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Fri, 02/02/2018 — More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2017 semester.   The students, from KU's Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated. Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves. Fires rushed across...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — In a 17-mile circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland, an international collaboration of scientists runs experiments using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). By...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — A 30-second Super Bowl commercial runs about $5 million this year, but on the bright side, companies might be able to bundle it with an NBC Winter Olympic Games ad. A University of Kansas marketing scholar is available to discuss this year's...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — Renowned eco-artist, author, educator, curator and homesteader Linda Weintraub will host free public talks and workshops during her four-day visit to the University of Kansas next month.  “Linda’s exhaustive ecological creative practice...

Wed, 01/31/2018 —   In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — In order to improve the customer experience, KU Recreation Services switched to a new point-of-sale/access system effective Jan. 30. There are several upgrades and changes with this new system. Here are a few that immediately affect participants:

Wed, 01/31/2018 — As K-Cup maker Keurig Green Mountain's $19 billion deal announced Monday to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple seemed to surprise watchers of the beverage industry, a University of Kansas scholar of mergers said both companies were facing...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Ahead of the March 18 presidential election, Russia has seen more street protests called for by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Demonstrators across hundreds of Russian cities are seeking to boycott the election with a guaranteed victory...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Pundits expect President Donald Trump in Tuesday's State of the Union address to focus on brokering an immigration policy deal as the backdrop of partisan fights and the Russia investigation weigh heavily on his presidency. University of...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Spikes in gasoline prices don't make people with access to a commuter rail service any more likely to switch to the train than people without, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "We were surprised by this," said David...

Tue, 01/30/2018 —  Every child has the potential to be great, and our schools are full of well-meaning people who tell them just that. Yet, the way we educate young people prevents that possibility for many by focusing not on what they do well, but what they do...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Sandy Rech was recently participating in a biology lab when it became clear she had a big advantage over her fellow students: She knew how to use the computer software that tracked the results of class experiments — and her classmates did not.

Tue, 01/30/2018 —  The Cleveland Indians baseball team has announced it will no longer use the Chief Wahoo logo on uniforms, beginning in the 2019 season. Major League Baseball has said the image, a large-toothed, grinning caricature many find offensive, is...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The University Career Center has announced the opening of nominations for Student Employee of the Year award. Nominations are open until Feb. 7. The award was established to recognize student employees that embody service excellence, dedication...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — When Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the White House earlier this month, he thanked President Donald Trump and U.S. leaders for their support for his nation's "independence and territorial integrity." To establish the Central...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas has received approval to offer a certificate in RF Systems Engineering — a move that will strengthen the university’s ongoing partnership with Garmin...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Frances Ingemann, professor emerita of linguistics. She died Jan. 28 at age 90.  A highly influential colleague, she arrived on campus in 1957 and founded the Department of...


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