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Fri, 08/29/2014 — AIGA Kansas City, a professional association for design, has announced that Patrick Dooley, University of Kansas professor of design, is the winner of its 2014 Fellow Award. It will be presented at the the organization's awards gala and...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of Physics & Astronomy is hosting two events this fall, inviting citizen scientists to explore the world and the ever-expanding universe. Events are open to the public and include the following: “From...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – When Kellie Henderson worked with Washington policymakers this summer to improve the nation’s foster care system, she brought a perspective that extended beyond her master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Henderson, a Wichita native who currently resides in Phillipsburg, offered her own experiences as a foster youth.  “The biggest obstacle I faced in college was the absence of parents to talk about challenges such as peer pressure, career choices, life in general and, essentially, about my fears and anxiety once I leave the academic realm,” she said. Henderson was one of 12 current and former foster youth from across the nation who

Fri, 08/29/2014 —  University of Kansas astronomer Greg Rudnick is available to speak with reporters about the fresh discovery of a galaxy under construction. This week, NASA announced the observation of a galaxy in the process of formation. Nicknamed...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — University of Kansas community health and development research staff are on the ground in Wyandotte County helping build healthier communities one tienda— or neighborhood store—and restaurant at a time. KU’s Work Group for Community...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — University of Kansas professor Jordan Bass is available to speak with media about the NFL’s decision to institute more strict penalties for players involved in domestic violence incidents. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently announced the...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — The third year of Red Hot Research presentations will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, at The Commons. In past years, researchers from 40 departments have shared 71 presentations about their current research pursuits. In keeping with the purpose of the...

Thu, 08/28/2014 — A team of international researchers, including a University of Kansas anthropological geneticist, has discovered an additional Paleo-Eskimo wave of migration from Siberia into the Arctic region that occurred about 5,000 years ago and was...

Thu, 08/28/2014 — A summer research program at the University of Kansas provides high school science and engineering teachers – and college students training to become teachers – from around Kansas with a wide variety of new skills and resources as they work...

Thu, 08/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas associate professor of public affairs and administration is a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant that will fund a three-year study on state and local climate risk governance. “Climate change is typically described as a ‘global’ challenge requiring national action and international coordination,” researcher Dorothy Daley said. “But in the U.S., many states and local governments have been more active and engaged in climate mitigation and adaptation than the federal government. This research project will examine the environmental impact of state and local climate actions to determine what works for improved environmental

Thu, 08/28/2014 — A team led by University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel in July excavated a northeast Kansas site in Pottawatomie County seeking to find artifacts tied to the Clovis and Pre-Clovis peoples, the founding populations of the Americas.

Wed, 08/27/2014 —  Mark Johnson, lecturer in journalism at the University of Kansas, and Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science, are available to speak with media about the Federal Election Commission’s ongoing deadlock, setting policy by...

Wed, 08/27/2014 — Whether conducting research to tackle life-threatening diseases or implementing innovative classroom techniques to inspire students, James Orr and Dr. Russell Swerdlow are proven standouts at the University of Kansas. They respectively are...

Wed, 08/27/2014 — University of Kansas Libraries have completed digitization of one of the world’s greatest collections of bird illustrations. The 19th century books of John Gould feature images of birds from around the world and have long appealed to everyone...

Wed, 08/27/2014 — While some companies think shaking up their top management team will limit complacency and improve firm performance, research by University of Kansas School of Business professors shows that’s not always true. A new study by James Guthrie and...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — University of Kansas students at the Sigma Chi fraternity house evacuated safely late Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to smoke at the house, 1439 Tennessee St. Following reports of smoke, fire crews were on scene at 11:36 a.m. and...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — As many iconic events of the Civil Rights Movement reach their 50th anniversary this decade, the University of Kansas' Project on the History of Black Writing will take a closer look at how such an influential period in American history spurred...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — Lawrence-based artist and 2014 University of Kansas Visual Art MFA graduate Eli Gold has been selected as the artist-in-residence at the nationally recognized Salina Art Center. While in residence, Gold will work with local volunteers to create...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A pep rally on Eighth Street between Massachusetts...

Mon, 08/25/2014 — When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment. A project directed by the University of...


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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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