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Wed, 01/04/2017 — Sixteen students from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will join Dean Ken Audus and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss on a three-day trip across Kansas to visit 15 independent pharmacies and their owners Jan. 10-12. The annual...

Wed, 01/04/2017 — LAWRENCE – Donald Trump used Twitter and reality television as launching pads to win the presidency. And while President Barack Obama is no social-media slouch, it was, in large measure, his oratorical skills that helped propel him to the nation’s highest office. As the president prepares to deliver his final address Tuesday, Jan. 10, University of Kansas Professor of Communications Studies Robert Rowland, an expert on presidential rhetoric, has compiled a list of Obama’s “greatest hits.” To interview Rowland about Obama’s rhetorical legacy, contact KU News Service Public Affairs Officer Rick Hellman, 785-864-8852 or rick_hellman@ku.edu. Rowland was himself a

Wed, 01/04/2017 — For 87 days starting April 20, 2010, oil flowed freely into the Gulf of Mexico after a deadly explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster spoiled the environment in large parts of the...

Tue, 01/03/2017 — A University of Kansas economist will testify this week before a presidential panel examining how to increase the availability and use of government data to build evidence and inform program design. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and...

Wed, 12/21/2016 — Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed if they live in a state that has expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Kansas co-authored a study that...

Wed, 12/21/2016 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will measure groundwater levels in 568 wells in early January to monitor the health and sustainability of the High Plains aquifer — the primary source of irrigation,...

Mon, 12/19/2016 — Bond Biosciences, a new startup based on research done at the University of Kansas, focuses on a new treatment for patients whose bodies absorb too much iron from the food they eat. The new technology is from the lab of Cory Berkland, a KU...

Mon, 12/19/2016 — The names of more than 1,300 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 57 Kansas counties, 39 other states and 27 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially...

Thu, 12/15/2016 — A new report released this week analyzes funding challenges in higher education and offers nine recommendations to address these obstacles and increase the number of people who earn degrees and certificates. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is...

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Wed, 12/14/2016 — In February 1805, during their Corps of Discovery Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered a purplish daisy prized by tribes of Native Americans across the Great Plains as a “cure-all.” Learning the plant was used to treat...

Wed, 12/14/2016 — Oftentimes conversations about what morality requires of people or the right thing to do center around generic or uniform rules. People tend to see these decisions in black-and-white terms. However, a University of Kansas researcher says we can...

Wed, 12/14/2016 — YODER – Sixty-one new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Wichita Police Department Chief Gordon Ramsay during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Dec. 9. The new officers were members of the 242nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Aug. 29, represented 43 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement

Tue, 12/13/2016 — For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas will be represented among the newest Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Raghunath Chaudhari, the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum...

Tue, 12/13/2016 — It was announced this week that the CIA and FBI have concluded with a high degree of confidence that Russian hackers interfered in the United States’ presidential election. The CIA also opined that Russia did so with the goal of helping Donald...

Tue, 12/13/2016 —  Around the world, more land is being converted into agricultural production to feed the growing global population. However, the current model of agriculture is unsustainable, uses unprecedented amounts of fossil-carbon energy and contributes to...

Tue, 12/13/2016 — More parents today are financially supporting — and paying more — for their children's college education, but that development also might be exacerbating economic inequality, according to a new study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/12/2016 — Researchers announced last week they had discovered the tail of a baby dinosaur preserved in amber. The specimen, which contains feathers of a coelurosaur, is about 99 million years old and is the first still containing feathers to be discovered.

Mon, 12/12/2016 — Consumers in dominant collectivist cultures, such as India and South Korea, are more likely to support corporate social responsibility, or CSR, initiatives from brands based in their own country as opposed to foreign or global corporations,...

Fri, 12/09/2016 — A once-in-a-generation University of Kansas project has been named a finalist for an international award. The university’s Central District development project was recently named one of five finalists for the P3 Awards presented by P3 Bulletin,

Fri, 12/09/2016 — Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,


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