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Fri, 12/18/2015 — The University of Kansas and KU Medical Center communities are mourning the death of Professor Patricia Howard, who died Dec. 17. She was 64. Howard earned two pharmacy degrees from KU: a bachelor of science in 1981 and a doctor of pharmacy in...

Thu, 12/17/2015 —  From the global climate crisis to the flood of refugees emanating from Syria, the world needs creative solutions to a host of seemingly intractable problems. Cognitive neuroscientists are searching for ways to boost people’s imagination,...

Thu, 12/17/2015 — Research at the University of Kansas affects people, communities and whole industries through discovery and innovation. Whether it involves human health, energy and the environment, information technology, or the humanities and social sciences,...

Wed, 12/16/2015 —  In a society in which our public speech increasingly takes place online via private companies like Facebook and Twitter, the gold standard of protecting speech — the First Amendment — may or may not apply. A University of Kansas professor...

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...


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