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Thu, 06/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in Kenneth Spencer Research Library in July. “The Art of Nature: Natural History Art and Illustration by D.D. Tyler” traces the career of artist Diana Dee Tyler through a lifetime...

Thu, 06/28/2018 — While the AUMI, or Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a computer software program that has been around for more than a decade, University of Kansas researcher Abbey Dvorak thinks there is still lots of room to grow its use by music...

Wed, 06/27/2018 — Wednesday's divided U.S. Supreme Court decision that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to unions that represent them in bargaining will likely tie the hands of many unions, according to a University of Kansas political...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — Penicillin may help save your life, or it might cause a severe allergic reaction. An educational intervention may help students boost reading scores, but it may also make them hate reading. Side effects are a well-known phenomenon in medicine,...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — LAWRENCE – A new study shows poor people in South America use some ingenious strategies to keep in digital touch with their children throughout the day. Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, lays out the scenario in an article recently published in the journal New Media & Society.

Tue, 06/26/2018 — A gift of more than $1 million from the estate of the late speech pathologists Donald L. Robinson and Mary A. Carpenter of Shawnee will benefit people affected by communication disorders. The gift to the University of Kansas Medical Center will...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Two projects were selected this year to receive the 2018 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award at the University of Kansas. The two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. The first proposal selected,...

Mon, 06/25/2018 —  The 2018 FIFA World Cup is progressing through its first stage, and the world’s biggest sporting event is full of intriguing storylines as always. One of the most compelling is the qualification of Iceland, the smallest nation to ever to play...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Heidi Burke, a congenital quadrilateral amputee, loves to play piano. Her legs end at the knees and her arms at the elbow, but that has never stopped her from taking lessons and learning to play her family’s upright. There has been just one...

Fri, 06/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – After its six-month run ended, the creators of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago dismantled the 65,000 temporary displays that had attracted more than 21 million visitors. But one of the most popular exhibits of that World’s Fair endured far longer than its designer could have imagined: This year, Lewis Lindsay Dyche’s Panorama turns 125 years old at the KU Natural History Museum. To celebrate the anniversary, the museum is offering a new exhibit and a series of Panorama-themed events. The new exhibit, opening Saturday, June 23, includes artifacts and photographs from the University of Kansas Archives and items provided by the

Fri, 06/22/2018 —  Behavioral Health Holdings (BHH), a leader in serving children with autism spectrum disorder, is joining forces with the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) for an innovative practicum program enabling online master’s degree and...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 1. Charles Matthews, assistant vice president–resource protection for BNSF Railway, was the speaker for the ceremony in...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Susan Scholz, associate dean and Porter Faculty Fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2018 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA). Scholz is being honored for her paper “Financial Restatement Trends in the United States: 2003-2012,” published by the Center for Audit Quality in 2014. In the paper, she investigated how restatements, or corrections of inaccurate financial statements, changed in the years after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act went into effect. Scholz considered the number of restatements, how much they affected the market and what types of mistakes were corrected. “The

Thu, 06/21/2018 — Seven University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU's West District. Alex Nolte, doctoral student in geology and geophysics from Wichita, received the William W.

Thu, 06/21/2018 — While Thursday's divided Supreme Court ruling marks an important milestone in the ongoing shift in how the federal government has approached taxation of online sales, there are important caveats for states to consider, according to a University...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — In response to an international terrorist attack, the public's level of concern has to do with the locations of the attacks and the perceived identities of the victims, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. In...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — If you’re expecting probiotics to reduce your anxiety, it might be time to put down that yogurt spoon – or supplement bottle – and call a professional instead. A new study from the University of Kansas appearing Wednesday in PLOS ONE...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Local emergency management teams have a new tool at their disposal. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new homeland security master’s program created and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout during a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The intensive, two-day exercise was the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Nine students acted as the Douglas County emergency management team, dealing with a malware intrusion. Douglas County’s team worked

Tue, 06/19/2018 — A just-published paper in Science changes the formula scientists should use when estimating the speed of huge ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that flow into the ocean and drive mounting sea levels around the globe. The change in the...


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