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Tue, 07/03/2018 — The University of Kansas ranked 87th in the world last year among universities receiving U.S. utility patents. KU was granted 30 such patents in 2017, according to a report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property...

Tue, 07/03/2018 — As a University of Kansas professor has spent two years trying to recreate an ancient Roman structure in western Turkey, he has enlisted the help of a very modern technological tool — a 3-D printer. Phil Stinson, associate professor of...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — Renowned artist Faith Ringgold will give the keynote lecture for the National African American Quilt Convention (NAAQC) at the Spencer Museum of Art at 6 p.m. July 11. Ringgold will discuss her life in art and activism in dialogue with...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior. A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher reveals the importance of non-family adults in mentoring youth.  "If you are made...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – After 11 years of teaching at the University of Kansas, during which time she has performed regularly in Colorado as a principal clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic (and, until a few seasons ago, the Central City Opera), Stephanie Zelnick has embarked upon a new phase of her career. “My big passion right now has shifted to recording,” said Zelnick, associate professor of clarinet in the University of Kansas School of Music. In addition to playing in orchestras and recording solo works (she has made two solo albums, is a Naxos and Innova label recording artist and has recorded multiple tracks for compilations), Zelnick has added a new color to her

Thu, 06/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in Kenneth Spencer Research Library in July. “The Art of Nature: Natural History Art and Illustration by D.D. Tyler” traces the career of artist Diana Dee Tyler through a lifetime...

Thu, 06/28/2018 — While the AUMI, or Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a computer software program that has been around for more than a decade, University of Kansas researcher Abbey Dvorak thinks there is still lots of room to grow its use by music...

Wed, 06/27/2018 — Wednesday's divided U.S. Supreme Court decision that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to unions that represent them in bargaining will likely tie the hands of many unions, according to a University of Kansas political...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — LAWRENCE – A new study shows poor people in South America use some ingenious strategies to keep in digital touch with their children throughout the day. Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, lays out the scenario in an article recently published in the journal New Media & Society.

Tue, 06/26/2018 — Penicillin may help save your life, or it might cause a severe allergic reaction. An educational intervention may help students boost reading scores, but it may also make them hate reading. Side effects are a well-known phenomenon in medicine,...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — A gift of more than $1 million from the estate of the late speech pathologists Donald L. Robinson and Mary A. Carpenter of Shawnee will benefit people affected by communication disorders. The gift to the University of Kansas Medical Center will...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Two projects were selected this year to receive the 2018 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award at the University of Kansas. The two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. The first proposal selected,...

Mon, 06/25/2018 —  The 2018 FIFA World Cup is progressing through its first stage, and the world’s biggest sporting event is full of intriguing storylines as always. One of the most compelling is the qualification of Iceland, the smallest nation to ever to play...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Heidi Burke, a congenital quadrilateral amputee, loves to play piano. Her legs end at the knees and her arms at the elbow, but that has never stopped her from taking lessons and learning to play her family’s upright. There has been just one...

Fri, 06/22/2018 —  Behavioral Health Holdings (BHH), a leader in serving children with autism spectrum disorder, is joining forces with the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) for an innovative practicum program enabling online master’s degree and...

Fri, 06/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – After its six-month run ended, the creators of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago dismantled the 65,000 temporary displays that had attracted more than 21 million visitors. But one of the most popular exhibits of that World’s Fair endured far longer than its designer could have imagined: This year, Lewis Lindsay Dyche’s Panorama turns 125 years old at the KU Natural History Museum. To celebrate the anniversary, the museum is offering a new exhibit and a series of Panorama-themed events. The new exhibit, opening Saturday, June 23, includes artifacts and photographs from the University of Kansas Archives and items provided by the

Thu, 06/21/2018 — In response to an international terrorist attack, the public's level of concern has to do with the locations of the attacks and the perceived identities of the victims, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. In...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 1. Charles Matthews, assistant vice president–resource protection for BNSF Railway, was the speaker for the ceremony in...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Susan Scholz, associate dean and Porter Faculty Fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2018 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA). Scholz is being honored for her paper “Financial Restatement Trends in the United States: 2003-2012,” published by the Center for Audit Quality in 2014. In the paper, she investigated how restatements, or corrections of inaccurate financial statements, changed in the years after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act went into effect. Scholz considered the number of restatements, how much they affected the market and what types of mistakes were corrected. “The


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