Mon, 06/17/2019 —
LAWRENCE – Growing up on a farm and carrying on a family tradition is one thing. Taking on the trials of farming from scratch? That’s quite another.
The environmental and societal concerns that drive some 21st-century farm families away from cities and even divide them from their conventional-farming neighbors are the focus of the new book “New Farmers 2014/2018” (P&T Committee, 2019) created by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Kansas scholars.
The project had its genesis when Paul Stock, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, met Bryon Darby, former KU assistant professor of photo media and now a
Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects.
“Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...
Thu, 06/13/2019 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation named two University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2019-20 school year. Both of the recipients also earned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this year.
The recipients of the award:
Wed, 06/12/2019 —
LAWRENCE – Sunflower. Meadowlark. Ad astra per aspera. Most Kansans are familiar with the state’s official symbols and motto. But as the summer road trip season kicks into high gear, a new resource from the Kansas Geological Survey invites travelers to dig deeper.
The mobile-friendly “Highways & Byways to Kansas Geology” website leads users on a geological tour of the state’s roadways with a scrolling format known as a story map. It explores what natural features like rock formations, wetlands and colorfully layered roadcuts reveal about the evolution of the ground beneath our feet and the cultural history of the people who settled and passed through the state
Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...
Thu, 05/30/2019 — A free and family-friendly event this week will celebrate the fascinating world of the Sunflower State's native prairie ecosystem and local trails.
The Prairie Block Party will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at Burroughs Creek Park,...
Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...
Thu, 05/16/2019 — The idea of bringing creepy-crawly insects into your home and setting them out on the coffee table could make most people bug out.
But, here’s an exception.
A richly illustrated book on insects by a University of Kansas entomologist,...
Thu, 05/16/2019 —
LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Studio 804 will be showcasing their latest design-build project during an open house Saturday, May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1501 and 1503 Oak Hill Avenue sites in Lawrence.
Led by Professor Dan Rockhill, Studio 804 is a pioneering capstone program in which masters-level students spend the nine-month academic year designing, then constructing, a building from concept to completion. The open house will be the culmination of a process beginning in August in which students completed all aspects of design, planning and construction of two affordable, modern
Mon, 05/13/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-2020. Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas. More than 185 eminent scholars from around...
Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...
Fri, 05/03/2019 — As friends who are both officers of the Chemistry Club and fellow chemistry majors at the University of Kansas, it was fitting that Eleanor Stewart-Jones and Tyler Nguyen would get the news together.
After some rapid inbox refreshing, two...
Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...
Mon, 04/29/2019 — LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.
Girod issued a shared statement of congratulations with Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center.
“This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire
Tue, 04/23/2019 —
LAWRENCE – While historians have long recognized the galvanizing effect teenager Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching had on the American civil rights movement, the stories of how the murder was shaped by and, in turn, shaped the Mississippi Delta communities closest to it have never been told. Until now.
The new book “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, will transform everything we think we know about Till's murder.
The author documents Till’s commemoration in the region, accounting for long silences and brief, passionate outbursts of memorial investment. He tells the
Mon, 04/22/2019 —
LAWRENCE – Objects made by Greenland Inuit people and collected by the so-called “Dashing Kansan,” naturalist and adventurer Lewis Lindsay Dyche, in the 1890s will return to their place of origin – or at least three-dimensional copies of them will – as the result of a visit last week by Greenlandic researchers to the Spencer Museum of Art.
Two graduate students from the University of Greenland, Aka Bendtsen and Randi Sørensen Johansen, accompanied by curator and archaeologist Hans Harmsen of the Greenland National Museum and Archives, arrived April 14 and spent a week making 3D digital images of a group of objects, including dolls dressed in authentic and highly
Fri, 04/19/2019 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving...
Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize five individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 19. The awards highlight outstanding leadership and creativity in addressing issues of...
Tue, 04/16/2019 — Students will fan out across the University of Kansas Field Station this summer, carrying out experiments for their own ecological research. Their work covers subjects such as prairie restoration, prescribed fire monitoring, soil structure and...
Mon, 04/15/2019 —
LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing.
That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).
An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of