President Obama to visit KU on April 19

Sat, 04/13/2013

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Jill Jess Phythyon
KU News Service
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LAWRENCE — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on April 19 for an event, officials announced today.

“We are honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “We are delighted for the opportunity to visit with him about our mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world."

The KU Office of Public Affairs and the White House will release more information on the President's visit as it becomes available. It is not yet known whether the event will be open to the public. Check news.ku.edu for updates.

 



This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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