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Tue, 08/01/2017 —  Qatar filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott against the nation led by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. The move is the first step in a trade dispute among the four nations and...

Tue, 08/01/2017 — Before and after his election in 2008, Barack Obama attempted to assuage fears from gun owners that he was planning a massive rollback of gun rights. However, his election spurred a nationwide surge in gun sales, and many state legislatures...

Mon, 07/31/2017 — For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological...

Mon, 07/31/2017 —  For decades, academic studies have sought to understand the effects of mass media on people from all walks of life. However, based on the sampling procedures used in a majority of those studies, people should be careful in interpreting the...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Little things – a map, a bottle of water, a smile – can make a world of difference to KU’s newest Jayhawks. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to make that difference and assist new students and their families during residence hall...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering a former faculty member who served the university for 30 years. Arnold Weiss, professor emeritus in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, died July 22 in Lawrence at age 101. “Professor...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — As an amateur linguist growing up among the Kiowa people a century ago, Parker McKenzie devised a method of writing his native language using English letters. Now his great-grandson, University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Linguistics...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cut across the U.S. in a diagonal track running from Oregon southeast to South Carolina. The once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event will be partially observable (with 99.3 percent coverage) on the main...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would bar transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, which would reverse a policy shift initiated in 2016 under the Obama administration and still under review. Trump's tweets...

Wed, 07/26/2017 —  Seventeen outstanding University of Kansas students or recent graduates were selected as recipients of nationally competitive scholarships that will fund overseas study and internships in nine countries this summer and fall.  Benjamin A....

Tue, 07/25/2017 — Kansas Public Radio is hosting an ice cream social in Lawrence to show appreciation to the listening community for supporting the station. KPR will serve free Sylas and Maddy’s ice cream and Alchemy iced coffee while supplies last from 5 to 8...

Tue, 07/25/2017 —  Across the country, people are dying every day as the opioid crisis looms. In the Kansas City area, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last four years. University of Kansas researchers are partnering with First Call to find out what...

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — Millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are critical to getting food from farms to our tables, yet they often struggle to meet their own basic needs. They face health risks, barriers to care and poor health outcomes. Because they make vital...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style — how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships — and their...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Mon, 07/17/2017 — As the first day of University of Kansas classes and the paths of the sun and moon intersect during a rare solar eclipse Aug. 21, KU will host an eclipse celebration on campus. Organized by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the KU...

Fri, 07/14/2017 — France's government is seeking to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040. Swedish automaker The Volvo Group also recently announced an ambitious plan that all of its cars would be fully electric or hybrid by 2019, meaning no more...

Thu, 07/13/2017 — Canadian officials have issued a health document to a newborn baby that did not specify the baby's sex, according to national news reports. Transgender advocates claim it is possibly the first time this has happened in the world. Searyl Atli...


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