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Thu, 07/30/2015 —  University of Kansas researchers have developed a web-based tool that will help child welfare agencies across the country meet periodic federal case level reviews and collect other qualitative data that will help improve services to children...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Water users from across the state will focus on the management and future of the state’s water resources at the summer meeting of the Kansas Water Congress, which will be Aug. 6-7 at the University of Kansas. The Kansas Water Congress is a...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Researchers at the St. Louis Federal Reserve issued a report this week suggesting that millennials might be better off postponing home ownership by 10 years or more. The advice is counter to traditional wisdom that buying a home is a sound...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Name: Angela Gere Title: Administrative assistant senior, Undergraduate Biology Program What that means: Gere serves as the receptionist, with duties including managing the front office, distributing keys, and managing the mail and copy jobs. Gere has helped with three student-centered events: Career Night, the Honors Symposium and the Graduation Recognition Ceremony.  Notable: For Career Night, Gere contacted alumni board members for business contacts. She then invited those businesses and educated them about the opportunities that Career Night offered as well as benefits to the students. The result was a twofold increase in the number of companies represented

Wed, 07/29/2015 — PatientsVoices, a startup company located in the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, started with a question: How can we improve the patient experience in hospitals across the nation? That...

Wed, 07/29/2015 —  For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. This radical altering of nature makes it tough for scientists to analyze the continent’s life-sustaining carbon cycle — the biological,...

Tue, 07/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – August marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an event that marked the end of World War II and is the only use of nuclear weapons in history. The University of Kansas has experts who can speak to the bombings and are experts on wartime Japan’s culture. Michael Baskett, associate professor of film and media studies, specializes in Japanese film, has studied Japanese wartime cinema and is currently working on a book about Japanese film during the Cold War. He is author of “The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan.”    Histories of Japanese cinema during the imperial era have typically focused

Tue, 07/28/2015 — Kansas early childhood advocates and the communities they serve have a new website and online toolkit to help improve the lives of the state’s youngest residents. The Kansas Initiative for Developmental Ongoing Screening (KIDOS) provides...

Tue, 07/28/2015 — Driving fire apparatus can be a dangerous task even under the best of conditions. Responding in all kinds of weather, with unpredictable traffic conditions and the stress of trying to get to an incident as quickly as possible can result in...

Mon, 07/27/2015 — The University of Kansas has named Kelly Reynolds, who earned her bachelor’s degree from KU in 2005, to serve as the university’s new director of state relations. Reynolds will be state policymakers’ primary point of contact at KU and...

Mon, 07/27/2015 — The children of migrant workers face formidable obstacles to educational success and, not surprisingly, as a group have one of the highest dropout rates in the nation. Poverty, low wages, deplorable and unsafe living conditions, interrupted...

Mon, 07/27/2015 — Providing two years of free community college to qualifying students is expected to be a hot topic during the 2016 presidential campaign. President Barack Obama introduced the plan earlier this year, aimed at boosting educational attainment and...

Thu, 07/23/2015 — The University of Kansas invites Lawrence residents to learn about redevelopment plans for KU’s Central District at a public forum from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Schwegler Elementary School gym. Hosted by KU’s Office of Design &

Thu, 07/23/2015 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association (KUAA) announced today the resignation of association President Kevin Corbett, effective July 31. Corbett, who has led the KU Alumni Association since 2004, has accepted an executive vice president...

Thu, 07/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – Math – not college faculty’s belief that female students lack brilliance – points to why fewer women are in STEM fields, research at the University of Kansas shows. The findings challenge a study published earlier this year in the journal Science that concluded women were underrepresented in academic fields where faculty believe success is dependent on “raw, innate talent,” which faculty chronically stereotype as a shortcoming for women. Recent research at KU shows when GRE scores are factored in, female representation correlates with the amount of math in the field, making faculty beliefs about a student’s ability irrelevant. “To me it is all about the

Wed, 07/22/2015 — An energy-efficient and highly visible educational tool is the latest addition to a state-of-the art research building at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Westar Energy provided a $48,473 grant to KU to install a 10-kilowatt...

Tue, 07/21/2015 —  Two University of Kansas professors walk the halls of the same university, teach many of the same students and collaborate on research, yet they traversed different paths to get there, with results that diverge even today. One grew up in a...

Tue, 07/21/2015 — A new genome-scale study that includes a University of Kansas anthropological geneticist has determined ancestors of present-day Native Americans arrived in the Americas as part of a single-migration wave from Siberia no earlier than 23,000...

Tue, 07/21/2015 — KU Media Productions is now part of The Agency, the student-led strategic communications initiative of the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, The Agency announced this week.  Jim Jewell, KU Media...

Mon, 07/20/2015 — Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. “Neutrons which don’t reach the ground do reach airline altitude,” said Adrian Melott, professor of physics and...


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