Health & Wellness
Tue, 11/14/2017 — Broadening the geographic range that a number of deceased-donor kidneys would be available would increase the number of transplants and improve the lives of patients unlikely to receive one based on where they live, according to a study that...

Tue, 11/14/2017 —  As more aspects of everyday life move online, not keeping up with technology and trends might seem old-fashioned. But those who don’t have knowledge or access to online technologies may be left behind in critical areas such as health, even...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — A gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of University of Kansas alumni Perry Rashleigh and Rosemary Jones Rashleigh will create five Rashleigh Family Scholarships for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, math and English. The...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – A new video titled “Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” tells the story of people with disabilities in Emporia who advocated for change in their community as part of their involvement in a University of Kansas research project. As a result of their work with the city of Emporia and the Kansas Department of Transportation, more time was added to the crosswalk timer at a busy downtown intersection, which is also a state highway. This change makes it safer for all residents of the community to cross the street. These advocates carried out their work as part of a project conducted by KU’s Research & Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) and KU’s Center

Tue, 11/07/2017 —  Pitchers, catchers, offensive linemen, tennis players, divers, sprinters and lacrosse players don’t usually perform on the same field. But in a University of Kansas lab, all of those athletes, as well as anyone interested in their athletic...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — LAWRENCE – The 10th annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns next month with an activist who served as national co-chair for the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Tamika Mallory will speak about violence against women and those who hold marginalized identities from an intersectional perspective. She will address the role of guns in perpetuating this violence, encouraging a discussion of effective ways of building power to bring about change. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union, with a reception to follow in the union’s Big 12 Room. Mallory is an advocate and speaker on issues related to equal rights

Mon, 10/30/2017 — Alcohol and other drug use are regularly linked to child abuse or neglect in families, but simply assuming the former causes the latter is not taking a deep enough look. A University of Kansas professor has authored a pair of studies examining...

Thu, 10/26/2017 — University of Kansas undergraduates recently experienced a day in the life of nonprofit professionals. Funded through the Center for Service Learning, 10 students from multiple areas of study traveled to Kansas City to attend Nonprofit...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Twelve students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design are taking a multi-term course that will culminate in the construction of a 3,000-square-foot community center in rural Haiti. This fall they are focusing on the...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — In July 2018 the University of Kansas will complete a process begun five years earlier – going tobacco-free. More and more universities and communities, both nationally and in the state of Kansas, have chosen to go tobacco-free.  KU will...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Thu, 10/12/2017 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Brian Boyd, associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume the leadership of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a University of Kansas research center located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), on Feb. 1, 2018. Boyd will be only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. JGCP pioneered research-based interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families in urban core communities. Boyd’s research interests center on developing innovative,

Tue, 10/10/2017 —  When it comes to activity in schools, physical education classes and recess have been the standard for decades. But a University of Kansas-led project has shown success in helping children and teachers get as much as 20 minutes of additional...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation has announced three 2017 student award recipients from the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. Each award winner was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. Since its establishment in 2007, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling more than $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. “The applicant pool was strong this year, making the process very competitive. Each of these winners should be very

Thu, 10/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Institutes of Health have granted a major award to University of Kansas researcher Joanna Slusky to further her novel approach to combating antibiotic resistance. The NIH announced today the recipients of its prestigious Director’s Awards, given to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, received the New Innovator Award, totaling nearly $2.3 million, designated for advancing unusually innovative research from early career investigators. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common


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