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Thu, 01/14/2021 — In a rapidly evolving economy with ever-shifting workforce demands, how can universities, businesses and students better meet each other’s needs? There’s a map for that. Or there will be soon, thanks to experts at the University of Kansas...

Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...

Wed, 01/13/2021 —  Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them. Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a study showing that eating breakfast can improve a...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — A University of Kansas expert in presidential rhetoric from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump is available to journalists to react to President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural address on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “As a former vice president and longtime...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The early years of a children's education provide a vital foundation for their future development, creating a base for lifelong learning as well as cognitive and social growth. To help fulfill the growing need for teachers who can help children in the Kansas City area during this crucial stage of life, the KU Edwards Campus is adding a new Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education to its list of degree-completion programs. Offered through KU’s School of Education & Human Sciences, the program is open for fall 2021 enrollment. Individuals in the Kansas City region looking to enter or grow in an influential field can now earn an

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Americans take great pride in the tradition of free speech. Enshrined in the Constitution, the tradition is quite different than those of Europe and other parts of the world, which not only provide different histories but the possibility for...

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication...

Fri, 01/08/2021 — “Fat. Pig. Slob. Disgusting animal.” These are just a few of the names that President Donald Trump called adversaries during his campaign and presidency. But according to Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Wed, 01/06/2021 — The Carnegie Foundation announced the University of Kansas is one of 75 institutions reclassified, after being awarded originally in 2010, with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. KU is one of only 52 research institutions to...

Tue, 01/05/2021 — To be fair, the newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake (Levitonius mirus) is pretty great at hiding. In its native habitat, Samar and Leyte islands in the Philippines, the snake spends most of its time burrowing underground, usually...

Mon, 01/04/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the biennial Post-Election Conference will debut as an 11-part video series on the institute’s YouTube channel. "Our Post-Election Conference is one of...

Mon, 12/21/2020 — What was it that compelled white voters to choose Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election – but not necessarily the 2020 election – in the battleground states of the Midwest? “We see a great deal of regional variation. White voters...

Mon, 12/21/2020 — Fourteen KU staff members will hone their leadership skills in 2021 through participation in the university’s Aspiring Leaders program. This is the sixth cohort since the program launched in 2017. The eight-month Aspiring Leaders program,...

Fri, 12/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas awarded four students Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to support their research projects for the spring 2021 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member. The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. MathUGRAs are awarded to students conducting semesterlong independent projects culminating in an oral presentation or written work, demonstrating the student’s own development of a topic in mathematics and its applications. Recipients of the

Wed, 12/16/2020 — Twenty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 11 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Kathryn Russell, an officer of the Andover Police Department, was the...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — University Distinguished Professor Jorge Soberón has been named interim director of the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. “Dr. Soberón is an internationally recognized leader in biodiversity...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January. Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project conducted by the KGS and the...

Wed, 12/16/2020 — When you imagine a visit to a natural history museum, the first thing that springs to mind could be dinosaur bones or taxidermized animals. Behind the visitor displays, however, advanced research on specimens collected from around the world is...

Tue, 12/15/2020 — The 54th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available online. In a year that brought the novel coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, the KSA shares data on Kansas and the United States in 16 categories that provides...

Tue, 12/15/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced the summer and fall 2020 Employees of the Month, through November 2020.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee...


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