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A $3 million initiative based at the University of Kansas will empower biomedical researchers in public universities and colleges across several Plains states to carry their innovations to the marketplace.
A new degree program at the University of Kansas will send students into the cybersecurity market armed with tools to create programs and systems that protect the world’s most critical assets from hacking, ransomware and other immensely disruptive crimes and mischief generated during the digital age. Students completing the required 126 credit hours will be equipped to protect data, computer systems and networks from unauthorized access and destruction involving government entities.
Signage for the Wonderful Institute for Sustainable Engineering-KU, white text on royal blue background, next to glass display case with portraits.
KU's Institute for Sustainable Engineering has a new name —Wonderful Institute for Sustainable Engineering-KU (WISE-KU). The naming builds on the university’s deep relationship with The Wonderful Company, a global agricultural company co-founded and led by Stewart and Lynda Resnick.

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Fri, 02/09/2024
KU's Institute for Sustainable Engineering has a new name —Wonderful Institute for Sustainable Engineering-KU (WISE-KU). The naming builds on the university’s deep relationship with The Wonderful Company, a global agricultural company co-founded and led by Stewart and Lynda Resnick.
Tue, 10/10/2023
A $3 million initiative based at the University of Kansas will empower biomedical researchers in public universities and colleges across several Plains states to carry their innovations to the marketplace.
Mon, 09/25/2023
A new degree program at the University of Kansas will send students into the cybersecurity market armed with tools to create programs and systems that protect the world’s most critical assets from hacking, ransomware and other immensely disruptive crimes and mischief generated during the digital age. Students completing the required 126 credit hours will be equipped to protect data, computer systems and networks from unauthorized access and destruction involving government entities.
Mon, 07/31/2023
The $1.6M in funding also allows the project team to offer workshops for “digital navigators,” or peer mentors, who have successfully taken part in previous iterations of the program to guide other women now making the switch. Researchers will also partner with public libraries, employment agencies, and jails and prisons in the two states to make the programs sustainable for the future.
Thu, 06/29/2023

— Criminal justice is a large and growing career field encompassing jobs in law enforcement, corrections, policy analysis, court administration, law and intelligence. With the growing demand for skilled employees to fill roles in the Kansas City metro and nationally, KU’s School of Professional Studies is launching two new bachelor’s...

Thu, 06/15/2023

An investigator with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has filed an invention disclosure, part of a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for a treatment that could apply to heart disease, stroke and a host of other human diseases related to metabolism. ...

Tue, 05/16/2023

Chemists at the University of Kansas and U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have taken a big step toward splitting hydrogen and oxygen molecules to make pure hydrogen — without using fossil fuels. ...

Mon, 04/17/2023

KU faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the opening of the newest KU Innovation Park facility from 4 to 6 p.m. April 20. ...

Wed, 03/08/2023

— Noting the growing demand for skilled employees in tech-sector jobs in the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond, the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies is launching a new bachelor’s degree in applied cybersecurity, targeted toward undergraduate transfer and degree-completion students. The first applied cybersecurity courses will roll...

Tue, 02/14/2023

The University of Kansas has been awarded a $50 million challenge grant by the Kansas Department of Commerce for the university’s campus gateway project. ...