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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

Mon, 10/02/2017 — For more than a half-century, the Kansas Statistical Abstract has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were recently recognized for their creative and effective approaches to instruction. Laura Mielke, associate professor of English, received the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Evangelia...

Wed, 09/27/2017 — According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S....

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — As people approach their final stage of life, whether they decide to remain in their home or seek to move to a more supportive place, it's often a well-thought-out choice and not a reactive decision, according to a new study that includes a...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — A recent study of Kansans with serious mental illness enrolled in KanCare, the state Medicaid managed care program, revealed many significant unmet needs and barriers to care. While managed care organizations (MCOs) have the potential to...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist, cancer researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, will deliver the Hall Center’s Humanities Lecture Series presentation “The Gene: An Intimate History” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Lied Center Auditorium. The lecture is supported by the Hall Family Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod notes: “Siddhartha Mukherjee is a groundbreaking physician, researcher and author whose work has changed the way we think about cancer, genetics and other important topics in medicine. We are delighted to have

Wed, 09/20/2017 — Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a...

Wed, 09/20/2017 — University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology Cecilia Menjívar will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Summerfield Room of the Adams Alumni Center. The topic will...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will partner with four other Kansas universities on a new project funded by $20 million from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications. The project will focus on microorganisms that live in the water, plants and soil. KU will work with research partners at Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Haskell Indian Nations University. The work is funded through the NSF’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR),

Tue, 09/19/2017 — This fall, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 09/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – Perhaps it is best to beat yourself up a little the next time you fail at a task. New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task. "Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way people think about their failures or the way employers think about their employees' failures," said Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior in the KU School of Business. "Sometimes the literature has

Tue, 09/19/2017 — While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known about motor deficits that affect the majority of, if not all, individuals with ASD. These include not...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — A University of Kansas Medical Center cancer researcher and a longtime business law professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Shrikant Anant has been selected as the 2017...


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