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Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the May Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Mona Tipton Title: Assistant director for professional development at KU Center for Research on Learning What it means: Tipton has long been...

Wed, 06/21/2017 —  Since 2010, numerous states have passed legislation providing for the establishment of public benefit corporations — for-profit businesses that choose to also make promoting the public good part of their corporate purpose. Kansas recently...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — The outlook for Richard Jones appeared bleak when University of Kansas School of Law Project for Innocence interns Chapman Williams and Chad Neswick took over his case in 2015. Despite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — After Puerto Rican voters recently overwhelmingly supported statehood in a plebiscite election, the results still leave political and economic questions for the island, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who grew up in Puerto Rico....

Tue, 06/20/2017 — At 93, after nearly 70 years as an author, Science Fiction Grand Master James E. Gunn, professor emeritus of English, has finally had to make some concession to his age. He still writes every day but came up with a new way of outlining his...

Tue, 06/20/2017 — A University of Kansas staff member who assists with student programming beyond her academic unit was selected to be the first recipient of the KU Advising Network’s Adviser of the Year Award. Sonja “Sony” Heath, senior academic advising...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has selected two students at the University of Kansas to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Eilish Gibson, a senior from Perry majoring in physics and classical...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The prospect of feeling embarrassment and shame in front of one's peers — especially among women — rather than the threat of facing potential formal punishment appears to be the most effective deterrent to problem drinking at universities,...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — Pedestrian and vehicle travel between Capitol Federal Hall and Watkins Health Services will be detoured because of construction work scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 16.  All pedestrians and vehicles will be directed to use to...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — For generations of University of Kansas journalism students, a marked up copy of the University Daily Kansan was an integral part of learning the craft. It was a signature tool of Tom Eblen. He was the student newspaper’s adviser and general...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — Demonizing political opponents on the other side can have the tragic effect of enflaming extremists and possibly increase the likelihood of political violence, according to a University of Kansas researcher of extremist groups. Federal law...

Thu, 06/15/2017 — The 2017 Kansas Repertory Theatre season will entertain and appeal to audiences of all ages and interests with productions of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical “Next to Normal” and the recent hit theater comedy, “The...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Consider the humble soil just below our feet. It’s actually an intricate matrix of minerals, water, air, living organisms and decomposing organic material that supports every living thing on Earth. One vital part of this mix is microscopic...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents today approved names for three buildings in the University of Kansas’ Central District redevelopment project, honoring three prominent historical figures. A KU Student Housing residence hall, apartment complex and...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — LAWRENCE ― Tuition at the University of Kansas would increase 2.5 percent over last year for all students on the standard tuition rate under the university’s 2017-18 tuition proposal presented to the Kansas Board of Regents today. At KU Medical Center, all students, including medical students, would see tuition rise by 5 percent. “When we set tuition, we are trying to balance affordability and quality,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “We want KU to remain affordable while also ensuring we have the resources to provide students the education and experiences they expect from a flagship research university. I believe we continue to successfully balance these

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Buildings are perhaps the ultimate inanimate objects. But to School of Architecture, Design & Planning Professor in Practice Mike Sinclair, they tell a story of a living thing – the city. Sinclair will speak on “A Photographer’s...

Wed, 06/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – Ten University of Kansas School of Law students contributed nearly 600 hours of free legal services during the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, interviewed and advised asylum seekers at a family detention center, and served as court advocates for victims of domestic violence seeking protection orders.  “Participants in the Pro Bono Program had the opportunity not only to give back to individuals and communities in need of legal services, but also to gain hands-on legal experience that will help them become more effective and empathetic advocates,” said Meredith

Tue, 06/13/2017 — Robert Cobb wore many hats during his time at the University of Kansas, ranging from professor of English to Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to executive vice chancellor. Cobb died June 7 in Kansas City, Kansas, at age...

Tue, 06/13/2017 — Popular culture for several decades has focused on the ancient Minoan culture on Crete as a matriarchy, despite skepticism from the academic world. A University of Kansas researcher, however, in a recent publication has analyzed several pieces...


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