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Mon, 08/04/2014 —  A researcher at the University of Kansas has earned an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award grant to conduct research on cutting-edge photovoltaic technology intended to give American forces tactical advantages in the field. "My YIP...

Mon, 08/04/2014 —  An online game that has students race through a course and learn about scientific argumentation during pit stops has proven effective at a crucial time in American education. Researchers and developers at the University of Kansas who created...

Mon, 08/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s Saturday morning lineup is set to get a whole lot funnier. The National Public Radio comedy-quiz show, "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!," debuts 10-11 a.m. Sept. 6. "Wait Wait" will air at 10 a.m. after "Car Talk," the car repair show with Click and Clack, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the Tappet Brothers. To make room on the schedule, Michael Feldman’s "Whad’Ya Know" will become a one-hour show from 11 a.m. to noon. Now in its 16th season, "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!" uses current news stories (from the global to the ridiculous) for questions and comedy. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener

Fri, 08/01/2014 — Equipped with a wealth of new insights on design and construction – as well the national award for Team Spirit – members of the University of Kansas School of Engineering Concrete Canoe team are taking lessons learned from a national...

Thu, 07/31/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will honor one of its own with a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, for the Richard K. Moore Conference Room in Nichols Hall. A brief presentation will be followed by the unveiling of a plaque and a reception. The public is invited to attend. At the time of his death in 2012 at age 89, Moore was widely recognized as a pioneering researcher in the field of radar remote sensing of the earth. During more than 30 years on the electrical engineering faculty, he founded the interdisciplinary Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) and advised more than 100 graduate students. Moore’s career began in the 1940s as a radar engineer

Thu, 07/31/2014 — The commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth visited the University of Kansas last week and met with senior leaders and faculty to discuss future educational partnerships between both institutions. Lt. Gen. Robert...

Wed, 07/30/2014 — When legendary South African author Nadine Gordimer died July 13, a significant portion of the news coverage highlighted her criticism of apartheid – a major focus of her Nobel Prize-winning writing. However, another major theme —...

Wed, 07/30/2014 — The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has killed hundreds this year, including an American man working in Liberia who died earlier this month after a flight to Nigeria. Two other Americans working in Liberia, including a doctor, are...

Wed, 07/30/2014 — Students attending 48 colleges and universities from 27 states and abroad presented work as part of the University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session, which took place July 25 at the Kansas Union. “International research...

Tue, 07/29/2014 — Dennis Saleebey, professor emeritus from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, died July 16. He had been a part of the KU community since he joined the faculty in 1987. He retired from the university in 2006. “On behalf of the KU...

Tue, 07/29/2014 — YODER – Ottawa Police Department Chief Dennis Butler congratulated 57 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, July 11. The new officers were members of the 229th 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 Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training March 31, represented 39 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas

Tue, 07/29/2014 — The University of Kansas has lost a key member of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Mark Bomgardner, deputy assistant director, died Sunday, July 27, at Reno County Hospice House in Hutchinson. “I join the KU community in grieving...

Mon, 07/28/2014 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering has earned a spot among the top minds in traffic engineering who will compete next month for the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship. Nine teams will gather from Aug. 10-13 in...

Mon, 07/28/2014 — When older generations pass on, they often take with them knowledge that hasn’t been documented anywhere else. A recent University of Kansas graduate and research assistant is completing a video project in which elders of her native Iowa Tribe...

Thu, 07/24/2014 — The family of University of Kansas alumnus Donald Slawson has made a $16 million lead gift for construction of a hall to be located in KU’s planned Earth, Energy and Environment Center. Slawson Hall will honor Don Slawson’s longstanding...

Thu, 07/24/2014 — Joe Lilek, a University of Kansas student, has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship. Lilek, an atmospheric science major and theatre minor from Bethesda, Maryland, was selected from a pool...

Thu, 07/24/2014 — University of Kansas researchers are at the forefront of efforts to develop standardized measures of the support needs of children and adults with intellectual disability. Such tools represent a new way of thinking about how to enable people...

Wed, 07/23/2014 — Researchers working to measure and predict sea level rise based on changes to ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will soon have a new tool to use in their assessments.  Jilu Li, assistant research professor with the Center for Remote...

Wed, 07/23/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – A new collaboration among the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts will enable secondary students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in information technology three years after high school graduation, officials announced. The Degree in 3 program represents an innovative way for students interested in an IT career to accelerate education, obtain access to internships, become acclimated to the business world and save money on higher education. The Edwards Campus and JCCC also are exploring ways to expand Degree in 3 to additional fields of study and to more school

Wed, 07/23/2014 —  In April 2010, a catastrophic explosion sank the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, operated for the BP company some 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven rig workers lost their lives, and oil gushed freely into Gulf waters for...


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5 am may be early, but for the die-hard autumn lovers, it’s time to kick off the season with the campus starlight walking tour. Led by retired professor Theodore Johnson, the tour will begin on 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard tomorrow morning. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/YZETlE

KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntingon’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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