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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 — 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mon, 12/04/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MIDTESOL) organization, a regional affiliate of TESOL, recognizes the contributions students make to the field at large and announced two 2017 student award recipients from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching at the University of Kansas. Both award winners were recognized at the 2017 MIDTESOL Conference held in Kansas City on Sept. 29 and 30. MIDTESOL Best Student Proposal Award Debby Adams, doctoral student in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from Yukon, Oklahoma, has been named a recipient of the MIDTESOL’s 2017 Best Student Proposal Award for her two

Mon, 12/04/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the Employees of the Month for September 2017. Name: Ola FaucherTitle: Director of Human Resource Management What that means: Ola Faucher has been with KU for more than 45 years. In her time the...

Fri, 12/01/2017 — The University of Kansas remains one of the nation’s top academic institutions in terms of student engagement in study abroad activities, according to the latest Open Doors report released earlier this month by the Institute of International...

Fri, 12/01/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering a longtime professor of plant physiology. Rolf Borchert, professor emeritus, died Nov. 23 in Lawrence at age 84. A visitation took place Nov. 28 in Lawrence. “I am saddened to learn of the...

Thu, 11/30/2017 — As more major U.S. hospitals have become Catholic due to recent mergers, it has made them less likely to perform certain reproductive health procedures that conflict with church doctrine, according to a working paper that includes two University...

Thu, 11/30/2017 — America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2017-2018 recently named Nilou Vakil, University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design’s Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellow and Director of Strategic Initiatives, as one of its 25...

Thu, 11/30/2017 — The U.S. Army Cadet Command named two University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets to its annual rankings of the top 10 senior cadets in the country. Cadet Joseph Schroer, of Denver, placed fourth, and Cadet Joseph McConnell, of Newton, placed sixth...

Wed, 11/29/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center is proud to announce this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will attend as a special guest and make remarks to the graduates.   The 85 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies from across Kansas. They participated in classes held in Topeka as well as the Kansas City and Southeast Kansas areas. Of these participants, 21 are graduates of the Law Enforcement

Wed, 11/29/2017 — Individuals with mental illnesses were more likely to have health insurance and be able to access health care and mental health services after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to new research. The gains were present both...


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