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Tue, 06/04/2019 — A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period. The discovery, explained in a new paper just...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — On Aug. 24, the University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) will train all incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence. Through Jayhawks Give a Flock, KU’s evidenced-based bystander...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Thirty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 4,153 hours of free legal services over the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “One pillar of the legal profession is to give back to the community through pro bono service, and KU Law students take this to heart,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor. “Students also

Tue, 06/04/2019 —  On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. The event became known worldwide as D-Day, a turning point in World War II. This Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Adrian Lewis, the David B. Pittaway...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has selected the director of Amherst College’s Multicultural Resource Center to be the next director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who had been a program coordinator at...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — For 20 years, the University of Kansas TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program has served veterans in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Outgoing director Julia O'Dell can still recall what she told staffers at their first meeting in...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will celebrate an important milestone with moon-landing mayhem at an upcoming event at Liberty Hall. In honor of its 10th anniversary, Cinema a Go Go will screen two films from the 1950s with a...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Yes, women expect men who are courting them to make them laugh. But a woman who can make her partner laugh is equally, if not more, important to the guy’s long-term happiness in the relationship. That is the implication – though a switch from traditional gender roles – of a new study of the value of humor in long-term relationships. This new research by Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, was published in the May edition of Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. His work attempts to tease out the role of laughter in romantic relationships. Previous studies have shown that, while dating, women value a man

Fri, 05/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its third annual Summer Venture in Business program June 2-4 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...

Fri, 05/31/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would impose tariffs on all goods entering the United States on Mexico to motivate the country to do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration. The tariffs are set to take effect June 10 at 5...

Thu, 05/30/2019 — A free and family-friendly event this week will celebrate the fascinating world of the Sunflower State's native prairie ecosystem and local trails. The Prairie Block Party will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at Burroughs Creek Park,...

Wed, 05/29/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 14th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the highest ranking KU Law’s moot court program has received since the ranking system began in 2009. “Our record of rankings over the last 10 years shows that we have a very strong program,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. “We have a lot of depth of student talent and committed faculty coaches. To be ranked this high shows that the student skills are getting better and better.” Garnering the most points toward KU’s ranking was

Wed, 05/29/2019 —  Any teacher can attest that reaching students is easier and their lessons more effective when they can relate to classroom subject matter. Yet for school-age mothers and other “at-risk” students, curriculum most often utilizes a deficit...

Wed, 05/29/2019 — is a $100-plus-billion-a-year industry. So the size of the opportunity is one reason why a University of Kansas professor is working with a Colorado-based company to disrupt the industry and popularize a simplified style of fly fishing imported...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its public address emergency alert system at noon Wednesday, May 29. This test will feature voice alerts through the system. During the test, a three-second alert tone will...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — researchers wonder if they prompted human ancestors to walk upright
Tue, 05/28/2019 — LAWRENCE — Did ancient...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — Deb Miller has begun her tenure as the new director of the Public Management Center, based at the University of Kansas. Miller served as the Kansas secretary of transportation from 2003 to 2011, and her appointment spanned the terms of three...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — and the interlocking structures of social class — in the formation of an Australian national identity can be seen in literature from and about the period, University of Kansas researcher Dorice Williams Elliott writes in her new book,...


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