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Tue, 08/15/2017 — During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents reducing water usage as a conservation measure. However, a University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — When Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published in 1937, her main critic was Richard Wright, who judged the content of her book as a mistake. Her story, in his estimation, did not defend black people's...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...

Fri, 08/11/2017 — Lawrence residents and employees of the University of Kansas should avoid areas near KU residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 17, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Streets around the newly constructed Downs Residence...

Thu, 08/10/2017 — Before Andrew Williams could settle into his new job at the University of Kansas this fall, he had one task to complete over the summer: help save the world. Williams is the new associate dean for diversity & inclusion at the School of...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — The changing status of Sudanese Muslim women in the early 20th century was reflected in the clothing they wore on their bodies. The white-on-white patterns of head-to-ankle fabric wraps called tobes were given evocative names like Freedom and...

Wed, 08/09/2017 — California’s innovative tech scene will soon get a close-up look from 19 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will travel to Los Angeles from Aug....

Tue, 08/08/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Kumarasamy “Sam” Shanmugan, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Shanmugan, 74, died Aug. 1 in...

Tue, 08/08/2017 — Though battling the competition and looking out for No. 1 might appear to be the best public relations strategy, a University of Kansas professor argues that approach is, at most, the second-best practice in the field. In a new book, the...

Mon, 08/07/2017 —  Area media are invited to a tour of the new Cora Downs Residence Hall on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Downs Hall is part of KU's Central District project. Photography and video will be allowed in the...

Thu, 08/03/2017 — Two University of Kansas researchers who study ancient American indigenous cultures and human DNA are available to discuss a controversial popular online documentary that purports to depict the investigation of a pre-Columbian "humanoid" mummy...

Wed, 08/02/2017 — For some, they’re a hobby. For other people, they’re tools. And for many, they’re just a big nuisance. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, drones — or, unmanned aerial systems — are increasingly a part of life for millions in the U.S. In fact,...

Tue, 08/01/2017 —  Qatar filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott against the nation led by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. The move is the first step in a trade dispute among the four nations and...

Tue, 08/01/2017 — Before and after his election in 2008, Barack Obama attempted to assuage fears from gun owners that he was planning a massive rollback of gun rights. However, his election spurred a nationwide surge in gun sales, and many state legislatures...

Mon, 07/31/2017 — For at least the next one to two decades, irrigators in western Kansas may not have to cut groundwater use nearly as drastically as once thought to stem declines in the High Plains aquifer, according to water experts at the Kansas Geological...

Mon, 07/31/2017 —  For decades, academic studies have sought to understand the effects of mass media on people from all walks of life. However, based on the sampling procedures used in a majority of those studies, people should be careful in interpreting the...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Little things – a map, a bottle of water, a smile – can make a world of difference to KU’s newest Jayhawks. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to make that difference and assist new students and their families during residence hall...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering a former faculty member who served the university for 30 years. Arnold Weiss, professor emeritus in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, died July 22 in Lawrence at age 101. “Professor...


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