Science & Engineering
Tue, 12/18/2018 — A gift of $3.5 million from University of Kansas alumnus Craig Martin and his wife, Diane, of Pasadena, California, establishes a center for construction safety at the School of Engineering. The Craig & Diane Martin National Center for...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — Stay-at-home dads might find their spirit animal in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo. A new pair of research papers authored by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows the male of the smooth guardian frog species (Limnonectes...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Conner Falke, a senior from Parsons, is competing for the award....

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — About 2.6 million years ago, an oddly bright light arrived in the prehistoric sky and lingered there for weeks or months. It was a supernova some 150 light years away from Earth. Within a few hundred years, long after the strange light in the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — A University of Kansas professor who helped to develop a refrigerant that is safe for the Earth’s ozone layer is among the ranks of the latest class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), one of the highest honors given to...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Two faculty members of the University of Kansas are among the latest group of fellows announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: Thomas Cravens, professor of physics &...

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The University Honors Program has announced 30 University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars. The University Scholars Program was founded by Deanell Tacha, a vice chancellor for academic affairs who would go on to become a...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — It’s commonplace in U.S. coastal areas and floodplains to upraise homes in order to keep living areas dry in case the water rises. However, mobile and wood homes standing a few feet off the ground could be a lot more susceptible to winds...

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — A few years ago, Barney Warf wondered why no geographer yet had undertaken a major study of corruption. The geography professor at the University of Kansas said his field is uniquely well-suited to the study of fraudulent, dishonest or criminal...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Sixty-five senior faculty members at the University of Kansas are pursuing the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced in August by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez. The program, part of the university’s...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, received the American Geosciences Institute’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements promoting the geosciences and natural resource issues...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the

Wed, 11/14/2018 — Islands have been vital laboratories for advancing evolutionary theory since the pioneering work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the 19th century.  Now, a new paper appearing in PLOS ONE from an international team of...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — In seeking to pinpoint why black scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified early career publications as a likely contributor to the...


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