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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Kansas Biological Survey are recruiting students to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity in Summer 2022. The REU opportunities are part of the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute, a…

An interdisciplinary team of professors at the University of Kansas has received a $529,500 grant to improve student success and reduce achievement gaps in undergraduate science education. The KU initiative, which began in November, is being led by Andrea Follmer (Greenhoot), a professor of…

Award Recipients

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of child welfare, geology and ecology have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding unclassified academic staff, unclassified professional staff and postdoctoral fellows whose research has significantly influenced their fields and expanded intellectual or societal insights. Vadim Karatayev, postdoctoral researcher, ecology & evolutionary biology, has received the Postdoctoral Achievement Award.

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