Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 11/20/2017 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. This year’s honorees: Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry &...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host the annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, set for 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The format includes an...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

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...

Fri, 10/27/2017 — Grasslands around the world vary tremendously in their biodiversity — the wealth of species they harbor. Diverse grasslands are not only more productive but also more resilient to unpredictable events, such as drought or flooding. A new study,...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Volunteers will gather around the University of Kansas Campanile to plant 24 crabapple trees along the stairways leading toward Marvin Grove and Potter Lake. The event, which will take place Friday, Oct. 27, is part of Replant Mount Oread, KU's...

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 Center for Sustainability invites the public to a Prairie Acre Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event will take place at the newly constructed Prairie Acre Demonstration Garden on the north side of...

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...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A recent journal article and post in the Harvard Business Review argues that corporate directors should not only have an eye on value or profits but also on the welfare of their shareholders, especially related to the environmental and social...

Wed, 10/11/2017 — As U.S. cities begin planning to adapt to effects of climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started. A new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs...

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 — In 1986, a group of people opposed to the construction of a highway through the wetlands south of Lawrence, Kansas, ran a fictional amphibian named Agnes T. Frog against a Douglas County commissioner who supported the roadway. The frog was...

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...

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...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — As people approach their final stage of life, whether they decide to remain in their home or seek to move to a more supportive place, it's often a well-thought-out choice and not a reactive decision, according to a new study that includes a...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will partner with four other Kansas universities on a new project funded by $20 million from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications. The project will focus on microorganisms that live in the water, plants and soil. KU will work with research partners at Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Haskell Indian Nations University. The work is funded through the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR),


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