Science & Engineering
Thu, 10/10/2019 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored Matt O’Reilly, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, with the 2019 H.O.P.E. Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. The...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative graduate training program that combines the disciplines of chemistry, chemical engineering and computer...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — Rick Miller, senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has been elected president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), an international organization that promotes applied geophysical research and education. Miller’s...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, nine faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger research or creative component....

Wed, 10/09/2019 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S., totaling 1.7 million cases in 2017. Rates are highest among teenagers and young...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence Public Schools have expanded a partnership that will allow high school students to receive KU credit for classes they are taking in high school. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod appeared Monday at an event with...

Thu, 10/03/2019 —  The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is a marquee award for the University of Kansas and a way to recognize standout researchers who embody KU's mission to make...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics to harness this...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Mike Orth, a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering — and a former quarterback for the KU football team — will return to campus in October to deliver the ninth annual Tiberti Family Lecture. Orth is an executive vice...

Wed, 09/25/2019 — Courses in introductory physics are required for nearly all university STEM degree programs not only because physics is considered foundational to those disciplines, but also because it provides students practical experience in applied...

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Even though they are not needed to make the specific sounds, parts of Mandarin Chinese speakers’ faces – their eyebrows and lips – mimic the rising and falling pitch that distinguishes one word spelled exactly the same from another. In other words, speakers' eyebrows follow the sounds their throat is making. This is the finding of a new study co-written by Allard Jongman and Joan Sereno, University of Kansas professors of linguistics. They say it implies the need to study whether these subtle facial movements help listeners perceive what the speakers are trying to convey. Along with Canadian university colleagues Saurabh Garg, Ghassan Hamarneh and Yue

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Telling an adult, much less a preschooler, to calm down is easier said than done. But it is a skill that can be learned. So that is what Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, University of Kansas associate professor of music, is working on. She and a colleague recently won a grant from the American Music Therapy Association to experiment with what they believe is an effective way to train preschoolers to regulate their emotions. “You hear a song from childhood, and it brings you right back to that original memory with the smells and the emotions and everything, right? So there's this real power in music,” she said. Clearly, Hanson-Abromeit said, music has a

Fri, 09/20/2019 — Since 2012, the Cool Science program has featured children’s artwork in public spaces in Massachusetts. Now youths in Kansas and Missouri will have the same opportunity. Through a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cool Science is...

Tue, 09/17/2019 — A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology by researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute is the first to look at functional brain activity in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while they performed precision...

Fri, 09/13/2019 — A new laboratory opening this fall at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will provide a state-of-the-art environment for aerospace engineering students to design and build launch-worthy satellites. The Hill Space Systems Laboratory...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Throughout August and early September 2019, media around the world have reported on the extensive forest fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Much of the concern stems from the Amazon’s significance to regulating the world’s climate....

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — New findings from University of Kansas experimental nuclear physicists Daniel Tapia Takaki and Aleksandr (Sasha) Bylinkin were just published in the European Physical Journal C. The paper centers on work at the Compact Muon Solenoid, an...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Fri, 09/06/2019 — It was a record-setting year for graduating students at the highest level for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. In the 2018-19 school year, KU Engineering awarded 45 doctoral degrees — 10 more than the next-best year during the...


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