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Tue, 04/19/2016 — University of Kansas and University of Michigan researchers will lead a project to build a web-based, interactive map showing where financial services are located in communities across the United States and how the locations of these services...

Tue, 04/19/2016 — A University of Kansas political scientist is available to discuss the New York presidential primary contests and how scenarios could influence each party's nomination process. New Yorkers head to the polls as Democratic front-runner Hillary...

Tue, 04/19/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on April 22 as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the Dance...

Tue, 04/19/2016 — LAWRENCE – More than 1,900 people helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a successful spring membership drive after they reached their goal. After eight days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended its drive at 6 p.m. April 15 with $271,217 in pledges. The Campaign For Excellence 2016 drew pledges from 1,918 listener-members.  The membership drive began with more than $124,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. More than $146,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members.  “We are very grateful to everyone who pledged their support to Kansas Public Radio during our spring fund drive. Support from private sources accounts for 60 percent of the station’s

Tue, 04/19/2016 — A prominent chemical engineer who helped create a top refrigerant that is safe for Earth’s ozone layer will join the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor. Mark Shiflett, who has worked at DuPont since 1987, will join...

Tue, 04/19/2016 — Larry Singell is the second of three candidates for provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. He has served as executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington since 2012. Singell, an...

Mon, 04/18/2016 — New analyses indicate that early migrants to the Western Hemisphere were descendants of the modern humans who originated in Africa and were part of the global dispersal of modern humans around the world, according to an analysis that includes a...

Mon, 04/18/2016 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2016 Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will...

Mon, 04/18/2016 — When we hear about adolescents and sexual behavior online, it’s often in the context of scandal, such as when young people get in trouble for sexting. But even when they are not being sexually explicit, adolescents often present themselves...

Mon, 04/18/2016 — Westar Energy and the University of Kansas School of Engineering have collaborated to accelerate and expand opportunities for students in the mechanical engineering capstone program. A gathering to celebrate the official kickoff of the agreement...

Mon, 04/18/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is leading a new initiative called Shut the Sash as part of an innovative program designed to reduce energy consumption and costs at the university’s research laboratories. Shut the Sash will be monitored by a newly formed Green Team at the Multidisciplinary Research Building to encourage researchers to save energy through the simple act of closing laboratory fume hoods. The Green Team is made up of staff and students in MRB who volunteer to encourage staff, faculty and students to make their laboratories and workplaces more sustainable. “Our conservation efforts focus on opportunities that reduce energy

Fri, 04/15/2016 — The University of Kansas held a ceremony earlier this month to recognize on-campus student staff and award the Student Employee of the Year for the 2015-16 academic year. Travis Kesinger, Topeka, an employee in the Student Involvement and...

Fri, 04/15/2016 — Julie Nagel, interim associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas, has been named to the position permanently. In that role she serves as president of KU Innovation and Collaboration (KUIC), which...

Thu, 04/14/2016 — Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for serving as an apartheid-era prison that held Nelson Mandela and others for decades. As a historical site in South Africa's...

Thu, 04/14/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning will present its first Global Impact through Design Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 22. All are welcome to attend this day of presentations documenting...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — Low-income parents of young children frequently face day-to-day difficulties in feeding and housing their families. Social services for such parents often include financial education designed to help build basic knowledge about financial matters...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — LAWRENCE – More than 50 early-childhood advocates from 12 Kansas counties gathered in Topeka on April 5 for the first of five daylong summits across the state this spring aimed at helping communities improve their systems for developmental screenings and referrals. “We work collaboratively with other entities in our county, but we also work in different sectors,” said one of the attendees, Molly Jenkins, of Manhattan’s Raising Riley project. “This is a great opportunity to come together and see how we’re all using the tools, and what we can do to share data and use that to move forward.” The no-cost “Screen Early Start Strong” Summits are part of the Kansas

Wed, 04/13/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Education will host the ninth annual summer Strategies Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators.  This year’s full-day event, Strategies for Educational Improvement: Teaching & Learning for...

Wed, 04/13/2016 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity will host the Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. today, April 13, at the Kansas Union Ballroom. KU will recognize outstanding faculty, staff and students at this annual event in...

Tue, 04/12/2016 — LAWRENCE – On a daily basis, local governments across the country make community-changing decisions based on recommendations found in planning staff reports. Research from the University of Kansas shows in the past 40 years, little has been done to make these reports more accessible to decision makers and the public. The research team studied staff reports from 94 city planning departments across the country, which ranged in size from 2,000 people to more than a million. Regardless of location and size, the researchers found the staff reports were surprisingly similar and largely based on recommendations that came out in 1976. “We seem to have frozen in time,” said


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