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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...

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...

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 — Fourteen University of Kansas students were awarded national scholarships that funded overseas study in nine countries this summer. Twelve undergraduates received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S....

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 — 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...

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...

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...

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 — 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...

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...

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...


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