advocate for science outreach and education at Stand Up for Science, a fundraising event for the museum at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. The freewheeling science carnival includes demonstrations and hands-on activities, local food and drink, live music and opportunities to support the museum through silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 for general admission and include samples of Free State beer, wine and foods from Port Fonda, Merchants Pub & Plate, Hy-Vee, Maceli’s Banquet Hall & Catering and Lawrence Beer Co. Tickets are available

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The tight-knit group of four friends had already been through a lot together at the University of Kansas, from late-night organic chemistry study sessions to rigorous class schedules and meals out during their free time. Now, they’ve all been...

Wed, 04/04/2018 — Kansas oil production decreased in 2017 even as oil prices increased, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas. Natural gas production fell as gas prices remained low and output in the state’s...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — In the Mackenzie Mountains of Canada, University of Kansas researcher Julien Kimmig has uncovered details of the Cambrian food web on an ocean floor that once played home to a scattering of bivalved arthropods, hyoliths and trilobites. The...

Mon, 04/02/2018 — If our brains are computers, they are analog and not digital, according to research by a University of Kansas philosopher. Some researchers have argued there is a close analogy between the all-or-nothing nature of neural spikes in the brain and...


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