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#KUFieldWorks: Monitoring bat viruses to prevent the next pandemic

In a remote, mountainous rainforest in Central America, researcher Jocelyn Colella and colleagues recently conducted fieldwork monitoring zoonotic diseases. In this Q&A from the Office of Research, the KU professor discusses how most emerging diseases in humans come from nonhuman mammals and…

Registration Due Friday May 12: Join this course for an Introduction to Restoration Ecology

Interested in field and restoration ecology and methods? This 3-week course will explore restoration ecology principles, experimental design, and field data collection methods: BIOL 418/EVRN 420: Field Ecology: Introduction to Restoration Ecology. The class will take place June 6 – June 22 on…

EEB’s Vaishnavi Verma receives first place

EEB Master’s student Vaishnavi Verma won first place for Master Students for her poster at the Kansas Entomological Society Meeting in April. The title of her poster “Does aggression level co-vary between male and female Drosophila melanogaster?”. The conference was hosted by the Kansas Academy of…


Cycads, a group of gymnosperms that can resemble miniature palm trees (like the popular sago palm houseplant), were long thought to be “living fossils,” a group that had evolved minimally since the time of the dinosaurs. Now, a well-preserved 80-million-year-old pollen cone discovered in California…

KU Paleontology Rocks!

The University of Kansas has 37 graduate programs in the top 50 among public universities – including nine programs in the top 10 – in the 2024 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released 4/25/23. Highlights include the following: KU’s local government management program retains its No. 1…

Study Reptiles & Amphibians in the Field this Summer!

Interested in biodiversity and field biology? Field herpetology (BIOL418, Class # 76829) is an upper-level course that offers three lab credits over two weeks in late May and early June. The course is centered around scientific field work with local reptiles and amphibians.

KU, Haskell scholars to present research projects at 23rd annual symposium

11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14: Eighteen undergraduates and six postbaccalaureate scholars supported by the Office for Diversity in Science Training will present research at the KU-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. The scholars are mentored by faculty members from the College…

Congratulations to Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients!

Two EEB students have received prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation! The students are Taylor Conway, current student pursuing her PhD in Dr. Rob Unckless’s lab and Austin Nguyen, current EEOB undergraduate and joining the EEB PhD program in Fall 2023 to…

Celebrate Women in Science March 25 at the KU Natural History Museum!

In honor of Women's History Month in March, the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum invite you to the 2nd annual Celebration of Women in Science event at the museum! Come meet KU scientists, learn about scientific techniques, view specimens and try fun, hands-on experiments at…

Check out the KU IT March Newsletter

The latest newsletter from KU Information Technology offers tips on how to avoid scams during tax season as well as information about a new log-in prompt for Duo multifactor authentication.

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