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Tue, 07/11/2017 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 125 new members. Laura Mielke, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of English, presided at the May 14 ceremony immediately before...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Mon, 07/10/2017 —  A Georgia woman was arrested last week, charged with stabbing four of her five children and her husband to death. In addition to the horrific crime, media coverage has focused largely on the behavior of Isabel Martinez, who smiled for courtroom...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — President Donald Trump prepares for his in-person, bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an interesting and controversial time in the two countries' relationship. A University of Kansas scholar on Russian foreign policy is...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Defunding women's health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the number of preventive care exams and tests given to Hispanic women in those states when compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — U.S. immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras on Temporary Protected Status, despite its in-between and temporary nature, generally do better than undocumented immigrants in educational attainment and civic engagement in their...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — Robert Goldstein, a distinguished professor and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, will take on a new role as special adviser for campus development, the Office of the Provost announced today.

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Neanderthals treating toothaches? A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry, according to a new study led by a...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Today, doctors can tailor a drug therapy to your unique genetic profile, giving you the full benefits of a drug while reducing unwanted side effects — all in harmony with the blueprints of your biology. But problems remain in the push toward...

Tue, 06/27/2017 — While a humorous figure in African folk tales in which the character originates, and in the Caribbean children’s stories of her own upbringing, a far more complex, modern portrait of the trickster figure Anansi the Spider emerges in a new...

Tue, 06/27/2017 —  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban can take effect and that they will hear oral arguments in the fall. While citizens of six majority-Muslim nations who have relationships with people or...

Mon, 06/26/2017 — Among the many issues India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss with President Donald Trump, evidence of productive relationship between the two leaders will be a key piece to watch, said a University of Kansas School of Business...

Mon, 06/26/2017 —  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first state visit to the United States starting Monday. Modi is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss a variety of topics of interest to the world’s two largest democracies....

Mon, 06/26/2017 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas City, Kansas, Chief of Police Terry Ziegler during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 23. The new officers were members of the 245th 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 March 20, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law

Mon, 06/26/2017 —  If someone were to tell you they were a Jayhawk, Bulldog, Tiger or Eagle, you’d probably realize they were referring to their school’s mascot and not harboring delusions of being an animal — in some cases, a mythical bird. But...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — When she was a kid growing up in Sugarland, Texas, Loral O’Hara’s second-grade class tracked the growth of tomato seeds flown aboard the Space Shuttle to compare them to tomatoes cultivated on Earth. After more contact with NASA during class...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the May Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Mona Tipton Title: Assistant director for professional development at KU Center for Research on Learning What it means: Tipton has long been...

Wed, 06/21/2017 — The outlook for Richard Jones appeared bleak when University of Kansas School of Law Project for Innocence interns Chapman Williams and Chad Neswick took over his case in 2015. Despite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already...


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