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Fri, 05/06/2016 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in the third annual Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Around the world, millions of people live every day in poverty. A University of Kansas professor recently authored a study showing that income-poor individuals in India faced significant challenges in achieving financial capability, even among...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — The University of Kansas has named a program manager for its new Student Veteran Center. April Blackmon Strange is a lifelong military family member and former community engagement communications manager at the University of Kansas Medical...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Two humanities faculty members, working in conjunction with the Hall Center Grant Development Office, received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ani Kokobobo, assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was...

Thu, 05/05/2016 — Jessica van Loben Sels’ latest scholarship will allow the University of Kansas senior to continue her research at the University of Cambridge and at the National Institutes of Health, studying serious, disease-causing viruses. Van Loben Sels,...

Thu, 05/05/2016 —  In a study to be published this week in the journal Science, researchers describe unearthing a “mother lode” of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China. These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene...

Thu, 05/05/2016 — Before 1999 when their country finally returned to civil rule, people in Nigeria faced odds similar to those often encountered by citizens in societies living under oppressive regimes. Among other obstacles, they had little to no means to...

Thu, 05/05/2016 —  The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and curator Thomas N. Taylor. He died April 28 at his home in Lawrence. He was 78. “Professor Taylor’s important work in his field stands as a point of pride for our...

Wed, 05/04/2016 —  A new study of gay Latino and gay white men suggests different ethnic groups experience “coming out” differently. The research, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Self and Identity, examines verbal disclosure of one’s gay identity to...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson will give his annual Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures on the Lawrence campus on Friday, May 6.  The tour theme is Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread. It will...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 26 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Sara Rosen will...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Although sperm whales have not been driven to the brink of extinction as have some other whales, a new study has found a remarkable lack of diversity in the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA within the species. In fact, the mitochondrial...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Eyes will be on Cannes, France, this month as cinema fans seek a glimpse of films and filmmakers leaving their mark. What will be absent from the famed festival is many films from the Global South. “Panama and other Central American...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Distinguished University of Kansas School of Engineering Professors Emeriti Ross McKinney and Jan Roskam are the 2016 winners of the Distinguished Engineering Service Award. McKinney served as the director of KU’s Environmental Engineering...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business will open the doors of its new building, Capitol Federal Hall, to the public for an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16. The four-story, 166,500-square-foot building will be on display...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — Interracial marriage is not the single best way to measure levels of assimilation for immigrants and their descendants, based on a University of Kansas researcher's new study on Asian-American interethnic marriages. Since the 1980s among...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — A historical marker commemorating a 1965 student sit-in at the University of Kansas will be unveiled Wednesday at a ceremony in Strong Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 4 in 330 Strong Hall. The...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — Demonstrating that a laboratory concept will work in practice is one key to moving a research discovery into the marketplace. The University of Kansas supports discovery and innovation in multiple ways, including the granting of Proof of Concept...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — During the spring semester of 2015, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hui Cai of the Department of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program organized a joint design studio with the School of Architecture at Nanjing Tech, China. That led to...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art has announced the 2016 recipients of the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...


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