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Tue, 01/07/2014 — Technology is often touted as being able to change our lives, to make them easier, more efficient or to simply make life better. But what happens if technology has the ability to change what it means to be human? That question is at the heart of...

Tue, 01/07/2014 — A hidden aquifer the size of Ireland recently discovered within the ice layers of a glacier in Greenland could hold the key to better understanding how annual melting at the ice surface could affect sea level rise. The Dec. 22 issue of the...

Mon, 01/06/2014 — Eleven students from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will travel through rural areas of Kansas this week on their way to visit 10 independent pharmacies and their owners. The annual trip is sponsored by KU–NCPA (National Community...

Mon, 12/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Lindsey Douglas, who currently leads the Kansas Department of Transportation’s legislative efforts, to serve as KU’s director of state relations. Douglas will report to Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Timothy Caboni, who announced the hiring today. “Lindsey’s experience in state government, her advocacy work and legal training will make an outstanding addition to the public affairs team at the University of Kansas. I look forward to working with her as we continue to reorient our state relations effort and reconceptualize how we engage with opinion leaders and elected officials across the state,” said Caboni.

Fri, 12/20/2013 — The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas will change its Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BS ARCE) degree program from a five-year curriculum to a four-year program,...

Fri, 12/20/2013 —  A national listing of the top 100 influential analytical scientists includes a University of Kansas professor of chemistry who researches methods to improve the efficiency of drugs in treating a variety of diseases. Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams...

Thu, 12/19/2013 —  The widespread distribution of insects across all ecological niches on Earth is due in large part to the amazing properties of their exoskeletons. Lightweight, waterproof and durable, exoskeletons are made of “cuticle” — the second-most...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration today announced its intent to offer academic and professional development programs at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site beginning in January 2014. As part...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research is launching a pilot program this spring to assist instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes. Nine graduate research consultants will pair with faculty members in a...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law was sanctioned recently by a committee of the American Bar Association, Dean of Law Stephen Mazza announced today. The sanctions involved a procedural error surrounding the January 2012 launch of a master’s of law degree in American legal studies. The law school had an existing master’s program in place at the time it launched the new program. The school mistakenly believed that the new program came within the scope of the existing master’s program and, therefore, did not seek acquiescence from the ABA. The acquiescence process provides the ABA with an opportunity to ensure that secondary degree programs do not

Wed, 12/18/2013 — African-American men and women are No. 1 and 2, respectively, when it comes to mortality rates from colorectal cancer. Yet in the eyes of many informative programs aimed at reaching these populations are rare. A University of Kansas professor...

Wed, 12/18/2013 — LAWRENCE – The city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas today announced the signing of a new five-year contract for transportation services with MV Transportation Inc. The current contract with MV Transportation Inc. to provide public transportation services expires Dec. 31. In August 2013, the city and the university issued a joint request for proposals for public transportation services from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2018.  After reviewing the proposals, the Purchase Negotiating Committee, composed of both city and university staff, recommended MV as the contract provider. The City Commission approved the recommendation, and a contract has been signed

Wed, 12/18/2013 — Crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in the western part of the state in early January measuring groundwater levels. The KGS and the Division of Water Resources (DWR) of the Kansas Department of...

Tue, 12/17/2013 — When a child’s ability to develop speech or language skills is impaired, early action is critical. Whether due to hearing loss, cerebral palsy, autism or syndromes such as Down syndrome, such a child needs extra help to gain the language...

Tue, 12/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony took place last month in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. The 72 graduates, who began their course in January, represented local, county, state, or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas and participated in classes held in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Southwest Kansas. “CPM students represent the very best in public service,” said Terri Callahan, program manager. “While managing full-time jobs, CPM students and their sponsoring agencies somehow find the time and energy to hone

Tue, 12/17/2013 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, attended the roundtable UNESCO/IGU Workshop on Women in Africa and the Arab States at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris earlier...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  In the nation’s public schools, some students are marginalized based on disabilities or differences, real or perceived. A University of Kansas professor has co-edited and contributed to a new book that explores how students, teachers,...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  The University of Kansas is the only institution in the state to receive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Awards. Joshua Homan, a doctoral student in anthropology, will study the social life of the Pastaza Quechua in Peru. Jacob...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  Two University of Kansas professors, Iris Smith Fischer, English, and Arienne Dwyer, anthropology, have won National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to pursue their research next year. KU faculty members have won 21 NEH Fellowships...

Fri, 12/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – The annual National Science Foundation (NSF) survey of federally funded university research expenditures placed the University of Kansas 38th last year among national public research universities. This was up one place from 2011 and up 17 places since 1996. KU expenditures at all campuses exceeded $171 million in this specific category in 2012, up from $162.7 million in 2011. The NSF survey included 655 public and private institutions. “National public research universities” is a sub-group of the entire list. It includes comprehensive universities such as KU but excludes stand-alone medical research centers. Among all institutions on the survey, KU


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