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Mon, 12/28/2015 — Three candidates for the position of director of Institutional Opportunity and Access will be on the University of Kansas campus for interviews and presentations in coming weeks. The director of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) —...

Tue, 12/22/2015 — An individual with 10 years of experience of growing responsibility at the University of Kansas will be the next director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Precious Porras, who currently serves as interim director of OMA, will become the...

Tue, 12/22/2015 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas in early January to measure groundwater levels in hundreds of wells. The work is part of an annual program with the Kansas Department of...

Mon, 12/21/2015 — Even in communities with barriers to health care, exercise opportunities and healthy food, residents with diabetes saw improved health outcomes when they participated in programs that took a coordinated care approach to diabetes self-management.

Fri, 12/18/2015 — Two prominent KU researchers — each with a track record of turning ideas into inventions and new companies – have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Val Stella, a university distinguished professor in the...

Fri, 12/18/2015 — The Prairie Acre at the University of Kansas is the last remaining piece of native prairie on the Lawrence campus. Tucked into the hillside behind Blake and Twente halls, this one-third-acre parcel was designated in 1932 as a landscape to...

Fri, 12/18/2015 — The University of Kansas and KU Medical Center communities are mourning the death of Professor Patricia Howard, who died Dec. 17. She was 64. Howard earned two pharmacy degrees from KU: a bachelor of science in 1981 and a doctor of pharmacy in...

Thu, 12/17/2015 —  From the global climate crisis to the flood of refugees emanating from Syria, the world needs creative solutions to a host of seemingly intractable problems. Cognitive neuroscientists are searching for ways to boost people’s imagination,...

Thu, 12/17/2015 — Research at the University of Kansas affects people, communities and whole industries through discovery and innovation. Whether it involves human health, energy and the environment, information technology, or the humanities and social sciences,...

Wed, 12/16/2015 —  In a society in which our public speech increasingly takes place online via private companies like Facebook and Twitter, the gold standard of protecting speech — the First Amendment — may or may not apply. A University of Kansas professor...

Tue, 12/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.  Bob DeYoung, the Capitol Federal Distinguished Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Kansas and former Federal Reserve economist, is available to comment on the pending rate increase. Financial markets have already adjusted for the anticipated quarter percent rate hike, DeYoung said. However, if the Fed raises the rate by a half-percent instead, both the bond and stock market will react negatively. “We can expect additional rate hikes in 2016,” DeYoung said. DeYoung is a senior research fellow at the FDIC’s

Tue, 12/15/2015 —     LAWRENCE – A research project at the University of Kansas will create a digital archive of World War I poetry that captures the wide-ranging sentiments of American immigrants, including those who found themselves living in a country headed to war with their homeland. For the past six months, KU students have been identifying, encoding, transcribing and annotating poetry about World War I written by American immigrants, particularly those from Germany. So far the project includes more than 300 poems. “For German immigrants in America, their heritage overseas and their identity as Americans came into conflict," said Andrew Crist, a senior in economics and

Tue, 12/15/2015 — A University of Kansas researcher has uncovered what is believed to be the only known audio recording of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball. The recording is located in the archives of the Library of Congress, and the...

Tue, 12/15/2015 — The Kansas African Studies Center at the University of Kansas has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming and the creation of educational resources in local...

Mon, 12/14/2015 — LAWRENCE – Love him or hate him, Jar Jar Binks and his bumbling antics in “Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace” brought fan editing into the mainstream. A year after the release of the first "Star Wars" prequel, California film editor Mike J. Nichols re-edited the film, tightening the pacing and removing many of Jar Jar Binks’ scenes. In what came to be known as “The Phantom Edit,” the alternate version of the movie popularized the idea of fan editing. “For the past 15 years, 'Star Wars' fan edits have been appearing online, and while many of these re-edited versions offer alternative treatments of the familiar saga, some could be said to fix creator George

Mon, 12/14/2015 — Every teacher has seen them in the classroom: young people who are highly creative, yet struggle in some areas of their schoolwork or in disciplinary matters. Researchers at the University of Kansas have developed a program, now in its 10th year,

Fri, 12/11/2015 —  News reports each day detail the ongoing refugee crisis happening throughout Europe and the resulting problems and human suffering that come with it. Two University of Kansas researchers recently returned from Croatia, a pivotal stop in many...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — The University of Kansas will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-22, 2016, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma State University Oct. 22 in Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and a student-led steering committee will...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on Dec. 8 announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million, including an Art Works award of $50,000 to the Spencer Museum of Art for the upcoming exhibition “Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — More than a century of debate over the age and origin of an outcrop in Southwest Kansas — thought by some geologists to contain the only known Jurassic rocks at the surface in the state — has been resolved, according to a new report by the...


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