Sustainability & Environment
Wed, 08/17/2022 — This fall, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Wed, 08/17/2022 — Sam Zipper, assistant scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the 2022 recipient of the Kohout Early Career Award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America, nominated...

Tue, 08/16/2022 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The award recipients will be honored Aug. 18 at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as follows: Tsvetan...

Wed, 08/10/2022 — Four University of Kansas students have received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU’s West District. The recipients were presented cash awards and certificates. Madison Rice, a junior in...

Tue, 08/09/2022 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the inaugural award of the Baumgartner Professorship in Biology to Paulyn Cartwright, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Cartwright is known for...

Fri, 08/05/2022 — Kyle Christian will join the University of Kansas as associate vice chancellor for federal relations beginning Aug. 15. He brings significant legislative experience and a deep knowledge of the federal funding process to the position. He joins...

Thu, 07/28/2022 — LAWRENCE – It has been a generation now. Long enough, Kapila Silva believes, to pronounce the "cultural landscape" approach, the broad-minded historic preservation efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, a success. That is the bottom line of the wide-ranging new book co-edited by the University of Kansas professor of architecture, titled “The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in The Asia-Pacific.” The book’s introduction, written by Silva and his Australian heritage expert co-editors/writers Ken Taylor and David S. Jones, traces the “cultural landscape” movement back to a 1972

Fri, 07/15/2022 — More than 6,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2022 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and...

Wed, 07/13/2022 — A comprehensive new genetic and statistical study from researchers at the University of Kansas reveals two groups of scrub jays — one in Mexico and one in Texas — deserve status as independent species. The paper, appearing in Systematic...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Every day, Americans see more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the road. According to Fortune Business Insights, the market for electric vehicles in the U.S. is expected to grow from $28.24 billion in 2021 to $137.43 billion in 2028. The...

Fri, 06/10/2022 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has been awarded $1.5 million for a two-year project to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — This summer, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Wed, 06/01/2022 — A University of Kansas student entering his final year of undergraduate study has earned a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Kade Townsend, a microbiology major from Topeka, will receive the award of up to $15,000. The...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas currently ranks ninth in federal disaster declarations per capita. Amid changing climate patterns and frequent extreme weather events, historically underserved communities often receive less aid and recover slower from weather disasters. Now, a new statewide initiative leveraging $20 million from the National Science Foundation and $4 million from the state of Kansas will address this disparity by developing tools that help communities with limited resources prepare for and bounce back from disasters. The project aligns with the Kansas Science & Technology Plan, which was developed in 2021 and endorsed by the Kansas Board of Regents, who

Mon, 05/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – A home designed for state-of-the-art energy efficiency that shelters people fleeing from domestic violence, fills an inner-city “orphan lot” and simultaneously trains architecture students in construction? That is the quadruple play that a Department of Energy award to the University of Kansas’ Dirt Works Studio will catalyze over the next year in Kansas City, Kansas. Dirt Works Studio, run by Chad Kraus, associate professor of architecture, received word that it was one of 14 applicants winning approval to proceed and an associated $50,000 in award funding in the Build Challenge portion of the DOE's 20th annual Solar Decathlon. A year from now, the

Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Service Learning (CSL) at the University of Kansas has announced the 2022 Excellence in Service Learning award recipients and selected the winners of this year’s Service Showcase presentation competition. The CSL recognized...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Over 215 undergraduate students participated in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year at the University of Kansas. The symposium was entirely online and features oral and poster presentations as well as artist talks and...

Tue, 05/10/2022 — KU International Affairs has awarded more than $46,000 in travel grants to 13 KU faculty members and one graduate student to support research and collaboration abroad. These competitively awarded funds were dispersed among faculty and students...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — The 41st class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during a reception April 26 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Memorial Union at the University of Kansas. University Honors Program Director Sarah...


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