Science & Engineering
Wed, 02/01/2017 — A newly discovered mammal in the Pacific has earned worldwide attention after scientists named it Rattus detentus to call attention to an Australian detainee center on the animal’s home island. Recently, the new animal was featured as a top...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — Sixteen students, faculty and staff have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging cultural norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Fri, 01/27/2017 — Engineering students at the University of Kansas have a chance to receive leadership training during a daylong seminar Jan. 27 at the Kansas Union. The LeaderShape Catalyst seminar is expected to draw up to 110 students. It is being sponsored...

Wed, 01/25/2017 — Improvised explosive devices and associated blast injuries have left over 350,000 U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan with an invisible wound: traumatic brain injury. “Soldiers get blown on their butt from an improvised explosive...

Mon, 01/23/2017 — Can architecture students using 21st-century technology turn out something as beautiful as the master designers and craftsmen of the 19th century did? And might the experiment lay the foundation for a digital library that would allow people to...

Thu, 01/19/2017 — TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. Her talk, “The Hidden City: Landscape, Urban Design, and the Microbial Universe,” will explore the...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — Growing up around Oklahoma City, David Mechem spent a lot of time scanning the skies. “We don’t have mountains or ocean there, but we do have the sky,” he said. “That’s our natural beauty. I was very interested in severe weather and...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — The creator of a nonprofit agency that recruits military veterans to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid around the world will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. William McNulty, an Iraq War veteran and...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound? An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the...

Fri, 01/13/2017 — Eileen Battles, research project manager in GIS services at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fourth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Battles is a member of the...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — jobs that are very difficult to come by ...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — A $100,000 grant from the David B. Jones Foundation will help to develop a new generation of paleontologists at the University of Kansas, enabling students to pursue fieldwork in locations such as Wyoming and Turkey aimed at solving some of...

Wed, 01/04/2017 — For 87 days starting April 20, 2010, oil flowed freely into the Gulf of Mexico after a deadly explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster spoiled the environment in large parts of the...

Mon, 12/19/2016 — Bond Biosciences, a new startup based on research done at the University of Kansas, focuses on a new treatment for patients whose bodies absorb too much iron from the food they eat. The new technology is from the lab of Cory Berkland, a KU...

Echinacea
Wed, 12/14/2016 — In February 1805, during their Corps of Discovery Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered a purplish daisy prized by tribes of Native Americans across the Great Plains as a “cure-all.” Learning the plant was used to treat...

Tue, 12/13/2016 — For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas will be represented among the newest Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Raghunath Chaudhari, the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum...

Fri, 12/09/2016 — A once-in-a-generation University of Kansas project has been named a finalist for an international award. The university’s Central District development project was recently named one of five finalists for the P3 Awards presented by P3 Bulletin,

Fri, 12/09/2016 — Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,

Thu, 12/08/2016 — Two students at the University of Kansas are nominees for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Christopher Rooney, senior in physics and astronomy, and Kevin...

Mon, 12/05/2016 —   LAWRENCE -- Can a university professor from the middle of the country help restore some of the coastal habitat Florida is losing to human commercial development? That’s the idea behind the “Reef Wall” experiment that University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning Assistant Professor Keith Van De Riet is undertaking at Weston’s WannaB Inn in Englewood, Florida. Van de Riet became interested in the possibility of replicating at least some of the environmentally beneficial effects of seaside mangrove forests while teaching at Florida Atlantic University. He continued that work after joining the KU faculty in 2015. The idea, Van de Riet said,


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