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Mon, 08/03/2020 — A new paper in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical from researchers at the University of Kansas reveals a possible early indicator of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, or FXTAS. The disease afflicts some older people who carry a...

Mon, 08/03/2020 — Whether it's a fear of violence or a steadfast belief in constitutional rights, Americans have strong opinions on why they need guns. But concerns about Satan and Armageddon also enter into their decision-making. “People have these...

Mon, 08/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio was set to hold its 12th annual Big Band Christmas on Dec. 12 at Liberty Hall, but due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, KPR has decided to cancel this year’s event. A Big Band Christmas traditionally draws more than 500 people to enjoy a night of live jazz music, drinks and dancing. KPR plans to bring Big Band Christmas back in December 2021. Follow KPR on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see announcements on various virtual events KPR will be holding for the foreseeable future. KPR, an 18-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence,

Thu, 07/30/2020 — University of Kansas researchers studying what they call “digital homelessness” have received an additional grant to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Americans who don’t have easy access to the internet. Before the pandemic,...

Thu, 07/30/2020 — The names of more than 4,700 graduates from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 87 Kansas counties; 49 other states, territories, and Washington, D.C.; and 53 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Wed, 07/29/2020 —  The University of Kansas Office of Lifelong & Professional Education (LPE) has announced that Kelly McCoy will serve as the new director of the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI). KFRTI was created by the Kansas Legislature...

Wed, 07/29/2020 — The University of Kansas Memorial Union and Rotary District 5710 collaborated to host Rotary International’s first virtual leadership academy. Traditionally held as an overnight program on the KU Lawrence campus, the Rotary Youth Leadership...

Wed, 07/29/2020 — When protests erupted over the death of George Floyd and ongoing systemic racism in the United States in the spring, entrepreneur David Dennis was reminded of the stories his mother had told him of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He said...

Tue, 07/28/2020 — Some 40 years after thinking began in earnest and 20 years after implementation did likewise, a University of Kansas professor believes it’s time to take a critical look at the golden child of urban planning, the internet-enabled smart city....

Tue, 07/28/2020 — Ken Audus, University of Kansas professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and former School of Pharmacy dean, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Audus will be the 14th editor of the publication that was...

Mon, 07/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Not only do feminist mothers have more self-assured feminist daughters, their young adult daughters’ voices have a significant, positive psychological influence on the moms, according to a new study. Alesia Woszidlo, University of Kansas associate professor of communication studies, and her University of Georgia co-authors, Analisa Arroyo and Anastacia Janovec, published their results in the journal Communication Monographs. They analyzed survey data from 169 mother-daughter pairs. The daughters were college-age, and the mothers averaged around 50. The study established: The feminist attitudes of the mothers and daughters, Their willingness to stand

Fri, 07/24/2020 — For most people, exercise is healthy for both body and mind. Hours spent jogging, bike riding or lifting weights can elevate mood, boost heart health, build muscle and spur weight loss. Yet the last of these supposed workout benefits — weight...

Fri, 07/24/2020 — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded its 2020-21 International Fellowship to Intisar Ameen Tyne of Bangladesh. Tyne is a graduate student in mental health care architecture at the University of...

Thu, 07/23/2020 — Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology," will give an online talk as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities Summer Speaker Series at the University of Kansas. The event, a Zoom...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Given the current national climate of apprehension and intolerance, most people probably assume a transgender political candidate is less likely to be elected than a traditional one. But a new study concludes that even in this period of...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have expanded a project to detect COVID-19 virus in the wastewater systems of local communities across the state. The original project launched...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 17 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 265th basic training class. The...

Tue, 07/21/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kelly Jones as the new associate professor of the practice and director of field education. Prior to this appointment, Jones was the senior associate director for...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — Women who have experienced intimate partner violence are at a higher risk of negative health outcomes such as cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections, HPV and HIV/AIDS. A University of Kansas researcher is building a body of work...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — The University of Kansas has named Ethan Stubbs II as its Sorority & Fraternity Life director. He begins in the role July 27. “I look forward to joining the KU family and continuing the work of an inclusive sorority and fraternity...


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