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Wed, 03/22/2017 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in a decision that is expected to strengthen the rights of students with disabilities across the nation by requiring public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.

Mon, 03/20/2017 — A new, wide-ranging review of available research shows parents and caregivers can improve health outcomes for kids by using mobile-phone apps and text messaging. The research appears in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics on...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — University of Kansas Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps found success in early March at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s drill meet. Led by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brody Goldthwaite and Capt. Irma Mosqueda, the team delivered a...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has identified two individuals as the inaugural Distinguished Members of the Sport Management Professional Society in recognition of their significant...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is announcing a change for William Allen White Day on April 20. Television journalist Charlie Rose, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for William Allen White Day and receive the William Allen White Foundation National Citation award, is unable to attend for health reasons.  Journalist and political commentator Bob Schieffer will attend the event in his place, and Rose will receive the award in absentia. Also attending will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, who will give a tribute to her friend and co-worker, Gwen Ifill, who was awarded the citation last year and died

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Kansas Repertory Theatre has appointed Peter Zazzali, assistant theatre professor and internationally recognized artist and scholar, as its first artistic director. The appointment follows three successful seasons of the professional...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — A little-known feature of the University of Kansas campus is getting an enhancement from students. HawkRoute, an accessible route that neutralizes the distinguishing hills and conventional barriers found on the KU landscape, has been available...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — For the most part, public health initiatives focus on stemming one type of unhealthy behavior: anti-smoking campaigns, curbing alcohol abuse, or ramping up exercise, for example. While all are noble causes, focusing narrowly on negative health...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A work detailing the prevalence and toll of racial microaggressions will be the 2017-2018 KU Common Book. “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine, a current MacArthur Fellow, relates encounters between individuals that reveal the...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Every March 17, lovers of Irish culture around the world commemorate the life and legend of a fifth-century missionary best known for spreading Christianity in Ireland, but also for driving all of the island’s snakes into the sea. But could...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus saw a 2 percent increase in crime in 2016, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the annual release of its crime statistics. The Public Safety Office handled 770 criminal offenses during...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — The University of Kansas has 10 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 42 in the top 50 among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today. “Rankings are...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are invited to a celebration of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on May 4 at the Lied Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with barbecue and ice cream outside the Lied Center, followed by a 7 p.

Tue, 03/14/2017 — Every March, millions of people turn their attention to filling out brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, trying to predict who will make the Final Four. A University of Kansas professor has turned his statistical expertise toward the...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — it’s safe to say that he must be in Lawrence at some point during the trip,” said Hui Zhao, associate professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas. “Or in basketball, when KU’s Josh Jackson receives an alley-oop pass...

Tue, 03/14/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – With demand for skilled web developers at an all-time high, the University of Kansas will launch a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in June 2017. The innovative, fullstack program, said Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David Cook, “is ideal for motivated individuals looking for a new career challenge or advancement in their current job.” The number of web development positions in the Kansas City area will grow 27 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Mid-America Regional Council projects “Computer Occupations” to be Kansas City’s second-highest category of net job growth from 2016 to 2026. Nationwide, web development ranks

Tue, 03/14/2017 — All eyes of the economic world are on the Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting and whether the U.S. Central Bank will raise interest rates. A University of Kansas professor is available to discuss issues surrounding the Fed's...


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