Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Fri, 09/21/2018 — More than 800 fifth-grade students from Douglas County will converge on the Bloomington Park area of Clinton Lake next week for the Douglas County Water Festival. Make Every Drop Count, set for Sept. 28, is an event where students learn about...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — As the new school year begins, 11 high school science teachers across Kansas are stepping into their classrooms with new knowledge and skills, gained at the University of Kansas, to share with their students. They spent a week together this...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — The University of Kansas ranks 61st among public universities in the 2019 edition of the “Best Colleges” rankings, which U.S. News & World Report released Monday. Last year, KU had increased its standing in the rankings to 53rd among...

Fri, 09/07/2018 — New programs for the community and University of Kansas students are on the menu for fall at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum, located in Dyche Hall, has more than a dozen events scheduled throughout the fall, including the Fall...

Thu, 09/06/2018 — Recent multiyear droughts accelerated groundwater-level declines in the High Plains aquifer as pumping increased to compensate for lack of rain. Those losses underscore the dilemma western Kansans could face if water levels fall too low to...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — Drivers considering plug-in hybrid vehicles with a gasoline backup are most interested in economic benefits while those gravitating toward battery-electric vehicles have stronger environmental concerns, according to a study led by a University...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not. A new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. "The best way to account for this upsurge...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — In addition to being a sculptor and printmaker, Shawn Bitters is a rockhound from Utah, which goes some way toward explaining why he’s installing a grouping of colorful, artificial boulders along a hiking trail in Kansas City. Bitters,...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — Ten faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive distinguished teaching awards Aug. 16 at the KU Teaching Summit. “The recipients of these awards have demonstrated an outstanding capability to help our students reach their full...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-six of these students will present their research Friday, July 27, at the KU Summer...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Kansas reservoirs are in trouble. From 2010 to 2017, more than 50 of the state’s reservoirs had what are known as harmful algal blooms — including a record 24 reservoirs in 2017. Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, produce potent toxins and...

Tue, 07/24/2018 — University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 54 individuals at the Lawrence campus: ...

Thu, 07/19/2018 — If you could hover far above the southeast Atlantic Ocean, particularly during the months of April through June, on many days you will likely witness a sharp line of clearing moving east-to-west and eroding large regions of low clouds typically...

Wed, 07/11/2018 — We humans will put up with a lot from our relatives. Yet most of us are less charitable with people outside of our family circle.  Not so with a particular shallow water coastal creature. University of Kansas scientists discovered that polyps...


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