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Fri, 10/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Manmade chemicals are everywhere: in the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and nearly everything we use in daily life. Many of those chemicals, however, are derived from dwindling fossil-based sources and through processes that can be harmful to the environment. That could soon change. Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas recently received a four-year, $4.4 million federal grant as part of the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis program. It is one of only four such awards made this year by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. “

Fri, 10/04/2013 — Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover will deliver the 13th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures on Monday, Oct. 7, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Ciechanover, who earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004, will speak about...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — University of Kansas alumni Scott Coons, of Lawrence; and Brad Korell, of Austin, Texas, were elected trustees of KU Endowment at today’s annual meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees. Scott Coons earned a bachelor’s degree in...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — The Arc Tap, a faucet designed by University of Kansas student Leslie Montes, Houston, is among the finalists for an international design competition, the James Dyson Award. The contest is intended to inspire college students studying industrial...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — A team of eight University of Kansas School of Engineering students received national recognition for its meticulous design of a reusable space launch vehicle. Team “KU SpaceHawks” earned second place in the American Institute of...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — An effort to get freshman members more involved is paying dividends for one student organization at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that partners with developing...

Wed, 09/18/2013 — A three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will provide a boost to computational life sciences research at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center. The award — which comes with $200,000 from KU, bringing the total...

Mon, 09/16/2013 — Massive amounts of data generated by the Mars rover Curiosity can pose a challenge for the NASA scientists and engineers tasked with the daily operations of the spacecraft. Each day Curiosity is on the Martian surface, the NASA team learns more...

Mon, 09/16/2013 — As a part of continued efforts to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The Commons continues the the 2013-1014 Research Sharing Sessions, a series designed specifically for...

Mon, 09/09/2013 —  Scientists have long recognized retinoic acid – a compound the body produces by metabolizing vitamin A – as crucial to embryonic development. Either too much or too little retinoic acid during gestation can lead to a number of severe...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has received a $46,000 grant to preserve at-risk drilling records and rock cuttings that hold valuable information about oil and gas deposits in Kansas and clues to the Earth’s...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Scientists have long speculated about the cause of the Younger Dryas, a sudden cold period that befell Earth as it emerged from the last Ice Age between about 12,800 and 11,500 years ago. Sometimes, this millennium-long temperature glitch is...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – As the world’s glaciers and polar ice sheets continue to vanish, advanced technology for the study of this global change – and the resulting rise in sea level – is more important and more sophisticated than ever before. The multi-partner Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), headquartered at the University of Kansas, is a recognized world leader in this critical field of study. For that reason, the International Glaciological Society has chosen Lawrence as the site for its International Symposium on Radioglaciology, to take place Sept. 9-13 at KU. Nearly 100 researchers from more than 30 universities and research institutes around the world

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas played a significant role in providing data that reveal the existence of a massive canyon buried under miles of ice in Greenland. The discovery appears in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. The...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to encourage its researchers to become entrepreneurs, which could include starting a new business. With this in mind, KU will host a presentation titled “Top Ten Issues Faced by Every Early Stage Company” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Nichols Hall. The presentation will introduce KU researchers from all academic areas to the basics of starting a company. Topics will include the formation and funding of early stage companies, managing and licensing intellectual property, and the Security and Exchange Commission’s position on public solicitation, crowd-funding and impact investing. The event is

Thu, 08/29/2013 —  Since 2008, the University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization (KUCTC) has been guided by a mission to bring KU innovation to the marketplace for the benefit of society and the university. Now, that office will continue its...


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