Wed, 06/04/2014 — University of Kansas scientists welcome the public to an event this week, when thousands of Emperor Hackberry butterflies are expected to emerge at the Fitch Natural History Reservation, northeast of Lawrence Municipal Airport.
From 1 p.m. to 3...
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Russ Ostermann, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas, has been named interim director of KU’s Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP). The move is effective July 1.
Ostermann succeeds Jenn-Tai Liang, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, who has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Liang has directed TORP since 2007. A national search for the permanent director will begin soon.
TORP is a research center whose mission is to increase the extraction of crude oil from existing and largely depleted
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced the recipients of its 2014 Excellence in Service Learning Awards, given to one faculty member, one student and one community partner in recognition of exceptional dedication to service learning efforts, community effects and student development.
Recipients of this year’s awards are Dory Sabata, clinical assistant professor in occupational therapy education; Leigh Loving, senior from McPherson, and the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
Sabata received the faculty award for building a service-learning program in the occupational therapy education program at KU Medical Center
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Thomas McDonald, interim dean of the School of Social Welfare, released the following statements regarding the death of Ann Weick, former dean of the School of Social Welfare.
Gray-Little: “Ann Weick was instrumental in building the School of Social Welfare into the internationally respected school it is today. In addition to her exceptional academic leadership, she was a talented scholar and possessed a great passion for human rights and social justice. I offer my sincere condolences to her family, friends and former colleagues.”
McDonald: “We are all deeply saddened by the death of our former
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has presented its inaugural Social Innovation awards for undergraduate research.
Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, initiated the award to support Jayhawks as innovators, thoughtful risk-takers and global citizens.
Anna Dietz and Sisi Srisutiva won the Social Innovation Award with their proposal, “Nutrition in Loreto.” Dietz is a sophomore from Lawrence majoring in environmental studies, and Srisutiva is a sophomore from Lawrence majoring in chemistry. They were awarded $5,000 from Anderson to put their plan into action.
Dietz and Srisutiva’s project will address malnutrition in the Amazon. They
Wed, 06/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Humans are really bad at detecting flirting, according to research at the University of Kansas. And their wingmen aren’t any better.
Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies and author of the 2013 book “The Five Flirting Styles,” conducted a study to see how often pairs of strangers correctly identified when the other was flirting.
“If you think someone is not interested in you, you are probably right, they are not interested,” Hall said. “But if someone is, you probably missed it.”
The study is detailed in the article “Accurately Detecting Flirting: Error Management Theory, the Traditional Sex Script, and Flirting Base Rate,” which
Tue, 06/03/2014 — KU Medical Center receives $19 million National Institutes of Health grant to support multi-university bioscience program: See the full story here.
Tue, 06/03/2014 — A new report by a team of University of Kansas students throws light on the financial value created by one of Kansas’ major points of tourism. The Jayhawk Consulting program, housed in the School of Business, studied the economic effects of...
Tue, 06/03/2014 — Experts in assessment and education from around the world will convene in Lawrence in October 2015 for the 41st annual International Association for Educational Assessment Conference. Hosted by the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation...