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Wed, 09/27/2023 — University of Kansas researchers at the Life Span Institute are working to identify risk factors for toddlers with autism who may remain minimally verbal as they enter school age. While children with autism are likely to have communication...

Wed, 09/27/2023 — The University of Kansas has its largest freshman class in history and its highest overall enrollment in 13 years, according to annual data released today. The record-breaking freshman class includes 5,259 new Jayhawks – a jump of 18% from...

Tue, 09/26/2023 — At a most basic level, a person’s home should be a source of safety, comfort and privacy. The freedom to decide where you live has historically been restricted to a small, wealthy and white section of the population. In 1948, the landmark case...

Tue, 09/26/2023 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has named its 2023-2024 Dole Fellow in partnership with the Kansas Rural Center (KRC), a state-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the long-term health of the land and its people through research, education and advocacy. As a fellow-in-residence, Karen Willey, a KRC board member, will engage with members of the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board, led by students Braiden Bangalan and Rachel Creighton, to develop public programming for spring 2024 on topics related to sustainability in Kansas. Karen Willey also serves as the Douglas County Commissioner for District 3. She has a

Tue, 09/26/2023 — Ever feel like a hamster on a wheel, being forced to race for crumbs? Maybe when you’re offered a break on your health insurance premium if you’ll take part in a daily 10,000-step challenge? Robert McDonald said this sort of financial...

Mon, 09/25/2023 — A new engineering degree program at the University of Kansas will send students into the cybersecurity market armed with tools to create programs and systems that protect the world’s most critical assets from hacking, ransomware and other...

Mon, 09/25/2023 — The University Honors Program has named a new associate director and selected three new Honors Faculty Fellows to begin in the fall semester.  Thom Allen, assistant professor of the practice in the School of Public Affairs & Administration,

Mon, 09/25/2023 — Students, faculty and staff who are not sure how to resolve conflicts or issues at the University of Kansas can turn to the Ombuds Office for help. The ombuds staff offers guidance and support to empower individuals in navigating situations and...

Mon, 09/25/2023 — Research has shown that when students with disabilities are given ownership in their education and are involved in setting goals for themselves, they have better outcomes. Researchers at the University of Kansas who have been instrumental in...

Fri, 09/22/2023 — It’s an Ice Age mystery that’s been debated for decades among anthropologists: Exactly when and how did the flow of Homo sapiens in Eurasia happen? Did a cold snap or a warming spell drive early human movement from Africa into Europe and Asia?

Fri, 09/22/2023 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced a new center, Flexible Learning through Innovations in Technology & Education (FLITE), whose mission is to provide an integrated structure for...

Fri, 09/22/2023 — A new film series at the University of Kansas will explore the theme of revolution around the globe. The first event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Forum in Marvin Hall, featuring the 2013 film “The Square.” The film series...

Thu, 09/21/2023 — When pilots, surgeons or others with high-stakes professions are learning their craft, they have simulators with which to practice. Now, a new study shows that a simulator, when combined with software to provide data on performance, can help...

Thu, 09/21/2023 — LAWRENCE – Two military jets are scheduled to fly over campus twice this week in advance of Saturday’s football game between the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University. The jets will fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium about 15 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff Sept. 23. The jets will do a practice run over the stadium at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Both flyovers will originate from the south and proceed north over the stadium.

Thu, 09/21/2023 — Several public events in early October will celebrate the completion of “here-ing,” an environmentally embedded artwork by Janine Antoni at the KU Field Station. A two-mile walking labyrinth, “here-ing” is shaped like the anatomy of the...

Thu, 09/21/2023 — Two doctoral candidates at the University of Kansas have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award, receiving a combined $92,000 to conduct research in South America. Pere DeRoy, a doctoral...

Thu, 09/21/2023 — Humans depend on a planet rich in biological diversity to provide essentials like food, water, medicine, stable climate conditions, economic prosperity and more. So how will we fare as rapid climate change continues to alter ecosystems and drive...

Thu, 09/21/2023 — LAWRENCE – The Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA) will host the annual Montessori Research Retreat at the University of Kansas from Oct. 13-15, including a KU Community Invited Session for local scholars and educators to engage with the latest research findings in Montessori education. The Montessori Research Retreat is a cornerstone event for researchers in the field of Montessori education. The retreat is designed to achieve several important objectives: Build a diverse Montessori research community. Mentor early career researchers. Foster research collaborations. Advance Montessori research initiatives. The first day of the three-day

Thu, 09/21/2023 — KU Memorial Unions will host a 1923 Jayhawk Celebration at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 outside of the Kansas Union on Ascher Plaza, Level 4. Join Union staff in singing “Happy Birthday” to the beloved Jayhawk. A century ago, sophomores Jimmy...

Wed, 09/20/2023 — A new University of Kansas genomic investigation of a group of unheralded but unique “mud snakes” from Southeast Asia is rewriting the evolutionary history of this family, named the Homalopsidae. The results just were published in the...


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