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Fri, 09/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – With his passing Sept. 6 at age 82, Burt Reynolds will be remembered for the good humor and athleticism that made him one of America’s top box-office stars in the 1980s, according to a University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies who interviewed the actor during that time period. John Tibbetts, who also maintained a career as a movie reporter and reviewer for Kansas City radio and television stations during the period, interviewed Reynolds in 1988 as part of a press junket for the film “Switching Channels,” in which he co-starred with Kathleen Turner. “It was a remake of ‘His Girl Friday,’ a 1940 screwball comedy with Rosalind Russell and

Thu, 09/06/2018 — Recent multiyear droughts accelerated groundwater-level declines in the High Plains aquifer as pumping increased to compensate for lack of rain. Those losses underscore the dilemma western Kansans could face if water levels fall too low to...

Wed, 09/05/2018 —  Children with severe emotional or behavioral problems tend to stay in foster care longer than their peers and are less likely to be reunited with their birth parents. New research from the University of Kansas has shown that a parenting skills...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — Only a couple of months after they were installed in 2016, New York City decided to cut off internet access to a series of “smart city” kiosks it built to replace old telephone booths after homeless people monopolized them with such socially...

Wed, 09/05/2018 — The 2018 recipient of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas is Bernadette Gray-Little, the university’s 17th chancellor, who stepped down in 2017 after eight years of leadership. The KU Alumni...

Mon, 09/03/2018 — What people believe is the cause of racial disparities in police stops does influence whether they generally view police officers as trustworthy, but most people also don't change their views in light of reading those statistics, according to a...

Sun, 09/02/2018 — American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — A mingling of science and art, the next-generation photographs of vertebrate skeletons are at once fascinating, eerie, intricate and exquisite. “People are inherently interested in how these skeletons look,” said W. Leo Smith, associate...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — Researchers have failed to properly study the role of specific grievances as a precursor to extremism and acts of terrorism, often substituting large macro-level issues as a proxy for individual reasons behind attacks, according to a University...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 48th overall and 22nd among public law schools nationally for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study, conducted by a team at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years. KU Law climbed 16 spots in the 2018 rankings, which are updated every three years. In hitting this mark, KU Law beat out several peer law schools, including Iowa, Georgia, Boston College, Washington & Lee, Missouri, Florida, Brigham Young and Alabama. “While law journal citations to tenured

Fri, 08/31/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries are now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. The award will be granted for exceptional efforts to advance innovations in open...

Thu, 08/30/2018 — Edwidge Danticat, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” will present the keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept....

Wed, 08/29/2018 —  In some legal circles, there is a general consensus that when it comes to U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding arbitration, “no one thinks they got it right.” That’s not entirely true, as the decisions are defensible when viewed...

Wed, 08/29/2018 — A cancer geneticist at University of Kansas Medical Center and a longtime professor of journalism at the University of Kansas will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Andrew Godwin has...

Wed, 08/29/2018 — The new exhibition “Art in the Grove” enlivens the historic green space at the heart of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus through two site-specific works commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art. The first commissioned work is a...

Tue, 08/28/2018 —  India is one of the world’s largest growing economies and a major carbon emitter. Meanwhile, the United States recently announced it was leaving the Paris Climate Accord. A University of Kansas law professor has returned from a teaching and...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — Drivers considering plug-in hybrid vehicles with a gasoline backup are most interested in economic benefits while those gravitating toward battery-electric vehicles have stronger environmental concerns, according to a study led by a University...

Tue, 08/28/2018 —  President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States had reached an agreement with Mexico to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. He added that Canada could be left out of the new agreement in which the two nations will...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — In 2016, the Kansas City Opioid Treatment Work Group made a recommendation for a more comprehensive community needs assessment of the addiction continuum of care in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area to address concerns about rising...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — The Office of Diversity & Equity at the University of Kansas announced new leadership and program appointments. Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Precious Porras is now assistant vice provost for diversity & equity and...


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