Tue, 07/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) is rising to meet the growing demand for health science professionals through a new post-baccalaureate certificate program. This program provides students with the science and research background necessary to move on to medical school, a career in biotechnology or another health-related field.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health science-related careers is expected to grow 11 percent nationally by 2022. In Kansas, employment in the “health care and social assistance” industry is expected to increase 12.4 percent.
“Professional health and biological science careers require
Mon, 07/23/2018 — Much past research and common perception communicated to those in urban planning was that if they wanted to serve as leaders, their only choice was to run for political office.
This attitude has likely frustrated younger planners who are...
Mon, 07/23/2018 — Different types of efflux pump proteins, which are the key focus of Gram-negative bacteria antibiotic resistance, might have evolved independently instead of, as previously thought, all from a common ancestor, according to a new study led by a...
Mon, 07/23/2018 —
LAWRENCE – Ingrid Stölzel is all about the goosebumps – the emotional effect that contemporary classical music can have on the listener.
Now an assistant professor of composition in the University of Kansas School of Music, Stölzel has followed that philosophy throughout her career as a composer, including on her first, commercial solo recording, “The Gorgeous Nothings,” released July 13 on Navona Records.
“If I had to boil down why I want to create music, it is because of the amazing things music can do,” Stölzel said. “I can think about a piece of music and induce goosebumps in myself. It’s called frisson when the hair stands up on the back of your neck. You
Thu, 07/19/2018 — If you could hover far above the southeast Atlantic Ocean, particularly during the months of April through June, on many days you will likely witness a sharp line of clearing moving east-to-west and eroding large regions of low clouds typically...
Thu, 07/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – Could the “aggressive” nature of Montenegro’s 630,000 people trigger World War III, as suggested by President Donald Trump following his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin?
“That’s far-fetched,” said Marc Greenberg, the University of Kansas’ Slavic expert who directs the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and who visited Montenegro last month. “It shows a misreading of the geopolitical situation. And it’s probably Putin’s formulation in order to get Trump’s reaction.”
Greenberg said there is a grain of truth to Trump’s characterization of the Montenegrin people.
“The Montenegrins have a history of being very fierce
Thu, 07/19/2018 — Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Kansas has found. Similarly, individuals who...
Thu, 07/19/2018 — Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez has appointed three University of Kansas faculty members to be University Distinguished Professors. The appointments for professors Nyla Branscombe in the Department of Psychology,...
Wed, 07/18/2018 —
LAWRENCE – With the subject’s knowing gaze, low-cut gown and the jewel-like colors of her embroidered Turkish clothing, the nearly life-size portrait of “Mrs. Thomas Pelham” has been one of the stars of the Spencer Museum of Art’s collection since it was acquired in 1950.
But the museum curators were never sure who painted it – until now.
After years of research, they have reattributed the British 1720s-era painting from Joseph Highmore to John Vanderbank.
This is actually the second reattribution of the painting since 1950. Prior to the 1980s, the painting’s attribution was changed from William Hoare to Joseph Highmore.
“We knew the prior names associated with
Tue, 07/17/2018 — The University of Kanas community is mourning the death of its 15th chancellor, Del Shankel, who died July 12 in Lawrence. He was 90.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Chancellor Shankel, and I offer my sincere condolences to his family,...
Mon, 07/16/2018 — Benjamin Rosenthal was sitting in his mother’s New York apartment, chatting away with someone on the Grindr app, when it occurred to him:
“I didn’t meet with this dude,” said Rosenthal, a University of Kansas Associate Professor of...
Mon, 07/16/2018 — U.S. firms that disclosed the existence of trade secrets have a significantly higher probability of becoming targets of hackers, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas accounting professor.
"When companies disclose sensitive...
Mon, 07/16/2018 — The opioid crisis has brought heightened attention to the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities. As health practitioners, politicians and families grapple with solutions, the University of Kansas is establishing a new...
Fri, 07/13/2018 — Recent findings from moral psychologists suggests we might have very little rational and intentional control over how we perceive many situations and how we respond to them.
Does this mean we all get a pass when it comes to judging moral actions?
Thu, 07/12/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic received a Pro Bono Award from the Kansas Bar Association at the annual Kansas Bar Foundation recognition ceremony and dinner last month in Overland Park.
Legal Aid Clinic Director...
Thu, 07/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – News that the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the 63-year-old murder case of black teenager Emmett Till is just the latest example of the power of the civil rights martyr’s story, according to a University of Kansas professor who has studied the case extensively and helped lead the Emmett Till Memory Project.
“The 1955 murder of Emmett Till continues to haunt American culture precisely because the case has never been settled,” said David Tell, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “Myths continue to circulate about what happened the night Till was killed, and justice is yet to be served. Until we tell the truth about that awful
Wed, 07/11/2018 — We humans will put up with a lot from our relatives. Yet most of us are less charitable with people outside of our family circle.
Not so with a particular shallow water coastal creature. University of Kansas scientists discovered that polyps...
Wed, 07/11/2018 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 78 new members.
Meagan Patterson, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of educational psychology, presided at the May 13 ceremony...
Wed, 07/11/2018 —
LAWRENCE ‚ Beginning Friday, July 13, Kenneth Spencer Research Library will host weekly guided tours of the library. Collection curators and library staff will take visitors on an engaging tour that includes the renovated North Gallery, the Spencer Lounge and more.
These tours are free and open to the public. The tours will begin in the Spencer Research Library lobby each Friday at 1 p.m. for approximately one hour and will run weekly throughout the fall semester.
For questions about this opportunity or the Spencer Research Library, please contact Caitlin Donnelly Klepper at email@example.com.
Wed, 07/11/2018 — The Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas have announced the 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning Award recipients: Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools in...