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Photo of Eleanor Gardner with text, "Unsung Hero. Eleanor Gardner. KU Natural History Museum"
Eleanor Gardner, outreach & engagement coordinator at the KU Biodiversity Institute, helps PIs execute broader impacts activities.
University of Kansas researchers conduct fieldwork in prairies, rivers, streams and mountains. The #KUFieldWorks series follows researchers on their fieldwork adventures.
Rebecca Rovit, associate professor of theatre, visited archives, museum and historical sites for her forthcoming book.
KU and American flags displayed on the roof of KU's Fraser Hall
Creating a faculty recognition ecosystem at KU requires taking actions that reflect our commitment to supporting faculty and honoring their efforts to advance knowledge and achieve discoveries that make a difference in people’s lives.

KU research in the media

Kansas lakes contain hidden pollution with unknown health impacts, study finds

Ted Harris, associate research professor at the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, found microplastics in every lake sampled in the state.

For Wellness And Happiness, Study Shows That Conversation Is Key

Jeff Hall, professor of communications studies, finds that it takes about 40-60 hours of time together to build a casual friendship and about 200 hours for a close friendship.

The history of Emmett Till: From lynching to national remembrance

Dave Tell, professor of communications studies, spoke about the criminal cases following the lynching of Emmett Till.

Joe Rogan Boosted a Bad Space Study. It’s Scientists Who Are Paying the Price.

Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of astronomy, spoke about the danger of misinformation in science.

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