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Wed, 01/03/2018 — With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture...

Wed, 01/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law professor committed to inclusive legal education has won the 2017 Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. Lua Yuille, associate professor of law, will be honored Friday, Jan. 5, during SALT’s annual awards celebration in San Diego, along with fellow recipient Katie Eyer of Rutgers Law School. The award recognizes outstanding recent entrants into legal education who demonstrate commitment to justice, equality and academic excellence. It is designed to honor emerging teachers and support outstanding individuals new to the legal academy. “Lua challenges her students to think critically

Tue, 01/02/2018 — Kansas Public Radio will be partnering with the Kansas Humanities Council and 11 other Kansas organizations on a statewide oral history project that will collect the personal stories of Vietnam veterans. Collected oral histories and memoirs will...

Tue, 01/02/2018 — Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as assistant secretary for health in 2015, will be the keynote speaker at the Health for the 21st Century summit at the University of Kansas on Jan. 16. She will describe...

Tue, 01/02/2018 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will measure water levels in hundreds of western Kansas wells this week. Most have been measured annually for years, some since the 1960s, to monitor declines in the...

Thu, 12/21/2017 — The University of Kansas Edwards Campus celebrated its first cohort of graduates from the KU Coding Boot Camp, an education partnership between the Edwards Campus and Trilogy Education Services, on Dec. 9. The camp teaches students sought-after...

Wed, 12/20/2017 —  A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a book examining how English teachers are educated across the country. The study that informed the book was the first in more than 20 years and provides insight into how the field has evolved as...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — Soaring some 23 miles over the South Pole, a University of Kansas experiment slung from a high-altitude weather balloon is calculating how the surface of Antarctica reflects radio signals caused by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The Hi-Cal...

Wed, 12/20/2017 — The sacred and the profane intersect in a series of ceramic installations inspired by Islamic architectural ornamentation in “To Be Seen,” a solo show by ceramics artist Sarah Gross opening Jan. 5, 2018, at Living Arts of Tulsa. Through...

Tue, 12/19/2017 — “If it bleeds, it leads” has been a newsroom dictum for generations. Cable TV’s “Crossfire” ushered in the left-right political shouting match in 1982. But new research authored by Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas assistant...

Tue, 12/19/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), recently earned a second phase of grant funding in the amount of $10.8 million for...

Mon, 12/18/2017 — A growing body of research has pointed to the importance of human capital to a business' chances of flourishing, though recent corporate scandals and how Wall Street analysts value firms seem disconnected from that sentiment. "People who are...

Mon, 12/18/2017 — Ted Daldorph was a World War II veteran of Britain’s Royal Air Force. An engineer and draftsman, he made a career designing and supervising the construction and installation of storage tanks for asphalt used to build roadways. But when he...

Fri, 12/15/2017 — The Federal Communications Commission has voted to kill rules designed to protect consumers from service providers blocking certain websites or charging for higher-quality service. The commission voted 3-2 along party lines to scrap the net...

Thu, 12/14/2017 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering won the top spot in an international competition to design a spacecraft capable of orbiting Mars. The KU entry, named “Pytheas,” marked the first time the university...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A University of Kansas senior has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Sarah Anderson, senior in environmental studies and English, is...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African-American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The names of more than 1,300 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 54 Kansas counties, 43 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — The advent of Uber in cities across the country has reduced per capita ambulance volume by at least 7 percent as low-risk patients likely opt to avoid the more expensive ride with paramedics, according to a working paper co-authored by a...

Wed, 12/13/2017 — A new endeavor among 16 research institutions will create high-resolution, digital three-dimensional images of internal anatomy across a host of vertebrate biodiversity, making the data freely available to researchers and the public. Using the...


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