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Tue, 04/07/2015 — University of Kansas researchers are helping efforts to ensure thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to competitive employment with living wages following a landmark decision by the Department of...

Tue, 04/07/2015 — In partnership with the Langston Hughes Center, the University of Kansas School of Business and Kansas Athletics will host a symposium about topics concerning race and sports Thursday, April 23. Race and Sports in American Culture: A KU...

Tue, 04/07/2015 — An antibiotic-resistant strain of Shigella sonnei bacteria has sickened 243 people in the U.S. between May 2014 and February 2015, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said, “Nearly 90 percent...

Mon, 04/06/2015 — Stewart Udall, former congressman and Secretary of the Interior, said, "Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." For University of Kansas juniors Ashlie Koehn and Jennifer Stern, their commitment...

Mon, 04/06/2015 — Folashade Agusto, the spring 2015 Langston Hughes visiting professor, will present “An Ancient Disease in Modern Times: The Mathematical Dynamics of Malaria Immuno-Epidemiological Model” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Kansas Room of...

Mon, 04/06/2015 — Around Easter, Valentine's Day, Halloween or even Christmas, it's common to see grocery store aisles lined with candy and sweets. "We associate sweets with different holidays, and it's part of our celebrations, but for somebody coming from...

Mon, 04/06/2015 — The highly polished Airstream trailer that will appear this week in front of Marvin Hall won’t be parked there in error by lost campers. It’s the moCOLAB, a community center on wheels created over the past year by architecture students and...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — Growing up in her native India, Mahasweta Banerjee saw firsthand the differences in opportunities for men and women in education, employment and the chance to lift oneself out of poverty.  As part of a Fulbright Research Award, the University...

Fri, 04/03/2015 —  The University of Kansas will recognize the contributions of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, which is April 6-10. Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — Jimmy LaSalvia, Dole Institute of Politics spring 2015 Fellow at the University of Kansas and political strategist, commentator and author, will host Greg Orman, recent independent candidate for Senate, for the final Study Group session of ...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — In recognition of the University of Kansas' enriching artistic and cultural community, the Campus Arts Week brings together collaborating organizations across campus for a week of exhibits and events. Campus Arts Week will span the week of April...

Fri, 04/03/2015 —  An “unusually short” total lunar eclipse will occur before dawn Saturday, April 4, lasting all of about 10 minutes. Bruce Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the unique event with...

Fri, 04/03/2015 —  Raj Bhala is available to speak with media about the recently announced framework of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Bhala is associate dean for international & comparative law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering will host a three-day test of engineering skills at the end of April that’s expected to draw more than 400 people from 15 universities in the region. The annual American Society of Civil Engineers...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — University Awards are among the most prestigious honors presented at the University of Kansas, and this week the 12 students who will be honored at KU's 143rd Commencement in May received word of their award in front of their peers. Tammara...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — A piece of artwork that resembles the double helix of a DNA strand will adorn a prominent spot in the new engineering facility at the University of Kansas when it opens this fall. The piece, known as "Structural Evolution," was selected as the...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — People in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world have modified their behaviors in recent decades, mindful of helping the environment. A University of Kansas researcher who studied opinion surveys from the World Values Survey...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Ngoh, a doctoral candidate in English, and Rebecca Stakun, a doctoral candidate in Slavic languages & literatures, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16. The two winners will each spend a semester in residence at the Hall Center. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to provide recipients with one intensive semester to make significant progress on their dissertations. The fellowship also seeks to expand the fellows’ experience beyond a single disciplinary focus by providing the opportunity for interaction with the Hall Center’s interdisciplinary cohort of faculty

Wed, 04/01/2015 —  Virtually every parent has at some point told their children to put on sunscreen before going outside. And those parents could just as likely tell you there’s no more sure-fire way to make sure a child ignores your message than to deliver a...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — A University of Kansas expert on Nigerian politics is available to discuss the results of the country's presidential election. According to international news reports, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has defeated incumbent...


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Without a Wounded Warrior scholarship, Timothy Hornik probably wouldn’t be at KU pursuing a doctoral degree in therapeutic sciences. And he definitely wouldn’t have led the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barack Obama’s visit to the university in January — a moment he will never forget. Hornik, a retired Army officer, lost his sight while serving as an air defense artillery platoon leader in Iraq. The Wounded Warrior Educational Initiative, launched at KU in 2008, provides financial support and specialized training to help injured veterans and their family members pursue advanced degrees. With his education, Hornik plans to counsel soldiers through trauma. “All of the opportunities and services I’ve received originated from the efforts of someone else paying it forward or back,” he says. “I simply hope to continue this cycle and change the lives of others.” Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1xhbaxy

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