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Thu, 07/21/2016 — In University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott's 2009 film, "The Only Good Indian," a young Kickapoo boy is forcibly taken from his parents in the early 1900s and enrolled in a federal boarding school, Haskell Institute...

Wed, 07/20/2016 —  If a stereotype or negative representation of a group of people is repeated often enough, it can be accepted as a realistic portrayal — especially for audiences who have no meaningful relationships with such groups other than through the media.

Tue, 07/19/2016 — Expansion of mandatory schooling laws by U.S. states in the late 1800s and early 1900s did not increase levels of intergenerational mobility, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher. While the number of people receiving an...

Mon, 07/18/2016 — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may want to the thank the instigators of last week’s failed coup, according to a Turkish politics expert who is available to speak with media about the events. “The early aftermath of the coup...

Fri, 07/15/2016 — Race, not gender, appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas economist. "In most cases, NIH funds are the...

Thu, 07/14/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center is proud to announce the Spring 2016 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place July 6 at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The 45 graduates began their coursework in March and come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, and also nonprofit organizations. The Spring 2016 sessions took place in Overland Park and Topeka.  ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and agencies.

Thu, 07/14/2016 — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Carla Hayden, longtime leader of the Enoch Pratt Library system in Baltimore, as the new Librarian of Congress. Hayden will become the first woman and first African-American to oversee the nation’s...

Thu, 07/14/2016 — You can tell when you talk to University of Kansas paleontologist David Burnham that he is anxious to return to the dig site of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rains have made parts of the two-track road that leads to the site impossible to pass for two...

Wed, 07/13/2016 — U.S. immigration policy has become a hotly debated issue in the presidential primaries, and it figures to continue in the campaign as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear headed to receiving their parties' nominations later this summer. A...

Wed, 07/13/2016 — As Donald Trump has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for president after a surprise primary victory, GOP delegates will head to Cleveland next week expecting to make it official at the party's national convention. University of Kansas...

Tue, 07/12/2016 —  Many secondary education teachers do not receive training in helping students learn to read because the thinking goes that developing reading skills should begin and end in elementary school. A University of Kansas professor has written a book...

Tue, 07/12/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 23rd in the nation for improving employment outcomes for graduates over the past five years, according to National Jurist magazine. KU Law averaged an upward trend of 3.4 percent annually in the...

Tue, 07/12/2016 — Two University of Kansas administrators will play influential roles in higher education operations and practices around the country. The Higher Learning Commission invited Jason Hornberger, associate vice provost for administration and finance,...

Mon, 07/11/2016 — As several states across the country have proposed legislation or instituted pilot programs to study mileage-based taxes on driving in place of gasoline taxes, it's an indication of difficulties facing U.S. transportation infrastructure, said a...

Mon, 07/11/2016 —  Research published in April provided “slam dunk” evidence of two prehistoric supernovae exploding about 300 light years from Earth. Now, a follow-up investigation based on computer modeling shows those supernovae likely exposed biology on...

Thu, 07/07/2016 — Despite China's relaxing of the official urban-rural divide in recent decades, the massive change still affects social identity for residents, especially those who moved from the countryside near cities, a University of Kansas Chinese social...

Thu, 07/07/2016 —  According the Environmental Protection Agency, the declining health of pollinators reported for the past decade is tied to a mix of factors, including habitat loss, pests, pathogens, viruses, poor nutrition and pesticides. “Insect...

Thu, 07/07/2016 —  A new $11 million, five-year grant will enable University of Kansas researchers on the Lawrence campus to better contribute to the fight against infectious disease by studying fundamental biology with the use of small molecule chemical...

Thu, 07/07/2016 — Fourteen University of Kansas students were awarded national scholarships that funded overseas study in nine countries this summer. Twelve undergraduates received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S....

Tue, 07/05/2016 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is adding another broadcast frequency to its family of stations covering northeast, east-central, southeast Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Beginning in early June, 96.1 FM began broadcasting from its Lawrence transmitter. The station broadcasts KPR’s HD service – KPR2 – throughout Lawrence and the surrounding areas, including the towns of Eudora and Tonganoxie. Normally, listeners would need a special HD Radio or an audio-streaming service to hear KPR2, but 96.1 FM will be one of the few stations in the nation to broadcast an HD signal over the standard FM band.  “I’m very excited that KPR listeners in Lawrence and


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