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Fri, 12/15/2017 — The Federal Communications Commission has voted to kill rules designed to protect consumers from service providers blocking certain websites or charging for higher-quality service. The commission voted 3-2 along party lines to scrap the net...

Thu, 12/14/2017 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering won the top spot in an international competition to design a spacecraft capable of orbiting Mars. The KU entry, named “Pytheas,” marked the first time the university...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The advent of Uber in cities across the country has reduced per capita ambulance volume by at least 7 percent as low-risk patients likely opt to avoid the more expensive ride with paramedics, according to a working paper co-authored by a...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A new endeavor among 16 research institutions will create high-resolution, digital three-dimensional images of internal anatomy across a host of vertebrate biodiversity, making the data freely available to researchers and the public. Using the...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — As concern rises about earthquakes induced by human activity like oil exploration, geologists at the University of Kansas report a new understanding about recent earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma. This breakthrough may one day lead to a method...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The names of more than 1,300 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 54 Kansas counties, 43 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African-American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has again named a University of Kansas professor as an NAI Fellow, one of the highest honors for an academic inventor. Cory Berkland, Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in the departments of...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — No movie studio more clearly adopted the punk-rock ethos than New York-based Troma Entertainment, source over the past 43 years of more than 1,000 low-budget flicks that typify what co-editor John Dowell calls "sLaughter" in his new book,...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — Unfortunately it's easy these days to find examples of people lacking empathy or even basic consideration for one another. Just check the national news or even Twitter or Facebook on any given day. To combat the deluge of divisive attitudes...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder — the...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — if in good health
Mon, 12/11/2017 — LAWRENCE — Longevity is a such a pervasive goal in public health policy and even...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — The elves atop Mount Oread have been busy in their workshops, creating great gifts for the holiday season. The University of Kansas’ first Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of English, Randall Fuller, published the “The Book that...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — As inclement weather becomes more and more of a possibility, remember there are four places where you will find information about closings or delays for the Lawrence campus: • The KU Alerts page http://alerts.ku.edu/ • On Twitter...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Thomas Prescott, a painter senior for Facilities Services. Prescott died Dec. 5. He was 66. “Tom was a committed professional who was dedicated to his craft and was willing to put in...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the Dec. 6 death of KU Public Safety’s Robert J. “Bobby” Williams Jr. “I am deeply saddened at the passing of Deputy Chief Williams,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “Throughout his...

Thu, 12/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – Students, staff and community members are invited to two informational sessions to learn about the University of Kansas’ plans to build an indoor football facility. The first session will be at noon Dec. 14 in The Commons at Spooner Hall and is intended for faculty, staff and students. The second session will be the same day at 5:30 p.m. in the Malott Room of the Memorial Union and is intended for Lawrence residents and campus neighbors. The sessions will be hosted by representatives from Facilities Planning & Development and Kansas Athletics Inc. Each session will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and provide

Thu, 12/07/2017 — The University of Kansas, the city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced the three KU recipients of the 2018 MV Transportation Instructor Grant. Professor of the Practice Angela Hendershot, William Allen White School of Journalism...


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