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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...

Tue, 12/13/2016 — More parents today are financially supporting — and paying more — for their children's college education, but that development also might be exacerbating economic inequality, according to a new study by a University of Kansas...

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...

Tue, 12/13/2016 —  Around the world, more land is being converted into agricultural production to feed the growing global population. However, the current model of agriculture is unsustainable, uses unprecedented amounts of fossil-carbon energy and contributes to...

Mon, 12/12/2016 — Researchers announced last week they had discovered the tail of a baby dinosaur preserved in amber. The specimen, which contains feathers of a coelurosaur, is about 99 million years old and is the first still containing feathers to be discovered.

Mon, 12/12/2016 — Consumers in dominant collectivist cultures, such as India and South Korea, are more likely to support corporate social responsibility, or CSR, initiatives from brands based in their own country as opposed to foreign or global corporations,...

Fri, 12/09/2016 — A once-in-a-generation University of Kansas project has been named a finalist for an international award. The university’s Central District development project was recently named one of five finalists for the P3 Awards presented by P3 Bulletin,

Fri, 12/09/2016 — Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,

Fri, 12/09/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the November 2016 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Kate Harper Title: Nursing supervisor, Watkins Health Services Harper serves as a registered nurse and nursing supervisor in the...

Thu, 12/08/2016 — Connected World magazine has recognized University of Kansas Professor Gregory Thomas as a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) computing by naming him to its list of 2017 Pioneer Award winners. He is the director of...

Thu, 12/08/2016 — Two students at the University of Kansas are nominees for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Christopher Rooney, senior in physics and astronomy, and Kevin...

Wed, 12/07/2016 — A new program in the University of Kansas School of Business will help introduce underrepresented high school students to academic resources and opportunities at KU. The Summer Venture in Business program is a three-day, pre-college experience...

Wed, 12/07/2016 — Most popular audiences today recognize the 1960s Sexual Revolution, but historians consider the early 1900s as the first American sexual revolution that created the groundwork for future social change. Especially in New York City, Americans...

Tue, 12/06/2016 — Cherokee has been one of a number of endangered Native American languages to see a renaissance in recent history. A group of University of Kansas researchers has co-authored a study demonstrating that the ways children learn and speak the...

Tue, 12/06/2016 — Negative media portrayals of Latino immigrants — as much as specific policies and laws — tend to drive the perception of immigration issues in the United States, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas professor. "We find that...

Tue, 12/06/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Bruce Coburn. He died Dec. 2 in Lawrence at age 58. Coburn served KU Libraries as an administrative associate for mail and facilities. “Bruce Coburn’s contributions to our...

Mon, 12/05/2016 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees and graduate this month. Recognition ceremonies across the Lawrence campus will celebrate these fall-semester graduates as the School of Business, the School...

Mon, 12/05/2016 — For many years, researchers have looked at the connection between student and faculty interactions on college campuses and the effects they have on how the students learn and their academic development. But in recent years, students across the...


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