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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...

Gradebook
Tue, 12/11/2012 — A partnership between Kansas Children's Service League, a private nonprofit social service agency, and University of Kansas researchers has shown that restorative justice helps at-risk youth reach their educational potential while reducing...

Tue, 12/11/2012 — The University of Kansas' top innovation and entrepreneurship official will now have a leading role in the move toward personalized medicine, perhaps the most high-potential field in all of health care. Julie ...

A gloved hand and test tubes
Mon, 12/10/2012 — Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows that the disease can raise challenging emotional issues for both patients and caregivers. A gift from the Kansas Masonic Foundation will help to address those needs. The foundation has made a $1...

Fri, 12/07/2012 — Ann Cudd, a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, and associate dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture, "Justice and Freedom: A Cooperative...

Fri, 12/07/2012 — More Information Office of the Internal Audit LAWRENCE – John Curran, city auditor for Olathe, has been named the new director of the Office of Internal Audit at the University of Kansas, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced today. Curran has been Olathe's city auditor since 2006. Prior to that, he was a project manager with Sprint Nextel's internal audit department and a senior auditor

Thu, 12/06/2012 — The KU Core, the new undergraduate curriculum for all University of Kansas students, encourages students to participate in experiential learning to fulfill one of the 12 required units. In anticipation of increased interest and participation in...

Thu, 12/06/2012 —  Perhaps humanity’s greatest undertaking today is the creation of new, sustainable energy sources to replace fossil fuels. Promising, but challenging, energy solutions include biodiesel and other liquid transportation fuels that can be...


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