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Wed, 03/01/2017 — Rest easy, folks. Armies of genetically modified super-species are unlikely to conquer Earth anytime soon. In a paper recently appearing in the journal Genetics, a University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have...

Wed, 03/01/2017 — It’s not uncommon for people to learn something new about their grandfather late in life. The same is true for fictional grandfathers and the people who breathe life into their characters. Actor Earle Hyman is best known to American audiences...

Wed, 03/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – Maren Wood, founder of the Lilli Research Group and the co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a virtual conference for doctoral students in career transition, will visit the University of Kansas on March 9 and 10 to share her expertise on preparing for nonacademic careers. Wood’s visit is supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to KU. Aimed at transforming doctoral education for the humanities Ph.D. for the 21st century, the NEH Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. Planning Grant supports efforts to better prepare doctoral students for career paths beyond academia. Wood will present a workshop and a public lecture at KU:

Wed, 03/01/2017 —  The near-ubiquitous television ads for new drugs promise better treatment of all sorts of health problems but are usually accompanied by a long list of side effects that sound as bad, if not worse, than the original ailment. It’s not commonly...

Tue, 02/28/2017 —  The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased March 10 at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 14th year, the annual summit brings...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — A fundraiser for a Lawrence nonprofit will offer University of Kansas students a chance to buy doughnuts from a beloved local bakery. The Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program is sponsoring Donuts for Diplomas to raise money for The...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — He composed the music for 120 films, including Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast.” He was a fixture of the Paris avant-garde between the wars and part of the so-called “Group of Six” composers there, along with Darius Milhaud,...

Tue, 02/28/2017 — In the 1980s, the Unification Church spent millions of dollars on cultural and political programs designed to improve the church's image. The religious group's activism, especially its alliance with conservative political leaders, garnered...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — As many as 1,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas campus next month for Engineering Expo, an event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. "It's a cool way for students to be...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — His name might not be as well-known as others on the University of Kansas basketball coaching tree, e.g., Naismith, Allen, Smith and Williams. But John McLendon is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and a new documentary...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — Special education is a field in which teachers are constantly trying to find new methods to help their students learn. In doing so, educators may be tempted to try untested, unproven and even pseudoscientific interventions, all with the best...

Mon, 02/27/2017 — Considered a trailblazer of the dark comedy, modern musical genre and featuring many of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs, “Company” provides a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. Performances are 7:30 p.m....

Mon, 02/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – One of the region’s best-known golf facilities has a new name. Alvamar Country Club, the home of KU’s men’s and women’s golf programs, will now be known as The Jayhawk Club. Additionally, the golf facility will feature a new logo and branding that incorporates the club name with the iconic Jayhawk mark. The new club will also feature officially licensed merchandise reflecting the facility name change. The Jayhawk Club’s new name, marks and merchandise are made possible through a new licensing agreement between Eagle 1968 LLC, which owns the facility, and the University of Kansas. Eagle 1968 LLC is headed by Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel and his

Fri, 02/24/2017 — YODER – Sixty-one new law enforcement officers were congratulated earlier this month by Ronald L. Miller, U.S. marshal for the district of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. The new officers were members of the 243rd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Oct. 31, 2016, represented 45 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and

Fri, 02/24/2017 — Kim Hubbel, department and undergraduate secretary for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for her dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for...

Thu, 02/23/2017 — As Trump administration officials have publicly talked about a revised executive order on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, a University of Kansas researcher of immigration and transnational terrorism says the order could...

Thu, 02/23/2017 — The University of Kansas Professionals for Inclusion & Social Justice will host the 13th annual Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference, New Spaces: Opening Up Physical and Social Spaces in the 21st Century, will take...

Thu, 02/23/2017 — A $4,800 Campus Action Project (CAP) grant from the American Association of University Women, which this year focuses on the gender leadership gap, will help empower undergraduate women in STEM at the University of Kansas. A group of graduate...

Wed, 02/22/2017 —  Vietnam has made remarkable strides in recent decades, transitioning from widespread poverty to a middle-income country. While the nation has also made progress in promoting gender equality, it still has far to go in considering women equal and...

Wed, 02/22/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the Employees of the Month for December 2016: Name: Adam BraunTitle: IT senior programmer, Information Technology What that means: In his role, Braun provides web development support services for the...


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