Sustainability & Environment
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...

Thu, 04/02/2020 — Angelica Lang was in the middle of an online exam for a psychology course when she got the email. “I did take a moment to look at the email, and then I started freaking out a little bit,” she said. She rallied, then sat down and finished...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Mon, 03/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The truth of that saying was revealed once again to Lance Rake when he traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, last year to develop a delivery version of the bamboo bicycles for which he is known. Without what he called proper tools or even flat surfaces on which to work, the University of Kansas professor of industrial design and his partners at Nepal’s Abari Foundation developed a working prototype of an electric-assisted, bamboo-bodied tricycle whose use holds the promise of reducing pollution in the historic city center. Last spring, Rake won a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his proposal to spend six months in

Fri, 03/20/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Jayhawk community, many people are wondering what they can do to help. In response, KU Endowment is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty...

Thu, 03/19/2020 — Average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas held fairly steady during 2019 as annual precipitation rates were near to above average in much of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained its top spot among all universities, and its special education program ranked first among public schools. The local government management program has held that spot since 1998. Some of the programs with the largest increases in rank among public schools include audiology, up 10 spots; public finance and budgeting, up seven spots; environmental/environmental health engineering, up six spots; civil engineering

Mon, 03/16/2020 — In an era when reality and hoax can look the same on the internet, a new podcast is giving listeners the scoop from people who know what they’re talking about. “When Experts Attack!” brings listeners into a conversation with a specialist...

Mon, 03/09/2020 — Like other farmers, U.S. hop farmers face pressure from environmental change and a global marketplace. And like farmers of commodity crops, hop farmers rely on technologies to collect data and make data-driven decisions. Unlike most other farmers,

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...


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