Science & Engineering
Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Urban Planning will join the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, effective July 1. Urban planning is currently one of three departments in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The move to the public affairs & administration school reflects common interests and strengths in public policy research among the faculty of the two programs. The school is ranked as the top university program in city management and urban policy, according to U.S. News & World Report. “I am excited to welcome urban planning to the College and our School of

Thu, 03/16/2017 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Every March 17, lovers of Irish culture around the world commemorate the life and legend of a fifth-century missionary best known for spreading Christianity in Ireland, but also for driving all of the island’s snakes into the sea. But could...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – With demand for skilled web developers at an all-time high, the University of Kansas will launch a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in June 2017. The innovative, fullstack program, said Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David Cook, “is ideal for motivated individuals looking for a new career challenge or advancement in their current job.” The number of web development positions in the Kansas City area will grow 27 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Mid-America Regional Council projects “Computer Occupations” to be Kansas City’s second-highest category of net job growth from 2016 to 2026. Nationwide, web development ranks

Tue, 03/14/2017 — Every March, millions of people turn their attention to filling out brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, trying to predict who will make the Final Four. A University of Kansas professor has turned his statistical expertise toward the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — The University of Kansas has 10 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 42 in the top 50 among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today. “Rankings are...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — it’s safe to say that he must be in Lawrence at some point during the trip,” said Hui Zhao, associate professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas. “Or in basketball, when KU’s Josh Jackson receives an alley-oop pass...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jorge Soberón will deliver his inaugural lecture, “From Policy to Theory: Geographic Distribution of Species” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Alderson Auditorium of...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — Stephen Baca’s path to earning a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and becoming a world “authority of consequence” on the aquatic beetle family Noteridae was anything but a straight line. He grew up the...

Fri, 03/03/2017 — It all started with a concussion. When Mason Wilde was in high school — a few years before he came to the University of Kansas as a mechanical engineering major — he suffered a head injury during a football game. During his recuperation, a...

Fri, 03/03/2017 — The doctoral degree is the supreme achievement in higher education. This year, the University of Kansas will celebrate the accomplishments of hundreds of candidates, conferring their degrees at the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May...

Wed, 03/01/2017 — Rest easy, folks. Armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer Earth anytime soon. In a paper recently appearing in the journal Genetics, a University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have...

Wed, 03/01/2017 — Two KU juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation reviewed more...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — A fundraiser for a Lawrence nonprofit will offer University of Kansas students a chance to buy doughnuts from a beloved local bakery. The Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program is sponsoring Donuts for Diplomas to raise money for The...

Tue, 02/28/2017 —  The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased March 10 at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 14th year, the annual summit brings...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — As many as 1,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas campus next month for Engineering Expo, an event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. "It's a cool way for students to be...

Thu, 02/23/2017 — A $4,800 Campus Action Project (CAP) grant from the American Association of University Women, which this year focuses on the gender leadership gap, will help empower undergraduate women in STEM at the University of Kansas. A group of graduate...


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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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