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Thu, 07/12/2012 — Christa Anderson, left, University of Kansas assistant research professor, and Kathryn Unruh, 2012 KU honors graduate in behavioral neuroscience, use technologies such as eye-tracking, pupil measurement, salivary responses and neuroimaging to look for biomarkers of autism and investigate the autonomic nervous system as a possible nexus of the disorder. More Information Life Span Institute

Thu, 07/12/2012 — A pharmaceutical company based on University of Kansas technology has established a partnership with an India-based drug formulation company. CritiTech, a drug development company that spun out of KU in 1997, will partner with ...

Thu, 07/12/2012 — The term "biodiversity informatics" may not set the average person's heart aflutter. Yet, this emerging field is revolutionizing conservation efforts, public health and agriculture in parts of the world. Now, a researcher at the University of...

Wed, 07/11/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare's Assets and Education Initiative has announced the launch of its new website, dedicated to research on assets and education. The purpose of the website is to make such research more accessible...


Tue, 07/10/2012 — Donald Rumsfeld, two-time secretary of defense, will speak at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this month. Rumsfeld will be featured in a Dole Forum event scheduled at 4 p.m. July 26. This event is free, open to the...

Tue, 07/10/2012 — As humankind wrestles with the growing repercussions of a changing climate, the transfer of knowledge between scientists and local environmental experts becomes ever more crucial to human adaptation. Yet, due to historical and cultural factors,

Mon, 07/09/2012 — It may come as a surprise, but the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to education. A pair of University of Kansas professors has authored an article arguing that even if such a right were nationally recognized, it wouldn' ...

Tue, 07/03/2012 — More Information KU researchers at atom smasher help to collect breakthrough Higgs boson data Department of Physics and Astronomy WHO: Alice Bean, professor of physics and astronomy, +41 77 464 1104) Graham Wilson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, 785-550-0613 WHAT: Historic progress in the hunt for the Higgs boson depends in part on work from 29

Mon, 07/02/2012 — A group with a long history of sustained excellence at the University of Kansas School of Engineering reached new heights at a recent international design and racing competition. The Jayhawk Motorsports team, composed primarily of engineering...

Mon, 07/02/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas will host the History Day exhibit "Executive Order 9981: Truman's Revolution for Equality for Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces" until Aug. 31....

Tue, 06/26/2012 — More Information RedTire LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business has launched a new program designed to keep rural businesses open for business. The Redefining Retirement program – nicknamed RedTire – will match qualified graduates who want to own a business with business owners who are looking to retire. The program is aimed at preventing rural businesses from closing because

Tue, 06/26/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Business will have a prominent role at an international conference on the new realities of global finance. The KU School of Business will co-sponsor the Post-Crisis Banking Conference on June 28-29 at the...

Mon, 06/25/2012 — Mass magazines are one of the best ways to get health information to women, yet they remain a largely untapped medium for communicating health news and information to African-American women in particular. A University of Kansas professor has...

Mon, 06/25/2012 — An educational opportunity at the University of Kansas Medical Center made such a positive influence on his late daughter's life that Jim Osborn, of Honolulu, has given $1 million to create the Kathleen M. Osborn Chair in Molecular and...

Mon, 06/25/2012 — Brian J. Barnes is the new associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, the school announced Monday. Barnes will replace Ron Ragan, who earlier this year accepted a dean's position at a new school of...

Thu, 06/21/2012 — A unique research project designed to remove potentially harmful nutrients from wastewater while creating an alternative fuel source has earned national recognition for a faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. ...

Thu, 06/21/2012 — New contracts negotiated as part of the Changing for Excellence initiative at the University of Kansas will lower costs by as much as $875,000 per year. Four new agreements have recently gone into effect, two of which also include one-time...

Thu, 06/21/2012 — David Weis More Information Department of Chemistry LAWRENCE – An assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas has received the most prestigious award for junior faculty from the National Science Foundation. David Weis will receive a five-year, $677,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award, known as the CAREER Award. The award

Wed, 06/20/2012 — More Information Approved proposal for new freshmen Approved proposal for transfer students LAWRENCE – New admission standards for the University of Kansas designed to encourage student achievement and increase the number of students who graduate from the university were approved by the Kansas Board of Regents today. The new standards will go into effect for the fall 2016 entering class. They were developed this spring at the request of the Regents


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