KU news archive

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center on a project to better understand developmental biology and how an embryo evolves during its earliest stages. “The goal...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will screen the documentary “Harvesting the High Plains” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. This documentary chronicles the challenges two men faced, searching for a way to harvest in the...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Three University of Kansas professors will receive a top book award in the field of public administration for their collaborative research on race and investigatory police stops as well as the ramifications of these institutionalized...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — A Harvard professor of Ukrainian history and leading authority on Eastern Europe will present "Who Killed the Soviet Union? Revisiting the Fall of the USSR" next week at the University of Kansas for the Ukrainian Studies 2015 Palij...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 16 orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2015-2016 year. KU Orientation assistants are students whose job is to make the...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Adverse experiences that happen early in life may have a long-lasting effect on child development that could lead to lifelong health and mental health problems. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience study conducted by the Centers for...

Tue, 03/03/2015 —  With laws going into effect last week that legalized recreational marijuana in both Alaska and Washington, D.C., a researcher into the history of cannabis’ acceptance has predicted the next five U.S. states where voters could be inclined...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Understanding how nations around the world value education and how inclusive they are for all students can provide keys for transforming and improving education in the United States, a University of Kansas researcher has written. Elizabeth...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — University of Kansas design students studying visual communication took home the only Gold awards given to university students at the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City American Advertising Awards. The prizes included three Golds,...

Mon, 03/02/2015 —  M.A. (Mike) Kautsch, professor of law at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the Federal Communication Commission’s ruling on net neutrality. Thursday, the FCC voted 3-2 to implement new rules to ensure...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – In the age of technology at our fingertips, brain games and brain training are frequently promoted as interventions to slow cognitive decline and reduce risk of developing dementia. A University of Kansas gerontology expert will offer guidance through the growing landscape of so-called “mental gymnastics” in a public presentation in Topeka. Susan Kemper, professor of psychology, will explore the myths and reality of keeping a nimble mind during “Use it or Lose it” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Kemper will discuss research evaluating claims that computer games can

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be catching a ride to Fort Riley on Black Hawk helicopters this week.   Thursday, March 5, 110 KU Army ROTC cadets will be airlifted as part of a joint training exercise....

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Despite the images depicted in the uber-popular "Twilight" movies based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, vampires haven't always been portrayed as young and sexy in literature. Nor were they always simply in the mold of Bram Stoker's Dracula, an...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Most people have heard of the Silk Route, the long road that traversed the Asian continent and along which spices and silk and other commodities made their way in both directions. But few have heard of La Ruta de Plata. Also known as La Nao de...

Sun, 03/01/2015 — Kansas emergency management organizations and the National Weather Service will conduct their annual Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill on at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The University of Kansas will participate in the drill by activating...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students are busy working toward the culmination of their graduate college careers: the thesis exhibition. The M.F.A. students have undergone three years of rigorous studio and academic work to determine the what, the how, the why and the meaning of their work. “This year’s lineup of thesis exhibitions showcases the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions by this gifted group of M.F.A. students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of graduate studies in visual art. “It is a marvelous opportunity to view the exceptional creative efforts coming out of the graduate visual art program here at KU.” The M.F.A.

Fri, 02/27/2015 — New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, posted an online video Thursday of its militants ransacking Mosul's central museum and destroying priceless thousand-year-old artifacts. The action has drawn ire from the international community,...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — A team of researchers from the School of Social Welfare Center for Children & Families has been approved for a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to support work focused on rural...

Fri, 02/27/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Law brought home fourth place and third-year law student Katie Malott was named the fifth-best oral advocate at the Jessup International Law Rocky Mountain Regional Competition in Denver, which was Feb....


Pages



Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

One donation can save 3 lives: Walk-in or make an appointment here (http://t.co/Lcr7okTLmU ) for the #KUBloodDrive . http://t.co/Qsa8559ioF
Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times