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Thu, 12/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas scientists are creating a new monthly series of environmental videos for elementary students, made available on Facebook and YouTube for use by teachers and parents. The videos meet K-12 Kansas Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and come in both English and Spanish language versions. The first two videos have been posted, and the third video will be released today, Dec. 3. Subsequent videos will be released on the first Thursday of the month through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The project is led by research scientist Peggy Schultz, a researcher at the Kansas Biological Survey, which is a KU designated research

Tue, 12/01/2020 — University of Kansas students are putting the finishing touches on an oral history of Kansas journalism that will tell the story of seven notable Kansas news figures. The project will provide a new perspective of how the profession has evolved...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020-2021 Staff Fellows Program, which seeks to strengthen the university by developing leaders at all levels of the institution. The Staff Fellows Program bolsters KU by...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — Third-year University of Kansas law student Ellen Bertels will serve as a 2021 Skadden Fellow. Considered the most prestigious and competitive award for public interest law students, Skadden Fellowships provide two years of funding for lawyers...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — During his first few months in office, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, designating the bison as national mammal of the United States. “But it didn’t really do anything,” said Andrew Isenberg, Hall...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – With Pfizer and Moderna applying for emergency-use authorization, COVID-19 vaccines appear to be on the brink of FDA approval. The next big public health challenge, then, will be convincing enough people to take it so that the country can return to a semblance of normalcy. A University of Kansas communication studies researcher who has studied the anti-vaccine movement has tips for countering its conspiracy theories. Brett Bricker, a teaching specialist who has researched various means of persuasion, recently co-wrote a review of articles on the anti-vaccine movement that concluded vaccine opponents who resist repeated assertions based in science and fact

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar. The pandemic has affected commencement celebrations for many KU graduates. Some summer graduates will choose to participate in...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus,...

Fri, 11/27/2020 — A new wind farm that came online in northern Kansas this month is helping the University of Kansas meet its sustainability goal of offsetting carbon emissions with energy from renewable sources. KU’s participation in Evergy’s Renewables...

Fri, 11/27/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have described a galaxy more than 5.25 billion light years away undergoing a rarely seen stage in its galactic life cycle. Their findings recently were published in the Astrophysical Journal. The galaxy,

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A University of Kansas department’s recent name change reflects its management of two distinct graduate education programs funded by longtime KU donors. Self Graduate Programs administers the Self Graduate Fellowship and Self Memorial...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A new scholarship fund at the University of Kansas School of Law will help provide opportunities to students from southwest Kansas.

Tue, 11/24/2020 — he could disprove the notion of a link between students’ musical and mathematical achievement. Nope. His new study, “Multilevel Models of the Relationship Between Music Achievement and Reading and Math Achievement,” published in the...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — More than 66 years ago, Betty Grimwood picked up a magazine in a doctor’s office and read an article about a community in Iowa that had invited international students into their homes. Grimwood, who at that point in time had never traveled...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in just three minutes or less? This fall, the...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas has launched an online Bachelor of Health Sciences program as community health and medical research take center stage in public life. Available through the new School of Professional Studies, this all-online degree...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — growing out of her grad school discoveries in 1983 — came with her to the University of Kansas in 1999. Now the Distinguished Professor of English is one of three principal investigators for a $500,000, two-year grant that will bring...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas’ federal relations director has been recognized for excellence in government affairs on behalf of higher education by his peers in the Association of Public and Land-grant Institutions. Jack Cline, associate vice...

Fri, 11/20/2020 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Fri, 11/20/2020 — The University of Kansas ranks 22nd for undergraduate study abroad participation among participating public doctoral-granting higher education institutions, according to the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released...


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