Sustainability & Environment
Thu, 05/28/2020 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Girod and Barbara Bichelmeyer, the...

Thu, 05/21/2020 — A startup firm with roots in the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis will leverage a two-year, $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to...

Wed, 05/20/2020 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving members of the Mercury 7...

Fri, 05/15/2020 — Laura Phillips, a junior at the University of Kansas, earned an honorable mention recognition from the Morris K. Udall and Stuart Udall Foundation in the competition to become 2020 Udall Scholars. Phillips, from Perry, is majoring in classical...

Wed, 05/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – When you deal with the nitty-gritty, mud-caked reality of animal health and production agriculture every day, it can help to step back from those trees and get a view of the forest. That’s why veterinarian and Bayer Animal Health researcher Douglas Shane reached out to Greg Thomas, professor of design, and his students at the Center for Design Research in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. Shane wanted to see what ideas they might generate to improve the detection and diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease in cattle. The CDR had worked on previous projects with Bayer Animal Health, based in nearby Shawnee. “We believe that

Wed, 05/13/2020 — The University of Kansas recently hosted the 23rd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium online.  The Online Undergraduate Research Symposium website features over 200 student presentations from disciplines all across campus. “The winning...

Tue, 05/12/2020 — Susan Klusmeier, who has served in various roles at the University of Kansas since 2016, and for the past 11 months as interim vice provost for undergraduate studies, will be the new vice provost for academic success. The title change also...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — The Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of two annual awards given to recognize undergraduate research mentors who make a difference in the lives of their students at the University of Kansas. Jennifer Gleason, associate...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — The Kansas Geological Survey received annual funding from the U.S. Geological Survey to advance its county geologic mapping program. For the first year, KGS also got increased funds for additional projects that will lead to the development of a...

Mon, 05/04/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are teaming up on an experiment to determine if the COVID-19 virus can be detected in the wastewater systems of local communities. “It’s very...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.    Last year the fellowship celebrated its 30th anniversary. The incoming group of fellows is among 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989.  The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $32,000 per year, a $5,500 professional

Mon, 04/27/2020 — Last year, the University of Kansas approved a Climate Change Certificate that aims to inform students about the physical and human aspects of climate change. These days, as the nation – and much of the world – is in lockdown due to the...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — There is no shortage of graphs that predict the behavior of COVID-19 and, consequently, guide human actions. But, how do researchers create a model of a virus? And how does a model inform public policy? The Commons, Biodiversity Institute and...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — Think back five years to spring 2015. People in Kansas were enjoying a rare spectacle of nature: the emergence of the Kansan brood (Brood IV) of 17-year cicadas. In backyards, parks and forests, they saw the small cicadas and the exoskeletons...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Hundreds of thousands of drilling records and rock cuttings, historical aerial photographs and other resources housed at the Kansas Geological Survey provide valuable insight into the state’s natural resources. To continue long-term efforts to...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Research on fruit fly development, traumatic brain injury, Kansas streams, fanged frogs and ancient migrations of indigenous communities will be among student research presented at the 20th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the symposium will be held as part of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted online by the KU Center for Undergraduate Research. Twelve students supported by the Office of Diversity in Science Training (ODST) will present posters of their science and engineering research online starting April 25. The presenters include

Tue, 04/21/2020 — Like everyone else this spring, field ecologists are making adjustments, but the work continues — and that goes for student researchers, too. The Kansas Biological Survey provides annual awards to KU students to help cover costs associated...

Mon, 04/13/2020 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas have earned an award recognizing their significant scholarly achievements and research contributions to their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes either a truly...

Thu, 04/09/2020 — As part of a national effort to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the air, the Kansas Geological Survey has joined forces with private and public partners to help determine whether carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources can be...

Mon, 04/06/2020 — Four University of Kansas students received honors during the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of February. The event brings together top graduate student researchers from Kansas Board of Regents institutions...


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