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Child's hand on book
Wed, 01/09/2013 — There’s an old saying in education that first you learn to read, then you read to learn. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study highlighting the importance of focusing instruction early in a child’s life on vocabulary and...

Wed, 01/09/2013 — LAWRENCE – Ways to address a budget shortfall and state tax policy are likely to be the top priorities when Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address, and KPR will bring it to you live. The coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, the first week of the 2013 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by the Democratic Party response. KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will co-host the public radio and public TV coverage with Jennifer Schmidt, host and producer of the program “Ask Your Legislator” on KPTS, public TV in Wichita. After the speeches, KPR will offer in-depth analysis with

Tue, 01/08/2013 — The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will make the trip of a lifetime when the group performs for the first time at the renowned Carnegie Hall on March 26. The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul Popiel, director of bands, will present the...

Stars at night
Tue, 01/08/2013 — A researcher at the University of Kansas is playing an important role in BigBOSS, a huge new plan to grasp why the expansion of the universe is accelerating rather than slowing down. This mystery of physics is due to little-understood “dark...

Mon, 01/07/2013 — Rape is a crime that makes headlines yet may fail to elicit the kind of meaningful conversations that should follow. A University of Kansas journalism professor has published a study showing that media coverage of the Duke lacrosse team rape...

Hand gun
Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dec. 14 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in American history. Despite the bloodshed, Americans probably shouldn’t expect sweeping reform when it comes to gun control policies, said Don...

Dole Institute of Politics
Wed, 12/19/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will display a special memorial exhibit for former U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye through Jan. 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Inouye, 88, passed away Dec. 17 at Walter Reed...

Grasslands
Tue, 12/18/2012 — When people gaze out upon the world's grasslands, they may not be impressed at what they see. Yet, those ecosystems form a foundation for nearly all of Earth's life and have been compromised and destroyed at alarming rates. A University of...

An irrigation system
Tue, 12/18/2012 — In early January, crews from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels in more than 500 wells to help determine trends in the region's aquifers. The crews will start...

Tue, 12/18/2012 — University of Kansas faculty member Barbara Barnett is available to speak about post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings and how the disorder can affect not only those typically involved in traumatic...

Two scientists working together
Mon, 12/17/2012 — The world’s foremost biomedical funding agency has announced a series of new initiatives in response to a study that found race-based discrepancies in research awards. The National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to address diversity...

Mon, 12/17/2012 — Momentum is growing for a new School of Business building at the University of Kansas, with donors contributing an additional $13 million for the project to date. Private philanthropy for the building project includes these leadership...

Chichen Itza
Mon, 12/17/2012 — They've built underground bunkers, stockpiled food and collected tools and weapons in preparation for doomsday. But come Dec. 21, will the work these "survivalists" put in pay off? Unlikely, says John Hoopes, anthropologist at the University...

Mon, 12/17/2012 — The University of Kansas is offering a new graduate distance learning program to meet the needs of working engineers and industry across the Kansas City metro. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) launched the...

Fri, 12/14/2012 — Thomas Prisinzano, professor of medicinal chemistry, has been named the new chair of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Department of Medicinal Chemistry, effective Dec. 18. Prisinzano earned a bachelor's in chemistry from the...

Fri, 12/14/2012 — Todd D. Little More Information Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis LAWRENCE – The world's largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has named a University of Kansas research leader and professor as a 2012 AAAS Fellow. Todd D. Little, director of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis and

Tau protein model
Thu, 12/13/2012 — Alzheimer's disease, the devastating condition that leads to dementia and eventual death, has long baffled researchers with its complexity. One hallmark of the disease involves a deformed protein called tau that spreads from brain cell to brain...

Thu, 12/13/2012 — What do we know about what is under the skin? The KU Natural History Museum invites the public to explore human anatomy through "Science Saturday: the Body," an event for children, families and curious adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. The...

Timothy Egan
Wed, 12/12/2012 — More Information Common Book LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan's history of the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time," has been announced as KU's 2013-14 KU Common Book by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. "Next year's common book is particularly relevant, as our state was hard hit by the drought of the 1930s and continues to address issues related to climate and land use," said Gray-Little. "Looking back on the Dust Bowl provides important lessons that can inform our current research into sustainability and our mission to build healthy communities." "The Worst Hard Time," winner of the National Book Award

Wed, 12/12/2012 — A trip to Denmark and a chance at more than $12,000 in prize money await a team of University of Kansas School of Engineering students who recently claimed a top spot at an engineering competition sponsored by a worldwide leader in advanced pump...


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