Health & Wellness
Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...

Wed, 01/13/2021 —  Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them. Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a study showing that eating breakfast can improve a...

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication...

Fri, 01/08/2021 — “Fat. Pig. Slob. Disgusting animal.” These are just a few of the names that President Donald Trump called adversaries during his campaign and presidency. But according to Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Tue, 12/15/2020 — The 54th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available online. In a year that brought the novel coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic turmoil, the KSA shares data on Kansas and the United States in 16 categories that provides...

Mon, 12/14/2020 — An anonymous donation of $300,000 to the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology was inspired by the donor’s niece and her experience as a doctoral student. “I hope the gift will aid others...

Mon, 12/14/2020 — “We’re all in this together” has been a common refrain during the COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out that’s not the case for many LGTBQ youths, as University of Kansas researchers illustrate in a new publication. Megan Paceley, assistant...

Thu, 12/10/2020 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2021 Global Scholars. In its 10th year, the Global Scholars program, directed by Megan Greene, associate professor of history, aims to recognize and encourage...

Wed, 12/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Two students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design were awarded a 2020 Healthcare Environment Award in the student Graduate Project category. Samia Mansour, of San Marcos, California, and Juhyun So, of Overland Park, were both students in the Spring 2020 Health + Wellness Design Capstone Studio, led by Hui Cai, associate professor of architecture.  Their project, “NOLA Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility,” is a proposed 48-bed behavioral health hospital adjacent to the University Medical Center in New Orleans that provides a home base to offer a full range of behavioral health services. The students’ research revealed a high

Tue, 12/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – With Pfizer and Moderna applying for emergency-use authorization, COVID-19 vaccines appear to be on the brink of FDA approval. The next big public health challenge, then, will be convincing enough people to take it so that the country can return to a semblance of normalcy. A University of Kansas communication studies researcher who has studied the anti-vaccine movement has tips for countering its conspiracy theories. Brett Bricker, a teaching specialist who has researched various means of persuasion, recently co-wrote a review of articles on the anti-vaccine movement that concluded vaccine opponents who resist repeated assertions based in science and fact

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar. The pandemic has affected commencement celebrations for many KU graduates. Some summer graduates will choose to participate in...

Mon, 11/30/2020 — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus,...

Tue, 11/24/2020 — A University of Kansas department’s recent name change reflects its management of two distinct graduate education programs funded by longtime KU donors. Self Graduate Programs administers the Self Graduate Fellowship and Self Memorial...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The University of Kansas has launched an online Bachelor of Health Sciences program as community health and medical research take center stage in public life. Available through the new School of Professional Studies, this all-online degree...

Mon, 11/23/2020 — The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in just three minutes or less? This fall, the...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — For a geoscientist, the benefits of performing fieldwork are countless. Researching in nature gives geoscientists firsthand contact with the earth’s raw materials and a chance to test ideas and develop theories — as well as to make new...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — Abortions have decreased significantly this year, due largely to pandemic-related factors. But other veiled influences stemming from state-related policies have affected this number in surprising ways. “We found that foot traffic to abortion...

Fri, 11/06/2020 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association will host its first-ever virtual fundraising event, Jayhawks Flock Together, on Nov. 19. The event is presented in partnership with Dimensional Innovations, Helix Architecture + Design and McCownGordon...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — The 29th annual Waggoner Research Colloquium will include scholars from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center to discuss health care issues facing minority and international communities. “Confronting Health Challenges in the...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — Morgan Farnworth, doctoral student in public affairs & administration at the University of Kansas, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs connect changemakers...


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