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Wed, 04/26/2017 — LAWRENCE – A gift from David and Margaret Shirk will benefit families and children in the Lawrence and Greater Kansas City areas who participate in specific youth activities offered through the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. In memory of the late David Shirk, the David and Margaret Shirk Physical Education Programs Fund was established in 2014 to advance the discipline of physical education at KU through programming and initiatives that directly engage school-age children in physical activity. The fund will cover a significant portion of the registration costs per child to participate in a variety of youth

Wed, 04/26/2017 — University of Kansas researchers are part of a five-year, multisite demonstration project grant to evaluate and improve services for child-welfare-involved families experiencing domestic violence. The KU researchers will examine the...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – A question that has eluded scientists for 200 years will be the object for study for a University of Kansas chemistry professor who received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation. Marco Caricato, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his research proposal “First Principles Evaluation of Optical Activity in Solids.” The award is the highest honor given by the NSF to young researchers. Caricato will focus on chiral solids and their interaction with light, an effect known as optical activity. Chiral molecules and solids are

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 —  Electronic cigarettes have gained rapidly in popularity in recent years, with vaping stores popping up in cities across the country and advertisements touting them as a good-tasting way to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. A University of...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Tomas Green, a junior from Lynnwood, Washington, is the latest University of Kansas student to earn a Udall Scholarship for his work in environmental policy and sustainability efforts on and off campus. Green is majoring in chemical engineering...

Mon, 04/17/2017 —  A program funded by the National Institutes of Health that leverages an existing partnership between Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas has as its goal an increase in the number of indigenous students pursuing...

Fri, 04/14/2017 — Wesley Church, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University, will make a public presentation Monday, April 17, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. Church is...

Wed, 04/12/2017 —  Findings offered by a University of Kansas researcher, identified as one of 20 ‘Must See Presenters’ at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in early April, suggest a possible therapeutic intervention for “chemobrain,”...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate. She was there to notify Zabel, a University of Kansas junior from Smith Center studying...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, will make a public presentation Thursday, April 13, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — 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 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Fri, 04/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas law professor and former KU journalism dean will be inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Mike Kautsch, a media law expert and one-time journalist who has long championed government transparency, will receive the award during the Kansas Press Association’s annual convention today, April 7, in Topeka. “His service to the journalism profession is both wide and deep,” the association reported. “For KPA, he has served for years as a media law consultant. Whenever KPA has had a need for assistance, Mike has always been there, giving prompt and reasoned advice as KPA and others try to strengthen the state’s open government

Wed, 04/05/2017 — A doctoral student in clinical child psychology at the University of Kansas has won a competitive Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being from a panel of experts at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, one of just 15...

Wed, 04/05/2017 —  The University of Kansas is recognizing the work of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7, and throughout the month of April. “Graduate students bring so...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC) at the University of Kansas is coordinating a month of events in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Events this year will focus on the theme of Engaging New Voices, said...

Mon, 04/03/2017 — 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...

Thu, 03/30/2017 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas will present the 2017 Dole Humanitarian Award to the founder of Love Publishing during a ceremony April 7 at the Dole Institute of Politics. The award recognizes Stan Love...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — The University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University College London (UCL) have received a $17.6 million Grand Challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to develop and produce a...


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