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A graphic reads KU Racial Equity, Research, Scholarship + Creative Activity Awards

Addressing disparities in the child welfare system, prioritizing racial equity in flood management and reclaiming the stories of displaced Black and Latinx communities are among the goals of 10 projects selected for the inaugural round of KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative…

Graphic of a digital network on the left and a photo of Suzanne Shontz on the right

Suzanne Shontz, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at KU, received the 2021 International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award.

A group of people, including CEO Jim West, stands on stage and holds two large checks

Clara Biotech, founded by KU engineering alumnus Jim West and former KU professor of chemical & petroleum engineering and chemistry Mei He, has spent the last three years refining a novel technology to isolate and purify exosomes, which can be used for early disease diagnosis, targeted drug delivery, cancer immunotherapy and other forms of regenerative medicine. Now, the company is poised to commercialize its first product after recently finalizing $1.5 million in seed funding and being recognized in a national competition.

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Don't fear prudence

Dale Dorsey, professor of philosophy, argues that our own self-interest is an important aspect of decision-making, one that needs to be taken more seriously.

NSF report guides research into climate change's effect on human security

Shannon O'Lear, professor of geography and atmospheric science and director of the environmental studies program, contributed to a National Science Foundation report on the social impact of climate change.

The Most “Unique, Excellent, and Promising” Episode

KU Economics professor Donna Ginther shares her expertise on the gender gap in academia in this Freakonomics' podcast. Ginther's segment begins at 9:05.

Pilot programs help workers and students cross transit deserts

NSF's Science Matters features KU assistant professor of engineering Alexandra Kondyli's project to connect underrepresented youths with employment opportunities.

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