Sustainability & Environment
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 — 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...

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...

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...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — On Saturday, April 22, a "March for Science" is taking place in the nation’s capital with satellite events planned in more than 500 cities around the United States and around the world. Organizers describe the event as “the first step of a...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Tomas Green, a junior from Lynnwood, Washington, is the latest University of Kansas student to earn a Udall Scholarship for his work in environmental policy and sustainability efforts on and off campus. Green is majoring in chemical engineering...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 21, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the...

Mon, 04/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – Last spring, 3,000 native seedlings were planted on the slope behind Blake and Twente halls as part of the Prairie Acre Restoration Project, an effort by University of Kansas departments to restore this historic prairie remnant. That restoration effort has continued this spring, in part to a grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation's Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The grant will allow Phase 2 of the project to begin, which includes expanding the site beyond its current boundaries and developing educational materials.  “We are very fortunate to have received this grant,” said Jeff Severin, director of campus planning & sustainability

Fri, 04/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Petrohawks, a team of geology, geophysics and engineering graduate students, won the regional competition for the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA), an oil exploration competition, for the first time ever last month.  The Imperial Barrel Award is an annual competition focused on oil and gas exploration. To compete, teams of graduate students from universities around the world are given eight weeks to analyze a real dataset in order to develop drilling prospects. Each team then delivers a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts at one of 12 regional competitions. The winners of each region advance to the final, which

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate. She was there to notify Zabel, a University of Kansas junior from Smith Center studying...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Is there a document more taken for granted than a planning and zoning staff report? Obviously, they're important as local government planners, elected officials and citizens daily rely on them to make decisions about the future of their...

Fri, 04/07/2017 — In partnership with the Land Institute, the KU Environmental Studies Program, the KU Center for Sustainability and The Commons have developed a day of activities to introduce “ecosphere studies,” an alternate approach to the current model...


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