Sustainability & Environment
Mon, 04/24/2017 — This spring, Replant Mount Oread will return to its roots with a planting in historic Marvin Grove. On Friday, April 28, volunteers will plant three American Linden, four Kentucky Coffee and four red oak trees in an area of the grove just west...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — On Saturday, April 22, a "March for Science" is taking place in the nation’s capital with satellite events planned in more than 500 cities around the United States and around the world. Organizers describe the event as “the first step of a...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 21, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Tomas Green, a junior from Lynnwood, Washington, is the latest University of Kansas student to earn a Udall Scholarship for his work in environmental policy and sustainability efforts on and off campus. Green is majoring in chemical engineering...

Mon, 04/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – Last spring, 3,000 native seedlings were planted on the slope behind Blake and Twente halls as part of the Prairie Acre Restoration Project, an effort by University of Kansas departments to restore this historic prairie remnant. That restoration effort has continued this spring, in part to a grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation's Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The grant will allow Phase 2 of the project to begin, which includes expanding the site beyond its current boundaries and developing educational materials.  “We are very fortunate to have received this grant,” said Jeff Severin, director of campus planning & sustainability

Fri, 04/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Petrohawks, a team of geology, geophysics and engineering graduate students, won the regional competition for the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA), an oil exploration competition, for the first time ever last month.  The Imperial Barrel Award is an annual competition focused on oil and gas exploration. To compete, teams of graduate students from universities around the world are given eight weeks to analyze a real dataset in order to develop drilling prospects. Each team then delivers a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts at one of 12 regional competitions. The winners of each region advance to the final, which

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate. She was there to notify Zabel, a University of Kansas junior from Smith Center studying...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Is there a document more taken for granted than a planning and zoning staff report? Obviously, they're important as local government planners, elected officials and citizens daily rely on them to make decisions about the future of their...

Fri, 04/07/2017 — In partnership with the Land Institute, the KU Environmental Studies Program, the KU Center for Sustainability and The Commons have developed a day of activities to introduce “ecosphere studies,” an alternate approach to the current model...

Wed, 04/05/2017 —  The University of Kansas is recognizing the work of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7, and throughout the month of April. “Graduate students bring so...

Tue, 04/04/2017 — The University of Kansas Lawrence community is entering the third year of Crops to Campus, their partnership with Common Harvest CSA to provide a produce subscription service to the campus community. CSAs, or community-supported agriculture...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC) at the University of Kansas is coordinating a month of events in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Events this year will focus on the theme of Engaging New Voices, said...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — Six 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...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — From the song “Downtown,” written by Tony Hatch, 1964 LAWRENCE — The dynamism of cities is the stuff of song and story, and it has been studied from an almost infinite number of angles and disciplines – from urban planning to...

Fri, 03/31/2017 — A few years ago, city staff in Kansas City, Missouri, noticed it was taking city departments 186 days to address 95 percent of its reported property code violations. This would be anything from garbage strewn across front yards to overgrown...

Fri, 03/31/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Institute of Haitian Studies (IHS) and Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) will host a graduate symposium showcasing innovative interdisciplinary...


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