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Wed, 05/04/2016 — Although sperm whales have not been driven to the brink of extinction as have some other whales, a new study has found a remarkable lack of diversity in the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA within the species. In fact, the mitochondrial...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Eyes will be on Cannes, France, this month as cinema fans seek a glimpse of films and filmmakers leaving their mark. What will be absent from the famed festival is many films from the Global South. “Panama and other Central American...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Distinguished University of Kansas School of Engineering Professors Emeriti Ross McKinney and Jan Roskam are the 2016 winners of the Distinguished Engineering Service Award. McKinney served as the director of KU’s Environmental Engineering...

Wed, 05/04/2016 —  A new study of gay Latino and gay white men suggests different ethnic groups experience “coming out” differently. The research, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Self and Identity, examines verbal disclosure of one’s gay identity to...

Wed, 05/04/2016 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson will give his annual Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures on the Lawrence campus on Friday, May 6.  The tour theme is Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread. It will...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — A historical marker commemorating a 1965 student sit-in at the University of Kansas will be unveiled Wednesday at a ceremony in Strong Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 4 in 330 Strong Hall. The...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — Demonstrating that a laboratory concept will work in practice is one key to moving a research discovery into the marketplace. The University of Kansas supports discovery and innovation in multiple ways, including the granting of Proof of Concept...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — During the spring semester of 2015, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hui Cai of the Department of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program organized a joint design studio with the School of Architecture at Nanjing Tech, China. That led to...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art has announced the 2016 recipients of the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — The Greater Kansas City Alumni Network of the KU Alumni Association and Healthy Hawks of the KU Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics will collect bicycles from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, in the Jayhawk Central parking lot of the KU...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — A $4 million estate gift from University of Kansas alumnus Irving Kuraner and his wife, Leona, will establish a scholarship fund to provide assistance to undergraduate students in any discipline who show academic excellence and financial...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business will open the doors of its new building, Capitol Federal Hall, to the public for an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16. The four-story, 166,500-square-foot building will be on display...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — Interracial marriage is not the single best way to measure levels of assimilation for immigrants and their descendants, based on a University of Kansas researcher's new study on Asian-American interethnic marriages. Since the 1980s among...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The names of nearly 4,800 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 93 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 44 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – Ten doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. They are among 170 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to new or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides a $30,000 annual payment to new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in communication, management and

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 design-build program has completed its latest project, a net-zero, passive solar house. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1200 Pennsylvania...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners, who will present their work at a Brown Bag Lecture at noon Tuesday, May 3, in 318 Bailey...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — Through cooperation of a group of organizations and individuals, the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve — a part of the University of Kansas Field Station and a jewel of biodiversity in Douglas County — has grown from 202 acres to 456 acres and...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A cybersecurity competition hosted this weekend at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will pit Jayhawk engineering students and soldiers from the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley against a group of professional hackers. The...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A team of architecture and business school students was among four national finalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to compete in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2016 Innovation in Affordable Housing...


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