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Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — A panel of state, county and University of Kansas health officials will share information about the coronavirus at a public forum from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the Forum at Marvin Hall. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The spirit behind One Day. One KU., the annual 24-hour giving campaign, is that one day can make a big difference to the University of Kansas. Thanks to the generosity and passion of thousands of supporters around the globe, One Day. One KU....

Mon, 02/10/2020 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured three grants to advance understanding of how to support people with disabilities to participate in the most important decisions about their lives. The grants will support research, in partnership...

Fri, 02/07/2020 — Nearly 6,300 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Tue, 02/04/2020 — It’s no secret that a large percentage of U.S. medical spending is squandered. But a University of Kansas professor has pinpointed one of the obvious places where this could be fixed. “Health economists and Americans overall are very...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion (MCDI) program. The MCDI program seeks to strengthen the university by broadening participants’ perspectives on disability...

Tue, 01/28/2020 —  LGBTQ individuals have been shown to have higher rates of alcohol and substance use problems than heterosexual or cisgender individuals. Twelve-step programs are the dominant model of addressing those concerns, yet very little data exist on how...

Tue, 01/28/2020 — There are few things that David Hosch loves more than getting in his kayak and getting out on the water. But getting his kayak to the water hasn’t always been easy for the 36-year-old Olathe resident. Hosch uses a wheelchair, the result of an...

Thu, 01/23/2020 — Patricia Sattler served as the statewide victim assistance coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Justice  for the last eight years of a 16-year practice career, so she’s seen firsthand how it can be difficult for law enforcement officers...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — University of Kansas researcher Anthony Fehr is available to talk with media about the coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which the World Health Organization says could spread worldwide. Fehr, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas doesn’t go that far, but it does conclude that to counter anti-vaccine beliefs, those who favor universal vaccination against contagious diseases will have to do more than repeat the evidence denying the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Instead, they will have to meet anti-vaxxers where they are: on contested ground where anecdotes, examples and conspiracy theories hold greater sway than scientific evidence. Brett Bricker,

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — An acclaimed television journalist and a renowned artist will each receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas next spring. Bill Kurtis and Roger Shimomura will both receive an honorary degree at KU’s 148th Commencement in May...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...

Fri, 12/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Come on now, does your friend or family member really need that fancy cooler or clothing-box subscription? Why not consider some scholarly stocking stuffers this holiday season? University of Kansas professors have produced a number of books, records and artworks in 2019 that could appeal to the discriminating consumer on your shopping list. For example:

Thu, 12/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In the global health community, they call it “the last mile.” A vaccine’s journey from manufacturer to a child in the developing world takes it through a complex, refrigerated “cold chain” designed to preserve its medicinal value during shipment and storage. To then reach remote villages, vaccines might have to travel through dense jungles, over hot deserts and across large bodies of water. This final leg of the journey, referred to as the “last mile,” can expose vaccines to harsh conditions that compromise their potency and efficacy. These harrowing voyages pay off. Vaccines save an estimated 2.5 million lives each year, according to the World Health

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


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