KU news archive

Fri, 09/26/2014 — As part of KU’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend, a pair of University of Kansas scientists — one in microbiology and another in pathology — will join a group of 10 KU faculty and four colleagues at the Medical Center who share a special distinction.

Fri, 09/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas is sponsoring a multimedia presentation by Sas Carey, registered nurse and director of Nomadicare, a nonprofit organization that supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore and heart songs. Her lecture, "Earth and Spirit: The Unique Life of Reindeer Herders in Mongolia," focuses on the changes in the traditional lifestyle of the nomads, changes that have been brought about by tourism, climate shift, politics, resource exploitation and globalization. The event will take place at 4 p.m

Fri, 09/26/2014 — A career dedicated to researching and developing materials to help strengthen and stabilize paved and unpaved roads has earned international recognition for a professor from the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Jie Han, professor of...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Faculty and staff from the University of Kansas will educate students in a new context next week. They will be among the volunteers at Reality U, a program designed to give teens a crash course in the demands of adult life. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2, at Free State High School. Reality U provides teens a look at their potential lifestyles at the age of 26, based on their answers to a previously completed survey and their current GPA. Students are assigned a pretend job and a matching income to spend at 14 “life stations” such as housing, transportation, child care, banking and groceries. The students are challenged

Thu, 09/25/2014 — “Toddlers and Tiaras,” a TLC reality television show and guilty pleasure for many, sends confusing and damaging messages to its pint-sized participants, new research finds. Christina Hodel, a doctoral student in film and media studies at...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — Lawrence has strong historical ties to the abolitionist movement and during the Civil War was home to leaders with a strong conviction that Kansas should become and remain a free state. The community will have an opportunity to explore...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — The University of Kansas is mourning the loss of Chu-tsing Li, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Emeritus. Li died Sept. 16 at the age of 94. Arriving at KU in 1966, Li introduced Chinese art into the art history...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to speak about the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the political climate President Barack Obama faces in appointing Holder's successor. The Justice Department announced...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — The School of Business and Department of Psychology have invited John Helliwell, professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia and a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, to give a lecture at the...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — The University of Kansas is mourning the loss of William Scott, a professor of English at KU for more than 55 years. He died in August at the age of 82.   Scott was a Shakespeare specialist and had a particular interest in recent years in...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found that European states that experienced a terrorist attack on their own soil since 1980 were less likely to grant asylum to refugees. However, Nazli Avdan's study also found that on the whole, concerns...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — Provost Jeff Vitter and Associate Vice Provost Mike Rounds have announced the 2014-15 class of Staff Fellows. The program, now in its seventh year, is jointly coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Human Resource Management. Applications...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — Insects transmit many of the world’s most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people. In a new effort to safeguard human populations, a...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — A student-professional group at the University of Kansas has grown from providing students with networking and mentoring opportunities to putting lesson plans they’ve developed into classrooms and making them available for teachers around the...

Tue, 09/23/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor spent 10 months in China studying the influence Western-style dancing has on contemporary Chinese society. Ketty Wong, an associate professor of ethnomusicology, received a Fulbright Award to conduct research on the reasons why various generations of Chinese embrace Western dances and have made them a part of their everyday lives. Wong said it is an important question for a country that closed its doors to the West and is now undergoing enormous political, economic and social transformations. From the northwest city of Urumqi to the southeast city of Shenzhen, Wong traveled throughout the country giving lectures,

Tue, 09/23/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has raised the required private match of $1.275 million to complete fundraising for its third National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, two years ahead of schedule. The NEH awarded the Center a...

Tue, 09/23/2014 — Dealing with loss, mental illness and the value of trust, “Proof” is a poignant drama about the nature of genius. The play will open at the University Theatre on Oct. 3. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and 7-9 as well as 2:30 p.m. Oct.

Tue, 09/23/2014 — Two seniors at the University of Kansas School of Engineering were recognized for distinguished scholarship and exemplary character by the oldest engineering honor society in the United States. Darrin Sorem, a Lawrence native studying mechanical...

Tue, 09/23/2014 — University of Kansas Department of Design students won four out of five student Juror's Choice awards from the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. KU also won 33 of 45 student honors at the annual A10 Awards ceremony,...

Mon, 09/22/2014 — Nearly one third of Americans suffer every day from chronic pain. Yet people, even doctors, often don’t understand the struggle of living with pain so severe it can keep victims from working, taking care of children, intimate relationships and...


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