Sustainability & Environment
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,...

Fri, 06/02/2017 — After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, national media reported several U.S. local governments and states are planning to submit their own plan to the United Nations pledging to meet...

Wed, 05/31/2017 — A doctoral student of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas and Kansas Biological Survey has earned a National Geographic Young Explorer’s grant to investigate how soil microbes drive plant invasion in the Galapagos...

Thu, 05/25/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. "Naming the next chancellor is one of the most important jobs we undertake as the Board of Regents," said Zoe...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Wed, 05/10/2017 — University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's Studio 804 design-build program have completed their latest project, a passive solar house in east Lawrence. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m....

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Orley “Chip” Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch and longtime professor at the University of Kansas, was recently named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America (GCA), one of its highest accolades. Honorary membership is...

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — LAWRENCE – Eleven doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are among 170 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in

Tue, 05/02/2017 — Six University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2017-18. Notably, KU has two additional students with pending status as alternate Fulbright recipients. The...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — To answer questions about pollinators, prairie restoration, aquatic ecology or Earth’s ecosystems, scientists have to get into the field. Every field researcher begins as a student, and at KU, the Kansas Biological Survey provides annual...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Vice Provost Mary Lee Hummert will recognize the employees during the...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The University of Kansas has launched Experts at KU, an online faculty expertise search portal that will help internal and external users find research collaborators on the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. On the Experts at KU website,...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 96 Kansas counties, 48 states and territories, and 51 countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — Johnson County has the largest population and the highest median income in Kansas. The average income is 50 percent greater than the U.S. as a whole. The population is 81 percent white. And yet poverty remains a stubborn and growing problem,...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — This spring, Replant Mount Oread will return to its roots with a planting in historic Marvin Grove. On Friday, April 28, volunteers will plant three American Linden, four Kentucky Coffee and four red oak trees in an area of the grove just west...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...


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