Science & Engineering
Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil underfoot — and evidence suggests it’s happening faster than previously thought, altering water...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas has gained international attention with its work in student-centered learning over the past five years. That leadership will be on display this week as instructors and administrators from a dozen research universities...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — As the new school year begins, 11 high school science teachers across Kansas are stepping into their classrooms with new knowledge and skills, gained at the University of Kansas, to share with their students. They spent a week together this...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Galaxies like our own Milky Way are factories that use gravity to fashion new stars out of molecular hydrogen gas. “The Milky Way is turning gas into stars at about an average of the mass of the sun every year,” said Gregory Rudnick,...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — World-renowned pharmaceutical researcher Craig Lindsley of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lectures, describing his work at the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD). Lindsley is a...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — The University of Kansas ranks 61st among public universities in the 2019 edition of the “Best Colleges” rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Monday. Last year, KU had increased its standing in the rankings to 53rd among...

Thu, 09/06/2018 — Recent multiyear droughts accelerated groundwater-level declines in the High Plains aquifer as pumping increased to compensate for lack of rain. Those losses underscore the dilemma western Kansans could face if water levels fall too low to...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — A mingling of science and art, the next-generation photographs of vertebrate skeletons are at once fascinating, eerie, intricate and exquisite. “People are inherently interested in how these skeletons look,” said W. Leo Smith, associate...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Thu, 08/23/2018 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan was selected for a second term as the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2018 Global Chair of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee. WIE is one of the largest international professional...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not. A new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival...

Thu, 08/09/2018 — For years, incoming seniors in the School of Engineering’s Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program have taken a big trip to a major American city — to meet with executives at big firms, to network with KU engineering alumni and to get a...

Mon, 08/06/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Environmental geology is a growing field in Kansas City, with major area construction companies, engineering firms and government agencies experiencing an increased need for geoscience professionals. It is an interdisciplinary field that addresses and studies naturally occurring and man-made environmental hazards. The KU Edwards Campus is meeting this growing need with a new, online Professional Science Master’s program with an emphasis in environmental geology. The program provides students with a combination of technical and professional skills courses targeted to their chosen field and designed to help them accurately gather and effectively

Mon, 08/06/2018 — University of Kansas graduate student Angelo Andres, along with his mentor Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the KU School of Pharmacy, has earned a prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — Ten faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive distinguished teaching awards Aug. 16 at the KU Teaching Summit. “The recipients of these awards have demonstrated an outstanding capability to help our students reach their full...

Tue, 07/31/2018 — The use of uranium as a source of clean energy might soon take a leap forward, following the announcement that a University of Kansas chemistry professor has received a prestigious five-year award for work on this topic from the U.S. Department...


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