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Tue, 09/05/2017 —   LAWRENCE – Countries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt gender-neutral laws and stricter laws against rape," said Nazli Avdan, a KU assistant professor of political science and the study's lead author. Avdan and her co-author, Victor Asal, chair of public administration and associate professor of political science at University at Albany, paired a

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Wed, 08/23/2017 —  Transgender youths face a number of challenges each day, and it’s easy to assume those who live in small, rural towns have less understanding and more hostility in their lives. But a new study shows that’s not necessarily the case and that...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Service providers in the Midwest who have encountered survivors of human trafficking listed sexual assault as one of the most likely conditions to encounter of those at risk of both labor and sex trafficking, according to a new report by...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Wed, 08/16/2017 — One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action. Work by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Tue, 07/25/2017 —  Across the country, people are dying every day as the opioid crisis looms. In the Kansas City area, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last four years. University of Kansas researchers are partnering with First Call to find out what...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style — how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships — and their...

Wed, 07/19/2017 — Millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are critical to getting food from farms to our tables, yet they often struggle to meet their own basic needs. They face health risks, barriers to care and poor health outcomes. Because they make vital...

Tue, 07/18/2017 — A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using noninvasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center for the first...

Wed, 07/12/2017 — The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas, has been awarded $7.5 million for four new research projects from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education...

Tue, 07/11/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art recently opened two evocative exhibitions that highlight African-American quilting traditions. Both exhibitions, on view through Sept. 17, are presented in conjunction with the National African American Quilt...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Defunding women's health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the number of preventive care exams and tests given to Hispanic women in those states when compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/28/2017 — Today, doctors can tailor a drug therapy to your unique genetic profile, giving you the full benefits of a drug while reducing unwanted side effects — all in harmony with the blueprints of your biology. But problems remain in the push toward...

Mon, 06/19/2017 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has selected two students at the University of Kansas to join an elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year. Eilish Gibson, a senior from Perry majoring in physics and classical...

Mon, 06/12/2017 — Three projects were selected to receive the 2017 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry and one by a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacology and...


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