Sustainability & Environment
Fri, 06/24/2022 — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Every day, Americans see more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the road. According to Fortune Business Insights, the market for electric vehicles in the U.S. is expected to grow from $28.24 billion in 2021 to $137.43 billion in 2028. The...

Fri, 06/10/2022 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has been awarded $1.5 million for a two-year project to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — This summer, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Wed, 06/01/2022 — A University of Kansas student entering his final year of undergraduate study has earned a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Kade Townsend, a microbiology major from Topeka, will receive the award of up to $15,000. The...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas currently ranks ninth in federal disaster declarations per capita. Amid changing climate patterns and frequent extreme weather events, historically underserved communities often receive less aid and recover slower from weather disasters. Now, a new statewide initiative leveraging $20 million from the National Science Foundation and $4 million from the state of Kansas will address this disparity by developing tools that help communities with limited resources prepare for and bounce back from disasters. The project aligns with the Kansas Science & Technology Plan, which was developed in 2021 and endorsed by the Kansas Board of Regents, who

Mon, 05/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – A home designed for state-of-the-art energy efficiency that shelters people fleeing from domestic violence, fills an inner-city “orphan lot” and simultaneously trains architecture students in construction? That is the quadruple play that a Department of Energy award to the University of Kansas’ Dirt Works Studio will catalyze over the next year in Kansas City, Kansas. Dirt Works Studio, run by Chad Kraus, associate professor of architecture, received word that it was one of 14 applicants winning approval to proceed and an associated $50,000 in award funding in the Build Challenge portion of the DOE's 20th annual Solar Decathlon. A year from now, the

Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Service Learning (CSL) at the University of Kansas has announced the 2022 Excellence in Service Learning award recipients and selected the winners of this year’s Service Showcase presentation competition. The CSL recognized...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Over 215 undergraduate students participated in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year at the University of Kansas. The symposium was entirely online and features oral and poster presentations as well as artist talks and...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — KU International Affairs has awarded more than $46,000 in travel grants to 13 KU faculty members and one graduate student to support research and collaboration abroad. These competitively awarded funds were dispersed among faculty and students...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — The 41st class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during a reception April 26 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Memorial Union at the University of Kansas. University Honors Program Director Sarah...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – Climate scientist and author Katharine Hayhoe will give the 2022 Spencer Lecture, “Saving Us: An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe,” inspired by her latest book. The event, hosted by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place at 7 p.m. April 27 as a Zoom webinar. Additionally, Hayhoe will offer a dialogue in the “All We Can Save” series the next day at 10 a.m. April 28. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to humans. She has been awarded numerous accolades, including the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award and the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize.

Mon, 04/25/2022 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, at 4 p.m. April 26 at The Commons for a listening session on environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental...

Tue, 04/19/2022 — When the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the world premiere of a live performance of “Astronautica: Voices of Women in Space” in May 2020, the artists and producers decided to develop a video version of their vocal performance, including images...

Tue, 04/19/2022 — Three students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Wed, 04/13/2022 — Two outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates, recently named 2022 Goldwater Scholars, are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program.  The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship...

Thu, 04/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – Research on the spread of fungal infections, effectiveness of teletherapy, use of microfluidics for diagnostics, communication strategies of bacteria, and effects of social behavior and stress on brain signaling will be among student work presented at the 22nd annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. Ten undergraduates and six post-baccalaureate scholars supported by the Office for Diversity in Science Training will present posters of their research from 3 to 5 p.m. April 12 in the first-floor foyer of Haworth Hall. The presenters include undergraduates from KU and Haskell, along with post-baccalaureate

Wed, 04/06/2022 — The Mellon Foundation has announced a grant to the In ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe/Sacred Red Rock Project for the return of a 28-ton red Siouxan quartzite boulder located for the past 93 years in Robinson Park, Lawrence, to the Kaw Nation. Led by...

Fri, 04/01/2022 — A record number of KU juniors — five — have earned Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, recognizing their achievements in the STEM fields. Five Goldwater Scholarships represent the maximum possible awards that a single school can receive, and...

Wed, 03/30/2022 — James Walters, University of Kansas associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for nine months in the Czech Republic. Beginning in September, Walters will join the lab...


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