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Tue, 11/21/2017 — Before setting out to assemble a 400-page tome on tapeworms, it might be a good time for a gut check. That’s what researchers have spent nearly a decade doing: collecting tapeworms from the digestive tracts of vertebrate species in 54 nations...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Curriculum & Teaching will host the premiere of “Unrest,” a documentary film featuring Jennifer Brea and her journey for advocacy and awareness of chronic fatigue syndrome. The film documents...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — The University of Kansas has earned a top-five ranking in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. The school jumped five spots from its No. 10 rankings in 2016 and 2017. Released Nov. 20, the rankings...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — The Kansas debate team of seniors William Katz, of Topeka, and Quaram Robinson, Round Rock, Texas, ended the fall semester with a first-place finish at the prestigious Franklin R. Shirley Classic Debate Tournament hosted by Wake Forest...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — LAWRENCE – The move announced Nov. 20 by the Trump administration to cut off Temporary Protected Status for 60,000 Haitian immigrants will harm Haitians living in the United States and on the island itself, according to leading academic experts on the country. University of Kansas professors Cécile Accilien and Cecilia Menjívar are available today to discuss the ramifications of the new policy. Cecile Accilien is director of KU’s Institute of Haitian Studies, associate director of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and associate professor of African and African-American studies. She is available by telephone today for interviews. To arrange an

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Mon, 11/20/2017 — LAWRENCE — Winning a top award in your field never gets old. Even though she had already won...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Black Friday is still an important day for retailers, but online shopping and other trends have forced retailers to adapt and even expand their tactics during the busy holiday shopping season. University of Kansas School of Business researchers...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Students and staff are invited to a series of brown bag lunches to discuss the 2018 Kansas legislative session. The lunches will be hosted by Kelly Reynolds, director of state relations for the University of Kansas. The first lunch is Dec. 1...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center, in partnership with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, graduated 21 sworn law enforcement officers from its Command School Friday at the KLETC in Yoder.   The graduates, who began their coursework in January, represented officers from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, local police and sheriff’s departments and tribal police from across the state.  “These officers demonstrated a commitment to public service by participating in the 300-hour, 11-month course. They graduated as better commanders, better supervisors, better community ambassadors and all-around better leaders

Mon, 11/20/2017 —  The recent U.S. Next Generation Science Standards seek to address long-standing problems of some populations of students being underserved and not receiving the same quality education as their peers. The standards refute deficit-oriented views...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. This year’s honorees: Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry &...

Fri, 11/17/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host visiting scholars from the University of Houston for a roundtable discussion on U.S. Latinx representation. The event will take place from 3:30-5 p.m....

Fri, 11/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced additional programs on health care and alternative political parties to wrap up the fall 2017 semester. “Single Payer: The Future of Healthcare?” will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr will explore possible directions and options for U.S. health care in a conversation organized and facilitated by the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board. “Health care and health insurance are among the most critical issues on voters’ minds today,” Dole Institute director Bill Lacy said. “Our Student Advisory Board has chosen to focus on this timely topic for their

Wed, 11/15/2017 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million U.S. Health & Human Services grant that will examine the effect of the combined support of multiple organizations and agencies on youth violence in Kansas City, Kansas. The...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — With interest in dramaturgy growing nearly as fast as that in the adaptation of literature into different artistic genres, the time is ripe, according to Assistant Professor of Theatre Jane Barnette, for her new book, “Adapturgy: The...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — For many centuries Jerusalem has been an important holy site. In the context of Mediterranean urbanism in antiquity, however, Jerusalem can be viewed as something of an underdog, according to a University of Kansas historian of Jewish and Roman...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 3. Kansas City, Missouri, FBI Special Agent in Charge Darrin Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 247th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training July 31, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course

Tue, 11/14/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Bill James as keynote speaker at this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s lecture, “Transitioning from Naïve to Professional...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Broadening the geographic range that a number of deceased-donor kidneys would be available would increase the number of transplants and improve the lives of patients unlikely to receive one based on where they live, according to a study that...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...


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