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Wed, 08/20/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found that in the last decade, fourth-graders who live in states with a significant African-American population, larger classroom sizes and a more conservative political climate tend to learn fewer...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of postpartum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several more perinatal mental health conditions is important for...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has broadened the array of graduate certificates at the University of Kansas with the addition of programs in global studies, museum studies, and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. Departments in the College developed the certificates to expand graduate students’ and working professionals’ opportunities to diversify their expertise and distinguish themselves in the workforce. “We want students to have as many options as possible to prepare for a successful career after they leave KU. These certificates have broad applicability and will benefit students across the spectrum of academic and professional

Tue, 08/19/2014 — People's educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas researchers. The research team found people without a high school...

Tue, 08/19/2014 —  It’s not a monkey. It’s not a lemur. It’s not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse. Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny, adorable and downright “cool” primate from Southeast Asia. “It’s really not like any animals that...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced two Employees of the Month for July 2014: Name: Larry HigginsStart date: 1980sCurrent job: Plumbing and boiler operations, Facilities Services What that means: Larry Higgins ensures staff and students are supplied with heat and hot water, even when equipment fails. In addition to setting up, maintaining, trouble-shooting, and repairing boilers across campus, Higgins also sets up and monitors the chemical levels in the boiler systems to ensure the quality of the water in them. This helps save the university operating and maintenance costs. These efforts also have helped save the KU money in terms of major expenditures due to

Mon, 08/18/2014 — Move-in day for residence halls and scholarship halls at the University of Kansas is set for Thursday, Aug. 21. Media are welcome to attend the event, but news vehicles will not be allowed on Daisy Hill (Irving Hill and Engel Roads) due to...

Mon, 08/18/2014 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should avoid the area around the Lied Center and Daisy Hill on Thursday, Aug. 21, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to...

Mon, 08/18/2014 — A University of Kansas professor has been chosen to take part in a grant project that will test the role of a dietary supplement in muscle growth for everyone from athletes to the elderly and has also been named educator of the year by the...

Fri, 08/15/2014 — A group of students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will have a unique opportunity this month to enhance the skills that provide the foundation for the program. Twenty-three...

Fri, 08/15/2014 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Floyd Horowitz, retired professor of English. Horowitz, 84, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease Aug. 9 in New York City. Horowitz joined the university as an English...

Thu, 08/14/2014 —  Barbara Barnett, associate professor and associate dean of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and media coverage and involvement in the case. Several...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — University of Kansas visual art student Allison Flom's short film, "Habitual," has been chosen as an official selection of the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Somerset, Kentucky. "Habitual" was produced as a student...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — University of Kansas students in a Department of Design class presented new product concepts earlier this year to executives from Garmin International, the Olathe-based manufacturer of global-positioning systems products. Huw Thomas, associate...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 18 “best value” law school in the nation, according to National Jurist magazine. The ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform exceptionally well on the bar exam and have had real success finding legal jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 20 schools and assigned a letter grade to the other 33 honorees. “We are proud of this ranking because it reflects our broader definition of value – one that goes beyond our affordable tuition to consider how well our graduates are prepared to excel in their careers,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school. KU was one of only four schools on

Thu, 08/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas, is available to talk to media about his interviews with Hollywood legends Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. Actor and standup comedian Williams died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide. Bacall, one of the great actresses of the Golden Age, died Tuesday at age 89. Tibbetts, a film critic and historian who has interviewed hundreds of stars over the years, can share his experiences with Williams and Bacall. Tibbetts interviewed Williams three times during the 1980s, once in 1982 for Williams’ first big screen appearance, “The World According to Garp,” and twice in

Wed, 08/13/2014 — One hundred years ago Friday — Aug. 15, 1914 — the Panama Canal was officially opened by the passing of the SS Ancón. At the time, no single effort in U.S. history had exacted such a price in dollars or in human life. The American...

Wed, 08/13/2014 — University of Kansas alumni Charles and Sharon Kimbell like their hawks, including not only KU Jayhawks, but also Hutchinson High School Salthawks. The Kimbells, of Hutchinson, have made a $435,000 gift to establish a renewable scholarship for...

Wed, 08/13/2014 — or KUIC — has been named interim associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas. She will also serve as interim president of KUIC, the university’s technology commercialization office.  Nagel...

Tue, 08/12/2014 —  The University of Kansas has been at the forefront of the open-access movement, an international effort aiming to ensure that peer-reviewed journal articles are available to all, not just those who can afford subscriptions. Three KU authors...


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Yesterday we introduced you to KU professor Rolfe Mandel and the discoveries he and his students are making. Watch this video to learn more. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Archeology #Plains

KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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