Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 06/26/2013 —  For centuries, biologists have cataloged Earth’s biodiversity, cramming drawers in universities and institutions with meticulously labeled voucher specimens collected in the field. The problem is that much of that precious information has...

Wed, 06/26/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's west campus. Tony Layzell, a doctoral student in geography from Nottingham, England, was presented the Lee C. and Darcy...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — Forging new connections for the University of Kansas in the Caribbean, two Kansas Biological Survey scientists spent a week in Haiti this past May gathering data on one of the country’s lakes, as well as several streams, and teaching water...

Mon, 06/24/2013 — Two prominent senior scientists at the University of Kansas are the 2013 recipients of the KU Research Achievement Award. The award is the highest honor given annually to a full-time academic staff researcher working in a department or research...

Wed, 06/19/2013 — Two new infrastructure projects, a bridge and a gateway designed and built this spring by University of Kansas students, add to the visitor-friendly features at the KU Field Station north of Lawrence. The projects were built by students in...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, has awarded $25,000 in the Spring 2013 round of its Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Led by Brent Metz, anthropology, and Jodi Gentry,...

Wed, 06/12/2013 —  Once, during a night time trek through a remote patch of Philippine rainforest to record frogs and collect their eggs for his doctoral dissertation, University of Kansas researcher Rafe Brown found himself alone, far ahead of his colleagues on...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — This summer, 33 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards to support their research projects. “In many disciplines, summer has traditionally been a great time for students to spend time working on a research...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The public is invited to tour the new Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, located on the University of Kansas west campus. The building will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The advanced research facility is...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas recognized six faculty members for outstanding student advising. All winners were nominated by the students they have served in mentoring or advising relationships,...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program by the...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum will encourage children and families to get into gardening at Science Saturday: Wild Gardens, which will be 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The free drop-in event led by KU botanists will feature...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 700 scholars from all over the world interested in the intersections of environmental studies and the humanities will come to the University of Kansas from Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, for the 10th biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. The conference is one of the largest ever held at the university. The conference theme, "Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits," will explore how global demands for energy, labor and resources have led to wide-ranging changes and challenges worldwide. The current conversations in environmental humanities demonstrate the renewed relevance of

Thu, 05/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Through teaching, research, advising and mentoring, the faculty members of the University of Kansas serve a large audience through their work. Some go even further in their service to the state of Kansas. Three such faculty members have been honored for their exemplary contributions to the people of Kansas with the Steeples Service to Kansans Award. The recipients of the 2013 Steeples award are Martin Dickinson, School of Law; John Hachmeister, visual art, and Kelly Kindscher, environmental studies. Don Steeples, the Dean A. McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, and his wife, Tammy, established the award in 1997 to honor Don Steeples’

Thu, 05/16/2013 —  This weekend, when Wes Jackson, founder of the Salina-based Land Institute, addresses graduates at the University of Kansas’ 141st annual Commencement, it will cement a deepening relationship between the two institutions. Recently, the Land...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2013 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Anastasiia...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — As a University of Kansas freshman in mechanical engineering, Ronald Hill built a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and demonstrated it (under water) at a KU engineering exhibition. Today, 60 years later, that project represents the...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — The Changing for Excellence initiative to increase use of multifunction printers at the University of Kansas has been named a 2013 InfoWorld Green 15 Award Winner. International Data Group’s InfoWorld, an international technology publication,...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — University of Kansas alumna Kathleen Hall, of Lecompton, has made a leadership gift to establish a geology professorship at the University of Kansas. Gene Rankey, associate professor of geology, will be the inaugural recipient of the Hubert H....

Fri, 05/10/2013 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability recognized individuals and organizations with the 2013 Sustainability Leadership Awards last month as part of Earth Day festivities. The awards recognize outstanding leadership and creativity in...


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