Science & Engineering
Wed, 06/28/2017 — Today, doctors can tailor a drug therapy to your unique genetic profile, giving you the full benefits of a drug while reducing unwanted side effects — all in harmony with the blueprints of your biology. But problems remain in the push toward...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has selected two students at the University of Kansas to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Eilish Gibson, a senior from Perry majoring in physics and classical...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Consider the humble soil just below our feet. It’s actually an intricate matrix of minerals, water, air, living organisms and decomposing organic material that supports every living thing on Earth. One vital part of this mix is microscopic...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today approved names for three buildings in the University of Kansas’ Central District redevelopment project, honoring three prominent historical figures. A KU Student Housing residence hall, apartment complex and...

Mon, 06/12/2017 — Three projects were selected to receive the 2017 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry and one by a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacology and...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas. It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa! At once familiar and yet fully...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity. According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...

Fri, 06/02/2017 — Most people think of picks, dental tools or small hand-held spades as the tools of the paleontologist’s trade. But today, when University of Kansas paleontologist David Burnham heads back to Montana for an expedition, he’s calling in much...

Wed, 05/31/2017 — A doctoral student of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas and Kansas Biological Survey has earned a National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant to investigate how soil microbes drive plant invasion in the Galapagos...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — A University of Kansas associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science is exploring new ways to open the Spencer Museum of Art’s history and collections to the public through data visualization and storytelling. James...

Thu, 05/25/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. "Naming the next chancellor is one of the most important jobs we undertake as the Board of Regents," said Zoe...

Wed, 05/17/2017 — A research lab at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and School of Pharmacy is analyzing the genetics of human immune responses to develop the basis of an effective vaccine or drug therapy against Epstein-Barr Virus, or EBV, the...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Three people were honored at KU’s 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. Audrey Lamb, professor of molecular biosciences, and Lorie Vanchena, associate professor...

Thu, 05/11/2017 —   In 2016, researchers published “slam dunk” evidence, based on iron-60 isotopes in ancient seabed, that supernovae buffeted the Earth — one of them about 2.6 million years ago. University of Kansas researcher Adrian Melott, professor of...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — In addition to their success at the recent, internationally renowned Putnam Competition, University of Kansas students have tested their mathematical prowess at other events. Kansas Collegiate Math Competition KU undergraduate students took...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Cory Berkland might not be the first person you’d guess would help to create what has become a multimillion-dollar company. The distinguished professor, appointed in the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum...

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...


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