Sustainability & Environment
Fri, 09/06/2013 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has received a $46,000 grant to preserve at-risk drilling records and rock cuttings that hold valuable information about oil and gas deposits in Kansas and clues to the Earth’s...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Scientists have long speculated about the cause of the Younger Dryas, a sudden cold period that befell Earth as it emerged from the last Ice Age between about 12,800 and 11,500 years ago. Sometimes, this millennium-long temperature glitch is...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – As the world’s glaciers and polar ice sheets continue to vanish, advanced technology for the study of this global change – and the resulting rise in sea level – is more important and more sophisticated than ever before. The multi-partner Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), headquartered at the University of Kansas, is a recognized world leader in this critical field of study. For that reason, the International Glaciological Society has chosen Lawrence as the site for its International Symposium on Radioglaciology, to take place Sept. 9-13 at KU. Nearly 100 researchers from more than 30 universities and research institutes around the world

Tue, 09/03/2013 — Birds are subjects of great interest to many people. They are often easy-to-spot, charismatic and beautiful. Because of this interest, birds tend to be well-studied, and most years see only a handful of new bird species discovered and described...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas played a significant role in providing data that reveal the existence of a massive canyon buried under miles of ice in Greenland. The discovery appears in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. The...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Wed, 08/28/2013 —  As the peak of hurricane season menaces the Northern Hemisphere, a researcher at the University of Kansas is promoting fresh approaches to safeguarding American coastlines from storm surges, tsunamis and mounting sea-levels. So-Min Cheong,...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. And without the proper lighting, it isn’t easy for plants living indoors to stay green, either. But recently the University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 teamed up...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature without the aid of microorganisms — a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century. Announced in a paper published today in...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that Galileo’s Pavilion, a sustainable classroom building designed and built by the Department of Architecture’s Studio 804, has earned an LEED Platinum designation. The building...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — As the economy pulls out of a recession, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is adding complementary degree programs in environmental assessment and exercise science, in response to new Kansas City-area job opportunities in those...

Thu, 07/25/2013 —  A graduate student at the University of Kansas is the lead author on a recently published description of a new bird species, the Junin Tapaculo, found in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru. Following sightings by birders and leads...

Thu, 07/25/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have been digging for clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered in west-central Kansas with prehistoric human artifacts found nearby. The bones and a knapping pile — stone...

Tue, 07/16/2013 —  Scientists discover precious few new bird species each year — perhaps just a few. So it’s remarkable that bird researchers at the University of Kansas helped discover a bird new to science near Phnom Penh, the densely populated capital of...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — A three-year, $90,000 NASA fellowship will allow a University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate student to design tools that will help more precisely predict future sea level rise based on the impact of climate change on the polar ice...

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...

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...

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...


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