KU news archive

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...

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....

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...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style — how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships — and their...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — Millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are critical to getting food from farms to our tables, yet they often struggle to meet their own basic needs. They face health risks, barriers to care and poor health outcomes. Because they make vital...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Mon, 07/17/2017 — As the first day of University of Kansas classes and the paths of the sun and moon intersect during a rare solar eclipse Aug. 21, KU will host an eclipse celebration on campus. Organized by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the KU...

Fri, 07/14/2017 — France's government is seeking to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040. Swedish automaker The Volvo Group also recently announced an ambitious plan that all of its cars would be fully electric or hybrid by 2019, meaning no more...

Thu, 07/13/2017 — Canadian officials have issued a health document to a newborn baby that did not specify the baby's sex, according to national news reports. Transgender advocates claim it is possibly the first time this has happened in the world. Searyl Atli...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded $7.5 million for four new research projects from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — If it’s not quite a “secret history,” then Farhan Karim’s latest project is at least an overview of an overlooked phenomenon in an important region of the world. An assistant professor in the University of Kansas School of Architecture...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — For most humans, fire symbolizes destruction and death. Yet nature often adapts to fire and can wield it as a creative force. For example, in the pine savannas of the southeastern U.S., fire acts as a chrysalis from which grasslands and forests...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Increasingly in presidential elections since 1972, a partisan divide has emerged around guns, as someone who owns one is more likely to support a Republican candidate, according to a new study by University of Kansas researchers. "While this...

Tue, 07/11/2017 —  For decades, educators have struggled with how to help students who are struggling with reading or who have reading disabilities to improve their abilities. University of Kansas researchers have been developing a program for the last six years...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — Knowing the thermal history of rock layers can help geologists locate faults, oil reservoirs and other subsurface features. To test and advance a dating technique used to gauge when and how fast sedimentary rocks were heated during and after...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art recently opened two evocative exhibitions that highlight African-American quilting traditions. Both exhibitions, on view through Sept. 17, are presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt...


Pages



From decoding jargon to building the right team, join @KUcontinuinged 's 'Big Data for Managers, Decision Makers':… https://t.co/IYdDxgIU3y


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today