Sustainability & Environment
Greg Thomas, left, and Kirk McClure
Fri, 02/01/2013 — The work of two School of Architecture, Design and Planning faculty members was recognized recently when they received the School’s first-ever Research Impact Awards.  “Even in a relatively small school like ours we felt we could do a much...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Cerrado region
Wed, 01/30/2013 —  Remote-sensing techniques first honed to track agricultural production and land-cover changes in America’s heartland now are enabling scientists and policymakers to grasp ecological degradation under way in the Cerrado, the second-largest...

Tue, 01/29/2013 — The Center for Design Research building on KU’s West Campus has earned a LEED Platinum Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project was designed and built by School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Studio 804 and dedicated...

Fri, 01/25/2013 —   LAWRENCE – The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, as the new Service Learning Faculty Fellow. As Faculty Fellow, Criss will serve a two-year term and work with the CCSR staff and the CCSR Faculty Advisory Board on programming and new initiatives. The Service Learning Faculty Fellows program specifies three goals: to support Faculty Fellows in their own professional growth; to make the service learning knowledge and expertise that Faculty Fellows possess available to all KU faculty members; and to broaden the understanding of service learning

Thu, 01/24/2013 — A collection of breakthrough discoveries that provide new details on changes in the Earth’s climate from more than 100,000 years ago — made possible in part by a team of researchers from the University of Kansas — is featured in the most...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — Limestone used for fence posts, sediment washed off the Rocky Mountains millions of year ago and hundreds of natural, intermittent playa lakes of uncertain origin are among the geologic attributes featured on a new full-color map of Hodgeman...

Rendering of the planned EcoHawks research and teaching facility.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Early in January a group of University of Kansas architecture students started the foundations of a new research and teaching facility for EcoHawks, a KU School of Engineering student research program, on KU's West Campus. EcoHawks focuses on...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Anschutz Library
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The University of Kansas Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital...

Planet Earth from space
Fri, 01/11/2013 — A grim hazard of climate change is that “positive feedbacks” will augment the warming induced by human activities. One such a positive feedback loop that could spiral out of control lies directly underfoot. When microorganisms in the soil...

Grasslands
Tue, 12/18/2012 — When people gaze out upon the world's grasslands, they may not be impressed at what they see. Yet, those ecosystems form a foundation for nearly all of Earth's life and have been compromised and destroyed at alarming rates. A University of...

An irrigation system
Tue, 12/18/2012 — In early January, crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels in more than 500 wells to help determine trends in the region's aquifers. The crews will start...

Timothy Egan
Wed, 12/12/2012 — More Information Common Book LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan's history of the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time," has been announced as KU's 2013-14 KU Common Book by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. "Next year's common book is particularly relevant, as our state was hard hit by the drought of the 1930s and continues to address issues related to climate and land use," said Gray-Little. "Looking back on the Dust Bowl provides important lessons that can inform our current research into sustainability and our mission to build healthy communities." "The Worst Hard Time," winner of the National Book Award

A corner of Wescoe Hall
Wed, 12/05/2012 — An environmental historian who studies the ways technological advancements in agriculture and industry have affected the evolution of human and nonhuman populations will become the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United...

Green Hall
Wed, 11/14/2012 — People of nearly all political persuasions agree the United States needs to do more to develop new energy resources. A provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was specifically designed to encourage energy development on tribal land, yet not...


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