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Wed, 04/26/2017 — When Jinhang Jiang started his first semester of high school in Kingman, as an exchange student from Shandong Province in China, he experienced a significant barrier. "I couldn't understand a single word," Jiang said. "Literally, not a single...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — Johnson County has the largest population and the highest median income in Kansas. The average income is 50 percent greater than the U.S. as a whole. The population is 81 percent white. And yet poverty remains a stubborn and growing problem,...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — University of Kansas researchers are part of a five-year, multisite demonstration project grant to evaluate and improve services for child-welfare-involved families experiencing domestic violence. The KU researchers will examine the...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to comment on findings published today in the prestigious journal Nature that purport to establish the oldest well-documented archaeological site in North America at 130,000 years old. The study's...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — When Kim Hoedel was a young girl living overseas, one of her favorite things to do was watch Formula One car racing. “My dad is in the automotive industry,” Hoedel said. “We used to live in Germany when I was five. He worked for Mercedes,...

Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A gift from David and Margaret Shirk will benefit families and children in the Lawrence and Greater Kansas City areas who participate in specific youth activities offered through the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. In memory of the late David Shirk, the David and Margaret Shirk Physical Education Programs Fund was established in 2014 to advance the discipline of physical education at KU through programming and initiatives that directly engage school-age children in physical activity. The fund will cover a significant portion of the registration costs per child to participate in a variety of youth

Wed, 04/26/2017 — The University of Kansas Beckman Scholars Program has announced its award recipients for 2017: Mattea Keister, sophomore from Arveda, Colorado, majoring in biochemistry, and Zachary Wood, sophomore from Eureka, Missouri, majoring in chemistry....

Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor at the forefront of immigration research has received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Cecilia Menjívar, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is one of 35 scholars to receive the award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship supports research in social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 awarded to each fellow. It is the most generous stipend of its kind. Menjívar is co-director of the Center for Migration Research at KU with Victor Agadjanian, also Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Her research explores U.S.-bound migration from Central America from a

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity will host the Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. today, April 25, at the Kansas Union Ballroom. KU will recognize outstanding faculty, staff and students at this annual event in...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — L. Paige Fields, dean of the School of Business at Trinity University, will make a public presentation Friday, April 28, as a candidate for dean for the University of Kansas School of Business. She is the second of three candidates for the...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The concrete canoe team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is headed to a national competition. The group took first place in the Mid-Continent Regional Concrete Canoe Competition last week at the University of Arkansas. The win...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The Office of International Programs has a new leader and an enhanced focus. Effective immediately, Charles Bankart is the new associate vice provost of international programs at the University of Kansas. Bankart has been serving in an interim...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in the fourth annual Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 5 at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission...

Mon, 04/24/2017 —  Social media has greatly changed how all sorts of companies can interact with their audiences and customers. A new study suggests that even brands dedicated to positive social change tend to use social media as a way to promote the brand more...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — This spring, Replant Mount Oread will return to its roots with a planting in historic Marvin Grove. On Friday, April 28, volunteers will plant three American Linden, four Kentucky Coffee and four red oak trees in an area of the grove just west...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — Stephen Kapp, professor and interim dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, will make a public presentation Wednesday, April 26, as a candidate for the dean of social welfare. Kapp is the final of four candidates for...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — University of Kansas English Professor Joseph Harrington has been writing about his mother for longer than they lived together. Elizabeth “Lib” Peoples Harrington died of breast cancer in 1974, when Joseph Harrington was 12. As an adult,...

Fri, 04/21/2017 — The concrete canoe team at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is making its final preparations for the annual Concrete Canoe Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and hosted this year at the...

Fri, 04/21/2017 — How does the First Amendment intersect with the primary responsibilities of a public university? An upcoming event at the University of Kansas will explore how it protects student, faculty and staff, facilitates the dissemination of research and...

Fri, 04/21/2017 —  Daphne Cain, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi, will make a public presentation Monday, April 24, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.


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