Science & Engineering
Thu, 12/14/2017 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering won the top spot in an international competition to design a spacecraft capable of orbiting Mars. The KU entry, named “Pytheas,” marked the first time the university...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — As concern rises about earthquakes induced by human activity like oil exploration, geologists at the University of Kansas report a new understanding about recent earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma. This breakthrough may one day lead to a method...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A new endeavor among 16 research institutions will create high-resolution, digital three-dimensional images of internal anatomy across a host of vertebrate biodiversity, making the data freely available to researchers and the public. Using the...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has again named a University of Kansas professor as an NAI Fellow, one of the highest honors for an academic inventor. Cory Berkland, Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in the departments of...

Wed, 12/06/2017 — A team of investigators from the University of Kansas currently is stationed at Antarctica’s Shackleton Glacier to collect the remains of plants that once thrived there during the boundary between the Permian and Triassic periods. The...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — Public universities have made strides in evolving their technology transfer activities, but they must do more to address the demands of the innovation economy, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees in December 2017. Recognition ceremonies across the KU campus will celebrate these fall semester graduates as the schools of Business, Education and...

Tue, 11/28/2017 — and health worries — for pennies per bottle
Tue, 11/28/2017 — LAWRENCE — Winemakers have added sulfites to...

Mon, 11/27/2017 — The KU Natural History Museum invites the public — especially University of Kansas students — to visit its mobile museum and get a gourmet hot dog from Coney Island LFK from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in front of the Kansas...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — Before setting out to assemble a 400-page tome on tapeworms, it might be a good time for a gut check. That’s what researchers have spent nearly a decade doing: collecting tapeworms from the digestive tracts of vertebrate species in 54 nations...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. This year’s honorees: Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry &...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The computer simulations used to design, optimize, test or control a vast range of objects and products in our daily lives are underpinned by finite element methods. Finite element simulations use a mesh of geometric shapes — triangles,...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — We’re surrounded by dynamic systems — systems demonstrating behavior changing through time — in engineering, nature, civilization, even our personal lives. Even an ordinary bathtub could be considered a dynamic system with inflow and...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — Astronomer Gregory Rudnick sees the universe crisscrossed by something like an interstellar superhighway system. Filaments — the strands of aggregated matter that stretch millions of light years across the universe to connect galaxy clusters...


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