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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 — While Thursday's divided Supreme Court ruling marks an important milestone in the ongoing shift in how the federal government has approached taxation of online sales, there are important caveats for states to consider, according to a University...

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

Thu, 06/21/2018 — Seven University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU's West District. Alex Nolte, doctoral student in geology and geophysics from Wichita, received the William W.

Wed, 06/20/2018 — If you’re expecting probiotics to reduce your anxiety, it might be time to put down that yogurt spoon – or supplement bottle – and call a professional instead. A new study from the University of Kansas appearing Wednesday in PLOS ONE...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Local emergency management teams have a new tool at their disposal. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new homeland security master’s program created and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout during a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The intensive, two-day exercise was the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Nine students acted as the Douglas County emergency management team, dealing with a malware intrusion. Douglas County’s team worked

Tue, 06/19/2018 —  English learners are the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools. While they face many of the same challenges as their peers, when it comes to mathematics, they are not only learning to work with numbers but doing so through the dynamic of a...

Tue, 06/19/2018 — A just-published paper in Science changes the formula scientists should use when estimating the speed of huge ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that flow into the ocean and drive mounting sea levels around the globe. The change in the...

Tue, 06/19/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries have been selected as a preservation steward for the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). KU Libraries were designated a Federal Depository Library in 1869 and a Regional Depository Library in 1976. These...

Tue, 06/19/2018 —  The Trump administration has shown no signs of stopping or changing its policy on separating children from families at the country’s southern border when families are accused of entering the country illegally. Criticism has been growing from...

Tue, 06/19/2018 — University of Kansas sociology students recently received awards and scholarships for outstanding academic achievements in two department ceremonies.  During the 26th annual awards dinner last month, graduate students received awards and...

Mon, 06/18/2018 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is one of 10 winners in Phase I of the GoFly Prize, an international aviation competition sponsored by Boeing. The nine-person “Mamba” team — led by Lauren Schumacher, doctoral...

Mon, 06/18/2018 — Kansas Public Radio wants to say “thank you.” The public radio station is hosting an ice cream social in Lawrence to show appreciation to their listening community for supporting the station. KPR will be serving complimentary Sylas and...

Mon, 06/18/2018 — July 1, 2018, marks the start of a new beginning at the University of Kansas. It’s the day when the Lawrence and Edwards campuses complete the university’s transition to be tobacco free.  All forms of tobacco use, including vaping and...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — Six Kansas artists have created site-specific artwork for the Salina Health Education Center — the new home of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina and the KU School of Nursing-Salina — which will have its grand opening June 21.

Thu, 06/14/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the April 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Regina CastoTitle: Appointment manager, Human Resource Management At the time of her nomination, Regina Casto served as an HR...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — It is common knowledge that investments flow into mutual funds that report strong past performance, but this positive association appears to be stronger when a fund's audit quality is taken into account, according to a study that includes two...


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