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Mon, 03/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – In the age of technology at our fingertips, brain games and brain training are frequently promoted as interventions to slow cognitive decline and reduce risk of developing dementia. A University of Kansas gerontology expert will offer guidance through the growing landscape of so-called “mental gymnastics” in a public presentation in Topeka. Susan Kemper, professor of psychology, will explore the myths and reality of keeping a nimble mind during “Use it or Lose it” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Kemper will discuss research evaluating claims that computer games can

Mon, 03/02/2015 —  M.A. (Mike) Kautsch, professor of law at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the Federal Communication Commission’s ruling on net neutrality. Thursday, the FCC voted 3-2 to implement new rules to ensure...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Despite the images depicted in the uber-popular "Twilight" movies based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, vampires haven't always been portrayed as young and sexy in literature. Nor were they always simply in the mold of Bram Stoker's Dracula, an...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be catching a ride to Fort Riley on Black Hawk helicopters this week.   Thursday, March 5, 110 KU Army ROTC cadets will be airlifted as part of a joint training exercise....

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Most people have heard of the Silk Route, the long road that traversed the Asian continent and along which spices and silk and other commodities made their way in both directions. But few have heard of La Ruta de Plata. Also known as La Nao de...

Sun, 03/01/2015 — Kansas emergency management organizations and the National Weather Service will conduct their annual Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill on at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The University of Kansas will participate in the drill by activating...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students are busy working toward the culmination of their graduate college careers: the thesis exhibition. The M.F.A. students have undergone three years of rigorous studio and academic work to determine the what, the how, the why and the meaning of their work. “This year’s lineup of thesis exhibitions showcases the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions by this gifted group of M.F.A. students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of graduate studies in visual art. “It is a marvelous opportunity to view the exceptional creative efforts coming out of the graduate visual art program here at KU.” The M.F.A.

Fri, 02/27/2015 — New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — A team of researchers from the School of Social Welfare Center for Children & Families has been approved for a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to support work focused on rural...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, posted an online video Thursday of its militants ransacking Mosul's central museum and destroying priceless thousand-year-old artifacts. The action has drawn ire from the international community,...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Law brought home fourth place and third-year law student Katie Malott was named the fifth-best oral advocate at the Jessup International Law Rocky Mountain Regional Competition in Denver, which was Feb....

Thu, 02/26/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2013 satire “Destination: Planet Negro!” from Kevin Willmott, writer, director and film & media studies professor, will have its New York City premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival March 16-22. Willmott will attend the festival and participate in a Q&A session following the premiere. “Destination: Planet Negro!” will also be released theatrically and on DVD later this year by Candy Factory Films. A smart satire that sports a wicked streak of goofball humor, “Destination: Planet Negro!” has the feel of low-budget, 1950s sci-fi, as leaders including W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver kick off a secret plot to solve the “Negro

Thu, 02/26/2015 — After six months of research and analysis, University of Kansas MBA students will present their management solutions for nonprofit and service organizations around the state as part of the Kansas Impact Program. The presentations will take place...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — The voluntary moves recently by major retailers to increase their minimum wages for workers will heighten and not settle a debate about increasing the national minimum wage, according to a University of Kansas researcher who studies philosophy...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Dave Tell, associate professor of communication studies, has received the Fall 2014 Scholars on Site award. Tell, along with community collaborator Patrick Weems and digital humanist...

Wed, 02/25/2015 — Karen Multon, professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Psychology & Research in Education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about severe weather phobia as well as the psychological and physiological...

Wed, 02/25/2015 — The volatile and sometimes violent situations in Ukraine and the Middle East are topics of a conference next week at the University of Kansas. The University of Kansas Office of Graduate Military Studies, Center for Global and International...

Wed, 02/25/2015 — Scholars and artists from a variety of disciplines will explore the idea of “place” in creative improvisation during a colloquium during a series of events next week at the University of Kansas. Improvising in Place: An Interdisciplinary...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from nine Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 16 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 25 seniors from high schools in Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell and Republic counties were recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — This summer, an ordinary construction project comes with an extraordinary end product. A potential landmark for the University of Kansas campus and city of Lawrence will result through an upgrade to enhance safety and convenience for hundreds of...


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