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Wed, 01/11/2012 — When Casey Anthony was tried for the death of her daughter last year and when Susan Smith was convicted of drowning her children in the mid-‘90s, media told similar stories of women out of control, even though the cases varied widely....

Wed, 01/11/2012 — Benjamin E. Mays is often remembered as Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor, yet many historians have overlooked Mays’ legacy as an educator and theologian in the Civil Rights Era. Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies at the...

Wed, 01/11/2012 — More Information The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at KU LAWRENCE – The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) is set to launch the BTBC Entrepreneur Education Series, a series of Friday workshops for entrepreneurs and those considering starting their own companies, starting Jan. 20. Presentations will be given by highly successful, entrepreneurially minded

Firefighters train for grain engulfment rescue
Wed, 01/11/2012 — and difficult for anyone else to lift you out without specialized training. To prepare firefighters and grain workers for this potentially deadly situation, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute at the University of Kansas is providing...

A health care professional communicates via telemedicine
Wed, 01/11/2012 — or perhaps an even longer commute to Kansas City. But today, technology has helped minimize travel by enabling telemedicine, where video conferencing equipment and other instruments can submit data electronically to providers hundreds of miles...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — A University of Kansas professor has issued the first of four reports outlining the role savings accounts play in college success and urging lawmakers to support creations of such accounts for children early in their lives. William Elliott...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — Derrick Darby More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Throughout his life, Martin Luther King Jr. pushed for equality and unity, aiming to create more resilient communities. It’s been nearly 44 years since his death, and his message seems timelier than ever as nations struggle with wars, natural disasters and economic crises. A University of Kansas professor will carry King’s vision forward,

Tue, 01/10/2012 — Three people associated with the University of Kansas have received prestigious awards through District VI of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Kurt and Sue Watson, of Andover, received the Volunteers of the Year...

Tue, 01/10/2012 — More Information Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements LAWRENCE - Politics have been a breeding ground for radical literature since the country was founded. No matter the political ideology, pamphlets, newsletters, books websites and nowdays, blogs, have espoused the merits of one’s political ideas while decrying others. The University of Kansas has the nation’s largest collection of both

Mon, 01/09/2012 — Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the University of Kansas, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Moreover, those children may benefit...

Mon, 01/09/2012 — A University of Kansas alumnus and his wife have made a $2.5 million commitment to establish an endowed scholarship program for KU’s School of Education. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, have had strong ties to KU’s School of...

Fri, 01/06/2012 — A new full-color geologic map of Saline County showing broad river valleys dissecting hilly terrain is available from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas. Surficial geologic maps highlight the type and age of rock...

Fri, 01/06/2012 — KU School of Law associate professor Virginia Harper Ho More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – It might come as a surprise to learn that corporate social responsibility is on the rise in China, a country where manufacturers pollute nearby communities, labor protests have made global headlines, and intellectual property piracy is commonplace. But this summer, the Conference Board, a leading

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropology LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas anthropologist and two KU graduate students recently coordinated the ritual re-wrapping of a 450-year-old Amazonian mummy in Tarapoto, Peru. Bartholomew Dean, associate professor of anthropology, and graduate students Joshua Homan and Sydney Silverstein

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Jack Cline More Information Office of Public Affairs LAWRENCE – Jack Cline, who has worked in higher education and for several political leaders, is joining the University of Kansas as director of federal relations. Cline has served as assistant vice president for federal relations for the University of Massachusetts since February 2007. He will join KU on Jan. 30 and be based in Washington, D.C

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Any good teacher can attest that an educator needs to keep learning, just like the students in his or her classroom. The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas has developed an instructional coaching project that is helping...

Thu, 01/05/2012 — Photo by C.B. Clairborne More Information "The Faces of Haiti: Resolute in Reform, Resistance and Recovery" LAWRENCE – Long before the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, the country was experiencing a brain drain of talent that Haitian officials hope to restore as the nation works to recover, said Maryemma Graham at the University of Kansas. Graham is one of four members of a KU

Thu, 01/05/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Changes to the state tax code and reworking the school funding formula are likely top priorities when Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address, and KPR will air it live. The coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first week of the 2012 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 35 minutes and will be followed by the

Wed, 01/04/2012 — Donna Ginther Charles Krider More Information Donna Ginther Charles Krider Two University of Kansas professors are available to speak with media about Boeing’s decision to close its Wichita facility: • Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis at the Institute for Policy and Social Research at KU

Tue, 12/27/2011 — In early January, crews from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels as part of a program to track changes in the depth-to-water in the region’s aquifers over time.


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