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Tue, 07/12/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 23rd in the nation for improving employment outcomes for graduates over the past five years, according to National Jurist magazine. KU Law averaged an upward trend of 3.4 percent annually in the...

Tue, 07/12/2016 — Two University of Kansas administrators will play influential roles in higher education operations and practices around the country. The Higher Learning Commission invited Jason Hornberger, associate vice provost for administration and finance,...

Mon, 07/11/2016 — As several states across the country have proposed legislation or instituted pilot programs to study mileage-based taxes on driving in place of gasoline taxes, it's an indication of difficulties facing U.S. transportation infrastructure, said a...

Mon, 07/11/2016 —  Research published in April provided “slam dunk” evidence of two prehistoric supernovae exploding about 300 light years from Earth. Now, a follow-up investigation based on computer modeling shows those supernovae likely exposed biology on...

Thu, 07/07/2016 — Despite China's relaxing of the official urban-rural divide in recent decades, the massive change still affects social identity for residents, especially those who moved from the countryside near cities, a University of Kansas Chinese social...

Thu, 07/07/2016 —  According the Environmental Protection Agency, the declining health of pollinators reported for the past decade is tied to a mix of factors, including habitat loss, pests, pathogens, viruses, poor nutrition and pesticides. “Insect...

Thu, 07/07/2016 —  A new $11 million, five-year grant will enable University of Kansas researchers on the Lawrence campus to better contribute to the fight against infectious disease by studying fundamental biology with the use of small molecule chemical...

Thu, 07/07/2016 — Fourteen University of Kansas students were awarded national scholarships that funded overseas study in nine countries this summer. Twelve undergraduates received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S....

Tue, 07/05/2016 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is adding another broadcast frequency to its family of stations covering northeast, east-central, southeast Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Beginning in early June, 96.1 FM began broadcasting from its Lawrence transmitter. The station broadcasts KPR’s HD service – KPR2 – throughout Lawrence and the surrounding areas, including the towns of Eudora and Tonganoxie. Normally, listeners would need a special HD Radio or an audio-streaming service to hear KPR2, but 96.1 FM will be one of the few stations in the nation to broadcast an HD signal over the standard FM band.  “I’m very excited that KPR listeners in Lawrence and

Tue, 07/05/2016 — A two-day camp in early August at the University of Kansas School of Engineering aims to improve cybersecurity teaching methods for K-12 educators. Organizers hope those attending the GenCyber Summer Camp, hosted Aug. 9-10 at Eaton Hall, will...

Tue, 07/05/2016 — With one play featuring a bachelor with an invisible rabbit as a best friend and the other a husband convincing his wife she is losing her mind, this summer’s Kansas Repertory Theatre is sure to entertain. With a mixture of professional and...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kanas Center for Sustainability has recognized researchers who have reduced energy consumption related to laboratory equipment. Shut the Sash, an eight-week energy reduction program, focused on a single conservation behavior: the simple act of closing laboratory fume hoods. A fume hood is a boxlike piece of safety equipment with a movable window called the sash. It is designed to exhaust hazardous fumes, limiting exposer to the user. The process requires a large amount of energy to heat and cool fresh air and move it through the buildings. The campaign, which was April-May, concentrated on 29 fume hoods in the Multidisciplinary Research

Thu, 06/30/2016 — The IAAIS, the International Association of Audio Information Services, presented its annual program awards honoring excellence in audio production for listeners who are unable to read standard print due to a visual, physical or learning...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the May Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lewis Ashworth Title: Custodian What that means: Ashworth works at the Multidisciplinary Research Building on west campus. Ashworth started in...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has introduced a new graduate certificate program to broaden learning opportunities in educational and organizational technology beginning this fall. The graduate certificate in learning and performance technology will be offered exclusively at the KU Edwards Campus. Coursework required for the graduate certificate is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the rich diversity of a major research university including the following departments at KU: business, communication studies, design, electrical engineering and computer science. Specifically designed for working

Thu, 06/30/2016 — Recent studies on rats and mice — the first such on non-human animals — could have an important influence on how we think about the nature of memory, a University of Kansas philosopher said. Using a technique called optogenetics in...

Tue, 06/28/2016 — Recycling is about to get more personal at the University of Kansas. In July, Facilities Services and KU Recycling will team up to expand a new system for recycling and trash collection that includes deskside containers for both recycling and...

Tue, 06/28/2016 — The University of Kansas has secured a grant that will help working and future teachers improve inclusion in classrooms across the state and region. The grant will provide education and training on methods and practices to advocate for systems...

Tue, 06/28/2016 — As the U.S. military prepares to lift its prohibition on transgender service members, a University of Kansas researcher who studies social change in the military said there could be several obstacles to address after the ban ends. However, Don...

Mon, 06/27/2016 — Approximately 5,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester.  The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...


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