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Thu, 06/26/2014 — An African studies professor at the University of Kansas has spent her career studying the work of a 19th century female scholar who was a passionate activist for women’s education in a region of the world that is now searching for hundreds of...

Wed, 06/25/2014 — In 1950, the prestigious Solon Summerfield Scholarship paved the way for Frank Newby to enroll at the University of Kansas. Newby would go on to earn two chemistry degrees from KU — a bachelor’s degree in 1954 and a doctorate in 1964. In a...

Wed, 06/25/2014 — Just as when the use of fingerprints and DNA revolutionized our ability to identify individuals, the examination of genetic markers at a population level has profoundly affected the field of anthropology. Anthropological genetics has allowed...

Tue, 06/24/2014 — AARP recently welcomed Rosemary Kennedy Chapin, professor of social welfare, to its National Policy Council. Chapin will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to join the AARP National Policy Council,” Chapin said. “It is an organization...

Tue, 06/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – Although lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have influenced U.S. history from the beginning, the term “LGBT” is relatively recent. With increased awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community in the U.S., the challenge of placing the community’s history into the context of the American narrative arises. In an effort to expand representation of minority groups in U.S. history, the Department of the Interior is working to include the LGBT community in U.S. historical landmarks. Katie Batza, recently hired assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Kansas, was one of 16 scholars invited to participate in

Tue, 06/24/2014 — The race car team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering claimed the top overall spot at Formula SAE Lincoln, which was June 19-21 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Jayhawk Motorsports team was propelled to first place overall against a...

Tue, 06/24/2014 —  The instinct for mothers to protect and nurture offspring is rooted in more species than scientists have understood before now. In a new study published in the Journal of Natural History, University of Kansas researcher Caroline Chaboo details...

Mon, 06/23/2014 — The Nigerian government came under international condemnation in January after passing a law prohibiting same-sex marriage and prescribing imprisonment for people who participate in gay social associations or makes a public show of a same-sex...

Mon, 06/23/2014 — the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Jazz À Vienne Festival. The ensemble and its director, Dan Gailey, will be joined on all performances by two special guests - celebrated Kansas City-based jazz vocalist Deborah Brown and Steve Leisring,...

Mon, 06/23/2014 — More than 120 high school journalism students, along with award-winning journalism educators, will “Get it Together” on the KU campus this week. The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is hosting  the 51st...

Fri, 06/20/2014 — More than 340 students were awarded degrees from the University of Kansas School of Engineering at the school’s recognition ceremony for graduates May 17 at Allen Fieldhouse. Nearly 280 undergraduate students and more than 70 graduate students...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — Twelve University of Kansas faculty members have been named senior administrative fellows for 2014-2015.   Fellows are selected annually from nominations and applications submitted during the spring semester from across campus. Fellows learn...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, has been elected the program director of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — KU Surplus, along with Student Housing at the University of Kansas and a number of community partners, collected leftover food and hundreds of unwanted items, from futons to fish tanks, during the student move out rush last month. Facilities...

Thu, 06/19/2014 —  University of Kansas School of Law experts in Indian law and trademark law are available to discuss today’s U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ruling that cancels the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s...

Thu, 06/19/2014 —  Think how people everywhere would marvel at the discovery of a continent lost beneath the sea, one that just a few thousand years ago played home to human civilizations that history has entirely missed. “The public would clamor for every...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — The new Academic Accelerator Program at the University of Kansas will provide first-year international students a mix of academic and cultural courses to assist in their transition to the KU and Lawrence community. To lead the development of the...

Wed, 06/18/2014 — Two prominent and successful University of Kansas research centers with complementary missions are about to join forces. The Center for Research on Learning (CRL) will become part of the Life Span Institute (LSI) on July 1. As one of 13 centers...

Wed, 06/18/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ranks 19th among all schools of pharmacy in percentage of students accepted to post-graduation residency positions in 2014, according to a report from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists....

Tue, 06/17/2014 — A University of Kansas scientist has launched a new startup company designed to tackle the most complicated protein production for academic and industrial clients. KU biochemist Philip Gao has founded KanPro Research Inc., a contract research...


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Nature vs. Nuture. A KU professor’s twin study suggests nature contributes more to language delay in children. http://bit.ly/1rj8Uqb Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Twin #NaturevsNurture #Language #Learning
The "twinning" effect
Twin study suggests language delay due more to nature than nurture.

KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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