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Tue, 04/14/2015 — 2015 marks 70 years since Bob Dole’s injuries on a battlefield in Italy and the end of World War II as well as a decade since the release of the former senator’s 2005 memoir, “One Soldier’s Story.” The Robert J. Dole Archive &...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants, and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 15th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Forty...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Jason Travers, assistant professor of special education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about Autism Awareness Month, autism and research taking place on the topic. April is Autism Awareness Month. Travers, a...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — In his second-floor corner office in Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories at the University of Kansas, Professor Ron Borchardt gestures to file cabinets lining a wall. The drawers hold more than 500 scientific research papers he authored or...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Aquatic ecologists from 15 North American universities and research stations who have traveled from as far away as the U.S. Virgin Islands are visiting the University of Kansas today for a one-day symposium honoring Val Houston Smith, KU...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The University of Kansas will present the See/Saw Film Festival later this month, featuring works exhibiting, disrupting and renegotiating constructions of children and young people from historically underserved and marginalized...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — Over the past two months University of Kansas Department of Design students have received numerous honors at two different events, the National Student Show in Dallas and the Creative Summit in San Marcos, Texas. This is the 11th year the...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — Tyrone Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The award honors SIAM members who have made...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — LAWRENCE – The old adage “you learn something new every day” seems to take a vacation during the long, lazy days of summer. But it doesn’t have to. For the past six years, the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has offered adults a unique option for summer vacation. Adults can expand their minds and rediscover a love of learning through Mini College. Mini College is a weeklong experience for adults to take classes in a wide variety of subjects, from discussions on Jane Austen novels and the history of infectious diseases to the study of film in Kansas and the benefits of Tai Chi. A sample of course titles for Mini College 2015:

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The University Career Center, Office of Study Abroad, Business Career Services Center and Engineering Career Center have purchased MyWorldAbroad, an internationally focused career resource. Key highlights: Opportunity listings for a variety...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The Fair Access to Science and Technology (FASTR) Act of 2015 was refiled last month in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress with continued bipartisan support. The University of Kansas has played a pioneering...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — When HIV first began to appear in the Kansas City area, treatment options were scarce. Few physicians were familiar with the virus, and many lacked resources to care for patients. With nowhere to refer her patients, a University of Kansas alumna...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — The KUMU PDE, Dynamical Systems and Applications conference will take place April 18-19 at the University of Kansas. The conference, hosted by the universities of Kansas and Missouri mathematics departments, is organized by Mathew Johnson, KU...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — Four University of Kansas faculty members have been selected for 2015 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize midcareer scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. Chancellor...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — The field of journalism has changed greatly over the last decade, and those changes are taking a particularly hard toll on women working in newsrooms, new research from a University of Kansas professor shows. Female journalists are experiencing...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — On a visit to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who did not know the work and impact of Sandy Mason. A distinguished librarian at KU from 1957 until she retired in 1999,...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — Infectious diseases kill more than 10 million people each year, most of them in the developing world. The high cost of life-saving drugs is one barrier to treatment. Should strong patent protection, which drives up pharmaceutical prices, keep...

Thu, 04/09/2015 —  A team of scientists at the University of Kansas has pinpointed six chemical compounds that thwart HuR, an ‘oncoprotein’ that binds to RNA and promotes tumor growth. The findings, which could lead to a new class of cancer drugs, appear in...

Wed, 04/08/2015 — The University of Kansas placed second in the Best Brief category at the 2015 Federal Bar Association’s Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which was March 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Emily Barclay, third-year law student from...

Wed, 04/08/2015 — The ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Božo Cerar, will visit the University of Kansas later this month and give a presentation on international criminal law. Cerar will meet April 15 with Professor Marc Greenberg, director of the...


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