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Thu, 08/18/2011 — More Information NIH Black scientists were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to an analysis of data from 2000 to 2006. University of Kansas Professor of Economics Donna Ginther was the lead author on the study commissioned by the NIH, which appears in the Aug. 19 issue of Science. The researchers found a 10 percentage point

Thu, 08/18/2011 — An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide. The massive survey could help scientists zero in on why the fungus has been...

Wed, 08/17/2011 — A full schedule of events for Hawk Week -- the official welcome week for new students at the University of Kansas -- is now available at www.hawkweek.ku.edu. Hawk Week is full of fun, information and programs that highlight the opportunities...

Wed, 08/17/2011 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Kansas plan to bring a highly successful anti-bullying effort, the KiVa program, to American schools. Starting as early as the 2012-13 school year, a pilot program could kick off in...

Tue, 08/16/2011 — As suburban school districts have gained advantages over their urban counterparts, they have tenaciously clung to them, often at the expense of urban districts, a new study by University of Kansas researchers shows. While urban schools’...

Tue, 08/16/2011 — A collection of 25 photographs, “Streetphotos in Time” by Gary Mark Smith, a 1984 School of Journalism graduate and internationally known photojournalist, will be displayed on the second floor of Stauffer-Flint Hall as part of the William...

Tue, 08/16/2011 — The University of Kansas ranks second in institutions that have expanded the field of knowledge in special education and helped guide teachers across the nation. Science Watch recently rated KU No. 2 for most published journal articles in the...

Mon, 08/15/2011 — Several Student Success and other key KU departments will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, to serve new and returning students and their families and help prepare them for the Monday start to fall classes. ...

Mon, 08/15/2011 — A University of Kansas education is becoming even more affordable thanks to a package of new, four-year renewable scholarships for freshmen and two-year scholarships for transfer students. “We don’t want finances to keep students who...

Mon, 08/15/2011 — The second phase of a University of Kansas initiative designed to devote more resources to KU’s teaching and research mission will focus on 12 administrative areas. Since April, KU has been undertaking an intensive self-study called...

Mon, 08/15/2011 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement on the death of Carolyn Bailey Berneking, former KU librarian, longtime volunteer and granddaughter of E.H.S. Bailey: “Carolyn Bailey...

Fri, 08/12/2011 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today announced a $5 million gift that advances the University of Kansas Cancer Center’s quest to achieve National Cancer Institute designation. The gift from Don and Adele Hall, of...

Thu, 08/11/2011 — The T has gone green. The City of Lawrence recently expanded its fleet to include the first hybrid buses to operate in Kansas. Three 40-foot hybrid buses have rolled onto the streets of Lawrence. “I am very excited to see the delivery of...

Thu, 08/11/2011 — There’s no question about it. The University of Kansas School of Engineering is home to the most knowledgeable team of traffic trivia buffs in the Midwest. The Jayhawk team recently dominated the competition at the 2011 Institute of...

Wed, 08/10/2011 — Developing renewable energy technologies is a major research focus at the University of Kansas. Starting this fall, it can also be a source of significant scholarship funding for the right students. KU received a $552,000 grant last month...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — Fifteen students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will have the chance in August to see how a burgeoning world power is handling rapid growth and a booming economy, while attempting to manage the impact on the environment. ...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — University of Kansas School of Business dean Neeli Bendapudi has named several new appointments to leadership positions in the Business School. Catherine Shenoy has been appointed MBA program director; Surendra Singh is the new director for...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — An award from the National Science Foundation will fund research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering doctoral student that could lead to improved treatment for adolescents suffering from scoliosis. Nikki Johnson, a graduate...

Fri, 08/05/2011 — Composer and pianist Randy Klein will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2011-12 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Klein, who was also the recipient of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Award...

Fri, 08/05/2011 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s work in the field of clinical psychology has earned her a Presidential Founder’s Award from Section VI, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. She receives the honor today at the 2011...


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