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6 hrs ago | North Kitsap Herald

Newly appointed program director at OC will lead climate study

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Policy Troy Abel and his research team were recently awarded a $545,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow the team to conduct a three-year study on state and local climate-risk governance.

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Related Topix: Western Washington University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Washington State University

10 hrs ago | Health.com

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and spreads.

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Related Topix: Harvard University

14 hrs ago | Great Bend Tribune

Celebrating the Circles of CKMC

The Sunday, Jan. 28, 1962, edition of the Great Bend Tribune has a front page photo of a partially built round tower at what was then known as Central Kansas Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Tribune, KS, Great Bend, KS, Wichita, KS, Dodge City, KS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Star

Aiken artist to have painting shown across state

Submitted Photo Mary Ann Brock's 'Lily in Tomales Bay' ranked eight out of 30 winning entries in this year's South Carolina Watermedia Society's annual member show and exhibition.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Painting, Arts, South Carolina

Business Journal

Survey reveals KU Jayhawks as state's best-known brand

A brand power survey shows that the state's most well-known brand is the University of Kansas and its mascot, the Jayhawks.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

University of Kansas

Researchers named Chancellors Club professors

Whether conducting research to tackle life-threatening diseases or using innovative classroom techniques to inspire students, this year's Chancellors Club professors, James Orr and Dr. Russell Swerdlow, are proven standouts at the University of Kansas.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Lawrence, KS, Haskell Indian Nations University, Loras College

Greenfield

schools take steps to improved education with teachers coaching teachers

Officials say the Greenfield schools will take a major step toward better teaching when school reconvenes next week after summer vacation.

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Bloomberg

Tell Me the One About Ebola: How Jokes Spread Awareness

As the Ebola death toll rises, humor and music are helping people in West Africa deal with the horrors of the disease, and its encroachment into daily life.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Project helps states mine data to improve services for kids

When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KMBC-TV

Brothers allowed to return after frat house fire

Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Kansas are being allowed to return to their house after a fire caused damage to the third floor.

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Related Topix: Fire, Sigma Chi, Student Society, Fraternities

KMBC-TV

KU fraternity house damaged in fire

For the second time in two years, a fire has damaged the Sigma Chi house on the University of Kansas campus.

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Related Topix: Fire, Kansas, The Call, Pop/Rock

Business Journal

KU dean of nursing steps down

Karen Miller, dean of the University of Kansas' schools of nursing and health professions, will step down from her leadership positions at the end of this academic year.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

The Wichita Eagle

Now Consider This: Crack down on sexual assaults at colleges

Good for Wichita State University for hosting a free seminar Wednesday on preventing and responding to sexual assaults at schools and college campuses.

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Related Topix: Wichita State University, Opinion

University of Kansas

Rob Riggle to serve as grand marshal for Homecoming Parade

Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS, Hutchinson, KS

The Pitch

The University of Kansas is studying the motivations of WWE fans

Why do people watch pro wrestling? Is it the athleticism? he drama? the sex appeal? John Cena's Fruity Pebbles-inspired clothes? or Mountain Dew and a need to hate? The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas wants to know and is conducting a "study to better understand the motivations of WWE fans."

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The Wichita Eagle

Robin Williamsa death puts spotlight back on depression

"I felt my whole life had been for nothing," the 40-something writer/blogger said.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Wichita, KS, Genetics, Medicine, Sedgwick County, KS

Mon Aug 25, 2014

American Institute of Biological Scie...

New Initiative Will Improve Access to Biological Collections, Data

Scientists have launched a new national initiative to build a research and end-user community dedicated to developing a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance .

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Florida State University

University of Kansas

The Commons announces interdisciplinary starter grants

The University of Kansas Commons will offer Starter Grants, funded by the Office of Research, for interdisciplinary research projects in 2014-2015.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

Newkerala.com

College grads more active on weekends unlike people without college degree

A new study has suggested that college graduates are more active on weekends and less active on weekdays as compared to those who are less educated.

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The Wichita Eagle

KU program works to simplify foster-care paperwork

Researchers in a project directed by the University of Kansas are figuring out how to help kids in foster care by simplifying and digitizing the large amounts of paperwork that foster care produces.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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