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Fri, 10/06/2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination is a "really big blow" for the transgender...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — A former ombuds from Princeton University and vice president of Global Integrity Leaders for Nielsen was selected to be the new University of Kansas ombuds. Diedrick “D.A.” Graham joins the campus community this month. “D.A. is an...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — The University of Kansas, city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced that up to three $1,000 stipends will be available for KU instructors of record who will integrate a transit-related applied learning project into a spring 2018...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees earlier today, three new trustees were elected: Joanna Rupp of Chicago; Elizabeth Schartz of Dallas; and R. Todd Slawson of Denver. Joanna Rupp graduated from KU in 1985 with a...

Thu, 10/05/2017 —  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday new regulations to prevent payday loans and auto title lenders from taking advantage of low-income consumers. The new rules would require lenders to assess a consumer’s ability to...

Thu, 10/05/2017 — Several recent corporate and governmental scandals unfortunately have revolved around middle managers and employees who have attempted to meet lofty performance goals that superiors impose by engaging in deceptive performance practices. A study...

Thu, 10/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Institutes of Health have granted a major award to University of Kansas researcher Joanna Slusky to further her novel approach to combating antibiotic resistance. The NIH announced today the recipients of its prestigious Director’s Awards, given to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, received the New Innovator Award, totaling nearly $2.3 million, designated for advancing unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common

Wed, 10/04/2017 — There are precious few species today in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar that scientists can trace directly back to when all of Earth’s continents were joined together as part of the primeval supercontinent Pangea. But a new study in...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — William Shakespeare‘s influence on the American anti-slavery movement leading up to the Civil War will be the focus of an upcoming public lecture at the University of Kansas. Associate Professor of English Laura Mielke will deliver the 2017...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — One of the world’s leading neuroscientists will be at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy this week to talk about his research using light to control the activity of the brain. The School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — The University of Kansas debate duo of Will Katz, Topeka, and Quaram Robinson of Round Rock, Texas, captured first place at the prestigious Henry Clay Debate Tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. They defeated...

Wed, 10/04/2017 — Big tobacco companies will begin airing ads as soon as next month on major network television and in newspapers to settle a lawsuit brought years ago. Altria Group Inc. and British American Tobacco will buy 30- to 45-second spots to air messages...

Tue, 10/03/2017 —  Since the dawn of social media, people around the world have used the emerging tool in times of revolution and social uprising. A University of Kansas professor has secured a grant to study the role social media played in protests leading to...

Tue, 10/03/2017 — Immigration in recent decades has contributed to more than half of Kansas' population growth, which is a key component of economic growth. In addition, Mexico is Kansas' largest trading partner. With so much national policy discussion on...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — The Kansas Board of Regents approved the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design’s new Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture & Design program (IAD) on Sept. 20.  “All of us in the School of Architecture &...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Do freelance artists need permission before using copyrighted material in their work? Does the fair use doctrine protect members of the public? New York attorney Karen Shatzkin will explore how copyright applies to works by...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 27th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, along...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — A nationally recognized advocate and speaker on disability, equity, inclusion and employment will bring her message to the University of Kansas campus this month. Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — For more than a half-century, the Kansas Statistical Abstract has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University...

Mon, 10/02/2017 — Writer Kij Johnson is making a career — or at least an epoch — out of updating classic novels with a feminist twist. Her latest, “The River Bank,” (Small Beer Press) is a sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 “The Wind in the Willows”...


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