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Thu, 04/23/2015 —  In a development with ethical and scientific implications, scientists at the University of Guangzhou, China, have edited the genomes of human embryos to suppress a gene linked to a potentially fatal blood disorder. The Chinese scientists...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — In 1911 one of the most important art events of the 20th century, the Blue Rider exhibition, opened in Munich. Helping lay the foundation for modern art, the exhibition included six works from Albert Bloch, a Saint Louis native and the only...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — When more than 130,000 Vietnamese began to flee after the fall of Saigon in April 1975 and the U.S. withdrawal, one seemingly forgotten part of history is the massive effort to bring a majority of the refugees to the United States via...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its college rankings features KU in the 2015 edition of its Guide to 353 Green...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Crime at the University of Kansas saw a 24 percent increase in 2014, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 834 criminal offenses during 2014 compared with 670 in 2013,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected a University of Kansas professor as one of the first recipients of its new fellowship for social sciences and humanities.  Greg Cushman, associate professor of history and environmental studies, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 2015 honorees are the inaugural class for the prestigious award.  “This is a tremendous honor for Greg and for KU,” said Don Steeples, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “Greg is an outstanding scholar whose work has garnered award after award. Recognition of this caliber provides further

Wed, 04/22/2015 —  High school students throwing water balloons may seem harmless, but a case in which two black students were arrested for the prank illustrates the importance of considering race, students’ background and the need for effective communication,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a fully online Master of Business Administration program this fall. The program is designed for working professionals interested in advancing their careers through graduate...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Russia, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is hosting eight young environmental activists from Russia, along with Russian program director Maria Zhevlakova, for a series of activities this week in...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Journalists from the Lawrence Journal-World, the Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and projects with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 24, as part of KU's Earth Month festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Two professors from the University of Kansas School of Business can provide insight into the recent recall of Blue Bell Creameries products. Earlier this week, Blue Bell recalled all of their ice cream and frozen desserts after 10 cases of...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will present its 2015 Innovations Series program, “Privacy vs. Cyber Security for Nation, Corporation and Citizen.” For the program, a moderated panel of experts will include Chris...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,000 people helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a successful spring membership drive after they reached their goal of $280,000. After eight days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended the drive with $280,538 in pledges. At 4:15 p.m. April 17, KPR wrapped up the Campaign For Excellence 2015 with pledges from 2,016 listener-members. The membership drive began April 7 with more than $113,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Eight fundraising days later, more than $167,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members. “Our members are the best. When we challenge them, they come through,” KPR Development Director Sheri Hamilton said

Tue, 04/21/2015 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in a Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The KU Alumni...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — When University of Kansas researcher Paul Kelton came across a description from missionary Daniel Butrick that documented a Cherokee ritual aimed at fighting smallpox, it revolutionized Kelton's thinking about the role diseases played in...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — Two University of Kansas faculty members and one graduate student will be honored at KU’s 18th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition will take place...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 80 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas will be recognized at the annual Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter and Dean of Graduate Studies Michael C. Roberts will present the awards. “Graduate students are a major part of a university like KU,” Roberts said. “As active and excellent researchers, teachers and providers of service, we enthusiastically celebrate their contributions to KU, their disciplines and the local community.” Awards from KU’s recent Graduate Research Competition will be

Mon, 04/20/2015 —  To gain experience solving problems in urban, rural, rich, low-income, racially diverse, high-performing and other types of schools, future educational leaders would need time and resources that most simply don’t have. Or they could visit...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — Rosemary O’Leary, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. She will present...


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