Find Your And: Insia Zufer takes passions from classroom to community

Ask Insia Zufer why she studies biology, and she’ll give you an answer that extends far beyond a passion for fieldwork. By exploring how and why humans, animals and even a blade of grass work, Insia discovers the connections that unite us all to each other, and to the planet. She added minors in psychology and film to gain […]

Constructive development: ‘Collaborative collisions’ at heart of new facilities for teaching, research

By Joel Mathis What do you call the once-in-a-century redevelopment project that is adding and revamping hundreds of thousands of square feet of classroom and laboratory space to the University of Kansas campus? Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has a word for it: “Transformative.” “Together, these projects have transformed the university,” she said during a November ceremony […]

Faculty Q&A: Jen Weghorst

Name: Jen Weghorst Undergraduate Major: B.S. Zoology at Miami University. At KU, this would be closest to B.S. Biology—Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. Why should someone study your subject? If you marvel at the amazing diversity of life on Earth and are eager to understand the mechanisms of evolution behind this diversity, then you would […]