Sustainability & Environment
Tue, 01/26/2021 — This spring, 41 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.   Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — Acclaimed writer, professor and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will give the 2021 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture at 7 p.m. April 1. The event will be broadcast live. A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer is known for the universal...

Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — 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. Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project conducted by the KGS and the...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — When you imagine a visit to a natural history museum, the first thing that springs to mind could be dinosaur bones or taxidermized animals. Behind the visitor displays, however, advanced research on specimens collected from around the world is...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — University Distinguished Professor Jorge Soberón has been named interim director of the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. “Dr. Soberón is an internationally recognized leader in biodiversity...

Tue, 12/15/2020 — The 54th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available online. In a year that brought the novel coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, the KSA shares data on Kansas and the United States in 16 categories that provides...

Thu, 12/10/2020 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2021 Global Scholars. In its 10th year, the Global Scholars program, directed by Megan Greene, associate professor of history, aims to recognize and encourage...

Wed, 12/09/2020 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: James Kindscher, professor of anesthesiology at KU Medical Center Joan Sereno,...

Tue, 12/08/2020 — Antarctica, mostly covered in snow and ice, isn’t the first place most people might think to search for vital evidence about the evolution of plants. But Antarctica wasn’t always devoid of greenery. During the late Cretaceous, between 66 to...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — During his first few months in office, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, designating the bison as national mammal of the United States. “But it didn’t really do anything,” said Andrew Isenberg, Hall...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus,...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar. The pandemic has affected commencement celebrations for many KU graduates. Some summer graduates will choose to participate in...

Fri, 11/27/2020 — A new wind farm that came online in northern Kansas this month is helping the University of Kansas meet its sustainability goal of offsetting carbon emissions with energy from renewable sources. KU’s participation in Evergy’s Renewables...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A University of Kansas department’s recent name change reflects its management of two distinct graduate education programs funded by longtime KU donors. Self Graduate Programs administers the Self Graduate Fellowship and Self Memorial...

Mon, 11/16/2020 — Climate change is an emotionally charged topic that can stir political arguments and inspire people to take action. How people talk about it, especially news media and organizations dedicated to combating the issue, can influence how people...

Wed, 11/11/2020 — A senior at the University of Kansas has advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Laura Phillips, of Perry, is a finalist for both the Rhodes Scholarship and the Marshall Scholarship. She is...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Read during the COVID-19 pandemic, one passage in particular jumps out from poet Megan Kaminski’s new book, “Gentlewomen.”  “We are all alone together sipping coffee while staring at screens. ... hands reaching across quarantine zones.” While she and her editor considered the book, which always included that line, complete long before the pandemic hit the U.S., Kaminski said that the current world health crisis and other events caused her to revisit and significantly revise the book, recently published by Noemi Press. “It feels like these past six months have brought the horrors of economic exploitation, white supremacy and environmental devastation

Thu, 10/22/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore its fifth annual Backyard Bash, a monthlong outdoor celebration with an interactive art installation in Marvin Grove on view Saturday, Oct. 24,...

Thu, 10/15/2020 — LAWRENCE – Six current seniors and a recent graduate have been endorsed for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the support of the University of Kansas Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Emerson Karsh-Lombardo, Abby Neal, Meredith Shaheed and Logan Stuart have been endorsed for the Mitchell Scholarship. Neal, Shaheed and Stuart are joined by seniors Aroog Khaliq and Laura Phillips in being endorsed for the Marshall Scholarship. Shaheed, Stuart, Khaliq and Phillips are joined by recent graduate Samiyah Para-Cremer in being endorsed for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in


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