Sustainability & Environment
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...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all...

Fri, 09/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five 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 2021-22 academic year. The following faculty members have been awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Amy Burgin, environmental studies and ecology & evolutionary biology  Ben Chappell, American studies Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise sciences Michael Krueger, visual art Emily Witt, mathematics Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to

Thu, 09/02/2021 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas awarded 11 faculty members for contributions in research, teaching and mentoring. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching...

Wed, 08/25/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities’ speaker series for 2021-22 will focus on the theme In Search of Harmony: The Humanities and Our Natural World. The evolving relationship with the natural world we inhabit and questions of environmental...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — Five University of Kansas researchers are part of a multi-institutional team awarded a five-year, $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant focused on the restoration of native prairie and agricultural ecosystems, with more than $3 million...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — A beginner-friendly nature walk series at sites throughout Kansas will build on the acclaim of a University of Kansas author’s recently published poetry chapbook about birds in the region. Megan Kaminski, KU associate professor of English and...

Fri, 08/13/2021 — Fully vaccinated students at the University of Kansas’ Lawrence and Edwards campuses will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive incentives including free tuition, upgraded parking passes and a range of other prizes after uploading their...

Wed, 08/11/2021 — In July, the University of Kansas formally approved the Kansas Biological Survey’s requested name change to better reflect its scope and mission as a KU designated research center. The center’s new name is the Kansas Biological Survey &...

Wed, 07/28/2021 — University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education just launched an online, self-paced Certificate in Sustainability Management. Participants who complete the four-course program are better positioned to contribute to their...

Tue, 07/20/2021 — A new paper appearing the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences gives new detail and understanding to the cultivation of corn, one of the United States’ biggest cash crops. The research by a team at the University of Kansas centers...

Mon, 07/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Mike Sinclair, in some ways, the COVID-19 pandemic period of lockdown and restriction was no different than the before times. Walk around and shoot photos. Every. Single. Day. “If I don’t go out and photograph, I don’t feel good about the day,” said the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design professor and longtime Kansas City street photographer. “It’s like how some people feel about exercise.” Twenty of the resulting images from Sinclair’s recent daily sojourns on foot from his midtown K.C. home are part of a group show called “Everyday” that runs through Aug. 6 at Haw Contemporary gallery in the West Bottoms. “The idea came

Mon, 07/05/2021 — A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms,


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