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Thu, 04/05/2012 — Mary K. Zimmerman More Information Department of Sociology LAWRENCE – University of Kansas sociologist Mary K. Zimmerman charges that U.S. health care policies in the past 30 years have challenged, disrupted and in some cases have derailed a large number of family lives. In a recent talk to the 75th meeting of Midwest Sociological Society in Minneapolis, Zimmerman

Thu, 04/05/2012 — More Information KU Public Safety LAWRENCE – The number of criminal offenses reported on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus declined in 2011, according to information released today by the Public Safety Office. Violent crime, defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, continues to account for a small portion of all crime reported. There were only two

Wed, 04/04/2012 — Doug Ward More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Doug Ward, Budig Professor of Writing at the School of Journalism, will present the Budig Writing Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Ward, associate professor of journalism, is giving the lecture as part of his 2011-12 Budig Teaching Professorship of

Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas made a major impact on the state’s economy last year, in addition to finding cures, discovering new technology and benefiting Kansans everywhere. Research expenditures at all KU campuses grew to $240.1 million in fiscal 2011, a 6.9 percent increase over 2010. That figure included

Wed, 04/04/2012 — Imagine a sheet of chicken wire only one carbon atom thick, and you have a good idea of graphene. The material is the focus of intense research across the world because of its unique properties of electrical conductivity, flexibility, optical...

Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information KU Continuing Education LAWRENCE – Environmental security is a concern being defined even as situations around the world unfold. The challenge is to identify what is to be secured and how to work toward that goal collaboratively. To that end, the University of Kansas is hosting the first Environmental Security Conference: Academic and Military Perspectives, which will

Tue, 04/03/2012 — Four University of Kansas students have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students to provide a continuing source of highly...

Tue, 04/03/2012 — Nikki Finny Sarah Vowell Robin Rowland Stephen Greenblatt Edwidge Danticat

Tue, 04/03/2012 — More Information Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the annual Women’s Recognition Program today. The program, which honors outstanding women in the KU community, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union. In addition to the six new Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, 18 women will

Mon, 04/02/2012 — Imagine seeing a production of “Hamlet” in which the prince of Denmark never makes an appearance. Or catching the latest “Twilight” installment in the theater only to find no vampires ever show up. A University of Kansas professor has...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — In the last decade, same sex schools and classes have increased dramatically across the United States. Many studies have examined the differences in the education students receive in a same sex school versus co-ed institutions. Now, a KU...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries and the Dole Institute of Politics will host a panel discussion featuring firsthand accounts of members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, as well as other veterans of...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — The University of Kansas Libraries have three experts available to speak with media about the National Archives’ online release of 1940 U.S. Census data. A wealth of information from that year’s census will be made available online and is...

Thu, 03/29/2012 — Michael Detamore More Information University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab LAWRENCE – Each year, thousands of newborns develop tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the trachea that can make it difficult for them to breathe. While surgeons can fix this condition, the procedure requires reshaping the trachea and patching it with a

Thu, 03/29/2012 —  An innovative new test delivery system developed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will be used for the first time to provide statewide assessments to students. The Utah State Office of Education...

Wed, 03/28/2012 — Every day media reports feature people from the left and right sides of the political aisle hurling insults at each other for their differences in opinion, and drawing conclusions about others, all based on their political beliefs. The lines...

Tue, 03/27/2012 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientist Nancy Brady has developed a new way to assess the communication capability of individuals with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities who often communicate with gestures,...

Tue, 03/27/2012 — Cory Berkland Jeffrey Burns Donna Ginther Jeffrey Moran Russell Swerdlow

Mon, 03/26/2012 — Physalis longifolia More Information Native Medicinal Plant Research Program LAWRENCE – To the casual observer, the wild tomatillo is just your everyday, run-of-the-mill weed. But to University of Kansas scientists Barbara Timmermann, Kelly Kindscher and Mark Cohen, this common North American plant might be the key to a new line of cancer-fighting treatments based on molecules present

Mon, 03/26/2012 — As total student debt has surpassed credit card debt and tuition has risen across the United States, President Barack Obama and many others have called for plans to keep college affordable. The University of Kansas will host a symposium to...


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