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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...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is launching its first online master’s program, and students will be able to earn certificates in data interpretation and social media strategy. As journalism continues its...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — Kaci HaneyTitle: Accountant, Campus Administration and Operations Shared Service Center What that means: Haney is responsible for day-to-day financial transactions for the departments she serves. She assists with budget issues, KUPPS purchases, travel, purchase card purchases, billing, deposits, grant purchases, and more. She works 50 percent with the budget manager for Shared Service Center Administration assisting with budget issues and the other 50 percent for her department.  Notable: In addition to her job tasks, Haney handles a lot of special projects such as bond payments, fee distribution, sales tax, and more.  To add to handling these projects, she

Thu, 12/10/2015 — In an effort to support the internationalization of the teaching profession, the University of Kansas School of Education has extended its study and teach abroad opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate education students by partnering...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — The names of more than 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 50 Kansas counties, 41 other states and territories, and 18 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Because...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — University of Kansas Electrical Engineering Professor Shannon Blunt and School of Engineering Dean Michael Branicky were recently named Fellows by the prestigious professional association the Institute of Electrical Electronics and Engineers...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — An award-winning science fiction writer and University of Kansas professor is seeing her short-story work translated into Japanese, German and now Turkish. For Kij Johnson, the international interest in her work is indicative of the broadening...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — A University of Kansas staff member will head an effort by the nation's leading research universities to encourage higher levels of federal funding for the nation's science research agencies. Jack Cline, director of federal relations at KU, was...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — LAWRENCE – Artist Albert Bloch is best known for being the lone American to show in the first Blue Rider exhibition, which in 1911 helped lay the foundation for modern art. But a University of Kansas art history professor argues Bloch’s best work didn’t come until decades later when he was painting exclusively in Lawrence. “The 1940s and 1950s is when Bloch came into his own,” said David Cateforis, chair of the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at KU. “He is making paintings that I wouldn’t compare to anything else in American art history.” Cateforis is author of the 132-page catalog, “Albert Bloch - Themes and Variations: Paintings and Watercolors from

Wed, 12/09/2015 — Susan Stover, geologist and outreach manager at the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, has been named a Fellow of one of the world's largest geological societies. Stover was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — A catalyst who is driving advances in high-tech diagnostics for cancer, stroke and infectious diseases will join the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor. Steven Soper, professor in the departments of Chemistry and...


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