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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 — Beth Bailey never thought she’d be writing about hair. The Foundation Distinguished Professor of history at the University of Kansas was working on a book detailing how the U.S. Army coped with racial conflict and violence during the Vietnam...

Mon, 12/09/2019 — The University of Kansas has lost a longtime faculty member to a battle with cancer. Stephen Benedict, professor of microbiology, died Dec. 2 in Lawrence. He was 72. “Professor Benedict was a dedicated researcher and an inspirational and...

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 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 22. Police Chief Jeffrey Hooper with the Hutchinson Police Department was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

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...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences has selected Bernie Kish, lecturer in sport management and Robinson Center facilities director, as keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture.  Kish’s...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — The University of Kansas will host its second annual Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session next week, featuring the work of 57 KU students. The public is invited to the event, sponsored by KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research, from 4 to...

Thu, 12/05/2019 — Audio-Reader Network, an audio information service for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, is hosting an Audio Description Open House, where attendees can learn more about Audio-Reader's work, meet volunteers and patrons,...

Wed, 12/04/2019 —  A gorilla putting a stick in a termite mound to get a meal, a house cat learning how to open a door and a pensioner inventing a product for safe walking that goes on to earn millions in sales may not seem similar on the surface, but they all...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — More and more, the internet connects to devices in our homes, our offices and even to critical infrastructure that supports the American way of life. Yet, this snowballing interconnectivity of devices and systems — dubbed the “Internet of...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 108th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 3, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State Oct. 3 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Two staff members in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas received the first Staff Excellence Awards from the College. The honorees are Liz Coleman, executive program associate in the Department of Chemistry,...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Six University of Kansas students who have been selected for the inaugural varsity Jayhawk Esports team will come together for the first time and sign their official contracts at an event this week. Students will be introduced by Coach Michelle...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — KU Endowment has retained an advisory firm to evaluate future development options for several KU Endowment-owned sites adjacent to the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, including the recreation fields known as the Shenk Sports Complex at the...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — As someone who grew up in Costa Rica with family in rural Kansas and studied and worked in countries like China, Catalina Wedman said she has come to see the importance and the value of people of different cultures finding common ground and ways...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At a time when education faces heavy criticism, a new book by a University of Kansas professor and students aims to take schools from a "yes, but" mindset to a "yes, and" approach to transform the system. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At 93 years old, Jarosław “Jarek” Piekałkiewicz understands he is likely the last Polish resistance fighter to ever write a book about his experience fighting the Nazis in World War II. Piekałkiewicz, professor emeritus of political...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Three faculty members committed to the growth and success of the University of Kansas research enterprise are joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellors. Professors Kathleen Lynne Lane, Erik Lundquist and Belinda Sturm will begin their duties Jan. 1. As members of the senior leadership team, the trio will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Lane, Lundquist and Sturm have served as interim associate vice chancellors for research since summer 2018 and were selected for


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