Sustainability & Environment
Hall Center for the Humanities
Mon, 03/26/2018 — For the past 30 years, the Seaver Lecture Series has been an opportunity for KU faculty to present research related to continuing issues in Western Civilization.  Shannon O’Lear will give this year’s lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,...

In darkened room, two artists work on a piece for Big Botany.
Mon, 03/26/2018 — Opening Tuesday at the Spencer Museum of Art, the exhibition “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World” examines the integral relationships between humans and plants through works by more than 50 historical and contemporary artists...

Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Blakemore, wearing safety goggles, stands next to equipment in his laboratory.
Wed, 03/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Recent headlines about melting permafrost threatening the world’s foremost seed bank drive home the timeliness of “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” an exhibition opening next week at the Spencer Museum of Art that features photographs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other seed banks among its 100-plus artworks. Spencer Museum Associate Director and Senior Curator Stephen Goddard, a lifelong gardener and former University of Kansas professor of art history, said the exhibition began to take shape in his mind as long as five years ago, and that he’s worked on it steadily for the past two or three years. It’s his contribution to the

Campanile framed by tree with spring blossoms
Wed, 03/21/2018 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 46 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2018 University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognizing significant scholarly or research achievements for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — 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...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — Take a country drive in Kansas on an early spring evening, and you may witness the otherworldly sight of prairie fires. Controlled, or prescribed burns, mimic the means by which natural forces—and later Native Americans—maintained the...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research and creative skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — On Wednesday, March 14, the Lawrence and University of Kansas communities will have a chance to come together to learn about two people whose lives and work have affected the way that the world thinks about food production. The first film...

Tue, 03/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss “Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles” during the 22nd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in 104 Green Hall. “In the modern era, tribes have an increasing presence beyond the reservation. As a result, interactions between tribes and states and localities have also increased by necessity,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “This conference explores obstacles to effective collaboration

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Two University of Kansas juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship...

Wed, 02/21/2018 — During One Day. One KU., the university’s first 24-hour giving campaign, donors gave 1,896 gifts totaling $734,421, creating opportunities for more Jayhawks in the state, the nation and beyond. The successful One Day. One KU. campaign on Feb....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — With six Fulbright Scholars, the University of Kansas ranked among the top universities in the nation for the number of researchers during 2017-18, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six awards place KU in a tie for sixth place,

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Tiny organisms could hold the key to safer, more sustainable agricultural practices. A University of Kansas distinguished professor will explain how the microbiome – the microbial communities associated with plant roots and leaves – may...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, March 27, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Groundwater levels during 2017, on average, rose slightly or nearly broke even in western Kansas but fell in the Wichita area, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. This was a reversal from 2016 when overall...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — From Puerto Rico to Missouri to California, Americans in recent years have confronted disasters that have disrupted communities and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Today, one researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — It took two days of driving and a special permit for Emily Arsenault and her research team to reach their destination: a spectacular protected area on the 275-mile Delgermurun River, deep within the northern Mongolian wilderness.“Our guides...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — The University of Kansas has nominated four outstanding juniors for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...


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