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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...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 125 new members. Laura Mielke, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of English, presided at the May 14 ceremony immediately before...

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 — 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 —  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...

Mon, 07/10/2017 — If a university has an art museum, shouldn’t it be a place where artistic and academic endeavors come together? That was the idea that earned the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon...

Mon, 07/10/2017 —  A Georgia woman was arrested last week, charged with stabbing four of her five children and her husband to death. In addition to the horrific crime, media coverage has focused largely on the behavior of Isabel Martinez, who smiled for courtroom...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — President Donald Trump prepares for his in-person, bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an interesting and controversial time in the two countries' relationship. A University of Kansas scholar on Russian foreign policy is...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Defunding women's health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the number of preventive care exams and tests given to Hispanic women in those states when compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — U.S. immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras on Temporary Protected Status, despite its in-between and temporary nature, generally do better than undocumented immigrants in educational attainment and civic engagement in their...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — Robert Goldstein, a distinguished professor and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, will take on a new role as special adviser for campus development, the Office of the Provost announced today.

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Neanderthals treating toothaches? A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry, according to a new study led by a...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Today, doctors can tailor a drug therapy to your unique genetic profile, giving you the full benefits of a drug while reducing unwanted side effects — all in harmony with the blueprints of your biology. But problems remain in the push toward...

Tue, 06/27/2017 —  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban can take effect and that they will hear oral arguments in the fall. While citizens of six majority-Muslim nations who have relationships with people or...

Tue, 06/27/2017 — While a humorous figure in African folk tales in which the character originates, and in the Caribbean children’s stories of her own upbringing, a far more complex, modern portrait of the trickster figure Anansi the Spider emerges in a new...


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