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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 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is hosting its first-ever Songwriters Showcase, an evening of music featuring local musicians Mr. and Mrs. Dodge, Heidi Gluck and Inside Baseball. The show, sponsored by Briggs Subaru, will be Saturday, Sept. 23, at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $10.50 in advance at macelis.com. Arthur Dodge of Lawrence band Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers and his wife, Meg Heriford (owner of the Ladybird Café), are teaming up for a rare duo performance. Dodge’s band performs indie ballads and rock and country tunes around the area. The duo plan to release

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

Tue, 09/19/2017 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering has once again earned top honors in an international aircraft engine design competition. The nine-person team won the event sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and...

Mon, 09/18/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin as the recipient of the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize. Harkin will receive the award at a public program at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Dole Institute. The program will be free and open to the public. A live stream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Senator Harkin shares Senator Dole’s belief in bipartisanship, civil discourse and respect for the other side,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “We look forward to honoring his long service to our country.” “I am honored and humbled to join the list of renowned

Mon, 09/18/2017 —  Christians and fundamentalists are a major section of American society, with influence in political, social and economic circles. Yet, little is known about how advertisers work to reach a fundamentalist population. A study from the University...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina is seeking artists to develop original art for the new Medical Education Building that will house the Salina campuses of the KU schools of Medicine and Nursing. The building, a historic former...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – KU Professional & Continuing Education announces today the launch of the Data Analytics Boot Camp, a 24-week skills-development, nondegree program, teaching the fundamental data science and analytics skills increasingly sought after in today’s data-driven digital economy. This launch comes at a time when the projected investment in data science is at an all-time high, with the worldwide big data analytics market expected to reach over $200 billion by 2020, according to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation The KU Data Analytics Boot Camp, offered in partnership with Trilogy Education

Fri, 09/15/2017 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee have named Larry and Nancy Stoppel of Washington, Kansas, winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — Neeli Bendapudi, provost and executive vice chancellor, and Mike Rounds, associate vice provost for human resource management, have announced the 2017-2018 class of Staff Fellows at the University of Kansas. The Staff Fellows Program strives to...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — Given the unrest triggered by the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of Anthony Smith, journalists looking for comment over the weekend from an expert on race relations in that part of the country may call on Clarence...

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Distinguished Professor Rosemary O'Leary collected three lifetime achievement awards in public administration this summer. This makes her the only scholar to win all five major lifetime achievement awards in the field. O'Leary, who also took...

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Barbara Barnett, University of Kansas professor of journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, has been named the inaugural Lee F. Young Professor of Journalism. Diane Gray Quinn, 1971 journalism school...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Every week, it seems, a professor or other public intellectual stirs up a hornet’s nest of controversy on social media, particularly when the question of race is at issue. And while Twitter is often the locus of these brouhahas, such controversies are nothing new, according to a Shawn Alexander, a University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American studies who wrote about the topic in an Aug. 31 article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Alexander traces these controversies back 90 years to a scholarly article by E. Franklin Frazier, then-Morehouse College professor of sociology and director of the Atlanta School of Social Work

Wed, 09/13/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas is hosting a communitywide conversation about sanctuary from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. In the past several years,...

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...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — University of Kansas students pursuing premier national and international scholarships have a new campus space and expanded support. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Studies have reorganized the support...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — Evolutionary biologists long have supposed that when species colonize new geographic regions they often develop new traits and adaptations to deal with their fresh surroundings. They branch from their ancestors and multiply in numbers of species.

Tue, 09/12/2017 —  Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn...


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