Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 12/05/2018 — A geoarchaeological program at the University of Kansas that is digging up the mysteries of the earliest people to inhabit the region will get a $6.9 million boost with an estate gift from a late geologist and his wife. Joseph L. and Maude Ruth...

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Sixty-five senior faculty members at the University of Kansas are pursuing the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced in August by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez. The program, part of the university’s...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, received the American Geosciences Institute’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements promoting the geosciences and natural resource issues...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Sun, wheat and wind. Kansas is closely associated with these three natural resources, but it is wind in particular that will secure the energy future of the state’s flagship university. The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to ensure that roughly 100 percent of its future electricity needs will be supplied by renewable wind energy. Domestic wind energy production has surged, and wind energy can now power the needs of large customers such as KU. A 20-year agreement with Westar Energy will provide the KU Lawrence campus with 31 megawatts (MW) of energy from a 300MW wind farm to be constructed in Nemaha County. The Soldier Creek

Fri, 11/16/2018 — International exports in Kansas increased nearly $1 billion in value from 2007 to 2017. The state's contribution to international trade is one tidbit of information captured in the most recent Kansas Statistical Abstract. The Institute for...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the

Tue, 11/13/2018 — combined with their eco-friendly, microeconomic production process — led to their inclusion in an upcoming exhibition titled “Keep Moving: Shifting Gears,” opening Nov. 17 at the Design Museum of Chicago’s Expo 72 space. It’s an...

Fri, 11/09/2018 — The University of Kansas has invited an award-winning news director and producer as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs. Andrew Tkach is the director of the Environmental Reporting Program at the Aga...

Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region. The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to clacs@ku.edu by Friday, Nov. 9. The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations: Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese “Post-Columbian

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas. Billy Mills, Elizabeth...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As issues like climate change, resource scarcity and technological progress increasingly influence how nations relate to each other, a new book by a University of Kansas researcher takes a critical look at mainstream ideas that underpin the...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The third biennial Field Station Frolic/Mari Pesek Memorial Run will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station on Nov. 10. The all-ages 5K fun run/walk is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The event is a benefit for a KU...

Thu, 11/01/2018 —  The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation’s role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though the United States has since withdrawn from the agreement, energy development decisions both here and abroad...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...

Tue, 10/23/2018 — This fall, 13 KU students received an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). Recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal...


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