Science & Engineering
Mon, 10/30/2017 — University Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel has been named director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Mandel, who also serves as senior scientist and executive director of the Odyssey Geoarchaeology Research Program at the KGS, most recently...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A University of Kansas graduate student who searches for some of the most elemental and elusive particles in the universe has been selected to participate in a prestigious federal research program. Steven Prohira, a fourth-year doctoral student...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The event, which annually brings hundreds of high school students to KU, will feature competition in six different...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Developing ideas and inventions to assist the recently hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in their recovery will be the focus of an overnight event later this month for students in the University of Kansas School of...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — Award-winning 1983 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson, who has led some of the most prominent bridge and highway projects in the shadow of our nation’s capital, returns to campus this month to...

Wed, 10/11/2017 —   To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock — as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Thanks to the work of geologists at the University of Kansas, all you need starting today to create detailed geologic maps of any region on Earth is a smartphone or a tablet and a desire to understand. Led by J. Douglas Walker, the Union...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Diversity programs at the University of Kansas School of Engineering are being reimagined and rebranded with a new name: IHAWKe, which stands for Indigenous, Hispanic, African-American and Women KU engineers. The rebranding takes place under...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — The University of Kansas, city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced that up to three $1,000 stipends will be available for KU instructors of record who will integrate a transit-related applied learning project into a spring 2018...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees earlier today, three new trustees were elected: Joanna Rupp of Chicago; Elizabeth Schartz of Dallas; and R. Todd Slawson of Denver. Joanna Rupp graduated from KU in 1985 with a...

Thu, 10/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Institutes of Health have granted a major award to University of Kansas researcher Joanna Slusky to further her novel approach to combating antibiotic resistance. The NIH announced today the recipients of its prestigious Director’s Awards, given to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, received the New Innovator Award, totaling nearly $2.3 million, designated for advancing unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common

Wed, 10/04/2017 — There are precious few species today in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar that scientists can trace directly back to when all of Earth’s continents were joined together as part of the primeval supercontinent Pangea. But a new study in...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — One of the world’s leading neuroscientists will be at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy this week to talk about his research using light to control the activity of the brain. The School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Wed, 09/27/2017 — According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S....

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...


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