KU news archive

Wed, 07/19/2017 — Millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are critical to getting food from farms to our tables, yet they often struggle to meet their own basic needs. They face health risks, barriers to care and poor health outcomes. Because they make vital...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Mon, 07/17/2017 — As the first day of University of Kansas classes and the paths of the sun and moon intersect during a rare solar eclipse Aug. 21, KU will host an eclipse celebration on campus. Organized by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the KU...

Fri, 07/14/2017 — France's government is seeking to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040. Swedish automaker The Volvo Group also recently announced an ambitious plan that all of its cars would be fully electric or hybrid by 2019, meaning no more...

Thu, 07/13/2017 — Canadian officials have issued a health document to a newborn baby that did not specify the baby's sex, according to national news reports. Transgender advocates claim it is possibly the first time this has happened in the world. Searyl Atli...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — If it’s not quite a “secret history,” then Farhan Karim’s latest project is at least an overview of an overlooked phenomenon in an important region of the world. An assistant professor in the University of Kansas School of Architecture...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — For most humans, fire symbolizes destruction and death. Yet nature often adapts to fire and can wield it as a creative force. For example, in the pine savannas of the southeastern U.S., fire acts as a chrysalis from which grasslands and forests...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded $7.5 million for four new research projects from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education...

Tue, 07/11/2017 —  For decades, educators have struggled with how to help students who are struggling with reading or who have reading disabilities to improve their abilities. University of Kansas researchers have been developing a program for the last six years...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Increasingly in presidential elections since 1972, a partisan divide has emerged around guns, as someone who owns one is more likely to support a Republican candidate, according to a new study by University of Kansas researchers. "While this...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Knowing the thermal history of rock layers can help geologists locate faults, oil reservoirs and other subsurface features. To test and advance a dating technique used to gauge when and how fast sedimentary rocks were heated during and after...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art recently opened two evocative exhibitions that highlight African-American quilting traditions. Both exhibitions, on view through Sept. 17, are presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 125 new members. Laura Mielke, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of English, presided at the May 14 ceremony immediately before...

Mon, 07/10/2017 —  A Georgia woman was arrested last week, charged with stabbing four of her five children and her husband to death. In addition to the horrific crime, media coverage has focused largely on the behavior of Isabel Martinez, who smiled for courtroom...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — President Donald Trump prepares for his in-person, bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an interesting and controversial time in the two countries' relationship. A University of Kansas scholar on Russian foreign policy is...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Defunding women's health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the number of preventive care exams and tests given to Hispanic women in those states when compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — Robert Goldstein, a distinguished professor and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, will take on a new role as special adviser for campus development, the Office of the Provost announced today.


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