Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 09/12/2016 — Seven faculty members and their respective community partners have received $500 mini-grants from the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility in support of their fall 2016 service learning classes. Mini grants are given to support best...

Mon, 09/12/2016 — Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Safe and environmentally responsible management of this “produced...

Mon, 09/12/2016 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The tour will take place rain or shine.  The garden is situated just east of the Lawrence...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — The collection of new faces at the University of Kansas includes more than just incoming students. Forty-one faculty and faculty administrators have joined the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses since the start of the year, many of them arriving...

Thu, 09/08/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will welcome its new faculty members with a reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at The Commons at the University of Kansas. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. The reception recognizes faculty starting their careers at KU in the 2016 calendar year. The group includes 23 faculty, four of whom were hired as Foundation Distinguished Professors. The College also recruited faculty to one named professorship: the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture. The program will include the presentation of the 2016 Career Achievement Award to Elizabeth Schultz, professor emeritus of the

Wed, 09/07/2016 — Ongoing efforts by the University of Kansas Energy Office and Center for Sustainability to reduce energy usage on campus have produced strong results over the past year. Reports for centrally funded electricity and gas usage for Fiscal Year (FY)...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — While it is widely accepted that songbirds originated from the Australian continent, how and when they diversified and colonized the rest of the globe has remained a mystery. Researchers from the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University...

Fri, 08/26/2016 — Twenty-three women with ties to the University of Kansas are featured in the 2016-2017 Women of Distinction calendar. The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, which produces the poster-sized calendar, will host a reception to honor...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A new full-color geologic map of Morris County, an area mantled with marine rocks and fossils characteristic of the Flint Hills, is available from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas. Mapped by Robert Sawin, KGS...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people’s rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements that more aggressively resist natural resource...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — This fall, 12 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “We are pleased to support this group of students as they...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies. Brock Ternes,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas has been named the 2016 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB first presented the award in 1996, and KPR has earned the top award 16 of the past 21 years,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Six University of Kansas faculty members received distinguished teaching awards Aug. 18 at the KU Teaching Summit. “These awards recognize our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,”...

Thu, 08/18/2016 — A new type of licensing agreement now available to faculty members at the University of Kansas is making it easier for them to take lab discoveries and spin them out into new startup companies. Nikki Cheng, associate professor of pathology and...

Wed, 08/17/2016 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with campus faculty.  Seventy-two of these students presented their research last month at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 08/11/2016 — CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new University of Kansas study finds that the U.S. Clean Water Act, when implemented in the right balance,...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent. Accounting for a host of...

Tue, 08/09/2016 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 72 new members. Laura Mielke, chapter president and professor of English, presided at the May 18 ceremony immediately before university commencement....

Mon, 08/08/2016 — The University of Kansas presented a Champion of Science Award to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder on Monday in recognition of his support for federal funding for basic scientific research. The award is given on behalf of the Science Coalition to members...


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