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Thu, 01/03/2019 — A University of Kansas graduate student has won a national award for her research on the history of Greek-American picture brides and their intricate role in the ways Greek immigrants in the early 20th century navigated their racial position...

Fri, 12/21/2018 — 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. Most of the measured wells are drilled into the High Plains aquifer, a vital source of...

Thu, 12/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Before Christopher McKitterick could sell his latest novella to the venerable pulp magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the editors insisted he justify one of the story’s central conceits: Rather than send individuals on space missions in rocket ships, the protagonist’s civilization itself – an entire solar system – altered its course through space, exploring new corners of the galaxy. “All the science had to work, all the technology had to work, and the civilizations had to work,” McKitterick said of Analog’s editor, Trevor Quachri. “He was very rigorous that way.” “So when I got this feedback, I thought, ‘Well, OK, I can fix this. It shouldn't

Wed, 12/19/2018 — Nearly 90 years after Robert "Bob" Harrison (class of 1938) had the adventure of a lifetime as a University of Kansas geology student, his family has made it possible for future students to enjoy and learn from the same experience. The Harrison...

Tue, 12/18/2018 — A gift of $3.5 million from University of Kansas alumnus Craig Martin and his wife, Diane, of Pasadena, California, establishes a center for construction safety at the School of Engineering. The Craig & Diane Martin National Center for...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — Stay-at-home dads might find their spirit animal in the smooth guardian frog of Borneo. A new pair of research papers authored by an investigator at the University of Kansas shows the male of the smooth guardian frog species (Limnonectes...

Mon, 12/17/2018 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Conner Falke, a senior from Parsons, is competing for the award....

Mon, 12/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program, who represent the 25th-anniversary class. The graduation ceremony took place last month in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. Erik Sartorius, executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, made remarks to the graduates. The 85 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies from across Kansas. They participated in classes held in Topeka, Olathe and the KU Edwards Campus. Of these participants, 21 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership

Fri, 12/14/2018 — KU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. They are Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Science Technology &...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — A recent discovery by a University of Kansas sociologist reveals that author George Orwell not only vocally advocated human rights but attempted, in the years between writing "Animal Farm" in 1945 and "1984" in 1949, to found an international...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — KU’s design-build “starchitect” Dan Rockhill is a big, gruff man dressed all in black, from his dusty work boots and coveralls to the wool scarf knotted under his neck (it’s cold in the warehouse this December morning, not to mention the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — A University of Kansas professor who helped to develop a refrigerant that is safe for the Earth’s ozone layer is among the ranks of the latest class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), one of the highest honors given to...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — About 2.6 million years ago, an oddly bright light arrived in the prehistoric sky and lingered there for weeks or months. It was a supernova some 150 light years away from Earth. Within a few hundred years, long after the strange light in the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 —  For decades, increasing numbers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have lived their adult lives under legal guardianships. A new book co-authored by University of Kansas and Syracuse University researchers is among the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — The names of nearly 1,350 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 51 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 23 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — For years, KU Surplus has sold reusable furniture and office supplies directly to University of Kansas departments and, in many cases, to the general public via online auction sites. Now, KU Surplus can sell directly to the general public...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of Kansas political scientists. "Because gun owners are...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Two faculty members of the University of Kansas are among the latest group of fellows announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: Thomas Cravens, professor of physics &...

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The University Honors Program has announced 30 University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars. The University Scholars Program was founded by Deanell Tacha, a vice chancellor for academic affairs who would go on to become a...


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