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Wed, 01/18/2012 — There’s no room left at the inn. Or in this case, the incubator. Global drug discovery company Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has signed a lease with the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at...

Wed, 01/18/2012 — The University Community Forum presents “A Dialogue on Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education” with Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Perko, a former University of Kansas ...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — In Kansas, the average child welfare professional stays in the field for two years, while the average supervisor only stays three years. Researchers at the University of Kansas are working to find out why turnover is so prevalent in what can be...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little of the University of Kansas will deliver a keynote presentation Thursday at the sixth annual University Startups Conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference is organized by the National Council of...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — Stephen J. Ware More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court cited the work of a University of Kansas School of Law professor in an opinion released last week that reaffirms the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate disputes, rather than take them to court. KU law professor Stephen J. Ware’s article, “Arbitration and Unconscionability after Doctor’s Associates Inc. v.

Thu, 01/12/2012 — Researchers from the University of Kansas are building a smaller, cheaper and more flexible fiber-laser microscope that could revolutionize biomedical and clinical work. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy already is a proven and...

Thu, 01/12/2012 —  The University of Kansas has made progress in developing a new generation of assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The $22 million grant, the largest in KU history, was given to the Center for Educational...

Wed, 01/11/2012 — When Casey Anthony was tried for the death of her daughter last year and when Susan Smith was convicted of drowning her children in the mid-‘90s, media told similar stories of women out of control, even though the cases varied widely....

Wed, 01/11/2012 — Benjamin E. Mays is often remembered as Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor, yet many historians have overlooked Mays’ legacy as an educator and theologian in the Civil Rights Era. Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies at the...

Wed, 01/11/2012 — More Information The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at KU LAWRENCE – The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) is set to launch the BTBC Entrepreneur Education Series, a series of Friday workshops for entrepreneurs and those considering starting their own companies, starting Jan. 20. Presentations will be given by highly successful, entrepreneurially minded

Firefighters train for grain engulfment rescue
Wed, 01/11/2012 — and difficult for anyone else to lift you out without specialized training. To prepare firefighters and grain workers for this potentially deadly situation, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute at the University of Kansas is providing...

A health care professional communicates via telemedicine
Wed, 01/11/2012 — or perhaps an even longer commute to Kansas City. But today, technology has helped minimize travel by enabling telemedicine, where video conferencing equipment and other instruments can submit data electronically to providers hundreds of miles...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — A University of Kansas professor has issued the first of four reports outlining the role savings accounts play in college success and urging lawmakers to support creations of such accounts for children early in their lives. William Elliott...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — Derrick Darby More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Throughout his life, Martin Luther King Jr. pushed for equality and unity, aiming to create more resilient communities. It’s been nearly 44 years since his death, and his message seems timelier than ever as nations struggle with wars, natural disasters and economic crises. A University of Kansas professor will carry King’s vision forward,

Tue, 01/10/2012 — Three people associated with the University of Kansas have received prestigious awards through District VI of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Kurt and Sue Watson, of Andover, received the Volunteers of the Year...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — More Information Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements LAWRENCE - Politics have been a breeding ground for radical literature since the country was founded. No matter the political ideology, pamphlets, newsletters, books websites and nowdays, blogs, have espoused the merits of one’s political ideas while decrying others. The University of Kansas has the nation’s largest collection of both

Mon, 01/09/2012 — Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the University of Kansas, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Moreover, those children may benefit...

Mon, 01/09/2012 — A University of Kansas alumnus and his wife have made a $2.5 million commitment to establish an endowed scholarship program for KU’s School of Education. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, have had strong ties to KU’s School of...

Fri, 01/06/2012 — KU School of Law associate professor Virginia Harper Ho More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – It might come as a surprise to learn that corporate social responsibility is on the rise in China, a country where manufacturers pollute nearby communities, labor protests have made global headlines, and intellectual property piracy is commonplace. But this summer, the Conference Board, a leading

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropology LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas anthropologist and two KU graduate students recently coordinated the ritual re-wrapping of a 450-year-old Amazonian mummy in Tarapoto, Peru. Bartholomew Dean, associate professor of anthropology, and graduate students Joshua Homan and Sydney Silverstein


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