Sustainability & Environment
Fri, 02/15/2019 — Undergraduate researchers from the University of Kansas will present their research projects at the Kansas statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 20, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Students from the Lawrence and KU Medical...

Wed, 02/13/2019 — Kansas residents are invited to see the impact of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas on Feb. 26 at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. Eight graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five...

Wed, 02/13/2019 — Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez has announced that Simon Atkinson, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis’ vice chancellor for research, will lead the University of Kansas Office of Research as the new...

Tue, 02/05/2019 — Through the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, graduate students on the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses presented their research at professional conferences and events across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas community to nominate faculty, staff and graduate students for awards that recognize exceptional efforts in teaching, mentoring and service. Award recipients will be honored at the...

Tue, 01/29/2019 — Sick of having to plug in your phone every night? Help might be on the way. New research at the University of Kansas could provide longer-lasting batteries for most consumer electronics and electronic vehicles in the coming years. Today, most...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — Megan Kaminski grew up in an East Coast city, so she knows what some there think of the Midwest: flyover country. But during the 11 years the associate professor has been part of the University of Kansas Department of English, she has found it...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – Nearly a quarter-million people volunteer each year to work for the National Park Service. That’s a lot of trash pickup and trail blazing. But University of Kansas researcher Jeremy Shellhorn, his colleagues and students have just donated work of a very different sort: a new typeface inspired by the iconic, wooden wayfinding signs of the Park Service. Inspired by the bureau's communal ethic, Shellhorn and friends have made their font – which is named “National Park Typeface” – open-source, meaning it is free to download. Shellhorn, associate professor of design, is an avid outdoorsman who has cultivated relationships with rangers at Colorado’s Rocky

Fri, 01/18/2019 — Faculty and researchers at the University of Kansas will find new services to help put their work into the hands of others. The University Press of Kansas (UPK) has earned a reputation for publishing distinguished scholarship, and now it is...

Tue, 01/15/2019 — New programs for families and University of Kansas students are in the lineup for winter and spring at the KU Natural History Museum, including International Museum Selfie Day on Wednesday, Jan. 16. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will have...

Fri, 12/21/2018 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January. Most of the measured wells are drilled into the High Plains aquifer, a vital source of...

Thu, 12/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Before Christopher McKitterick could sell his latest novella to the venerable pulp magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the editors insisted he justify one of the story’s central conceits: Rather than send individuals on space missions in rocket ships, the protagonist’s civilization itself – an entire solar system – altered its course through space, exploring new corners of the galaxy. “All the science had to work, all the technology had to work, and the civilizations had to work,” McKitterick said of Analog’s editor, Trevor Quachri. “He was very rigorous that way.” “So when I got this feedback, I thought, ‘Well, OK, I can fix this. It shouldn't

Wed, 12/19/2018 — Nearly 90 years after Robert "Bob" Harrison (class of 1938) had the adventure of a lifetime as a University of Kansas geology student, his family has made it possible for future students to enjoy and learn from the same experience. The Harrison...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — Stay-at-home dads might find their spirit animal in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo. A new pair of research papers authored by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows the male of the smooth guardian frog species (Limnonectes...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Conner Falke, a senior from Parsons, is competing for the award....

Wed, 12/12/2018 — KU’s design-build “starchitect” Dan Rockhill is a big, gruff man dressed all in black, from his dusty work boots and coveralls to the wool scarf knotted under his neck (it’s cold in the warehouse this December morning, not to mention the...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — A University of Kansas professor who helped to develop a refrigerant that is safe for the Earth’s ozone layer is among the ranks of the latest class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), one of the highest honors given to...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Two faculty members of the University of Kansas are among the latest group of fellows announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: Thomas Cravens, professor of physics &...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — For years, KU Surplus has sold reusable furniture and office supplies directly to University of Kansas departments and, in many cases, to the general public via online auction sites. Now, KU Surplus can sell directly to the general public...


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