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Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — People are typically averse to wider human faces because they elicit fears of being dominated. However, consumers might like wider faces on some products they buy, such as watches or cars, when they want to be seen in a position of power in...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Tue, 08/22/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the June 2017 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Whitney FoxTitle: Catering coordinator, KU Memorial Union What that means: Fox is responsible for ensuring all dining orders on campus...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC, is not adequately serving the country's lowest-income segment and should allow for more opportunities for tenant-based vouchers, among other changes, according to a recent report by a...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Harold “Hal” Orel, distinguished professor emeritus of English. He died July 31 in Lawrence. “We are saddened to learn of the death of Professor Orel, and, on behalf of the entire...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — Catalan police Thursday afternoon reported to international media that at least 13 people have died and more than 50 other people are injured after a vehicle rammed through a crowd in Barcelona. The incident occurred in the busy Las Ramblas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, earned seven individual awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) this year. KPR earned honors in the news, commentary, programming and website categories. The station...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — From the marketing and sale of special glasses to smaller communities across the country preparing for a sudden boon of visitors, Monday's total solar eclipse presents a unique opportunity for some businesses, according to a University of Kansas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action. Work by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Juan Bravo-Suarez, University of Kansas assistant professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, was awarded a prestigious Doctoral New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The two-year, $110,000...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change. However, an early look at ongoing work by a...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — Despite federal officials labeling centers where immigrant women and their families are held as family detention centers or release programs as “Alternative to Detention," University of Kansas researchers found the detention complexes function...

Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — When Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published in 1937, her main critic was Richard Wright, who judged the content of her book as a mistake. Her story, in his estimation, did not defend black people's...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...

Fri, 08/11/2017 — Lawrence residents and employees of the University of Kansas should avoid areas near KU residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 17, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Streets around the newly constructed Downs Residence...

Thu, 08/10/2017 — Before Andrew Williams could settle into his new job at the University of Kansas this fall, he had one task to complete over the summer: help save the world. Williams is the new associate dean for diversity & inclusion at the School of...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...


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