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KU researchers conduct fieldwork in fields, streams, rivers and mountains

A team of researchers is sampling ticks throughout Kansas and Oklahoma to understand the risk of tick-borne diseases, which could help medical professionals better diagnose tick-related illnesses.

KU researchers conduct fieldwork in fields, streams, rivers and mountains

Admin Husic, civil, environmental and architectural engineering assistant professor, and his KU Ecohydraulics Lab are conducting field research in seven streams in Johnson County, Kansas, to better understand urbanization’s impact on water quality.

KU researchers conduct fieldwork in fields, streams, rivers and mountains

Editor’s note: Fieldwork provides invaluable insights about real-world environments and processes, expanding and reinforcing what researchers learn in classrooms, labs and collections.


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What ancient reptile dung reveals

Scanning 230-million-year-old fossilized droppings “gives a unique glimpse into at least a portion of the diet enjoyed by an early reptilian sister to the dinosaurs,” KU professor Michael Engel tells New Scientist.

Video games are history teachers

Increasingly, people are learning about historical events via video games. Guest Andrew Denning looks at just what versions of history are depicted in video games and considers how historians should react.

Aid may not be enough to prevent Kansas evictions

To explain how aid may — or may not — help prevent evictions in Kansas, the Associated Press checked in with KU professor emeritus Kirk McClure. He says Kansas has among the nation's most affordable housing markets.

Seeking a new direction for policing

Changes must come at a federal level to set a new standard of conduct for all police officers, KU professor Brandon Davis tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "This is going to be, when we look back at this, a watershed moment."

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