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Wed, 12/20/2017 —  A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a book examining how English teachers are educated across the country. The study that informed the book was the first in more than 20 years and provides insight into how the field has evolved as...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — Soaring some 23 miles over the South Pole, a University of Kansas experiment slung from a high-altitude weather balloon is calculating how the surface of Antarctica reflects radio signals caused by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The Hi-Cal...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — The sacred and the profane intersect in a series of ceramic installations inspired by Islamic architectural ornamentation in “To Be Seen,” a solo show by ceramics artist Sarah Gross opening Jan. 5, 2018, at Living Arts of Tulsa. Through...

Tue, 12/19/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), recently earned a second phase of grant funding in the amount of $10.8 million for...

Tue, 12/19/2017 — “If it bleeds, it leads” has been a newsroom dictum for generations. Cable TV’s “Crossfire” ushered in the left-right political shouting match in 1982. But new research authored by Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas assistant...

Mon, 12/18/2017 — A growing body of research has pointed to the importance of human capital to a business' chances of flourishing, though recent corporate scandals and how Wall Street analysts value firms seem disconnected from that sentiment. "People who are...

Mon, 12/18/2017 — Ted Daldorph was a World War II veteran of Britain’s Royal Air Force. An engineer and draftsman, he made a career designing and supervising the construction and installation of storage tanks for asphalt used to build roadways. But when he...

Fri, 12/15/2017 — The Federal Communications Commission has voted to kill rules designed to protect consumers from service providers blocking certain websites or charging for higher-quality service. The commission voted 3-2 along party lines to scrap the net...

Thu, 12/14/2017 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering won the top spot in an international competition to design a spacecraft capable of orbiting Mars. The KU entry, named “Pytheas,” marked the first time the university...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The advent of Uber in cities across the country has reduced per capita ambulance volume by at least 7 percent as low-risk patients likely opt to avoid the more expensive ride with paramedics, according to a working paper co-authored by a...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A new endeavor among 16 research institutions will create high-resolution, digital three-dimensional images of internal anatomy across a host of vertebrate biodiversity, making the data freely available to researchers and the public. Using the...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — University of Kansas alumnus William “Brad” Bradley Jr., of Overland Park, has made a $2 million gift commitment that will endow a scholarship in the School of Law and a research excellence fund for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — As concern rises about earthquakes induced by human activity like oil exploration, geologists at the University of Kansas report a new understanding about recent earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma. This breakthrough may one day lead to a method...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African-American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The names of more than 1,300 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 54 Kansas counties, 43 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — No movie studio more clearly adopted the punk-rock ethos than New York-based Troma Entertainment, source over the past 43 years of more than 1,000 low-budget flicks that typify what co-editor John Dowell calls "sLaughter" in his new book,...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — Unfortunately it's easy these days to find examples of people lacking empathy or even basic consideration for one another. Just check the national news or even Twitter or Facebook on any given day. To combat the deluge of divisive attitudes...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder — the...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has again named a University of Kansas professor as an NAI Fellow, one of the highest honors for an academic inventor. Cory Berkland, Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in the departments of...


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