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Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of Professor Emeritus George Worth, who was part of the Department of English for 40 years. Worth died Oct. 7 in Lawrence. He was 87. “I join the University of Kansas community in...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor has been selected as one of the five inaugural recipients of a major fellowship for outstanding inventors for her work to combat superbug resistance to antibiotic drugs. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Joanna Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, as a Moore Inventor Fellow. This new fellowship program recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common antibiotics, thereby

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The Solomon Islands in the Southwest Pacific are best known as a locale for some of the most intense fighting of the Second World War, including the bloody Battle of Guadalcanal. But for nearly a century, the rich biodiversity of the islands has...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Name: Ron HuettenmuellerTitle: Financial analyst senior, Comptroller’s Office What that means: Huettenmueller began working at KU in 1995 and has held his current position for 18 years. A primary piece of Huettenmueller’s job is assisting with the fiscal year-end closing and opening of the financial system, then preparing a multitude of data files and financial reports. The reports that Huettenmueller touches tell the story of the university’s overall financial health. He provides ad hoc reports and information for many offices such as the Provost's Office, Business and Financial Planning, and the Comptroller's Office, and the leaders of these units rely on his

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Everyone has taken a math test at some point and saw they score they received, based on the number of questions they got right. The problem with that age-old method of testing is, while it reveals which answers were correct and which weren’t,...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the field of area studies during an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in The Commons. The talk is free and open to the public. The featured...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — Athletic teams may prefer home field or court advantage, but where do they draw the line between supportive and violent fans? A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a study examining a branded college basketball student fan...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were honored for their cancer-fighting research technology that is showing considerable promise. Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laird Forrest and Director of Dermatology Dr. Daniel Aires,

Tue, 11/01/2016 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive lectures at the Edwards Campus.  The first session, “Effects of Comprehension Strategy...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — The University of Kansas recently held its annual fall Replant Mount Oread event. What started as a spring tradition in 2012, Replant has grown into a popular event, inviting the KU community to engage in a day of tree planting and make “Trick...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — Even though Latina/os are now the largest “minority” group in Kansas and in the United States, they often struggle to make their voices and identities known.  The KU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, CLACS, in...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — Rising student loan burdens, escalating wealth inequality and a pervasive sense that the American Dream of financial security and economic mobility are slipping beyond the grasp of many Americans have led to questions whether higher education is...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — The fundraising foundation for the University of Kansas, KU Endowment, is celebrating a banner anniversary: 125 years since its inception as the first foundation for a public university in the country. It was founded Oct. 31, 1891, by 12 KU...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — The names of more than 950 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 52 Kansas counties, 41 other states and 23 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.  Graduates are listed below by...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case next year regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity will likely be a milestone for the transgender movement, according to a University...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — The Agency, the student-run advertising and branding student organization at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, launched an entity last week called Steam Whistle Creative. Students threw a croquet tournament...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — The University of Kansas Honors Program is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive a “Five Mortarboard” rating in Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs. The program has been top rated in each of...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — A University of Kansas School of Business program has received a 2016 Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). The RedTire program – also known as the Redefining Retirement program – received the...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — Professor Christopher Brown is the 2016 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award, which recognizes faculty on the Lawrence campus who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in strengthening the University of...

Thu, 10/27/2016 — The University of Kansas will showcase four of its most innovative researchers – with some help from one of its most fascinating aerospace engineering alumni – at an event in Wichita this week. On Friday, Oct. 28, the university will...


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