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Wed, 01/11/2017 — A $100,000 estate gift from the late alumna Marynell Dyatt Reece will provide funds for the Spencer Museum of Art, a nursing scholarship and the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The estate gift will be used to fund the...

Tue, 01/10/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Robert Nunley, professor emeritus of geography, who died Dec. 24, 2016. He was 85. “Professor Nunley’s contributions to our university as a teacher and researcher spanned 40 years, and we...

Mon, 01/09/2017 — Modern hospital design — with all-private patient rooms, larger units and decentralized nursing stations – has raised concerns about nurses walking long distances and failing to maintain proximity to patients. The supposed benefit of...

Mon, 01/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – On May 1, 1970, Sybil Stockdale, Phyllis Galanti, Louise Mulligan and Jane Denton, founding members of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, rallied with 1,000 family members of prisoners of war at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, an early and ardent supporter of their cause, helped draw a crowd of 3,800 to the event that helped establish the league’s influence and national visibility. The Dole Institute of Politics has announced the creation of a new special exhibition about these leaders, opening in May 2017. “The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates”

Mon, 01/09/2017 —  When schools put zero tolerance policies into effect, such rules were intended to address problems such as violence, weapons, drugs or other illegal activities. Consequently, "zero tolerance" policies have been used to punish behavioral issues,...

Thu, 01/05/2017 — A group of University of Kansas professors has received a $35,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to stage a symposium, including performances, focusing on a computerized musical instrument that allows people of all abilities, including...

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...

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...

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...


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