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KU news archive

Fri, 10/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Each fall, communities throughout Kansas and the Midwest mark their German heritage and affection for beer with Oktoberfest celebrations. For decades, a University of Kansas professor has studied the lasting legacy of the region’s large influx of German immigrants and the many dialects of language they brought with them. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, after Spanish, German is the second most common non-English language spoken in homes in Kansas and most other Midwest states. In a cluster of counties in Kansas, German is even more common than Spanish. William Keel, a professor of Germanic literature and languages, has tracked the immigrant

Fri, 10/10/2014 — University of Kansas architecture students may know the shortcuts across campus better than any other group. That’s because Marvin Hall has no auditorium, and for the past 100 years students have raced to get to their lecture classes on...

Fri, 10/10/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, in partnership with KU Center for Sustainability, KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU’s Office of the Provost and KU’s International Center for Ethics in Business, will host...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — U.S. Department of Justice officials said in national news reports that American law enforcement officials must focus their resources on Americans traveling abroad who might become radicalized and return to conduct terrorist attacks at home on...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The deep study of complex biomedical problems requires stable, long-term research funding. Robert Hanzlik, a professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas, understands that better than most. In 2002, the National Institutes of Health awarded Hanzlik a five-year, $10 million grant to create the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Protein Structure and Function (COBRE-PSF). The success of Hanzlik’s team, which included Mary Lou Michaelis, now-emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, led to a second five-year, $10 million grant in 2008. Recently, Hanzlik learned that COBRE-PSF will receive an additional $5.6 million in

Thu, 10/09/2014 — The University of Kansas is currently preparing an extensive self-study to prepare for a universitywide reaccreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Accreditation assures KU’s students that their...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — An environmental and earth science data project, led by a multi-university team including KU’s Biodiversity Institute, has been awarded $15 million by the National Science Foundation to continue to discover and aggregate data for scientists...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – When a young man was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, his death set off several weeks of vigils, protests, vandalism and looting. The event also attracted national and international media attention, spurring public dialogue on issues of race and inequality, the criminal justice system and definitions of peaceful protest.   Experts in a variety of fields will participate in a panel discussion on the broad historical, social, economic and political implications of recent events in Ferguson during “Facing Ferguson: Historical, Legal and Political Contexts.” The event, which will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Lawrence

Thu, 10/09/2014 — When President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act, it represented the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the passage of...

Thu, 10/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas French scholar can talk about the work and legacy of Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature. The Nobel committee recognized Modiano’s work “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Born in France in 1945, Modiano has spent much of his literary career focused on the Nazi occupation of France in World War II. Van Kelly, an associate professor of French who specializes in contemporary French literature and film, has used Modiano’s novels in his undergraduate and graduate classes since 1992. Similar to Modiano’s work,

Thu, 10/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – A popular comedian’s podcast that has fellow comics talking openly about mental illness has redefined the relationship between celebrity and fan. Vincent Meserko, a University of Kansas doctoral student in communication studies, closely studied comedian Paul Gilmartin’s podcast “Mental Illness Happy Hour” and found that the broadcasting technology of podcasts allows the audience to connect to the performer on a more intimate level and makes the audience feel as though the performer was one of them. Meserko’s findings are detailed in the article “Going Mental: Podcasting, Authenticity, and the Artist-Fan Identification on Paul Gilmartin’s Mental Illness

Thu, 10/09/2014 — The Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to help community college students with...

Wed, 10/08/2014 — The Columbine High School massacre that involved two students opening fire and throwing pipe bombs in the Colorado school in 1999 touched off heightened attention on school security and safety. But several other school shootings have occurred in...

Wed, 10/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired a higher education administrator and KU alumna with more than 20 years’ experience to lead its undergraduate services office. The new director, Susan Rufledt, will assume duties leading the College’s Student Academic Services office Oct. 20. She most recently served as director of First-Year Experience at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Karen Ledom, who has served as interim director since May, will resume her position as administrative director. “Susan Rufledt will hit the ground running as our new director. She’s a creative problem-solver and experienced project

Wed, 10/08/2014 — Critics may deride it as fake, and the outcomes may be determined before a match is ever held, but professional wrestling is still widely popular, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars annually and drawing thousands of spectators to live...

Wed, 10/08/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to provide historical context about two all-female colleges agreeing to officially admit transgendered students and becoming the first higher education institutions in the country to put such...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to recruit and fund students for master's-level education focused on behavioral health practice with adolescents and transitional-age youth. The...

Tue, 10/07/2014 —  Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called “exosomes.” Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — A University of Kansas physicist who studies the same electronic and optical properties used to develop LED light is available to discuss the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The honor was given jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji...

Tue, 10/07/2014 — With everything from microbial art to fluorescent geysers, a science festival atmosphere will permeate the galleries for this year’s Party in the Panorama at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer Party in the Panorama: a...


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