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Wed, 07/15/2015 — A new, full-color geologic map of Pawnee County showing a range of surface geology — from older rocks formed in marine environments to younger silt deposits and sand dunes shaped by wind and water — is available from the Kansas Geological...

Wed, 07/15/2015 — In an effort to highlight a diverse set of voices in covering politics, American media generally over-represent the number of people who contribute to policy making when compared with journalists in South Korea. A University of Kansas...

Tue, 07/14/2015 — Four University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU’s west campus. Diana Ortega-Ariza, a doctoral student in geology from Fusagasuga, Colombia, received the William W.

Tue, 07/14/2015 —  Genomic sequencing of White-breasted nuthatches populating isolated mountains in Southern Arizona shows pressure to adapt to unique habitats prompts genetic branching among clades of the birds, rather than distances separating the “sky...

Mon, 07/13/2015 — Two University of Kansas faculty members and 18 architecture students, whose class project transformed a derelict Airstream trailer into a mobile community center they call the moCOLAB, have won the Practice-Based Initiative Award in Contract...

Mon, 07/13/2015 — David Henry, associate professor and department of pharmacy practice chair at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, earned the 2015 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Award of Excellence. The national award recognizes a member who...

Mon, 07/13/2015 — After a nine-year voyage, on Tuesday, July 14, NASA’s New Horizons space probe will make a historic flyby of Pluto, the dwarf planet discovered by University of Kansas graduate Clyde Tombaugh in 1930, just before he entered KU. New...

Fri, 07/10/2015 — Jonathan Peters, assistant professor of journalism and faculty affiliate at the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas, can speak with media about the controversy surrounding a fellow media member’s...

Fri, 07/10/2015 — Jeb Bush's $114 million in campaign fundraising reported this week includes $103 million through his Rise to Rise Super PAC. Those are impressive numbers, but the real key will be to see if Bush gets a bump in the polls, a KU political science...

Thu, 07/09/2015 — Will Katz, University of Kansas Small Business Development Center regional director, has been awarded the 2015 Kansas SBDC State Star designation. The honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in work performance, initiative and...

Thu, 07/09/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics has announced two events to open “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership.” The exhibition is the kickoff event to the institute’s special series...

Wed, 07/08/2015 — A University of Kansas professor has co-authored research examining the reasons Latinos and whites use the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter, finding the former use them significantly more for advocacy and identity exploration than...

Wed, 07/08/2015 — The University of Kansas ranked 79th in the world last year among universities receiving U.S. utility patents. This marks the first year KU has ranked in the top 100. KU was granted 28 such patents in 2014, according to a new report by the...

Tue, 07/07/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the May 2015 employees of the month. They are as follows: Name: Ann Ermey Title: Special projects manager, KU Edwards Start date: 1984 What that means: Ann Ermey supports academic programs and...

Tue, 07/07/2015 — An Obama administration plan to help lower- and middle-income Americans gain access to solar energy would help introduce the renewable energy source to a segment of the population that typically can't afford installation costs or has little...

Mon, 07/06/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas dance professor can talk about the significance of Misty Copeland’s historic role as the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the American Ballet Theatre. Michelle Heffner Hayes, chair of the Department of Dance, has researched how race, gender and sexual identity relate to dance. Specifically, she has written several books on flamenco. Ballet, which descended from the European courts, presents an idealized and Eurocentric notion of masculinity and femininity. It’s an ideal that very few women in the world match, Hayes said. “There have been African-American principal dancers and soloists in major ballet

Thu, 07/02/2015 — This summer the Kansas Repertory Theatre brings mystery and suspense to the stage with “Sherlock’s Last Case” and “The Mousetrap.”  “Sherlock’s Last Case” performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 17-18, July 30 and Aug. 1 and at 2:30 p.

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp later this summer. The University of Kansas’ TRIO Veterans Upward...

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Approximately 5,000 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,

Tue, 06/30/2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration’s personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant long-term economic benefits of college...


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