Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 11/16/2022 — Dana Peterson hopes the new ArcGIS StoryMap Mapping Kansas Ecosystems will draw attention to the wide range of landscapes across the state — and serve as an online resource in classrooms, libraries and homes, for all ages. “Here in...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – Environmentalists who wish to charge fossil fuel companies with “greenwashing” should use corporations’ own statements against them, highlighting the gap between their public relations puffery and their paucity of concrete action to forestall global warming. In an article in the Western Journal of Communication titled “Identifying and Challenging Greenwashing through Conciliatio,” co-authors Brett Bricker, associate specialist in the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies, and his former student Jacob Justice, assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, argue that corporations’ own words can be effectively used against them

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,...

Tara Houska
Mon, 11/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,” edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, returns in fall 2022. At 3 p.m. Nov. 17, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate Tara Houska will be in conversation with Lori Hasselman, University of Kansas assistant director of Native American initiatives. The “All We Can Save” series centers climate justice and draws from knowledge across and beyond fields of academic research. Contributors to the book “All We Can Save” share wisdom from their own experiences and work to inspire collective agency

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...

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...

Wed, 10/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to two recipients at the University of Kansas: Shannon O’Lear, director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Corey Rayburn Yung, School of Law research professor. The announcement coincides with KU Libraries' celebration of International Open Access Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients will be honored at a later date. O’Lear was chosen as a recipient for her dedication to the open dissemination of scholarly work to open access (OA) journals and sites and her work in educating students on open publication. Yung is recognized for

Wed, 10/19/2022 — The 2022 Kansas Economic Policy Conference will explore “Building a Resilient Kansas Economy.” Taking place Oct. 27 at the Burge Union on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus with a livestream option, the conference brings together...

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...

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

Tue, 10/11/2022 — Out of nearly 32,000 applicants from more than 2,400 institutions worldwide, 12 University of Kansas students have been selected for the 2022 Millennium Fellowship, a leadership development program overseen by the Millennium Campus Network in...

Fri, 10/07/2022 — A team led by a University of Kansas researcher is a finalist for one of the global energy industry’s most prestigious awards. Masoud Kalantari, associate professor of chemical & petroleum engineering at KU, is leading the group — which...

Wed, 10/05/2022 — Five current seniors and a recent graduate at the University of Kansas will compete for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland this year with the support of KU's Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Virginia...

Wed, 09/28/2022 — Generations from now, will people still jam into beachside food stands for clam rolls and splurge on trays of oysters at swanky restaurants — or will clams, oysters and many other mollusk species soon become victims of human-driven climate...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 56th among public universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. This is the second straight year that KU has gone up by two spots in the...

Wed, 08/31/2022 — A joint project of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University was selected to receive a $500,000 seed grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Indigenous Graduate Partnership. This project will support Indigenous...


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