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Thu, 09/11/2014 —  Alice Bean is best known for her work as a high-energy experimental particle physicist. In 2012, she was a member of the international consortium of scientists who detected the Higgs boson using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument:

Wed, 09/10/2014 — When it comes to student loans in the United States, we’re not getting our money’s worth. That is the conclusion of two University of Kansas scholars who have authored a report calling for gradually replacing the current system of paying for...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — Fifty years ago this year, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation declaring an "unconditional war on poverty in America," and a University of Kansas researcher studies how America’s post-World War II battle against poverty abroad planted...

Tue, 09/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering both rose in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate programs. Business was tied for 31st among public university programs, up from tied for 36th, while Engineering tied for 41st, up from tied for 45th. KU’s overall ranking among public universities is tied for 50th, down from last year’s tie for 47th. “It is an exciting time for both Business and Engineering, with both schools expanding and creating new facilities to educate students who will be leaders in their fields. This national recognition only adds to that excitement,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and

Fri, 09/05/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards for the fall 2014 semester. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from...

Fri, 09/05/2014 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major federal grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S....

Fri, 09/05/2014 — NATO leaders on Friday approved plans for a rapid reaction force of 4,000 people headquartered in Eastern Europe in response to recent Russian military actions in Ukraine. Issues in Afghanistan and the effects of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...

Thu, 09/04/2014 — In Thomas Frank's popular 2004 book, "What's the Matter With Kansas?," he argues that the rise of political and social conservatism in the state essentially led to economic policies that didn't benefit a majority of people. A University of...

Thu, 09/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Telling the story of a young man escaping a troubled past, “Blood Brother” follows the journey of Rocky Braat as he leaves his life in the United States to live with a group of HIV-positive children in an orphanage in India. This unknown documentary won the Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize and the Sundance 2013 Audience Award, as well as a host of other awards at film festivals across the country. The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of the film Thursday, Sept. 11, at Liberty Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. “Opportunities like these

Wed, 09/03/2014 — Egalitarianism, the philosophy that all people should be treated equally both socially and politically, has existed much longer than most media formats, but two University of Kansas professors have authored research examining whether...

Wed, 09/03/2014 — The U.S. government confirmed Wednesday morning the second beheading of an American journalist in two weeks in the Middle East at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. ISIS released a video Tuesday showing the killing of...

Tue, 09/02/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas today released its programming schedule for the fall 2014 semester, including its nationally acclaimed Post Election Conference. All events are free, open to the public and located at...

Tue, 09/02/2014 — When the terms “Sharia” law or “Islamic law” pop up in the media, they are often misunderstood. New research from a University of Kansas School of Law professor and alumna shows that, even among the legal world, there is confusion of how...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — University of Kansas professor Jordan Bass is available to speak with media about the NFL’s decision to institute more strict penalties for players involved in domestic violence incidents. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently announced the...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — The third year of Red Hot Research presentations will kick off Friday, Sept. 5, at The Commons. In past years, researchers from 40 departments have shared 71 presentations about their current research pursuits. In keeping with the purpose of the...

Fri, 08/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – When Kellie Henderson worked with Washington policymakers this summer to improve the nation’s foster care system, she brought a perspective that extended beyond her master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Henderson, a Wichita native who currently resides in Phillipsburg, offered her own experiences as a foster youth.  “The biggest obstacle I faced in college was the absence of parents to talk about challenges such as peer pressure, career choices, life in general and, essentially, about my fears and anxiety once I leave the academic realm,” she said. Henderson was one of 12 current and former foster youth from across the nation who

Wed, 08/27/2014 —  Mark Johnson, lecturer in journalism at the University of Kansas, and Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science, are available to speak with media about the Federal Election Commission’s ongoing deadlock, setting policy by...

Mon, 08/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio reporters, producers, commentators and staffers were honored when the Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced their 2014 awards this month. The awards will be handed out at the KAB’s annual convention, Oct. 19-21 in Wichita. “The high quality of broadcast journalism we put out every day has been recognized again this year,” said J. Schafer, KPR news director. “We were unable to capture the biggest prize – Station of the Year – this time around, but we’ve won the top prize 15 of the last 19 years, and that’s not too shabby. It continues to be our goal every year.” The category, program and awards: Public Affairs Program

Mon, 08/25/2014 — When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment. A project directed by the University of...

Wed, 08/20/2014 — Students can visit with employers from the University of Kansas as well as the Lawrence and Kansas City areas during a Part-Time Job Fair, set for Monday, Aug. 25. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 9 a.m.


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