Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 09/11/2017 — The U.S. House last week passed a bipartisan bill aiming to allow automakers and tech companies to test as many as 100,000 autonomous vehicles annually. While its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, the bill is a notable development in the...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The theme for the American Studies Association’s 2016 convention, “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are,” had been chosen months before, and Robert Warrior, its then-president and University of Kansas Hall Distinguished...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Most researchers dedicate grant funds to things like lab equipment, travel expenses or salaries for graduate assistants. But not too long ago University of Kansas geologist Leigh Stearns found herself at a Cabela’s, grant in hand, asking the...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — For most college students, getting involved with a professional society means joining or leading a local student chapter and attending meetings. But for University of Kansas geology doctoral candidates Mackenzie Cremeans and Blair Schneider,...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Across the U.S., farmers have abandoned millions of acres of land due to economics and hindrances such as dropping water tables that make irrigation of crops impossible. Since 2001, a longstanding study at the University of Kansas has improved...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action. Work by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change. However, an early look at ongoing work by a...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 07/31/2017 — For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — For most humans, fire symbolizes destruction and death. Yet nature often adapts to fire and can wield it as a creative force. For example, in the pine savannas of the southeastern U.S., fire acts as a chrysalis from which grasslands and forests...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Knowing the thermal history of rock layers can help geologists locate faults, oil reservoirs and other subsurface features. To test and advance a dating technique used to gauge when and how fast sedimentary rocks were heated during and after...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has selected two students at the University of Kansas to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Eilish Gibson, a senior from Perry majoring in physics and classical...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Consider the humble soil just below our feet. It’s actually an intricate matrix of minerals, water, air, living organisms and decomposing organic material that supports every living thing on Earth. One vital part of this mix is microscopic...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today approved names for three buildings in the University of Kansas’ Central District redevelopment project, honoring three prominent historical figures. A KU Student Housing residence hall, apartment complex and...

Tue, 06/13/2017 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17. The tour will take place rain or shine. Directions and map are available online. The garden,...


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