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Wed, 01/14/2015 — This spring, 51 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and...

Wed, 01/14/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the November 2014 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lisa Adams Start date: Aug. 18, 1990 Title: Information Systems analyst, Human Resources What that means: Adams provides assistance...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — The complicated legacy of one of the country’s great civil rights leaders, A. Philip Randolph, is examined through a collection of essays co-edited by a University of Kansas professor. Eclipsed by Martin Luther King Jr., Randolph was one of...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — The University of Kansas will soon have a new leader for its research enterprise. James Tracy, former vice president of research at the University of Kentucky and professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the UK College of Medicine,...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — Keith and Laurie Tennant, of Vero Beach, Florida, have made a $1 million gift commitment to support research near and dear to their hearts. Their planned gift will benefit the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Kansas Medical...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — In spring 2014, the University Support Staff Senate and the Unclassified Senate convened a task force to explore the possibility of a merger of the two senates into a single Staff Senate. Interest in such a merger arose from staff...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — University of Kansas researchers who wish to learn how to prepare proposals for the National Science Foundation are invited to attend a seminar Feb. 3 at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center in Lawrence. The daylong seminar will...

Mon, 01/12/2015 —  Rafe Brown, curator-in-charge of the herpetology division at the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute, has devoted years to cataloging and conserving the biodiversity of the Philippines, a nation he views as an ecological treasure...

Mon, 01/12/2015 — The development of a new “open language,” or standard means for communicating data and results between researchers, to guide collaboration in the cutting-edge science of synthetic biology shows valuable potential. But it must take...

Mon, 01/12/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor will make his second appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, arguing on behalf of Kansas and more than 20 other states in a case focused on natural gas, alleged price fixing and authority between...

Mon, 01/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, awarded $20,000 in the fall 2014 cycle of its Interdisciplinary Starter Grant. Two research teams will receive $10,000 to launch their interdisciplinary projects in 2014-2015. D. Bryon Darby and Tim Hossler, both with design, and Paul Stock, sociology and environmental studies, received funds for The New American Farmer. Through extensive interviews with first-generation farmers, the research team aims to “challenge and expand our image of today’s farmer” by documenting diverse practices and the “hope of possibility” that the farmers represent

Fri, 01/09/2015 —  A case set to appear before the Supreme Court addresses important issues about the funding of judicial election campaigns and raises broader questions about the impartiality of judges. A University of Kansas law professor has written an article...

Fri, 01/09/2015 — As judicial and elective victories in the past 10 years have made same-sex marriage legal in a majority of U.S. states, much media attention and research have focused on politics and policy regarding sexual orientation and gay rights. However,...

Fri, 01/09/2015 — The Department of Psychology & Research in Education at the University of Kansas School of Education will change its name after the spring 2015 semester. Approved by the Kansas Board of Regents last fall, the new department name will be...

Thu, 01/08/2015 — Scot Pollard, an alumnus of the University of Kansas School of Education and retired NBA player, has partnered with the school’s National Advisory Board to provide fellow alumni and community members an opportunity for friendly competition...

Wed, 01/07/2015 — LAWRENCE – The state budget shortfall, education funding, health care funding and tax policy are likely to be key issues when Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address, and KPR will bring it to you live. The coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, the first week of the 2015 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by the Democratic Party response. KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will co-host the statewide public TV coverage and part of the public radio coverage.  After the speeches, KPR will offer analysis. News Director J. Schafer will anchor the radio broadcast. “The

Wed, 01/07/2015 — While an educated public is undoubtedly a crucial element to a democratic society, a new study by two University of Kansas professors has found that partisanship appears to be highest among the most educated Americans. "Though the facts may...

Wed, 01/07/2015 — The School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas will have a new leader beginning this summer. Paul Smokowski, Distinguished Foundation Professor in Child and Adolescent Resilience in the Arizona State University School of Social Work,...

Wed, 01/07/2015 — Within six months, your iPhone or Android mobile device could supply a real-time estimate of your likelihood of contact with the deadly Ebola virus. To create the digital tool, researchers at the University of Kansas recently won a...

Wed, 01/07/2015 — Two University of Kansas experts are available to discuss Wednesday's terrorist attack that has killed as many as 12 people in Paris at the offices of a satirical magazine, according to initial news reports. French officials have said three...


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Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.
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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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