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Tue, 01/28/2020 —  LGBTQ individuals have been shown to have higher rates of alcohol and substance use problems than heterosexual or cisgender individuals. Twelve-step programs are the dominant model of addressing those concerns, yet very little data exist on how...

Thu, 01/23/2020 — Patricia Sattler served as the statewide victim assistance coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Justice  for the last eight years of a 16-year practice career, so she’s seen firsthand how it can be difficult for law enforcement officers...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — University of Kansas researcher Anthony Fehr is available to talk with media about the coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which the World Health Organization says could spread worldwide. Fehr, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas doesn’t go that far, but it does conclude that to counter anti-vaccine beliefs, those who favor universal vaccination against contagious diseases will have to do more than repeat the evidence denying the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Instead, they will have to meet anti-vaxxers where they are: on contested ground where anecdotes, examples and conspiracy theories hold greater sway than scientific evidence. Brett Bricker,

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — An acclaimed television journalist and a renowned artist will each receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas next spring. Bill Kurtis and Roger Shimomura will both receive an honorary degree at KU’s 148th Commencement in May...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...

Fri, 12/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Come on now, does your friend or family member really need that fancy cooler or clothing-box subscription? Why not consider some scholarly stocking stuffers this holiday season? University of Kansas professors have produced a number of books, records and artworks in 2019 that could appeal to the discriminating consumer on your shopping list. For example:

Thu, 12/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In the global health community, they call it “the last mile.” A vaccine’s journey from manufacturer to a child in the developing world takes it through a complex, refrigerated “cold chain” designed to preserve its medicinal value during shipment and storage. To then reach remote villages, vaccines might have to travel through dense jungles, over hot deserts and across large bodies of water. This final leg of the journey, referred to as the “last mile,” can expose vaccines to harsh conditions that compromise their potency and efficacy. These harrowing voyages pay off. Vaccines save an estimated 2.5 million lives each year, according to the World Health

Mon, 12/09/2019 —   LAWRENCE – People might survive by eating just one type of food, but they will hardly thrive. Similarly, a new study co-written by a University of Kansas researcher suggests that humans need a balanced diet of social nutrition, including time alone, to thrive. Jeffrey Hall, professor of communication studies, drew from over 10,000 moments from the days of nearly 400 participants across the country to connect several pathways linking global well-being to daily patterns of social interaction. Just published in the journal Human Communication Research, the paper extends Hall’s Communicate Bond Belong (CBB) theory, the focus of his recent work. Supporting prior

Mon, 12/09/2019 — A University of Kansas student, who is preparing for a career that will help him expand equitable health care and educational opportunities for all, has earned a George Marshall Scholarship that will fund graduate study in the United...

Fri, 12/06/2019 — Barbara Bichelmeyer has been named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. Bichelmeyer is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science,

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Three students from the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alex Murray is a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, Sam Steuart is a finalist for the...

Tue, 11/12/2019 —  Migratory agricultural workers have dangerous jobs that pose threats to their health. Yet little is known about their access to medical care beyond the challenges that make it difficult for both migrant workers and health care providers to...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science and advocate for people with autism, with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she faced to bring an entirely new

Mon, 11/11/2019 — World-renowned neurologist Dr. David Holtzman will talk about how targeting immune cells may be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease at the 16th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy on Thursday,


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