Sustainability & Environment
Tue, 02/19/2013 — EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the heightened threat of a major winter storm on Thursday, the Advanced Computing Facility dedication ceremony has been postponed to a later date. LAWRENCE – Researchers at the University of Kansas now have access to a new facility capable of supporting 24 times more high-performance computing power, thanks to completion of a two-year renovation and improvement project funded by a $4.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Advanced Computing Facility, located in Nichols Hall, began operation last fall and will be dedicated formally at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. A brief ceremony will be followed by a ribbon-cutting and

Fri, 02/15/2013 — Persistent Kansas droughts and their consequences are the subject of an upcoming symposium at the University of Kansas. Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas, will take place Friday, Feb. 22. The event will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

Thu, 02/14/2013 — A $1.2 million gift of farmland and cash from the estate of John M. and Frances R.B. Peterson will benefit University of Kansas students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Music and the Department of Dance. A...

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center were selected to showcase their research projects for state lawmakers and the public at the Graduate Student Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Arabidopsis thaliana
Mon, 02/11/2013 —  Henry David Thoreau obsessively recorded the flowering time of plants around Concord, Mass., in the 1850s, while Japanese naturalists took keen note of the flowering time of cherry blossom trees for centuries before that. For hundreds of years,...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110-year-old Dyche Hall for 21st century research and student training about the life of the planet. A...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas showed significant declines for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. In early January...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Spooner Hall
Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...

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 — 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...

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...

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...


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