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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...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — Growing up around Havana, Javier Torres López always was fascinated by reptiles. As the son of a professor who teaches vertebrate zoology at the University of Havana, he focused on studies of literature and science in high school and thought...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA...

Mon, 09/11/2017 —  Every year, athletes across the country push themselves to their physical limits, often in extremely hot conditions. Increasingly, those same athletes are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat the resulting pain and soreness...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to a University of Kansas professor. In her new article,...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — The U.S. House last week passed a bipartisan bill aiming to allow automakers and tech companies to test as many as 100,000 autonomous vehicles annually. While its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, the bill is a notable development in the...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design (Arc/D), and the school's Dean’s Advisory Board have announced the names of Arc/D's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards. They are furniture designer Wendell...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Retired NASA astronauts and University of Kansas alumni Joe Engle and Steven Hawley will be grand marshals of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A meet and greet with Kansas Athletics...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology, offered through the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas, is now fully accredited under the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — Sixteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the University of Kansas community will remember the event with a ceremony on the Lawrence campus. After tolling of the Campanile bells at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, the ceremony will begin at 8 p.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The theme for the American Studies Association’s 2016 convention, “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are,” had been chosen months before, and Robert Warrior, its then-president and University of Kansas Hall Distinguished...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — Despite a recent national survey showing an increasing divide in whether Americans see value in a college degree, a University of Kansas researcher on economic inequality said lifetime earnings data still show a clear advantage to earning...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences invites walkers and runners to participate in the eighth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2017 Dr. Bob Run event will take place at 9 a.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host speakers from diverse programs such as business, Spanish & Portuguese, art & design and anthropology. The Fall 2017 Merienda Speaker Series continues...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — If you’re a University of Kansas faculty or staff member who loves theatre, buy a season pass today. Did you know you can purchase season tickets through payroll deduction? For less than $20 out of six paychecks, you can see every show in the...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — Fifty new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “I’m excited to start the new academic year...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will share updates on the direction of the largest academic unit at the University of Kansas at the second annual State of the College. Dean Carl Lejuez will focus his remarks this year on the new strategic plan for the College. The plan lays out actions aimed at student success and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, scholarly and pedagogic support for faculty, professional development for staff and strategic growth for the College as a whole. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about progress and initiatives from the dean. It also offers a forum

Wed, 09/06/2017 — The Office of Diversity & Equity, in conjunction with all academic units and KU Libraries, will launch the first Community Table at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Anschutz Library. The Community Table, previously known as CLAS Time,...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — A paper appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Psychiatry details a “radical” new method for diagnosing eating disorders that predicts 68 percent of people’s problems in psychological and social functioning due to...


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