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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 — 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....

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...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — After six months of research and analysis, University of Kansas MBA students will present their management solutions for nonprofit and service organizations around the state as part of the Kansas Impact Program. The presentations will take place...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Dave Tell, associate professor of communication studies, has received the Fall 2014 Scholars on Site award. Tell, along with community collaborator Patrick Weems and digital humanist...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — The voluntary moves recently by major retailers to increase their minimum wages for workers will heighten and not settle a debate about increasing the national minimum wage, according to a University of Kansas researcher who studies philosophy...

Thu, 02/26/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2013 satire “Destination: Planet Negro!” from Kevin Willmott, writer, director and film & media studies professor, will have its New York City premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival March 16-22. Willmott will attend the festival and participate in a Q&A session following the premiere. “Destination: Planet Negro!” will also be released theatrically and on DVD later this year by Candy Factory Films. A smart satire that sports a wicked streak of goofball humor, “Destination: Planet Negro!” has the feel of low-budget, 1950s sci-fi, as leaders including W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver kick off a secret plot to solve the “Negro

Wed, 02/25/2015 — Karen Multon, professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Psychology & Research in Education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about severe weather phobia as well as the psychological and physiological...

Wed, 02/25/2015 — Scholars and artists from a variety of disciplines will explore the idea of “place” in creative improvisation during a colloquium during a series of events next week at the University of Kansas. Improvising in Place: An Interdisciplinary...

Wed, 02/25/2015 — The volatile and sometimes violent situations in Ukraine and the Middle East are topics of a conference next week at the University of Kansas. The University of Kansas Office of Graduate Military Studies, Center for Global and International...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 25, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 35 seniors from high schools in Jackson and Nemaha counties will be recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from nine Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 16 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 25 seniors from high schools in Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell and Republic counties were recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 48 seniors from high schools in Linn and Miami counties were recognized for their academic achievements and...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the January 2015 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Christine FalkTitle: Marketing coordinator, Edwards Campus Start date: June 2009 What that means: Christine Falk coordinates marketing...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — This summer, an ordinary construction project comes with an extraordinary end product. A potential landmark for the University of Kansas campus and city of Lawrence will result through an upgrade to enhance safety and convenience for hundreds of...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — LAWRENCE - Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 12 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 25 seniors from high schools in Marshall and Washington counties were recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at dinner and program at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. Ninth St., Marysville. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 36 programs

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 16 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 77 seniors from high schools in Cherokee and Crawford counties were recognized for their academic achievements...


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When looking to tackle the issue of obesity in rural America, where should we start? The answer is not what you might think. Empathy, says Christie Befort, an associate professor at KU who has just won a $10 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to investigate solutions to rural obesity. Many physicians are embarrassed talking about weight—especially in a small town where everybody knows each other, Befort says. By providing obesity treatment options in rural primary care, she plans to start a conversation, and maybe a revolution, in rural health care. For more details on Befort's efforts, check out the 2015 Chancellor's Report: http://bit.ly/1D5A5MO and her video: http://bit.ly/1C5xYZa Tags: #KUcommunities #Obesity #Health #Rural #Midwest Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI

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Explore KU: Experience a KU Men's Basketball tradition It’s explosive. It’s dramatic. It’s intimidating. It’s a KU tradition (see more at http://bit.ly/KUtraditions) simply known as the Confetti Toss. But it creates a primal eruption of fan enthusiasm at the opening of every KU men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. It starts as the visiting team is introduced on court. The KU student section is visibly bored and unimpressed. The entire section under the north basket holds up University Daily Kansans — making the point they’d rather read the newspaper than even look at the other team. They shake and rustle the student newspapers. Then the moment they were waiting for arrives — the Jayhawks enter the court. All Rock Chalk breaks loose. Newspapers, confetti and thousands of thundering voices soar into already charged atmosphere of KU’s hallowed basketball arena. The confetti hits its high point, near the banner on the north wall reading “Pay Heed, All Who Enter: Beware of the Phog.” And the confetti rains back into the stands, onto the court and into the memories of all at hand. It’s time to play.


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