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Tue, 02/14/2017 — University of Kansas researchers have found that certain specific parenting practices are significantly associated with the development of communication and language skills in children with Fragile X syndrome. These same parent behaviors are...

Tue, 02/14/2017 — Undergraduate researchers from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will present their research projects Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. KU and Medical Center undergraduates will join...

Tue, 02/14/2017 —  For years, minorities have been disproportionately placed in special education classes, and figures available indicate the complexity of this issue for one group. National estimates reveal that English-language learners may be over-represented...

Mon, 02/13/2017 — A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states around engaging in physical activity suggests that prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical activity might need a reboot. Twenty-six adolescents reported their...

Mon, 02/13/2017 — A poster hanging in Lisa McLendon’s office window tells passers-by that “grammar is not a secret code.” That’s what she’s hoping to help people understand with her new book: Grammar is something they can master, and it will help them...

Mon, 02/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets underway, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who earn less than $54,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 15 through April 17. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns for free

Fri, 02/10/2017 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering researcher will offer ideas on more efficient, “greener” chemical processes during a lecture next week. Laurence Weatherley, the Albert P Learned Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering,...

Fri, 02/10/2017 — Approximately 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2016 semester.  The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Fri, 02/10/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art, in partnership with local artist Dave Loewenstein and First Management Inc., has commissioned the re-imagination of the “Pollinators” mural at Ninth and New Hampshire streets in downtown Lawrence. The original...

Fri, 02/10/2017 — In the early days of the Trump administration, federal agencies began stemming the flow of public information and social media coming from public employees who work on issues such as climate change, health care and food safety. A University of...

Fri, 02/10/2017 — Federal immigration officials on Thursday deported a woman in Arizona to Mexico just days after the Trump administration has broadened the definition of a "criminal alien." According to national news reports, the deportation of Guadalupe...

Thu, 02/09/2017 — A University of Kansas educational technical assistance and research center, the SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center, will partner with the Orange County and Butte County departments of Education,...

Wed, 02/08/2017 — Here’s a relationship tip as Valentine’s Day approaches: Study after study affirms that people want a mate with a sense of humor. But it’s less about you being a jokester than about finding a style of humor that makes you both...

Wed, 02/08/2017 — Legal scholars from around the world will gather in Lawrence this week to present their research on contemporary law and business issues. The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Younger Comparativists Committee’s Third Annual...

Wed, 02/08/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced additional public programs for the spring 2017 semester. A group of distinguished KU alumni will headline the semester’s programming, including 2017 Dole Lecture guest Robert Kaplan. Kaplan currently serves as the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and will discuss his distinguished career and the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy. “Our spring programming is unique and diverse,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “Rob Kaplan is a great friend and will give our guests a look inside the Fed and its functions. We look forward to welcoming him

Tue, 02/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks highly among law schools contributing the most in legal services to their local communities, according to a national publication. The Winter 2017 issue of PreLaw Magazine lists KU Law on its Community Service Leaders honor roll for “schools with the greatest community impact.” During the 2015-2016 academic year, KU Law students completed 18,725 pro bono service hours – an average of 52 hours per student – through law school clinics, field placements and other service opportunities. Students represented elderly clients who needed assistance with benefits, grandparent visitation or advance directives through the

Tue, 02/07/2017 —  Having banks and credit unions available in one’s community can make a difference in a family’s financial health, according to new studies from University of Kansas and Michigan researchers. The influence is greatest on lower-income...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — Not only did Donald Trump's election as president surprise most pollsters and many Americans, but his rise to power also has piqued the interest of Chinese students and academics, said a University of Kansas historian who recently lectured in...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — If you love dodgeball, then you don’t want to miss Not in the Face, an inaugural tournament benefiting the Audio-Reader Network. Sponsored by Delta Upsilon fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority, the event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Tue, 02/07/2017 — Editor’s note: Scott Murphy, professor of music theory at the University of Kansas School of Music, is an expert on film scoring. He has written many articles in scholarly journals, including “A Pop-Music Progression in Recent Popular Movies and Movie Trailers” in Music, Sound and the Moving Image (October 2014) and “Scoring Loss in Some Recent Popular Film and Television” in Music Theory Spectrum (Fall 2014). His book chapters include “Transformational Theory and the Analysis of Film Music” In The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies, edited by David Neumeyer (Oxford University Press, 2013), and “An Audiovisual Foreshadowing in Psycho” In “Terror Tracks: Music,


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