Science & Engineering
Tue, 11/22/2022 — Findings from an international team of astrophysicists using NASA’s recently deployed James Webb Space Telescope give new detail to exoplanet WASP-39b, a “hot Saturn” orbiting a star roughly 700 light years from Earth. The...

Eileen Hotze, associate teaching professor of molecular biosciences; presenter Haley Berger, vice president and awards chair of the Student Alumni and Endowment Board; and Josephine Chandler, associate professor of molecular biosciences, at the Nov. 19 KU-Texas Senior Day football game, where they received HOPE Awards from the senior class.
Mon, 11/21/2022 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored two faculty members who teach undergraduate biology with 2022 HOPE Awards — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator.  The HOPE Award was established by the Class of 1959. Today, the...

Tue, 11/15/2022 — Representing diverse academic fields across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Global Scholars. In its 12th year, the Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event that challenges graduate students to convey their research in three minutes or less. After weeks of presentations featuring cutting-edge research, two University of Kansas graduate students claimed honors and cash prizes at the conclusion of the competition Nov. 9 in the Burge Union.   Sayuri Niyangoda, doctoral student in chemistry, won first place and $500 for her presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease through the Eyes of a Fish.” Niyangoda also won the People’s Choice Award ($125) for her presentation. As the top finalist, Niyangoda will represent KU at the regional Midwestern

Mon, 11/14/2022 — A professor at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has been named the first editor of a new academic journal. Shannon Blunt is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at KU. He will...

Fri, 11/11/2022 — The University of Kansas will host the 21st annual GIS Day @ KU, an educational event to promote awareness of geographic information systems and the latest developments in the field. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public,...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A University of Kansas senior from Wichita has advanced to become a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, which provides funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Mary Sevart, who is majoring in chemical engineering...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. “KU’s first round of the 3MT captured cutting-edge research from fields of physical, natural and social sciences; engineering; education and music," said Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies. “Graduate student participants demonstrated the creativity, innovation and drive that ignites their own passion for research while effectively communicating the impact of their work to the community. “It was both

Wed, 11/02/2022 — A new geologic map of Miami County published by the Kansas Geological Survey received an Excellence in Cartography award at the world’s largest conference dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. A panel of judges from two...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Kynser Wahwahsuck is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. For as long as she can remember, she has known that the tribe struggles to provide drinking water on the reservation — situated on 150,000 acres of tribal land about 60 miles north...

Thu, 10/27/2022 — Eileen Battles, manager of the Kansas Data Access & Support Center housed at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2022 Geospatial Excellence Award–Catalyst from the National States Geographic...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — a University of Kansas professor of anthropology — is available to comment on how pseudo-archaeology and Hancock’s writings align with and reinforce white-supremacist dogma. As a scholar and researcher, Hoopes specializes in the archaeology...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — A University of Kansas research center developing technologies to better understand and diagnose disease has received a $5.7 million federal grant to sustain the collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment it has helped foster at KU...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has relaunched the AAI Speaker Series, featuring noted individuals in the fields of assessment, statistics, education and more. Presenters will offer talks appealing to many disciplines of study,...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — If you’ve ever used a text-based artificial-intelligence image generator like Craiyon or DALL-E, you know with a few word prompts that the AI tools create images that are both realistic and completely synthesized. The machine learning that...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — A prestigious award from the Water Research Foundation will provide the opportunity for a University of Kansas School of Engineering professor to research a breakthrough approach to improving water quality. Belinda Sturm, professor of civil,...

Thu, 10/13/2022 — A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand the reach of a program designed to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers that...

Thu, 10/13/2022 — The MacArthur Foundation announced Steven Prohira, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, as a Class of 2022 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship — widely known as a “genius grant” — is an $800,000,...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — Chances are good that most people reading this are situated on a hillslope, as hillslopes cover some 90% of the Earth’s landmass. Hillslopes are critical landscape features that move water from ridges down to valleys, transport sediments and...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2022-2023 academic year. The following faculty members were awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Jay T. Johnson, geography & atmospheric science Kyoungchul “KC” Kong, physics & astronomy Corey Maley, philosophy Kyoim Yun, East Asian languages & cultures Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to broaden or achieve greater depth in a


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