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Tue, 12/12/2017 — No movie studio more clearly adopted the punk-rock ethos than New York-based Troma Entertainment, source over the past 43 years of more than 1,000 low-budget flicks that typify what co-editor John Dowell calls "sLaughter" in his new book,...

Tue, 12/12/2017 — Unfortunately it's easy these days to find examples of people lacking empathy or even basic consideration for one another. Just check the national news or even Twitter or Facebook on any given day. To combat the deluge of divisive attitudes...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — The elves atop Mount Oread have been busy in their workshops, creating great gifts for the holiday season. The University of Kansas’ first Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of English, Randall Fuller, published the “The Book that...

Mon, 12/11/2017 — if in good health
Mon, 12/11/2017 — LAWRENCE — Longevity is a such a pervasive goal in public health policy and even...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Thomas Prescott, a painter senior for Facilities Services. Prescott died Dec. 5. He was 66. “Tom was a committed professional who was dedicated to his craft and was willing to put in...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the Dec. 6 death of KU Public Safety’s Robert J. “Bobby” Williams Jr. “I am deeply saddened at the passing of Deputy Chief Williams,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “Throughout his...

Fri, 12/08/2017 — As inclement weather becomes more and more of a possibility, remember there are four places where you will find information about closings or delays for the Lawrence campus: • The KU Alerts page http://alerts.ku.edu/ • On Twitter...

Thu, 12/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – Students, staff and community members are invited to two informational sessions to learn about the University of Kansas’ plans to build an indoor football facility. The first session will be at noon Dec. 14 in The Commons at Spooner Hall and is intended for faculty, staff and students. The second session will be the same day at 5:30 p.m. in the Malott Room of the Memorial Union and is intended for Lawrence residents and campus neighbors. The sessions will be hosted by representatives from Facilities Planning & Development and Kansas Athletics Inc. Each session will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and provide

Thu, 12/07/2017 — The University of Kansas, the city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced the three KU recipients of the 2018 MV Transportation Instructor Grant. Professor of the Practice Angela Hendershot, William Allen White School of Journalism...

Thu, 12/07/2017 — Emily Rauscher, University of Kansas assistant professor of sociology, has been selected as a William T. Grant Foundation 2018 Scholars Finalist. If awarded, she would receive $350,000 over a five-year period and participate in annual meetings...

Wed, 12/06/2017 — The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications and local media professionals are teaming up on a town hall event to foster a dialogue about the media, news and navigating the minefield of misinformation. Dean Ann Brill,...

Wed, 12/06/2017 — Sara Sack, director of Assistive Technology for Kansans and a senior scientist at KU Life Span Institute at Parsons, recently received the 2017 Michael Lechner Award.  Sack was recognized for her work increasing access to technology that...

Wed, 12/06/2017 — A team of investigators from the University of Kansas currently is stationed at Antarctica’s Shackleton Glacier to collect the remains of plants that once thrived there during the boundary between the Permian and Triassic periods. The...

Tue, 12/05/2017 —  It is estimated that about 70 to 75 percent of primary care visits involve a behavioral health issue such as depression or anxiety, substance use, stress or coping with a chronic health condition. Physicians and other primary care providers...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — As more people come to personally know a transgender person or even see depictions of transgender characters in the media, it likely will have a positive effect on public support for transgender rights, according to a study that includes two...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — Public universities have made strides in evolving their technology transfer activities, but they must do more to address the demands of the innovation economy, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities...

Tue, 12/05/2017 — The University of Kansas chapter of Mortar Board, a national honor society for college seniors, recently selected five faculty members to receive Outstanding Educator Awards. The recipients were announced at the Nov. 17 men's basketball game...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — In his new book, “The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research” (University of Chicago Press), Associate Professor of Linguistics Clifton Pye introduces a revolutionary method for crosslinguistic research. He argues that while we...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Across the country, more and more young people are being diagnosed as with autism spectrum disorder, including those with high-functioning autism. Yet there is little research into how to help educators serve students with high-functioning autism,

Mon, 12/04/2017 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees in December 2017. Recognition ceremonies across the KU campus will celebrate these fall semester graduates as the schools of Business, Education and...


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