Sustainability & Environment
Thu, 12/19/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research is launching a pilot program this spring to assist instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes. Nine graduate research consultants will pair with faculty members in a...

Wed, 12/18/2013 — Crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in the western part of the state in early January measuring groundwater levels. The KGS and the Division of Water Resources (DWR) of the Kansas Department of...

Fri, 12/13/2013 — University of Kansas Department of Architecture student Aydin Tabrizi won an Award of Excellence for his research at the Construction Information Technology Alliance conference, which took place last month in Dublin, Ireland. The...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — “Insects dominate our world,” according to University of Kansas researcher Michael Engel. Thus, anything scientists can learn about the evolution of insects leads to a better grasp of how biology in general has changed over time.  “More...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has named Michael C. Roberts, founding director of the university’s top-ranked clinical child psychology program, to be the new dean of Graduate Studies. Roberts, who recently stepped down as director of clinical child psychology after 21 years, will assume leadership of Graduate Studies at the beginning of 2014. At the same time, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies will become the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. Vice Chancellor Steve Warren will continue to lead the Office of Research. “I firmly believe that graduate research and education is fundamentally at the core of a public, international

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees. “One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The first of three phases to evaluate the historic Panorama exhibit at the KU Natural History Museum will begin with the arrival of a conservator and research team Tuesday, Dec. 10. Led by Ronald Harvey, Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC of Lincolnville, Maine, the team will conduct a chemical analysis of the Panorama’s animal mounts, plants and backgrounds. Taxidermy, construction materials and other elements inside the Panorama will be evaluated for toxins such as arsenic and mercury. The group will also begin photographing conservation details of the exhibit. Lewis Lindsay Dyche prepared the display originally as part of the Kansas exhibition at the 1893

Wed, 12/04/2013 — Ever since Carl Linnaeus founded the system for naming biological organisms in the 18th century  — called binomial nomenclature, for the two Latin words used to describe species (e.g., Homo sapiens) — there have been causes for...

Tue, 12/03/2013 — Climate change has negatively affected people around the world, but it has hit native and indigenous populations especially hard, driving them from their homes, altering their ways of life and threatening their survival. A University of Kansas...

Fri, 11/22/2013 — Jayhawk fans and volunteers at Memorial Stadium have quickly embraced the new Rock Chalk Recycle program during gamedays this fall. In its first year, Rock Chalk Recycle has earned the University of Kansas the No. 2 ranking in the Big 12...

Thu, 11/21/2013 — The University of Kansas has received a 2013 ImpacT Award, which recognizes businesses and organizations in the Kansas City area that have successfully completed projects to deliver efficiency and environmental benefits. KU joins Cerner and...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The deep sea could be the largest habitat for life on Earth yet to be methodically explored. Due to chilly temperatures, extreme depth and an eerie darkness below about 650 feet, it can be technologically arduous and very expensive to collect...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The region’s largest incubator network has added a new member to its leadership team. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas today announced business professional and entrepreneur G.R. Underwood as the...

Mon, 11/18/2013 —  Douglas Walker, Union Pacific Resources Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology, will lecture on “Adventures in Digital Geology — Trying to Make the Long Tail Short” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — The University of Kansas has been named a member of the National Academy of Inventors, officials recently announced. The National Academy of Inventors is a nonprofit member organization created to recognize and encourage inventors with patents...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — The University of Kansas Office for Diversity in Science Training hosted its seventh annual Fall Reception, which honors students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University participating in 2013-2014 programs funded by the...

Fri, 11/01/2013 — Seasick, cold and lugging around 3,000 pounds of equipment during her first research venture upon Alaska’s Aleutian Islands 20 years ago, Dixie West nonetheless fell in love with unearthing history in the frigid, remote...

Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory before replanting of trees
Wed, 10/30/2013 —  Land use by past generations of humans imprints a legacy on the landscape, even decades after an ecosystem may appear to have recovered. Now, Sharon Billings, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas,...


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