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Wed, 10/09/2019 — In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, nine faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger research or creative component....

Wed, 10/09/2019 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S., totaling 1.7 million cases in 2017. Rates are highest among teenagers and young...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — Rick Miller, senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has been elected president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), an international organization that promotes applied geophysical research and education. Miller’s...

Tue, 10/08/2019 — Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Capitol Federal Hall. Toland will share remarks and answer questions from the audience. The lecture,

Tue, 10/08/2019 — Kansas Public Radio's “The Retro Cocktail Hour” brings an extra-special evening of films back to the big screen Oct. 11 at Liberty Hall. Cinema con Queso returns with film’s favorite lucha libre star, El Santo, in his first movie,...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — After Donald Trump was elected president and put a renewed focus on fossil fuels, several large corporations made headlines by setting goals to increase the renewable energy they buy. Many are making progress on those pledges, while varying...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas Ombuds Office will mark the second annual Ombuds Day with a public reception for the current and past faculty ombuds. Ombuds Day, which was created by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence Public Schools have expanded a partnership that will allow high school students to receive KU credit for classes they are taking in high school. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod appeared Monday at an event with...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kanas has named Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science, as director of the Center for Service Learning (CSL). Watson-Thompson comes into the role with deep...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — Since its launch in 2008, the KU Law Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) has provided free legal assistance to thousands of low-income patients at area hospitals while providing hands-on training to law students. Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the June, July and August 2019 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: JUNE Name: Clint Johnston Title: Painter senior, Facilities Services What that means: Clint Johnston runs the spray booth in...

Thu, 10/03/2019 — When David Farber lived in Philadelphia, he met a crack dealer who sold the drug to a mostly homeless clientele outside the professor’s apartment. “I literally talked to him 20 times when he was selling crack 30 feet from where I was working,

Thu, 10/03/2019 —  The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is a marquee award for the University of Kansas and a way to recognize standout researchers who embody KU's mission to make...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — After five consecutive years of growth, enrollment at the University of Kansas fell slightly this year, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,423 students enrolled across all campuses, a decrease of...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — The number of students who speak English as a second or an additional language is on the rise in the United States. Yet not all new teachers moving into their first classrooms have worked with diverse student populations. University of Kansas...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — Kansas Public Radio has a new director of classical music.  Cordelia Brown, longtime “Evening Classical” host and listener favorite, has taken over for Michael Keelan, who brought exceptional music knowledge and helped pioneer KPR’s...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — When Rosemarie Truglio was growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, “Romper Room” was the closest thing to educational programming on television. Like other children across the country, she waited for the host of that "live kindergarten" program...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics to harness this...

Tue, 10/01/2019 —  In one of the first cases of its upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a transgender woman who was fired from her job and determine if Title VII protects against discrimination against transgender individuals. A University...

Tue, 10/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – On her website, Mary Anne Jordan places her hand-dyed, quilted and stitched fiber artwork into three categories: Flags, Rags and Signs. For the show opening Oct. 4 at the James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin, the University of Kansas professor of visual art will exhibit artwork created in recent years as well as new work being shown for the first time. “I have two new large pieces,” she said. “They're 125 inches wide and 45 inches tall. So they're long and narrow. They're a kind of banner or flag. I have also completed several small works about 25 inches square that are composed of fabric remnants and scraps with intensive hand stitching.” Jordan


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