Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 02/21/2018 — During One Day. One KU., the university’s first 24-hour giving campaign, donors gave 1,896 gifts totaling $734,421, creating opportunities for more Jayhawks in the state, the nation and beyond. The successful One Day. One KU. campaign on Feb....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — With six Fulbright Scholars, the University of Kansas ranked among the top universities in the nation for the number of researchers during 2017-18, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six awards place KU in a tie for sixth place,

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Tiny organisms could hold the key to safer, more sustainable agricultural practices. A University of Kansas distinguished professor will explain how the microbiome – the microbial communities associated with plant roots and leaves – may...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Groundwater levels during 2017, on average, rose slightly or nearly broke even in western Kansas but fell in the Wichita area, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. This was a reversal from 2016 when overall...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — From Puerto Rico to Missouri to California, Americans in recent years have confronted disasters that have disrupted communities and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Today, one researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to study local decision-making aimed at mitigating natural hazards and damages due to disasters, such as flooding and hurricanes. The...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — It took two days of driving and a special permit for Emily Arsenault and her research team to reach their destination: a spectacular protected area on the 275-mile Delgermurun River, deep within the northern Mongolian wilderness.“Our guides...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — The University of Kansas has nominated four outstanding juniors for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Mon, 02/12/2018 — In February and March, the Kansas Biological Survey will host a series of free public forums at four Douglas County locations. One forum each will be held in Baldwin City, Lawrence, Eudora and Lecompton. The first, at the Lumberyard Arts Center...

Fri, 02/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Research seeks nominations for the 2018 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which are the highest honors for faculty accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity.  In 1981,...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Cultural performances and games from around the world will highlight the third annual International Jayhawk Festival, which will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Daisy Hill Commons. The festival celebrates the global community at KU and the...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — A gift commitment of more than $1 million from KU alumna Tracy Ashlock will establish a travel fund for environmental studies students at the University of Kansas. Ashlock said the environment has always been one of her interests, starting when...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — This spring marks the 12th semester of Red Hot Research at KU. This series for KU researchers features five short presentations from across the university in an effort to share work among colleagues. Through this series, 218 faculty members and...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — Renowned eco-artist, author, educator, curator and homesteader Linda Weintraub will host free public talks and workshops during her four-day visit to the University of Kansas next month.  “Linda’s exhaustive ecological creative practice...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Spikes in gasoline prices don't make people with access to a commuter rail service any more likely to switch to the train than people without, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "We were surprised by this," said David...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — The KU Natural History Museum kicks off expanded programs for families, scouts, KU students, home-school groups and adults starting this weekend with an event dedicated to celebrating Kansas wildlife, plants and fossils. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m....

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Shelby Peterie, research geophysicist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fifth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. As a member of the KGS Exploration Services section, Peterie plays a key role in the detection...


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