Science & Engineering
Fri, 02/28/2020 — The University of Kansas is set to rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will change the name of its Integrated Science Building to Gray-Little Hall in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 02/26/2020 — Eighteen undergraduate students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 18th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Symposium, which took place Jan. 18-19...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — A University of Kansas junior from Perry is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Laura Phillips is majoring in classical languages and ecology, evolution & organismal biology. She will participate in an interview for the...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — The 39th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized at a banquet at the University of Kansas. Perry Alexander, keynote speaker and AT&T Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer...

Fri, 02/21/2020 — For 24 hours on Feb. 20, the gifts poured in to support the University of Kansas — 3,239 gifts totaling $1,771,135, records for both the number of gifts and total amount raised in one day. The gifts came in during the third annual One Day....

Thu, 02/20/2020 — Rock cuttings recovered from boreholes and wells drilled as deep as 6,000 feet beneath the surface are preserved in Wichita at the recently expanded and renamed Kansas Geologic Sample Repository, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas....

Wed, 02/19/2020 — More than 2,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex later this month for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. The...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — LAWRENCE – After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year. An internationally distinguished paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, Krishtalka’s research has taken him around the world. But he has devoted the last quarter-century to advancing the institute’s mission of revolutionizing the study of life on our planet for the future of the environment and human well-being. “The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum have made KU a global leader in biodiversity science and education, and we did so during severe budgetary

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. The donor has contributed $300,000 to establish the fund through KU Endowment and has...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — A University of Kansas professor will relate some of the highlights and the challenges of pursuing the smallest bits of the universe. Alice Bean, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – An electrical engineer with extensive experience in airborne polar science has been named director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas. Carlton Leuschen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. He has served as interim director of CReSIS since the departure of former director Prasad Gogineni, then a distinguished professor of engineering at KU. “Under Dr. Leuschen’s guidance, CReSIS scientists and engineers have continued to explore new frontiers in the quest to understand and predict the role of polar ice sheets in sea-level change.

Mon, 02/17/2020 — a new book he edited and co-wrote, “The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific” (Routledge, 2020). When Silva accepted editorship of the ...

Wed, 02/12/2020 — LAWRENCE – After decades of playing the violin and years as a math professor at the University of Kansas, Purnaprajna Bangere has achieved an artistic breakthrough that synthesizes his musical and mathematical skills, creating an entirely new approach to music he calls “metaraga.” “Metaraga” (Origin Records) is also the title Bangere gave to the debut recording by his Purna Loka Ensemble, which is generating critical praise, radio airplay and even sales and chart action. The word conjoins the Latin prefix “meta,” meaning “beyond” or “transcendent,” to the Sanskrit word “raga.” Raga literally means “colored,” but it connotes an emotional feeling and is used to

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — In the latest issue of The American Naturalist, University of Kansas investigator Jorge Soberón offers a new method for ecologists to calculate the correlation between geographic space and the number of species inhabiting that...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The spirit behind One Day. One KU., the annual 24-hour giving campaign, is that one day can make a big difference to the University of Kansas. Thanks to the generosity and passion of thousands of supporters around the globe, One Day. One KU....

Fri, 02/07/2020 — More than 120 companies and agencies will be on hand at the Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair, which is set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Kansas Union. The event is an opportunity for University of Kansas engineering...

Fri, 02/07/2020 — Nearly 6,300 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...


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