Health & Wellness
Wed, 09/20/2017 — Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology Cecilia Menjívar will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Summerfield Room of the Adams Alumni Center. The topic will...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — A recent study of Kansans with serious mental illness enrolled in KanCare, the state Medicaid managed care program, revealed many significant unmet needs and barriers to care. While managed care organizations (MCOs) have the potential to...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist, cancer researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, will deliver the Hall Center’s Humanities Lecture Series presentation “The Gene: An Intimate History” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Lied Center Auditorium. The lecture is supported by the Hall Family Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod notes: “Siddhartha Mukherjee is a groundbreaking physician, researcher and author whose work has changed the way we think about cancer, genetics and other important topics in medicine. We are delighted to have

Tue, 09/19/2017 — While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known about motor deficits that affect the majority of, if not all, individuals with ASD. These include not...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will partner with four other Kansas universities on a new project funded by $20 million from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications. The project will focus on microorganisms that live in the water, plants and soil. KU will work with research partners at Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Haskell Indian Nations University. The work is funded through the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR),

Tue, 09/19/2017 — This fall, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – Perhaps it is best to beat yourself up a little the next time you fail at a task. New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task. "Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way people think about their failures or the way employers think about their employees' failures," said Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior in the KU School of Business. "Sometimes the literature has

Wed, 09/13/2017 — A University of Kansas Medical Center cancer researcher and a longtime business law professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Shrikant Anant has been selected as the 2017...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences invites walkers and runners to participate in the eighth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2017 Dr. Bob Run event will take place at 9 a.

Wed, 09/06/2017 — A paper appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Psychiatry details a “radical” new method for diagnosing eating disorders that predicts 68 percent of people’s problems in psychological and social functioning due to...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay...

Tue, 09/05/2017 —   LAWRENCE – Countries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt gender-neutral laws and stricter laws against rape," said Nazli Avdan, a KU assistant professor of political science and the study's lead author. Avdan and her co-author, Victor Asal, chair of public administration and associate professor of political science at University at Albany, paired a

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Wed, 08/23/2017 —  Transgender youths face a number of challenges each day, and it’s easy to assume those who live in small, rural towns have less understanding and more hostility in their lives. But a new study shows that’s not necessarily the case and that...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Service providers in the Midwest who have encountered survivors of human trafficking listed sexual assault as one of the most likely conditions to encounter of those at risk of both labor and sex trafficking, according to a new report by...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Wed, 08/16/2017 — One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action. Work by a University of Kansas...


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