Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 01/24/2022 —  Four University of Kansas faculty members on the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses are this year’s recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas have teamed with colleagues at three other institutions to investigate what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others. The project,...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of crustaceans, coronaviruses and drug design have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The...

Fri, 12/17/2021 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January 2022. Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project conducted by the KGS and...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — How might human-driven climate change trigger food shortages, water scarcity, armed conflict or future pandemics? Conversely, could a changing environment strengthen bonds of community in some places? A group of scientists recently delivered a...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — In May, the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a ransomware attack by Russia-linked cybercriminals. As the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S., its six-day stoppage led to fuel shortages and price increases. But how much the shutdown actually...

Tue, 11/30/2021 — for the “MAD About Jewelry” show running Dec. 6-11 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers was twice postponed by the pandemic, but...


Thu, 11/11/2021 — This fall, the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association (FNSA) and The Commons are offering regular events that center approaches and ideas of Native peoples, drawing on themes offered in the 2021-22 KU Common Book, "Braiding...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — Three seniors at the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Anton Barybin, Joseph Hartung and Erin Sturd are finalists for Marshall Scholarships, which provide funding...

Tue, 11/09/2021 — Climate change, driven by human activity, will alter temperatures and rainfall in Kansas in the coming decades. But predictions about the timing and severity of the shift remain inexact. Now, researchers at the University of Kansas School of...

Fri, 10/22/2021 — A team led by researchers at the University of Kansas has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help underrepresented Kansas City youths access enriching out-of-school opportunities. Internships, part-time jobs and...

Fri, 10/15/2021 — The University of Kansas has nominated six current seniors and a recent graduate for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom with the support of the university’s Office of Fellowships.   Current seniors Melek Ben-Ayed, Anton...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — KU Endowment has announced the recipients of the 2021 Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships. The honorees are health care educators at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Nursing and professors of geophysics and chemistry at...

Fri, 10/01/2021 — A faculty member of the Department of Geology who has a doctorate in civil engineering-water resources from Princeton University is the most recent University of Kansas faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE),...

Thu, 09/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – The public is invited to the fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Garden this Saturday, Oct. 2. This year's tour, which will take place from 1 to 3 p.m, will be an informal, open house-style event. Join Kansas Biological Survey botanist Jennifer Moody and Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners for the tour, just north of Lawrence, 1865 East 1600 Road. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport (directions and map), includes research plantings, a large native plant demonstration garden and the KU Community Garden. Garden pathways are ADA-compliant, and the site is open to the public dawn to dusk. See the

Thu, 09/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Enrollment at the University of Kansas grew slightly this year due in large part to increases in first-time freshmen and transfer students, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU enrollment increased by 66 students (0.2%), bringing the university’s total enrollment to 27,685 across all campuses. The slight uptick can be attributed largely to a 7.6% jump in first-time freshmen and an 11.6% increase in transfer students, as well as gains in new international students and strong overall retention rates. This year’s freshman class of 4,119 is just six shy of the 2019 (pre-pandemic) freshman class size. These freshmen are

Mon, 09/27/2021 — This fall, 13 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...

Fri, 09/17/2021 — Plastics are an indispensable part of today’s society. These nimble polymers help keep foods fresh, cars safe, arteries clog-free and have countless other uses. But the benefits come at a cost. Each year millions of tons of discarded plastic...

Tue, 09/14/2021 — Red Hot Research will return this fall to the University of Kansas in a different setting. Events in the series will take place Fridays in The Commons’ main hall with a reception to follow in Weaver Courtyard in an effort to offer space for...


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