Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Spikes in gasoline prices don't make people with access to a commuter rail service any more likely to switch to the train than people without, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "We were surprised by this," said David...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — The KU Natural History Museum kicks off expanded programs for families, scouts, KU students, home-school groups and adults starting this weekend with an event dedicated to celebrating Kansas wildlife, plants and fossils. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m....

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Shelby Peterie, research geophysicist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fifth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. As a member of the KGS Exploration Services section, Peterie plays a key role in the detection...

Thu, 01/25/2018 — A new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a varied collection of lizards throughout Asia to be unexpectedly close cousins of beach-dwelling mourning geckos, all descended from a common ancestor species that thrived along...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — This spring, 52 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as...

Fri, 01/12/2018 — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — A paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters uses machine learning to craft an improved model for understanding geothermal heat flux — heat emanating from the Earth’s interior — below the Greenland Ice Sheet. It’s a research...

Wed, 01/10/2018 — A group of Ch'orti' Maya women in Guatemala used digital cameras to document health and environmental problems in their hamlets, and as a result, Engineers Without Borders is working on a water purifications solution for the community. The...

Tue, 01/09/2018 — The University of Kansas’ top entrepreneurship official will co-host a webinar on how universities can evolve their technology transfer activities and do more to address the demands of the innovation economy. Julie Nagel, associate vice...

Wed, 01/03/2018 — With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture...

Tue, 01/02/2018 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will measure water levels in hundreds of western Kansas wells this week. Most have been measured annually for years, some since the 1960s, to monitor declines in the...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — As concern rises about earthquakes induced by human activity like oil exploration, geologists at the University of Kansas report a new understanding about recent earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma. This breakthrough may one day lead to a method...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — Unfortunately it's easy these days to find examples of people lacking empathy or even basic consideration for one another. Just check the national news or even Twitter or Facebook on any given day. To combat the deluge of divisive attitudes...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has again named a University of Kansas professor as an NAI Fellow, one of the highest honors for an academic inventor. Cory Berkland, Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in the departments of...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — The elves atop Mount Oread have been busy in their workshops, creating great gifts for the holiday season. The University of Kansas’ first Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of English, Randall Fuller, published the “The Book that...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — Public universities have made strides in evolving their technology transfer activities, but they must do more to address the demands of the innovation economy, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees in December 2017. Recognition ceremonies across the KU campus will celebrate these fall semester graduates as the schools of Business, Education and...


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