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Wed, 10/08/2014 — Critics may deride it as fake, and the outcomes may be determined before a match is ever held, but professional wrestling is still widely popular, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars annually and drawing thousands of spectators to live...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to recruit and fund students for master's-level education focused on behavioral health practice with adolescents and transitional-age youth. The...

Tue, 10/07/2014 —  Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called “exosomes.” Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — With everything from microbial art to fluorescent geysers, a science festival atmosphere will permeate the galleries for this year’s Party in the Panorama at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer Party in the Panorama: a...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — The University of Kansas community has announced a food drive as well as events throughout the month to bring awareness to the battle against hunger in Douglas County, where more than 16,000 people struggle to maintain adequate access to...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — A University of Kansas physicist who studies the same electronic and optical properties used to develop LED light is available to discuss the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The honor was given jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji...

Mon, 10/06/2014 — LAWRENCE – As research in the digital humanities continues to flourish, new technologies will increasingly provide interpretations of historical data never before possible. Environmental history represents a unique interdisciplinary field ripe to benefit from the intersection of computing and the humanities. Sara Gregg, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, and Library GIS Specialist Rhonda Houser, KU, will use a Collaborative Research Seed Grant, awarded by the Hall Center for the Humanities, to investigate in an innovative way the environmental effect of the Homestead Acts on the West. Scholars have provided a narrative history of

Mon, 10/06/2014 —  Andrei Piontkovsky, a Russian political analyst and a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute, will present “Putin’s Russia as a Revanchist Power” at 7 p.m. today in 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall. Piontkovsky has been a consistent critic of...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Professor. Developer. Entrepreneur. Inventor. Karim Nasser has excelled in a wide variety of endeavors throughout his illustrious career. The University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate will share his story and offer advice to current...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Glitches, delays or crashes on mobile devices can thwart attempts to watch the latest viral video, catch a big game or conduct a video chat. Not only are attempts to wirelessly access real-time events frequently plagued with problems, viewing...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 22, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 295 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Oct. 20, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 114 seniors from high schools in Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties will be recognized for their...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — A sophisticated and farcical comedy, “Tovarich” relates the tale of a Russian grand duchess and her prince in Paris on the run from the Bolsheviks, who have overthrown the Russian monarchy.  The play will open Oct. 17 at University Theatre.

Fri, 10/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – At the prospect of meeting a "real" shaman in Seoul for the first time, Kyoim Yun was almost overcome by anxiety. Her idea that shamans possess mysterious power and were not quite at home in the modern world both fascinated and intimidated her. What she saw was a series of hardball negotiations between the shaman and client as well as between deities and humans. The intense bargaining caught Yun, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and culture at the University of Kansas, by surprise. It also sent her down a new research path. For more than a decade, Yun has been traveling to Cheju (Jeju) Island, a popular tourist destination off Korea’s

Fri, 10/03/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host a week of events to promote the field of marketing and its career opportunities for students. Throughout Oct. 6-10, the school will host guest speakers during classes, and on Tuesday, Oct. 7,

Thu, 10/02/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries announced today the departure of Dean Lorraine Haricombe, who has accepted the position of vice provost and director of the University of Texas Libraries. Haricombe’s last day will be Dec. 12. Associate...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — The Office of Study Abroad is encouraging students to sign up prior to international travel during the 2014-15 year. The registry supports undergraduate and graduate students traveling abroad with university affiliation beyond study abroad. It...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering earned high honors in an international spacecraft design competition. The team, composed of four 2014 aerospace engineering graduates and an engineering physics major due to...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Most Americans know Mark Twain as the man who wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Many have also criticized Twain’s racial attitudes in those two novels. A University of Kansas researcher is...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Children spending large amounts of time playing games is nothing new, but the Internet has given advertisers unprecedented access to kids playing games online. A study co-authored by a University of Kansas doctoral student shows that advertising...


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