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Mon, 01/14/2013 — The University of Kansas home page at KU.edu, along with select second-level navigational and informational pages, has a new look today as part of KU's ongoing transition to a new, Drupal-based content management system. KU Today and KU News...

Planet Earth from space
Fri, 01/11/2013 — A grim hazard of climate change is that “positive feedbacks” will augment the warming induced by human activities. One such a positive feedback loop that could spiral out of control lies directly underfoot. When microorganisms in the soil...

Fri, 01/11/2013 — TOPEKA – The KU Public Management Center has announced the 2012 graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony was Nov. 16, 2012, in the House Chambers at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The 72 students, who began their course in January, represented local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas, and they participated in classes 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

An older couple snuggle with a toddler
Thu, 01/10/2013 — University of Kansas research on communication and aging is the basis of several guidelines in a new manual developed by the Gerontological Society of America for health care providers who frequently interact with older patients. Communicating...

Paul Atchley's work has been featured in stories about the dangers of texting and driving.
Thu, 01/10/2013 — Paul Atchley, professor and chair of undergraduate studies in the University of Kansas Department of Psychology, appeared in a news segment on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" on Jan. 10 on NBC to discuss the dangers of texting while...

Wed, 01/09/2013 — LAWRENCE – Ways to address a budget shortfall and state tax policy are likely to be the top priorities when Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address, and KPR will bring it to you live. The coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, the first week of the 2013 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by the Democratic Party response. KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will co-host the public radio and public TV coverage with Jennifer Schmidt, host and producer of the program “Ask Your Legislator” on KPTS, public TV in Wichita. After the speeches, KPR will offer in-depth analysis with

Child's hand on book
Wed, 01/09/2013 — There’s an old saying in education that first you learn to read, then you read to learn. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study highlighting the importance of focusing instruction early in a child’s life on vocabulary and...

Tue, 01/08/2013 — The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will make the trip of a lifetime when the group performs for the first time at the renowned Carnegie Hall on March 26. The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul Popiel, director of bands, will present the...

Stars at night
Tue, 01/08/2013 — A researcher at the University of Kansas is playing an important role in BigBOSS, a huge new plan to grasp why the expansion of the universe is accelerating rather than slowing down. This mystery of physics is due to little-understood “dark...

Mon, 01/07/2013 — Rape is a crime that makes headlines yet may fail to elicit the kind of meaningful conversations that should follow. A University of Kansas journalism professor has published a study showing that media coverage of the Duke lacrosse team rape...

Hand gun
Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in American history. Despite the bloodshed, Americans probably shouldn’t expect sweeping reform when it comes to gun control policies, said Don...

Dole Institute of Politics
Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will display a special memorial exhibit for former U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye through Jan. 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Inouye, 88, passed away Dec. 17 at Walter Reed...

Grasslands
Tue, 12/18/2012 — When people gaze out upon the world's grasslands, they may not be impressed at what they see. Yet, those ecosystems form a foundation for nearly all of Earth's life and have been compromised and destroyed at alarming rates. A University of...

An irrigation system
Tue, 12/18/2012 — In early January, crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels in more than 500 wells to help determine trends in the region's aquifers. The crews will start...

Tue, 12/18/2012 — University of Kansas faculty member Barbara Barnett is available to speak about post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings and how the disorder can affect not only those typically involved in traumatic...

Two scientists working together
Mon, 12/17/2012 — The world’s foremost biomedical funding agency has announced a series of new initiatives in response to a study that found race-based discrepancies in research awards. The National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to address diversity...

Mon, 12/17/2012 — Momentum is growing for a new School of Business building at the University of Kansas, with donors contributing an additional $13 million for the project to date. Private philanthropy for the building project includes these leadership...

Chichen Itza
Mon, 12/17/2012 — They've built underground bunkers, stockpiled food and collected tools and weapons in preparation for doomsday. But come Dec. 21, will the work these "survivalists" put in pay off? Unlikely, says John Hoopes, anthropologist at the University...

Mon, 12/17/2012 — The University of Kansas is offering a new graduate distance learning program to meet the needs of working engineers and industry across the Kansas City metro. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) launched the...

Fri, 12/14/2012 — Thomas Prisinzano, professor of medicinal chemistry, has been named the new chair of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Department of Medicinal Chemistry, effective Dec. 18. Prisinzano earned a bachelor's in chemistry from the...


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