Science & Engineering
Tue, 11/21/2017 — Before setting out to assemble a 400-page tome on tapeworms, it might be a good time for a gut check. That’s what researchers have spent nearly a decade doing: collecting tapeworms from the digestive tracts of vertebrate species in 54 nations...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. This year’s honorees: Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry &...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The computer simulations used to design, optimize, test or control a vast range of objects and products in our daily lives are underpinned by finite element methods. Finite element simulations use a mesh of geometric shapes — triangles,...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — We’re surrounded by dynamic systems — systems demonstrating behavior changing through time — in engineering, nature, civilization, even our personal lives. Even an ordinary bathtub could be considered a dynamic system with inflow and...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — Astronomer Gregory Rudnick sees the universe crisscrossed by something like an interstellar superhighway system. Filaments — the strands of aggregated matter that stretch millions of light years across the universe to connect galaxy clusters...

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — In 2015, the National Spectrum Consortium auctioned off portions of the electromagnetic spectrum once used by government agencies to mobile-phone companies. As a result, entities like the Department of Defense and Test Resource Management...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — University Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel has been named director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Mandel, who also serves as senior scientist and executive director of the Odyssey Geoarchaeology Research Program at the KGS, most recently...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A University of Kansas graduate student who searches for some of the most elemental and elusive particles in the universe has been selected to participate in a prestigious federal research program. Steven Prohira, a fourth-year doctoral student...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The event, which annually brings hundreds of high school students to KU, will feature competition in six different...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Developing ideas and inventions to assist the recently hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in their recovery will be the focus of an overnight event later this month for students in the University of Kansas School of...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — Award-winning 1983 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson, who has led some of the most prominent bridge and highway projects in the shadow of our nation’s capital, returns to campus this month to...


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