Health & Wellness
Mon, 09/30/2013 —  Every day, thousands of Kansans have to live with the reality of not knowing where their next meal will come from. KU Fights Hunger, a campus organization dedicated to raising awareness about hunger, is hosting an annual food drive and a...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — A University of Kansas professor has produced a pair of books examining how intellectual disability and its treatment and perceptions have been viewed throughout history as well as a review of positive psychology as it pertains to...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — The founder and president of Family Promise, a national organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty, will give a series of talks at the University of Kansas, including a public event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. During her visit,...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — When it comes to large-scale disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the Sept. 11 attacks, communities may be their own best allies for overcoming such crises, through their networks of contacts and connectedness, according to a new research...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — University of Kansas professors Vicky Unruh and Charles Little respectively are recipients of the 2013 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award and Chancellors Club Research Award. Unruh is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese,...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — An effort to get freshman members more involved is paying dividends for one student organization at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that partners with developing...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — Dengue fever, the mosquito-borne tropical infectious disease, was nearly wiped out before World War II. It has made a dramatic resurgence, infecting more than 50 million people annually, and Central American countries have been significantly...

Wed, 09/18/2013 —  The Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house, which will take place 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. KJHK 90.7 FM will...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — A KU Life Span Institute research group, Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), will host a free public assistive technology expo from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. The AT EXPO will...

Mon, 09/09/2013 —  Scientists have long recognized retinoic acid – a compound the body produces by metabolizing vitamin A – as crucial to embryonic development. Either too much or too little retinoic acid during gestation can lead to a number of severe...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — As the inventor of Superflab, a medical device used in radiology clinics across the country, Gene Feaster made a lasting improvement in the field of health care. As a University of Kansas alumnus who has made a $2 million gift to establish a...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Of Kansas Department Of Molecular Biosciences welcomes Dr. Peter A. Jones to present “The Cancer Epigenome” at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Jones will present the 30th John C. Davis Memorial Lecture. He has spent a career uncovering the basic mechanisms of DNA methylation and the role this process plays in cancer. His laboratory discovered how the compound, 5-azacytidine, can induce changes in gene expression and acts as a powerful DNA methylation inhibitor. Jones’ collaborative research has led to delineating molecular pathways in the development of

Mon, 08/19/2013 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientists Nancy Brady and Kandace Fleming, collaborating with Connie Kasari of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Training, has been funded to continue the development of the Communications...

Tue, 08/13/2013 — University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of...


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