Sustainability & Environment
Fri, 04/19/2019 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize five individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 19. The awards highlight outstanding leadership and creativity in addressing issues of...

Tue, 04/16/2019 — Students will fan out across the University of Kansas Field Station this summer, carrying out experiments for their own ecological research. Their work covers subjects such as prairie restoration, prescribed fire monitoring, soil structure and...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing. That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose slightly or remained about even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. “By and large, 2018 was a good year for...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Climate change in Greenland and how it poses a threat to archaeological heritage will be explored in an upcoming presentation by Hans Harmsen, archaeologist and curator of the Greenland National Museum & Archives. Harmsen will present...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant achievements in scholarly or research contributions in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – The university community is invited to attend public presentations by three finalists for director of the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations over the next two weeks. The Office of Research, as the administrative home of the Kansas Biological Survey, is overseeing the search process. The finalists are:› Sara Baer, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University. Baer’s research expertise is in grassland, soil and restoration ecology. She previously served as a conservation technician at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, where she developed an interest in

Tue, 04/02/2019 — LAWRENCE – The storefront Dotte Agency was established in 2015 to bring the power of architecture and design to bear on some of the problems, mainly around health, that confront underserved communities in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Now the Dotte Agency has taken grant funding from the Health Forward Foundation and others and created a “walking audit” tool that is being used to facilitate communication between citizens and leaders about desired improvements to the built environment. Shannon Criss, University of Kansas associate professor of architecture, said the walking audit tool kit grew out of conversations she and the other agency principals (

Tue, 04/02/2019 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Tue, 03/26/2019 — Two University of Kansas professors have been named fellows in an organization of the nation’s top medical and biological engineering researchers. KU researchers Steven Soper, a Foundation Distinguished Professor with appointments in the KU...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — The influence of the gut microbiome on human health? That’s become mainstream news. But zoom out on this idea now and consider the land we live on. Scientists believe there’s a strong parallel with the community of soil microorganisms —...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – As far as historians know, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) never left the British Isles. But the Mediterranean Sea, and the lands bordering it, loomed large in his literary imagination and serves as the setting for some 23 plays. Then, as now, it was a place where continents, cultures and people came together, sometimes harmoniously and sometimes clashing. The Bard’s notions about crossing boundaries both geographic and socially constructed are explored in a new special issue of the journal Mediterranean Studies, guest-edited by University of Kansas Professor of English Geraldo Sousa. KU Professor Emeritus of English David Bergeron and two KU alumni

Mon, 03/04/2019 — Where do the stories we tell about the weather come from? How long have we been telling them? Centuries before the advent of global warming accelerated by industrialization, humans imagined their own actions to bring about weather events....

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two juniors at the University of Kansas will compete as finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas campus community to nominate doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates for the Argersinger Dissertation Award. William Argersinger was the first vice chancellor for...


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