Health & Wellness
Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 87 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Tue, 04/24/2018 —  The internet can be a tricky place to turn when looking for health information. People can find bad information, become confused or decide their problems are catastrophic. New research from the University of Kansas shows adolescents have those...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biopsy. During that procedure, doctors insert a bone-biopsy needle through an incision to get a bone...

Wed, 04/18/2018 — A $2 million gift from the Cray Medical Research Foundation of Atchison will establish a diabetes-focused professorship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. David Robbins, professor of medicine and director of the KU Diabetes...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — Recent restrictions and funding limitations on women's health organizations in Texas increased driving distance to women's health centers and led to a 2.4 percent increase in the fertility rate for unmarried women, according to a study...

Tue, 04/17/2018 —  KU Recreation Services, together with the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences and Amateur Sport Research Center, have announced the first Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza. The event will take place...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — A two-decade trend of immigrant criminalization has seemingly peaked with the 2017 Trump administration executive orders, and it has altered the context in which immigrants live well beyond border states, according to new research by University...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 18th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Mon, 04/09/2018 — People are staying in federally assisted housing for about six years, up from the average of 4 1/2 years 20 years ago, which is straining the federal rental assistance program's ability to serve families with children, according to a University...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The tight-knit group of four friends had already been through a lot together at the University of Kansas, from late-night organic chemistry study sessions to rigorous class schedules and meals out during their free time. Now, they’ve all been...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — Lance Rake and Nils Gore, professors at the University of Kansas, hit the road last month with John Bielenberg, director, Future Partners, to showcase a utility bamboo bike at the 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. “I love the...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff will soon have a new transportation option for a quick trip across campus, a ride to the store or simply enjoying the outdoors. KU Parking & Transit is launching the KU Bike Share program,...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the 2018-19 Common Book, intended to broaden the campus community's conversations about identity and citizenship. "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work," by Edwidge Danticat, will be the focus...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Wed, 03/21/2018 — University of Kansas researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.


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