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Mon, 06/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Growing up on a farm and carrying on a family tradition is one thing. Taking on the trials of farming from scratch? That’s quite another. The environmental and societal concerns that drive some 21st-century farm families away from cities and even divide them from their conventional-farming neighbors are the focus of the new book “New Farmers 2014/2018” (P&T Committee, 2019) created by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Kansas scholars. The project had its genesis when Paul Stock, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, met Bryon Darby, former KU assistant professor of photo media and now a

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...

Fri, 06/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Office of Research has announced that John Stobaugh will serve as interim director of the Higuchi Biosciences Center starting July 1. Stobaugh is a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and associate dean of research & graduate affairs in the School of Pharmacy. He also serves as associate director of academic research at the HBC. He will succeed Bill Picking, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and director of the Kansas Vaccine Institute, who is stepping away from the leadership role he has held since 2014 to focus on his research and teaching commitments. “Under Bill’s guidance, the Higuchi

Thu, 06/13/2019 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the KU Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind, visually impaired...

Wed, 06/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is mourning the death of Dr. Douglas Dechairo, director of Watkins Health Services, who died May 26 at the age of 78. Dechairo was a life-long Jayhawk who attended KU for his undergraduate and medical degrees. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he had a medical practice in California for more than 30 years before returning to Lawrence for what was supposed to be his retirement. But retirement didn’t stick for the always energetic doctor, and in 2011 he joined Watkins as a part-time physician before becoming Watkins’ full-time director in 2013. Dechairo served in that capacity until March 2019, when he stepped away from the role due

Tue, 06/11/2019 — The founding dean for the High Point University School of Pharmacy will be the next dean of pharmacy at the University of Kansas. Ronald Ragan, a KU alumnus and past KU School of Pharmacy faculty member, will begin his tenure Aug. 1. “We...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Wed, 05/22/2019 —  Expansion of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 improved access to insurance and represented gains in health care for adults with disabilities. But while those gains were documented, what wasn’t known was what challenges still existed in...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Thu, 05/16/2019 —  Spirituality and religion are central facets in the lives of millions, yet when people are dealing with problems or difficult times in life, social workers are not always versed in how those aspects can help guide their recovery. Edward Canda,...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Wed, 05/08/2019 —  When one thinks of the military, images of elite, highly fit soldiers often come to mind. Conversely, talk of eating disorders generally steers toward undernourished individuals, often young women. However, data has shown that the prevalence of...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — With a recent three-year, $1.4 million grant from NASA, a research team from the University of Kansas will help design and build a particle telescope to launch into orbit aboard a satellite. The Advanced Energetic Ion Electron Telescope, dubbed...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — As friends who are both officers of the Chemistry Club and fellow chemistry majors at the University of Kansas, it was fitting that Eleanor Stewart-Jones and Tyler Nguyen would get the news together. After some rapid inbox refreshing, two...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...

Mon, 04/29/2019 — LAWRENCE - Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure, where indicated, for 78 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 73 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod issued a shared statement of congratulations with Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center. “This is an important milestone for these exceptional faculty and scholars. They have dedicated their career toward advancing knowledge, and we hope the entire

Fri, 04/26/2019 —  A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration policy that would prevent any organization that refers patients for abortion services from receiving Title X funds. The Washington state judge’s ruling temporarily stops regulations from...

Fri, 04/26/2019 — A professor of pharmacotherapy at the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy is the second candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the position of the University of Kansas dean of pharmacy.   Professor Michael...

Thu, 04/25/2019 — A retired nurse who grew up in the small town of Whitewater, Kansas, left a $4.2 million gift from her estate to create scholarships for generations of nursing students at KU Medical Center. Margaret Ann Zimmerman lived a life of service to...


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