Sustainability & Environment
Tue, 11/01/2016 — The University of Kansas recently held its annual fall Replant Mount Oread event. What started as a spring tradition in 2012, Replant has grown into a popular event, inviting the KU community to engage in a day of tree planting and make “Trick...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — Professor Christopher Brown is the 2016 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award, which recognizes faculty on the Lawrence campus who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in strengthening the University of...

Thu, 10/27/2016 — The University of Kansas will showcase four of its most innovative researchers – with some help from one of its most fascinating aerospace engineering alumni – at an event in Wichita this week. On Friday, Oct. 28, the university will...

Wed, 10/26/2016 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications for five students for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom. Jesse Burbank, Abigail Fields, Shegufta Huma and Kevin Tenny are applying for the Marshall Scholarship; Huma,...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Supported by an Interdisciplinary Starter Grant from The Commons, the University of Kansas will host “Trans/forming Activist Media in the Americas” next week. The symposium, which will take place Monday, Oct. 24, through Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Rex Buchanan, outgoing interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, was honored by one of the world’s largest geological organizations for his decades of accomplishments as a leader and communicator on issues...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — will raise support to help children's programs and to transform exhibits. The event includes Free State Brewing Company beer, wine from Stone Hill Winery and fine hors d'oeuvres. Casual dress; no costumes required. What can guests expect? Zap...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students have a new opportunity to continue their learning and stay on track to graduation with the first-ever winter session offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The College will offer 14 courses, all of which will be conducted online. The courses are based on previously existing online courses that will be condensed into four weeks. The winter session runs from Dec. 26 until Jan. 20.  The courses are primarily drawn from the humanities and social sciences, but cover a wide range of topics. Students can learn about U.S. politics, child behavior, African-American Studies, the Internet and more. A full list of

Tue, 10/18/2016 — University Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel has been named interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Mandel, who also serves as senior scientist and executive director of the Odyssey Geoarchaeology Research Program at KGS, replaces...

Mon, 10/17/2016 — Colonial plunder, crime, tribal factions, sectarianism, drug running, piracy, animal poaching, illegal logging and destructive mining practices — all of which add up to wholesale environmental exploitation. The island of Mindanao in the...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — The University of Kansas continues to make entrepreneurship a key initiative for faculty and students. Increased programming has resulted in more than 900 students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses in the 2015-16 academic year, the launch of...

Mon, 10/10/2016 —  New environmental challenges continue to threaten the air, water and lands Americans depend on, yet innovative federal government initiatives to combat them have disappeared in the last 30 years, a University of Kansas professor has written in...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — The second biennial Field Station Frolic/Mari Pesek Memorial Fun Run will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station on Saturday, Nov. 12. The all-ages 5K fun run/walk is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The Field Station is...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — A University of Kansas Medical Center professor and researcher in genetic disorders and a longtime astronomy and physics professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Dr. Merlin...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas community is invited to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Lawrence. Haskell Indian Nations University will host its Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 10, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in South Park near downtown Lawrence. The event features a grand entry at 1:30 p.m., as well as food and craft vendors, and is free to the public. KU’s First Nations Student Association is partnering in the event. “Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions, traditions and history of indigenous peoples in this country,” said Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas. “I

Thu, 09/29/2016 — Fares for the K-10 Connector bus route running between Overland Park and Lawrence are decreasing this fall. Starting Oct. 3, the price will be cut to $3 per ride. Prices for a 10-ride pass will be reduced to $27, and the cost of a 31-day pass...

Wed, 09/28/2016 — The media hype surrounding Uber conducting tests of driverless ride-share vehicles in Pittsburgh made it seem like the future arrived sooner than most people expected. But a University of Kansas researcher of transportation policy says the...

Mon, 09/26/2016 — The University of Kansas freshman class has grown for the fifth-straight year — and done so in record-breaking fashion. The 2016 freshman class includes 4,233 new Jayhawks on campus, an increase of 1.1 percent from last year. This is the...

Sat, 09/17/2016 — The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the annual University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes four outstanding University of Kansas researchers who are changing the world through research and...

Tue, 09/13/2016 — In the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” KU dropped one spot in the rankings to a tie for 56th among public universities. “Rankings, although important, are just one factor we use to measure our success,”...


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