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3 hrs ago | Prairire Village Post

Westwood property values, whipsawed by Sprint move, recession, bouncing back

Westwood's budget for 2015 shows positive trends on several fronts, including a six percent increase in the assessed valuation in the city.

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Related Topix: Mission, KS

6 hrs ago | University of Kansas

University announces Part-Time Job Fair

Students can visit with employers from the University of Kansas as well as the Lawrence and Kansas City areas during a Part-Time Job Fair, set for Monday, Aug. 25. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth-floor lobby of the Kansas Union.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Kansas City, KS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Science Daily

Philippine tarsier: Genetic proof of a new variety

The tarsier is the 'flagship' iconic species for promoting environmental stewardship and ecotourism in the Philippines, a nation suffering from large-scale destruction of natural habitat.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

NBC Action News

Schools work to protect athletes from the heat

It's hot, and that means many metro school districts changed the way athletes practiced on the football field Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

USA Today

Picking the perfect place for retirement

How to pick the perfect retirement location Every year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Theater, Arts, Tarpon Springs, FL

University of Kansas

KU announces July employees of the month

What that means: Larry Higgins ensures staff and students are supplied with heat and hot water, even when equipment fails.

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Related Topix: Park, KS, Parker, KS, Lawrence, KS

PsychCentral

Postpartum Difficulties Not Just Limited to Depression

Beyond postpartum depression , there are several other lesser-known mental health risks during the perinatal period , and this includes the added pressure of becoming a "super" mom or dad, according to a University of Kansas researcher who will present her findings at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family

The Wichita Eagle

Bardoa s no-holds-barred vision for WSU

With Friday's unveiling of more specifics of his envisioned innovation campus , Wichita State University president John Bardo further showed that he sees the institution as a big-time player in the real-world economy rather than an ivory tower.

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Related Topix: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Medical Daily

Physical Activity Over The Weekend Greater Among People With College Degrees Than Less Educated Folk

Understanding the relationship between educational level, working status, and physical activity is an important part of creating public health initiatives aimed toward reducing the burden of obesity.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska Basketball Picks Up KU Transfer

Nebraska basketball picked up a transfer from the University of Kansas on Monday.

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Examiner.com

Attitudes about disabled people improve after therapists simulate being disabled

In an effort to better prepare therapy students for their interactions with disabled people, professor Cynthia Colwell of the University of Kansas asked her students to pretend they had one of the following disabilities: Each "disabled" student had another student act as their aide.

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EurekAlert!

Muscle for all: Athletes to the elderly

A University of Kansas professor has been chosen to take part in a grant project that will test the role of a dietary supplement in muscle growth for everyone from athletes to the elderly and has also been named educator of the year by the granting agency.

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University of Kansas

Media advisory: Students move back to KU housing Thursday

Move-in day for residence halls and scholarship halls at the University of Kansas is set for Thursday, Aug. 21. Media are welcome to attend the event, but news vehicles will not be allowed on Daisy Hill due to traffic congestion and the construction project for the two new residence halls.

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Science, Industry and Business

'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new moms and dads

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family

Medical News

Researchers examine mental health of kids under pressures of "super mom" and "super dad

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Messenger

Richard Brandt

Richard Haury Brandt of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully on August 16, 2014, at Bickford Cottage, Fort Dodge, where he had been a resident for two years.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Newton, KS, North Newton, KS, US Military, US Navy, Arkansas City, KS

Economic Principals

Political Arithmetick Becomes Measurement Economics

The Econometric Society was founded in 1932 with the idea of combining economic theory, measurement, and statistical technique to create a powerful new means of analysis.

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EurekAlert!

Study finds range of skills students taught in school linked to race and class size

Pressure to meet national education standards may be the reason states with significant populations of African-American students and those with larger class sizes often require children to learn fewer skills, finds a University of Kansas researcher.

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Hays Daily News

Social media policy causes concern

As the new school year approaches, Fort Hays State University faculty and staff are hoping changes will be made in a policy they fear might hamper free speech.

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Related Topix: Fort Hays State University, Journalism

Medical News Today

Educational attainment 'influences level of physical activity'

Researchers from the University of Kansas have found an association between people's educational attainment and their levels of physical activity.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Health

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