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Thu, 09/03/2015 — University of Kansas Professor Charles Epp has received the Lasting Contribution Award at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The Lasting Contribution Award is given annually by the Law and Courts...

Thu, 09/03/2015 — Professor JoAnne Stubbe, Novartis Professor of Chemistry and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present “Radicals: Your Life in Their Hands” for the Seventh Biennial Richard L. Schowen Lecture in...

Thu, 09/03/2015 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma — a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe — with fewer particles...

Thu, 09/03/2015 — In a downtown storefront in Kansas City, Kansas, University of Kansas students mingle with local residents. Their goal: to help community members achieve greater access to healthy food and exercise. Connecting the Dottes: Finding and Building...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — Professor Brian Blagg, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, received the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professorship, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy announced this week. The Lester and Betty Mitscher Professorship, named for the late...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — New social workers will work increasingly with people from diverse immigrant groups who are often marginalized. The University of Kansas is working to increase study abroad experiences in a field that is growing its emphasis on international or...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – Men might want to ditch the pickup lines and polish their punchlines in their quest to attract women, new research at the University of Kansas suggests. Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies, found that when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely it is for the woman to be interested in dating. However, an even better indicator of romantic connection is if the two are spotted laughing together. Those findings were among the discoveries Hall made in his search for a link between humor and intelligence. For the past decade, research has debated whether

Wed, 09/02/2015 — Luis Casian, professor and chair of the Department of Math at The Ohio State University, will make a public presentation Friday, Sept. 4, as a candidate for dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. Casian is...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning and KU Professional & Continuing Education are sponsoring the BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data Symposium. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the BEST Conference...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — Distinguished Professor David Volkin of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has earned the inaugural Ronald T. Borchardt Professorship, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has announced this week. The professorship, created by...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — LAWRENCE – Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. The study also found white students who attend schools with a higher number of minority teachers are more likely to believe discipline from school officials is fair as well. "Increasing the proportion of minority teachers in a school enhances all students' perceptions of school discipline fairness," said Don Haider-Markel, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and a co-author of the study. "Our findings provide empirical

Tue, 09/01/2015 — As part of an initiative to reduce energy use at the University of Kansas, Cassi Reimer will join KU as an energy conservation behavior specialist. The new position is housed within the KU Center for Sustainability. While maintaining building...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Beginning with the first home game Saturday, Sept. 5, the proceeds of football programs at home games will support both University of Kansas campus awareness and education efforts to combat sexual violence as well as the comeback of the beloved...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Renewable wind energy is experiencing a boom, with more wind turbines popping up across landscapes in the U.S. and abroad. Indeed, wind energy accounted for 3.3 percent of electricity generation in the United States in 2011, according to the U.S.

Mon, 08/31/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2015 employees of the month:   Name: Dean Noll Title: Engineering technician, Design & Construction Management What that means: Noll prepares final construction and design development...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — President Barack Obama announced Sunday that Mount McKinley in Alaska will be renamed Denali in an effort to restore North America's tallest mountain to the Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance. According to news reports, the...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Carl Lejuez, professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland - College Park, will make a public presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2, as a candidate for dean of...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon.com’s corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate culture and...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2015 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hall Center for the Humanities. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies/History at the University of Kansas, to receive the award for "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" (Verso Books). Roediger’s radical new

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, seeking public records regarding a fake news story the FBI created to plant surveillance software on a...


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