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Thu, 06/18/2015 — TOPEKA – Two-thirds of returning University of Kansas undergraduates will see no tuition increase, while costs will rise by 3.6 percent for incoming freshmen and all other students under the university’s 2015-16 tuition proposal approved by the Kansas Board of Regents today. “Tuition is often a balancing act between affordability and quality,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “Our goal is to remain affordable and accessible while also ensuring we have the resources to provide students the education and opportunities they expect from a flagship research university. We believe we continue to strike the appropriate balance, as evidenced by our freshman class

Thu, 06/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences recognized three University of Kansas graduate students with awards for exceptional research and academic performance. The honorees are making contributions to the depth of knowledge about U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’ off-reservation boarding schools; the power of rhetoric in social change in West Africa; and social capital and health in Indonesia. Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award The Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award is presented to graduating master’s degree students for completing a thesis that is innovative, methodologically rigorous and makes a significant advancement or original contribution to his or

Thu, 06/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – Beverly Mack, professor of African and African-American studies, received the first Sharon & Jeffrey Vitter Award for Engaged Scholarship for her project “The American Yan Taru.” The award recognizes outstanding examples of engaged scholarship, or academic scholarship that has been taken off-campus and into the community, contributing to the public good. The award seeks to recognize KU faculty members whose work exemplifies how academic research can have a positive effect on communities. Mack previously received the Hall Center’s Scholars on Site Award in 2013 to explore this project. Grants are made to KU faculty members who wish to establish or

Wed, 06/17/2015 — LAWRENCE - Still looking for a Father’s Day gift? Send dad an email. Research at the University of Kansas found the more communication tools young adult used with their parents, the more satisfied the children were with the relationship. Jennifer Schon, doctoral student in communication studies, is available to talk about her research in young adult and parental communication. Schon surveyed adult children between the ages of 18 and 29 about how often they communicated with their parents using landline phones, cell phones, texting, instant messaging, Snapchat, email, video calls, social networking sites and online games. She found that on average adult children

Wed, 06/17/2015 — Irma Grese, who is perhaps the most well-known female Nazi concentration camp guard, is portrayed in popular culture as a brutal warden in Nazi exploitation films. Though she was one of about 3,500 Aufseherinnen, or female guards, the Nazis...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — As the White House confirmed the death of al-Qaida's Arabian Peninsula deputy Nasir al-Wuhayshi in an airstrike in Yemen on Tuesday, national news reports have labeled it the most significant blow to the terrorist organization since the 2011...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — Roberta Pokphanh has been selected as the academic director of the University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program. Pokphanh currently serves as assistant dean of the Office of Graduate Studies at KU. She will begin her new role Monday, June 22.

Tue, 06/16/2015 — Journalism has always depended on people sharing news, whether by word of mouth or clipping an article out of the paper. Today, all it takes is the click of a button to pass news along. A new study by a University of Kansas professor explored...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — The University of Kansas Edwards Campus is offering a new, unique program aimed at attracting and retaining talent in Johnson County and the region. The new Applied Statistics and Analytics online graduate degree, starting in fall 2015, is the...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — The oscillating song of the 17-year cicadas — which some people find musically magical and others find intolerable — has become the subject of spur-of-the-moment research for a group of University of Kansas scientists. And they need...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – Similar to its World War II allies, Japan used art to promote its war machine during the 1930s and '40s. In the following decades, artists during this era were categorized as either collaborating with the wartime government or being anti-war. In her book “Mirroring the Japanese Empire: The Male Figure in Yōga Painting 1930-1950,” University of Kansas associate professor of Japanese art Maki Kaneko argues that a more nuanced understanding of these artists is needed. Kaneko looks at yōga painters who became well-known for their works featuring male images during and shortly after the Asia-Pacific War. In Japan, yōga refers to a Western style of painting.

Mon, 06/15/2015 — Two students who have overcome significant personal hardships in their young lives are the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship awardees at the University of Kansas. The scholarship program, now in its second year, is part of...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — A new University of Kansas investment in training and support for startup companies formed from university research is already beginning to pay off. A KU startup company has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA to...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — KU Surplus, along with Student Housing and other community partners, collected nonperishable food items, unwanted clothing and surplus furniture during the student moveout rush in May. Student Housing donated more than 130 pieces of lounge and...

Fri, 06/12/2015 — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records, CDs, books on CD and musical instruments. Donated items will be sold at Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your EARS Only, which...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — Three projects by faculty from the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology & Toxicology were selected to receive 2015 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research awards. The proposal, titled “Mechanistic Understanding of...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — It’s easy to mistake the reclusive amphibian called a caecilian for an earthworm. Both pass their lives mostly underground, squirming through dirt and mud with long, segmented bodies. But on closer inspection, the caecilian has eyes, mouth and...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — John Gaunt, who has led the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning since 1994, will soon step down as dean of the school; however, he will continue as a full-time faculty member. While at KU he served on more than...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 design-build program has completed its latest project, a net-zero, passive solar house. It will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 1301 New York...

Wed, 06/10/2015 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The tour will take place rain or shine. The garden, situated just east of Lawrence Municipal Airport,...


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