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Wed, 08/09/2017 — California’s innovative tech scene will soon get a close-up look from 19 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will travel to Los Angeles from Aug....

Tue, 08/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Kumarasamy “Sam” Shanmugan, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Shanmugan, 74, died Aug. 1 in...

Tue, 08/08/2017 — Though battling the competition and looking out for No. 1 might appear to be the best public relations strategy, a University of Kansas professor argues that approach is, at most, the second-best practice in the field. In a new book, the...

Mon, 08/07/2017 —  Area media are invited to a tour of the new Cora Downs Residence Hall on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Downs Hall is part of KU's Central District project. Photography and video will be allowed in the...

Thu, 08/03/2017 — Two University of Kansas researchers who study ancient American indigenous cultures and human DNA are available to discuss a controversial popular online documentary that purports to depict the investigation of a pre-Columbian "humanoid" mummy...

Wed, 08/02/2017 — For some, they’re a hobby. For other people, they’re tools. And for many, they’re just a big nuisance. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, drones — or, unmanned aerial systems — are increasingly a part of life for millions in the U.S. In fact,...

Tue, 08/01/2017 — Before and after his election in 2008, Barack Obama attempted to assuage fears from gun owners that he was planning a massive rollback of gun rights. However, his election spurred a nationwide surge in gun sales, and many state legislatures...

Tue, 08/01/2017 —  Qatar filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott against the nation led by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. The move is the first step in a trade dispute among the four nations and...

Mon, 07/31/2017 —  For decades, academic studies have sought to understand the effects of mass media on people from all walks of life. However, based on the sampling procedures used in a majority of those studies, people should be careful in interpreting the...

Mon, 07/31/2017 — For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Little things – a map, a bottle of water, a smile – can make a world of difference to KU’s newest Jayhawks. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to make that difference and assist new students and their families during residence hall...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering a former faculty member who served the university for 30 years. Arnold Weiss, professor emeritus in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, died July 22 in Lawrence at age 101. “Professor...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cut across the U.S. in a diagonal track running from Oregon southeast to South Carolina. The once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event will be partially observable (with 99.3 percent coverage) on the main...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would bar transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, which would reverse a policy shift initiated in 2016 under the Obama administration and still under review. Trump's tweets...

Wed, 07/26/2017 —  Seventeen outstanding University of Kansas students or recent graduates were selected as recipients of nationally competitive scholarships that will fund overseas study and internships in nine countries this summer and fall.  Benjamin A....

Wed, 07/26/2017 — As an amateur linguist growing up among the Kiowa people a century ago, Parker McKenzie devised a method of writing his native language using English letters. Now his great-grandson, University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Linguistics...

Tue, 07/25/2017 —  Across the country, people are dying every day as the opioid crisis looms. In the Kansas City area, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last four years. University of Kansas researchers are partnering with First Call to find out what...

Tue, 07/25/2017 — Kansas Public Radio is hosting an ice cream social in Lawrence to show appreciation to the listening community for supporting the station. KPR will serve free Sylas and Maddy’s ice cream and Alchemy iced coffee while supplies last from 5 to 8...

Mon, 07/24/2017 — Can an adult male who’s never been incarcerated relate well enough to the experiences of young minority women sentenced to reform school to write something true and moving about that experience? Well, if the tears of audience members who saw...


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