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Tue, 08/13/2013 — University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of...

Tue, 08/13/2013 — YODER – Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter congratulated 52 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, May 24. The new officers were members of the 223rd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Feb. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Children who were exposed to HIV in the womb whose mothers received anti-HIV medications during pregnancy were no more likely to show language delays by age 2 than HIV-exposed children whose mothers were not treated during pregnancy, according...

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Frank Zilm, the Department of Architecture’s Chester Dean Lecturer, and Vincent Cunigan, Homewood, Ill., recently put their health care design expertise to work in Bomet, Kenya. In June Zilm and Cunigan journeyed to Tenwek Hospital, a...

Thu, 08/08/2013 — An expanded study abroad opportunity could soon be available to engineering students at the University of Kansas. As part of their capstone experience, seniors in the SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows Program will travel in August to four...

Wed, 08/07/2013 — Farhana Ferdous, a lecturer and research fellow in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded a one-year International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $30,000 grant will support her research activities...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — As the economy pulls out of a recession, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is adding complementary degree programs in environmental assessment and exercise science, in response to new Kansas City-area job opportunities in those...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — The National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review has appointed Thomas Prisinzano, chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, chairperson of the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study...

Mon, 08/05/2013 — Four University of Kansas professors have been chosen as fellows by the world’s largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society. Three faculty from the Department of Chemistry were chosen and one from the School of Pharmacy: Susan...

Thu, 08/01/2013 — A University of Kansas alumna has made a $2 million gift commitment to establish the first counseling psychology professorship at KU. This will be the second-largest gift in the history of the School of Education. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the...

Thu, 08/01/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for June 2013. They are as follows: University Support Staff Employee of the Month Who: Laurie Funk Start date: 2006 Current title: Payroll and benefits specialist, Human...

Wed, 07/31/2013 —  Teachers are trained to identify students who struggle academically. But it’s not always as easy to identify those who may struggle socially or behaviorally. A University of Kansas researcher is developing systems to support schools in...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities to promote technology designed to provide mothers quick access to essential health information. Communities will use the...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — University of Kansas researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use an iPad voice output app to determine whether the technology can improve the deficits in communication, social reciprocity and play skills typical...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — City of Lawrence and University of Kansas bus systems will implement their annual service changes on Thursday, Aug. 1. Service changes are intended to improve access to the city and campus, adjust service frequency and make the best use of...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The School of Journalism has hired award-winning news veteran Brett Akagi to manage its student media operations, including KUJH-TV and the University Daily Kansan. Akagi owns his own media company and most recently was the assistant news...

Thu, 07/25/2013 — Innovations in Teaching and Learning will be the theme of annual Teaching Summit at the University of Kansas, which will be Thursday, Aug. 22, in Budig and Wescoe halls. The first general session will be at 8:30 a.m. in 130 Budig.   Simon...

Thu, 07/25/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have been digging for clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered in west-central Kansas with prehistoric human artifacts found nearby. The bones and a knapping pile — stone...

Thu, 07/25/2013 —  A graduate student at the University of Kansas is the lead author on a recently published description of a new bird species, the Junin Tapaculo, found in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru. Following sightings by birders and leads...

Wed, 07/24/2013 —  Since the financial crisis of 2008, attempts to penalize and curb activity that caused the crash have drawn criticism for being too arbitrary and leaving the sentencing to an ineffective agency. Also under scrutiny are regulations that may...


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