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Tue, 12/01/2020 — During his first few months in office, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, designating the bison as national mammal of the United States. “But it didn’t really do anything,” said Andrew Isenberg, Hall...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – With Pfizer and Moderna applying for emergency-use authorization, COVID-19 vaccines appear to be on the brink of FDA approval. The next big public health challenge, then, will be convincing enough people to take it so that the country can return to a semblance of normalcy. A University of Kansas communication studies researcher who has studied the anti-vaccine movement has tips for countering its conspiracy theories. Brett Bricker, a teaching specialist who has researched various means of persuasion, recently co-wrote a review of articles on the anti-vaccine movement that concluded vaccine opponents who resist repeated assertions based in science and fact

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar. The pandemic has affected commencement celebrations for many KU graduates. Some summer graduates will choose to participate in...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus,...

Fri, 11/27/2020 — A new wind farm that came online in northern Kansas this month is helping the University of Kansas meet its sustainability goal of offsetting carbon emissions with energy from renewable sources. KU’s participation in Evergy’s Renewables...

Fri, 11/27/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have described a galaxy more than 5.25 billion light years away undergoing a rarely seen stage in its galactic life cycle. Their findings recently were published in the Astrophysical Journal. The galaxy,

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A University of Kansas department’s recent name change reflects its management of two distinct graduate education programs funded by longtime KU donors. Self Graduate Programs administers the Self Graduate Fellowship and Self Memorial...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A new scholarship fund at the University of Kansas School of Law will help provide opportunities to students from southwest Kansas.

Tue, 11/24/2020 — he could disprove the notion of a link between students’ musical and mathematical achievement. Nope. His new study, “Multilevel Models of the Relationship Between Music Achievement and Reading and Math Achievement,” published in the...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — More than 66 years ago, Betty Grimwood picked up a magazine in a doctor’s office and read an article about a community in Iowa that had invited international students into their homes. Grimwood, who at that point in time had never traveled...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas has launched an online Bachelor of Health Sciences program as community health and medical research take center stage in public life. Available through the new School of Professional Studies, this all-online degree...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — growing out of her grad school discoveries in 1983 — came with her to the University of Kansas in 1999. Now the Distinguished Professor of English is one of three principal investigators for a $500,000, two-year grant that will bring...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas’ federal relations director has been recognized for excellence in government affairs on behalf of higher education by his peers in the Association of Public and Land-grant Institutions. Jack Cline, associate vice...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in just three minutes or less? This fall, the...

Fri, 11/20/2020 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Fri, 11/20/2020 — The University of Kansas ranks 22nd for undergraduate study abroad participation among participating public doctoral-granting higher education institutions, according to the 2020 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released...

Fri, 11/20/2020 — A new leadership training program designed to help Kansas women participate more fully in civic life will debut in early December. Ready to Represent, a program created by the Appointments Project & Ready to Run Kansas Women’s Leadership...

Thu, 11/19/2020 — The University Honors Program (UHP) at the University of Kansas has received a top rating, along with six other programs, in INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of 40 Public University Honors Programs. Published biannually since 2012, the UHP...

Wed, 11/18/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host the KU Professional Selling Program/King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition virtually April 9-10, 2021. The event marks the first time the school’s professional selling program will hold a...

Tue, 11/17/2020 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored Kapila Silva, professor of architecture, with the 2020 HOPE Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. The HOPE Award is given annually through the Board of Class Officers and is...


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