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Wed, 06/17/2015 — Irma Grese, who is perhaps the most well-known female Nazi concentration camp guard, is portrayed in popular culture as a brutal warden in Nazi exploitation films. Though she was one of about 3,500 Aufseherinnen, or female guards, the Nazis...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — The oscillating song of the 17-year cicadas — which some people find musically magical and others find intolerable — has become the subject of spur-of-the-moment research for a group of University of Kansas scientists. And they need...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — As the White House confirmed the death of al-Qaida's Arabian Peninsula deputy Nasir al-Wuhayshi in an airstrike in Yemen on Tuesday, national news reports have labeled it the most significant blow to the terrorist organization since the 2011...

Tue, 06/16/2015 — Roberta Pokphanh has been selected as the academic director of the University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program. Pokphanh currently serves as assistant dean of the Office of Graduate Studies at KU. She will begin her new role Monday, June 22.

Tue, 06/16/2015 — The University of Kansas Edwards Campus is offering a new, unique program aimed at attracting and retaining talent in Johnson County and the region. The new Applied Statistics and Analytics online graduate degree, starting in fall 2015, is the...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – Similar to its World War II allies, Japan used art to promote its war machine during the 1930s and '40s. In the following decades, artists during this era were categorized as either collaborating with the wartime government or being anti-war. In her book “Mirroring the Japanese Empire: The Male Figure in Yōga Painting 1930-1950,” University of Kansas associate professor of Japanese art Maki Kaneko argues that a more nuanced understanding of these artists is needed. Kaneko looks at yōga painters who became well-known for their works featuring male images during and shortly after the Asia-Pacific War. In Japan, yōga refers to a Western style of painting.

Mon, 06/15/2015 — Two students who have overcome significant personal hardships in their young lives are the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship awardees at the University of Kansas. The scholarship program, now in its second year, is part of...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — A new University of Kansas investment in training and support for startup companies formed from university research is already beginning to pay off. A KU startup company has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NASA to...

Mon, 06/15/2015 — KU Surplus, along with Student Housing and other community partners, collected nonperishable food items, unwanted clothing and surplus furniture during the student moveout rush in May. Student Housing donated more than 130 pieces of lounge and...

Fri, 06/12/2015 — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records, CDs, books on CD and musical instruments. Donated items will be sold at Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your EARS Only, which...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 design-build program has completed its latest project, a net-zero, passive solar house. It will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 1301 New York...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — John Gaunt, who has led the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning since 1994, will soon step down as dean of the school; however, he will continue as a full-time faculty member. While at KU he served on more than...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — Three projects by faculty from the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology & Toxicology were selected to receive 2015 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research awards. The proposal, titled “Mechanistic Understanding of...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — It’s easy to mistake the reclusive amphibian called a caecilian for an earthworm. Both pass their lives mostly underground, squirming through dirt and mud with long, segmented bodies. But on closer inspection, the caecilian has eyes, mouth and...

Wed, 06/10/2015 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The tour will take place rain or shine. The garden, situated just east of Lawrence Municipal Airport,...

Wed, 06/10/2015 — Police in McKinney, Texas, in the last week have received criticism, and one officer has resigned after a video surfaced on YouTube of him forcing a 14-year-old African-American girl to the ground. The incident began last weekend when officers...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — Recent years have seen tremendous interest in Children’s Savings Accounts, interventions with demonstrated potential to improve educational outcomes, increase expectations and academic engagement, and facilitate economic mobility. Policy...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — A national organization of testing professionals has honored the career accomplishments of Neal Kingston, director of the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) and professor in the School of Education’s Research, Evaluation, Measurement...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — As national politics has become intensely more partisan in the past three decades, new research co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher links political gridlock to increased economic inequality as well. "Lobbying now takes place within...

Mon, 06/08/2015 — John "J.D." Rios is the recipient of the 2015 Friend of Education Award. Rios was nominated for the award by members of the University of Kansas School of Education's faculty and administration for his distinguished record of professional...


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