Health & Wellness
Tue, 12/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – With Pfizer and Moderna applying for emergency-use authorization, COVID-19 vaccines appear to be on the brink of FDA approval. The next big public health challenge, then, will be convincing enough people to take it so that the country can return to a semblance of normalcy. A University of Kansas communication studies researcher who has studied the anti-vaccine movement has tips for countering its conspiracy theories. Brett Bricker, a teaching specialist who has researched various means of persuasion, recently co-wrote a review of articles on the anti-vaccine movement that concluded vaccine opponents who resist repeated assertions based in science and fact

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar. The pandemic has affected commencement celebrations for many KU graduates. Some summer graduates will choose to participate in...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus,...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A University of Kansas department’s recent name change reflects its management of two distinct graduate education programs funded by longtime KU donors. Self Graduate Programs administers the Self Graduate Fellowship and Self Memorial...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas has launched an online Bachelor of Health Sciences program as community health and medical research take center stage in public life. Available through the new School of Professional Studies, this all-online degree...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in just three minutes or less? This fall, the...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — For a geoscientist, the benefits of performing fieldwork are countless. Researching in nature gives geoscientists firsthand contact with the earth’s raw materials and a chance to test ideas and develop theories — as well as to make new...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — Abortions have decreased significantly this year, due largely to pandemic-related factors. But other veiled influences stemming from state-related policies have affected this number in surprising ways. “We found that foot traffic to abortion...

Fri, 11/06/2020 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association will host its first-ever virtual fundraising event, Jayhawks Flock Together, on Nov. 19. The event is presented in partnership with Dimensional Innovations, Helix Architecture + Design and McCownGordon...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — The 29th annual Waggoner Research Colloquium will include scholars from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center to discuss health care issues facing minority and international communities. “Confronting Health Challenges in the...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — Morgan Farnworth, doctoral student in public affairs & administration at the University of Kansas, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs connect changemakers...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — How likely you are to trust a self-driving car or advice from Siri? A University of Kansas interdisciplinary team led by relationship psychologist Omri Gillath has published a new paper in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showing...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Read during the COVID-19 pandemic, one passage in particular jumps out from poet Megan Kaminski’s new book, “Gentlewomen.”  “We are all alone together sipping coffee while staring at screens. ... hands reaching across quarantine zones.” While she and her editor considered the book, which always included that line, complete long before the pandemic hit the U.S., Kaminski said that the current world health crisis and other events caused her to revisit and significantly revise the book, recently published by Noemi Press. “It feels like these past six months have brought the horrors of economic exploitation, white supremacy and environmental devastation

Wed, 10/28/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas, through the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, is a partner in two autism spectrum disorder research projects that have recently been awarded $13 million in federal grants. One grant funds continuation of the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health (AIR-B 4) based at the University of California-Los Angeles, a project that focuses on partnering with community groups and key stakeholders to provide access to effective interventions for underserved families. An additional funded project between KU and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill aims to evaluate use of an assessment tool that monitors the

Tue, 10/27/2020 —  Politicians discuss the ins and outs of health care while trying to win votes, but for some Americans, policymakers do not seem to be listening. University of Kansas researchers have published a study about perspectives of individuals with...

Thu, 10/22/2020 — Nearly one in five adults in the United States live with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Yet many people who experience mental illness don’t seek treatment. A study by the National Council for Behavioral...

Fri, 10/16/2020 — A University of Kansas School of Pharmacy alumnus has pledged $100,000 to honor a longtime school administrator. The anonymous donor will match donations up to $100,000 in honor of Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean, who retired this month...

Thu, 10/15/2020 — LAWRENCE – Six current seniors and a recent graduate have been endorsed for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the support of the University of Kansas Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Emerson Karsh-Lombardo, Abby Neal, Meredith Shaheed and Logan Stuart have been endorsed for the Mitchell Scholarship. Neal, Shaheed and Stuart are joined by seniors Aroog Khaliq and Laura Phillips in being endorsed for the Marshall Scholarship. Shaheed, Stuart, Khaliq and Phillips are joined by recent graduate Samiyah Para-Cremer in being endorsed for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Several University of Kansas organizations and offices have partnered to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day through a program featuring a renowned Cherokee Nation scholar reflecting on representation of Native cultures on college...

Thu, 10/08/2020 — When the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, government at all levels needed to manage a public health crisis, continue providing essential services and stave off economic disaster. However, public health interventions,


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