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10 hrs ago | KHGI

KU Baby Lab studies brain development

The researchers at the University of Kansas who monitor the seemingly everyday activities of babies are seeking to unlock the key to childhood language development. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the KU Baby Lab at the university's Edwards Campus is studying how infants pay attention in social settings.

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15 hrs ago | Philly.com

Lincoln seeks to lure students with a promise tuition won't rise

Lincoln University's promise got Aitza Hedgemond's attention: The incoming freshman's annual tuition would remain at $11,836 all four years, guaranteed. It was one factor that led Hedgemond to select Lincoln, a historically black university in rural Chester County, over several other schools.

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19 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Can China solve its pollution problem?

A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Environment, Science,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Psychology Today

Are You as Socially Introverted as You Seem?

As you walk around the streets of any major city, or even stride the highways and byways of small towns and suburbs, you undoubtedly notice the many people wearing the tiny headphones that attach our ears to our mobile devices. Whether people are running, strolling, or dodging other pedestrians, they seem more tuned in to what they're listening to than to the actual sounds of their environment .

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University of Kansas

KU to honor 38 seniors from Sumner county high schools

A total of 38 seniors from high schools in Sumner County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m, dinner and program at Wellington High School, 1700 E. 16th, Wellington. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals.

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Related Topix: Sumner County, KS, Kansas, Wellington, KS, Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell, Lawrence, KS

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Union Democrat

Waldorf School is a monarch sanctuary

Sierra Waldorf School students wander through their garden in hopes of seeing a monarch butterfly. The school's garden is an official "monarch way station."

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

University of Kansas

Midwest groundwater experts to convene for annual conference

The health and future of vital Midwestern groundwater resources will be the focus of the 59th annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, which will be Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Geology, Science, Plains, KS

The Capital-Journal

Thirty Kansas high schools to participate in KU Band Day

Thirty high school bands from Kansas and Missouri will participate in the 67th Annual KU Band Day on Sept. 20. High school bands from Hayden, Shawnee Heights and Topeka High are expected to attend.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

GEHS graduate to chair KU conference

Laura Wehmeier, a 2012 Gardner Edgerton High School graduate, will co-chair a student housing conference at the University of Kansas next month. Wehmeier, a KU junior in nursing, and Taylor Hanna, a KU senior in applied behavioral sciences, will help host 500 students from Midwestern universities during the conference.

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The Capital-Journal

KU creates assault task force

The University of Kansas will create a task force and require training in response to criticism of its handling of sexual assault complaints. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced Thursday that the task force will review the university's current policies and practices and recommend improvements.

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The Griffon News

Western welcomes new art and music husband and wife team

New to the departments of music and art, Elise and Mathew Hepworth join Missouri Western for their first semester teaching at the university. "I'm from Hamilton, and graduated from Penny High School," Hepworth said.

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Related Topix: University of Mississippi, Savannah College of Art & Design

India.com

Your Facebook activity reveals your personality traits to strangers

Washington, Sept 12: A new research has revealed that the personality traits of strangers can be detected by looking at their Facebookactivity. The researcher from the University of Kansas found that extroversion was the easiest personality trait for strangers to interpret followed by agreeableness and openness, but there was just one cue that pointed to conscientiousness and none that helped detect neuroticism.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Bulletin

At KU, anger over rape response

Emporia State students pose with a University of Kansas student holding their statement about sexual assault. The photo was taken Sept.

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The Bulletin

Sexual assault policy may change at ESU

A proposed new sexual assault policy for Emporia State, aimed at complying with new federal requirements, was forwarded to President Michael Shonrock for approval last week, an administrator said. "The law says that if a report is made, we are one hundred percent obligated to conduct an investigation," said Lynn Hobson, dean of students.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Kansas

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

KU Chabad launches first ever Torah-writing project for Lawrence

Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel opened the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Lawrence, Kan., along with his wife and co-director Nechama, eight years ago. During that time KU Chabad has never had its own Torah, always needing to rely on the generosity of other congregations and synagogues who could loan a Torah to KU Chabad.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

University of Kansas

Collage Concert to feature variety of faculty, student performances

The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the new school year with the 15th annual KU Collage Concert, an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence-area community to experience KU's vibrant music culture through performances featuring the talents of students and faculty. This year's concert will feature the KU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Ensemble, as well as performances by the Graduate String Quartet, Graduate Woodwind Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet I, Horn Ensemble, and student soloists Etta Fung, soprano, and Jiwon Choi, piano.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

Fox News

GOP Sen. Roberts in fight of political career after bizarre twists...

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has served 17 years in the Senate without facing a serious challenge. But the 78-year-old lawmaker has been unexpectedly thrust into the most contentious fight of his political career, after a late-breaking shakeup last week elevated the race's independent candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Weird

Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Young Architects Deliver Class Project

Architecture students at the University of Kansas are building some major real-world experience while improving their school's look and space. Graduate students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning's Studio 804 designed and are building The Forum, a 120-seat auditorium, commons area and exhibition space, onto the department's Marvin Hall to make the space a more engaging place to learn.

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KMBC-TV

New organ transplant policy stirs up controversy

Patients awaiting liver transplants in the Kansas City metropolitan area could soon see their world turned upside-down because of a plan to change the way donated organs are allocated. THERE ARE CIRCULATING PETITIONS ASKING THE SCHOOL TO CHANGE HIS RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS.

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Related Topix: Medicine

ThinkProgress

Anti-Rape Activists Tell Prospective Students To Stay Away From The University Of Kansas

Students at the University of Kansas have a serious message for any high schoolers who may be considering joining them on campus: Think twice about coming here, because you might not be safe at this school. "Before you sign that acceptance letter just yet, there are a few things we want you to know," warns a new video released this week by the September Siblings , a sexual assault prevention group on campus that's been working to update KU's policies in this area.

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Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, Liberal Political News

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