Mon, 08/11/2014 — Improvements in financial reporting that stemmed from the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, in the wake of Enron and other corporate scandals, have led to a major decrease in accounting mistakes at large U.S. companies, a University of Kansas...
Fri, 08/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – A program developed at the University of Kansas to replace textbooks with rich online content has resulted in $500,000 in savings since its inception five years ago.
In 2009, KU developed Acceso, an innovative, open-access, web-based platform to serve as an alternative to textbooks. Since then, more than 3,000 intermediate-level students studying Spanish at KU and hundreds more in other learning institutions across the country have used the online resource.
Amy Rossomondo, an associate professor of Spanish, saw a need for a platform like Acceso because textbooks, while strong in grammar, weren’t offering the kind of cultural literacy that would remain
Fri, 08/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – How light interacts with matter is one of the grand challenges of atomic, molecular and optical research. A Kansas and Nebraska consortium led by university researchers has received a three-year, $6 million award to understand ultrafast molecular processes on the order of a millionth of a billionth second, or one femtosecond. The award is divided equally between the two states.
The project, Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures, is part of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR). Kristin Bowman-James, project director of Kansas NSF EPSCoR and a
Fri, 08/08/2014 — As attention turns to the upcoming school year and continued concern about rising student debt levels, William Elliott III, associate professor and director of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s Assets and Education Initiative,
Thu, 08/07/2014 — Recently, Malaysian herpetologist Juliana Senawi puzzled over an unfamiliar orange-striped, yellow-speckled frog she’d live-caught in swampland on the Malay Peninsula.
She showed the frog to Chan Kin Onn, a fellow herpetologist pursuing his...
Thu, 08/07/2014 — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network will host a donation drive for its annual benefit sale from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza in Topeka.
Contributors can bring their donations of gently used audio equipment,...
Thu, 08/07/2014 — New exhibits featuring spectacular artifacts of pre-Columbian archaeology, the dazzling expressions of the color red in nature and the real bones of a new Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton are among those being highlighted by the KU Biodiversity...
Wed, 08/06/2014 — LAWRENCE – Music students’ attitudes toward individuals with disabilities are more positive after they simulate having a disability, a University of Kansas study found.
Cynthia Colwell, a professor of music education and music therapy, recently published an article in the International Journal of Music Education that looked at what happened when music students were asked to simulate a disability.
Students training to be music therapists or music teachers were assigned to simulate one of the following disabilities: a one-arm amputation, lower-limb paralysis that required a wheelchair, a hearing impairment or a visual impairment. With one student simulating the