Science & Engineering
Tue, 06/19/2018 — A just-published paper in Science changes the formula scientists should use when estimating the speed of huge ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that flow into the ocean and drive mounting sea levels around the globe. The change in the...

Mon, 06/18/2018 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is one of 10 winners in Phase I of the GoFly Prize, an international aviation competition sponsored by Boeing. The nine-person “Mamba” team — led by Lauren Schumacher, doctoral...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — One day in Myanmar during the Cretaceous period, a tick managed to ensnare itself in a spider web. Realizing its predicament, the tick struggled to get free. But the spider that built the web was having none of it. The spider popped over to the...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Mon, 06/04/2018 — The great Laurel-or-Yanny debate of 2018 was so fun because it shined a light on the often-illusory nature of auditory perception. What you hear may not be the same as what somebody else hears. Or, perhaps what you hear could change over time....

Thu, 05/31/2018 — A major new study appearing in PLOS Biology on May 31 examines more than a century of fungal pathogens, finding well-aimed biosecurity measures cut the spread of unwanted fungi into a nation, even in the face of increased globalized...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — Two administrators whose leadership has produced significant advancements in research development have been named as associate deans for research in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Tamara Falicov will...

Thu, 05/24/2018 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has named three University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2018-19 school year. This is the first time that three KU students have won the award during the same year. The recipients of the...

Wed, 05/23/2018 — For more than 20 years, scientists managing biological research collections around the world have used open-source Specify software for data entry, managing museum curation, linking images and documents to specimens, and for sharing species...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — Every day, more and more people interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) in daily life. The IoT includes the devices and appliances in our homes — such as smart TVs, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or learning thermostats like Nest...

Mon, 05/14/2018 — A recent $426,609, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a new investigation of how populations in different places react to changes in environmental factors (like temperature, rainfall) over time and space, which...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — More than 900 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — This week, an unprecedented group of about 100 scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces to establish the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year $25 million project billed as “the most detailed...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — A Mayo Clinic scientist who is a pioneer in the field of pharmacogenomics — the study of how drugs respond to a person’s genetics — will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus,...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part of an international research team working to shed light upon one of the unanswered questions concerning the peopling of the New World: Namely, what was the size of the original founding...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A man who led a pioneering career in the petrochemical industry highlighted by technologies that improve environmental safety and conserve natural resources, and another who has guided development of one of the fastest-growing regions of Kansas...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are among 188 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established.  Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows, a $5,500 professional development award, and includes a unique development program.  The Fellow Development

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Thu, 04/26/2018 — The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research and creative works completed by KU undergraduates...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 as a means to encourage...


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