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Thu, 08/17/2017 — The federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC, is not adequately serving the country's lowest-income segment and should allow for more opportunities for tenant-based vouchers, among other changes, according to a recent report by a...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Harold “Hal” Orel, distinguished professor emeritus of English. He died July 31 in Lawrence. “We are saddened to learn of the death of Professor Orel, and, on behalf of the entire...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — Catalan police Thursday afternoon reported to international media that at least 13 people have died and more than 50 other people are injured after a vehicle rammed through a crowd in Barcelona. The incident occurred in the busy Las Ramblas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — From the marketing and sale of special glasses to smaller communities across the country preparing for a sudden boon of visitors, Monday's total solar eclipse presents a unique opportunity for some businesses, according to a University of Kansas...

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...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Juan Bravo-Suarez, University of Kansas assistant professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, was awarded a prestigious Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The two-year, $110,000...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change. However, an early look at ongoing work by a...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, earned seven individual awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) this year. KPR earned honors in the news, commentary, programming and website categories. The station...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — Despite federal officials labeling centers where immigrant women and their families are held as family detention centers or release programs as “Alternative to Detention," University of Kansas researchers found the detention complexes function...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — When Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published in 1937, her main critic was Richard Wright, who judged the content of her book as a mistake. Her story, in his estimation, did not defend black people's...

Fri, 08/11/2017 — Lawrence residents and employees of the University of Kansas should avoid areas near KU residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 17, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Streets around the newly constructed Downs Residence...

Thu, 08/10/2017 — Before Andrew Williams could settle into his new job at the University of Kansas this fall, he had one task to complete over the summer: help save the world. Williams is the new associate dean for diversity & inclusion at the School of...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — California’s innovative tech scene will soon get a close-up look from 19 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will travel to Los Angeles from Aug....

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...

Tue, 08/08/2017 — Though battling the competition and looking out for No. 1 might appear to be the best public relations strategy, a University of Kansas professor argues that approach is, at most, the second-best practice in the field. In a new book, the...

Tue, 08/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Kumarasamy “Sam” Shanmugan, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Shanmugan, 74, died Aug. 1 in...

Mon, 08/07/2017 —  Area media are invited to a tour of the new Cora Downs Residence Hall on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Downs Hall is part of KU's Central District project. Photography and video will be allowed in the...


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