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Tue, 07/05/2016 — A two-day camp in early August at the University of Kansas School of Engineering aims to improve cybersecurity teaching methods for K-12 educators. Organizers hope those attending the GenCyber Summer Camp, hosted Aug. 9-10 at Eaton Hall, will...

Tue, 07/05/2016 — With one play featuring a bachelor with an invisible rabbit as a best friend and the other a husband convincing his wife she is losing her mind, this summer’s Kansas Repertory Theatre is sure to entertain. With a mixture of professional and...

Tue, 07/05/2016 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is adding another broadcast frequency to its family of stations covering northeast, east-central, southeast Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Beginning in early June, 96.1 FM began broadcasting from its Lawrence transmitter. The station broadcasts KPR’s HD service – KPR2 – throughout Lawrence and the surrounding areas, including the towns of Eudora and Tonganoxie. Normally, listeners would need a special HD Radio or an audio-streaming service to hear KPR2, but 96.1 FM will be one of the few stations in the nation to broadcast an HD signal over the standard FM band.  “I’m very excited that KPR listeners in Lawrence and

Thu, 06/30/2016 — Recent studies on rats and mice — the first such on non-human animals — could have an important influence on how we think about the nature of memory, a University of Kansas philosopher said. Using a technique called optogenetics in...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kanas Center for Sustainability has recognized researchers who have reduced energy consumption related to laboratory equipment. Shut the Sash, an eight-week energy reduction program, focused on a single conservation behavior: the simple act of closing laboratory fume hoods. A fume hood is a boxlike piece of safety equipment with a movable window called the sash. It is designed to exhaust hazardous fumes, limiting exposer to the user. The process requires a large amount of energy to heat and cool fresh air and move it through the buildings. The campaign, which was April-May, concentrated on 29 fume hoods in the Multidisciplinary Research

Thu, 06/30/2016 — The IAAIS, the International Association of Audio Information Services, presented its annual program awards honoring excellence in audio production for listeners who are unable to read standard print due to a visual, physical or learning...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the May Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lewis Ashworth Title: Custodian What that means: Ashworth works at the Multidisciplinary Research Building on west campus. Ashworth started in...

Thu, 06/30/2016 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has introduced a new graduate certificate program to broaden learning opportunities in educational and organizational technology beginning this fall. The graduate certificate in learning and performance technology will be offered exclusively at the KU Edwards Campus. Coursework required for the graduate certificate is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the rich diversity of a major research university including the following departments at KU: business, communication studies, design, electrical engineering and computer science. Specifically designed for working

Tue, 06/28/2016 — As the U.S. military prepares to lift its prohibition on transgender service members, a University of Kansas researcher who studies social change in the military said there could be several obstacles to address after the ban ends. However, Don...

Tue, 06/28/2016 — Recycling is about to get more personal at the University of Kansas. In July, Facilities Services and KU Recycling will team up to expand a new system for recycling and trash collection that includes deskside containers for both recycling and...

Tue, 06/28/2016 — The University of Kansas has secured a grant that will help working and future teachers improve inclusion in classrooms across the state and region. The grant will provide education and training on methods and practices to advocate for systems...

Mon, 06/27/2016 — Approximately 5,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester.  The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Fri, 06/24/2016 — Great Britain voted to leave the European Union Thursday, setting in motion a process that many predict will have wide-ranging economic outcomes for Britain, Europe and the world. Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law...

Thu, 06/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – University ombuds from around the country with gather at the University of Kansas this summer for two days of discussion and collaboration focused on the daily challenges they face on their respective campuses. The 14th annual Academic Ombuds Summer Meeting is an opportunity for academic ombuds to become better acquainted, to share concerns unique to their professional environments, and to support and learn from one another's experiences. The meeting, scheduled for July 25-26, also provides the opportunity for new academic ombuds to hone their skills via the New Academic Organizational Ombuds Workshop. This event provides new ombuds with a vital overview

Thu, 06/23/2016 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind,...

Wed, 06/22/2016 — Recent discussions and protests on American race-related issues seem to have taken into the mainstream ideas that were largely confined to academic circles, said David Roediger, a KU Foundation Professor in American studies and history. That's...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — Adolescence and teenage years can be a tough time for many kids. For gender and sexual minority youths, it can be even more challenging. And for gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas without the resources and support for LGBTQ...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — Four University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards last month from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's West Campus. Sarah Morton, doctoral student in civil engineering from Oxford, Connecticut, received the...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — As Britons prepare to head to the polls Thursday to vote on the so-called "Brexit" — whether to leave or remain in the European Union — a University of Kansas expert says with such tight polls it's impossible to tell what will decide the...

Mon, 06/20/2016 — As the Senate is expected to take up a series of gun-safety measures tonight in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, a University of Kansas researcher said it's a big deal to get a vote on these issues, even if long-term...


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