Health & Wellness
Mon, 01/09/2017 — Modern hospital design — with all-private patient rooms, larger units and decentralized nursing stations – has raised concerns about nurses walking long distances and failing to maintain proximity to patients. The supposed benefit of...

Thu, 01/05/2017 — A group of University of Kansas professors has received a $35,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to stage a symposium, including performances, focusing on a computerized musical instrument that allows people of all abilities, including...

Wed, 01/04/2017 — Sixteen students from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will join Dean Ken Audus and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss on a three-day trip across Kansas to visit 15 independent pharmacies and their owners Jan. 10-12. The annual...

Wed, 12/21/2016 — Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed if they live in a state that has expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Kansas co-authored a study that...

Mon, 12/19/2016 — Bond Biosciences, a new startup based on research done at the University of Kansas, focuses on a new treatment for patients whose bodies absorb too much iron from the food they eat. The new technology is from the lab of Cory Berkland, a KU...

Echinacea
Wed, 12/14/2016 — In February 1805, during their Corps of Discovery Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered a purplish daisy prized by tribes of Native Americans across the Great Plains as a “cure-all.” Learning the plant was used to treat...

Tue, 12/13/2016 — For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas will be represented among the newest Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Raghunath Chaudhari, the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum...

Fri, 12/09/2016 — A once-in-a-generation University of Kansas project has been named a finalist for an international award. The university’s Central District development project was recently named one of five finalists for the P3 Awards presented by P3 Bulletin,

Thu, 12/08/2016 — Connected World magazine has recognized University of Kansas Professor Gregory Thomas as a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) computing by naming him to its list of 2017 Pioneer Award winners. He is the director of...

Wed, 12/07/2016 — Most popular audiences today recognize the 1960s Sexual Revolution, but historians consider the early 1900s as the first American sexual revolution that created the groundwork for future social change. Especially in New York City, Americans...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Santa Claus can fit a lot more than toy trains and dolls in his sleigh, and University of Kansas professors have published a number of recent books and other works that would make excellent holidays gifts. Here are 10 suggestions. One book that...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in sport management will provide students at the University of Kansas with a core set of skills, including literacy in sport marketing, sport finance, personnel management and the sociological aspects of sport. It is designed for students with an interest in the theory of the sporting context as well as students who will use principles of the sport field in their anticipated profession. The sport management minor was developed in response to student interest. “Sport is an extremely popular context and area of study, both here at KU and off campus,” said Jordan Bass, associate chair for the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences. “

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A University of Kansas public health scholar is available to discuss issues surrounding the nationwide public housing smoking ban. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday the rule will go into effect early next...

Mon, 11/28/2016 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences welcomes Jim Thompson as keynote speaker at the annual James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s presentation, “The ‘What’ and the ‘We’ of Team Culture,” will be given by Thompson, founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Dicus Family Auditorium of Capitol Federal Hall. The event is free and open to the public.  “The Naismith lecture is one of the highlights of the year for our department as we are able to learn from and interact with truly outstanding scholars and practitioners,” said Joseph Weir, chair of

Mon, 11/21/2016 — University of Kansas senior Shegufta Huma is one of 32 American students to win a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious recognitions of scholarly excellence. Huma, from Bel Aire, is majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish.

Wed, 11/16/2016 — Two University of Kansas seniors will travel to Chicago this weekend as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Shegufta Huma, from Wichita, and John (Ike) Uri, from Concordia, will participate in interviews with a selection committee...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. A new study at the University of Kansas will investigate the potential of...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — Four faculty members at two universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Dec. 13 during...

Wed, 11/09/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research launched a new federal work-study based program to help first-year students with an early start to conduct research.  The Emerging Scholars Program provides an hourly wage for...

Wed, 11/09/2016 — For older adults, physical activity is apt to shield against cognitive decline and forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Yet, as people age and some experience cognitive impairment, they tend to become less physically...


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