Sustainability & Environment
Tue, 04/30/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced its employees of the month for March 2013. They are as follows:University Unclassified Staff EmployeeWho: Jeff SeverinStart date: March 2004Current title: Director, KU Center for SustainabilityWhat that...

Fri, 04/26/2013 —  For years, most biologists have taught that more numerous and varied species inhabit regions around the Earth’s equator than any other latitude — and, that from this zenith, biodiversity plummets steadily all the way to the North and South...

Thu, 04/25/2013 — More than 40 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas were recognized at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, April 23, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards were presented by Vice Chancellor Steve Warren and...

Thu, 04/25/2013 — More than 90 undergraduates at the University of Kansas will present research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Kansas Union. “The symposium is for all KU students interested in...

Tue, 04/23/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its architecture program this weekend. A St. Louis architect, Montrose McArdle, originally suggested to Chancellor...

Fri, 04/19/2013 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 65 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 56 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — Thirteen students and alumni from the University of Kansas have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013-14. These current and former Jayhawks will build upon their experiences doing undergraduate research at KU to...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — When Jodi Gentry first heard about Engineers Without Borders, a light bulb went off. It was early in 2007 at a luncheon in Kansas City to celebrate National Engineers Week that featured a presentation from the Kansas City Engineers Without...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — The University of Kansas has invited a prominent environmental researcher and author to make a presentation as part of 2013 Earth Day activities on campus. David Orr will present “Finding the Political Will to Reverse Climate Change” at 7:30...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Former Congressman Bob Inglis, executive director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will discuss climate change, environmental policy and energy at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas for the event...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2011 to a record $162.7 million. That figure ranked KU 39th among national public research universities, according to an annual survey produced by the National Science Foundation.

Mon, 04/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute and advocate for sustainable agriculture, will be the featured speaker at the University of Kansas’ 141st Commencement, which will be May 19. Jackson is one of three 2013 recipients of KU honorary degrees, along with dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage and artist and educator Wendell Castle. “Wes is an excellent role model for our graduates. After earning a master’s degree from KU, he has gone on to become a leader in the drive to ensure we fulfill our role as stewards of the earth. His experience should inspire all of our graduates to use their talents for the public good,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-

Mon, 04/15/2013 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 13th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thirty students...

Sun, 04/14/2013 — A team of five students that included KU Department of Architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown has won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Brown is a fifth-year student in architecture from Hermitage, Mo.

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The first University of Kansas Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on April 20. The daylong symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The second annual Replant Mount Oread event will take place Thursday, April 18, at Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas. Replant Mount Oread is organized by the Campus Tree Advisory Board to bring together departments, student organizations,...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — A documentary that explores a variety of energy issues – including what it will take to transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources – will be shown free on the University of Kansas campus. The KU chapter of the Society of...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The challenges posed by the changing dynamics in the energy industry will be among the highlights of the third annual University of Kansas Energy Conference, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave. KU Energy Club,...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering steel bridge team earned a spot at the national competition thanks to a strong showing at the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent Conference regional conference April 4-6.  The...

Tue, 04/09/2013 —  Climate change’s effects are starting to be felt around the world, and indigenous populations are in many cases among the first to have their ways of life disrupted. Yet these populations are often powerless, both politically and economically,


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