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39 min ago | Prince Albert Daily Herald

Ten questions for Al Gore

Yesterday, former Vice President Al Gore presented his fourth annual '24 Hours of Reality.' Broadcast to millions of people, the event is "dedicated to sparking action on climate change."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Environment, Science, Global Warming, University of Virginia, Opinion

4 hrs ago | University of Kansas

University host of panel Thursday on sexual assault

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.

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4 hrs ago | University of Kansas

University host of panel Thursday on sexual assault

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Lawrence, KS

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Man displays creations made from fossilized material

On Tuesday at Canon City Farmers Market, Harold Taylor of Taylor Made Arts and Lapidary holds one of the pendants he's crafted. On Tuesday at Canon City Farmers Market, Harold Taylor of Taylor Made Arts and Lapidary holds one of the pendants he's crafted.

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The Capital-Journal

University group aims to boost graduation

The University of Kansas is joining 10 other major institutions in an initiative to increase graduation rates for low-income and first-generation college students. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the University Innovation Alliance will develop what the group calls a "playbook" on how to help such students complete their degrees.

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The Capital-Journal

U.S. Department of Education allows Kansas to withhold test data

Kansas education officials have secured federal approval not to release test results for last school year that experts say were rendered invalid by the technical problems and cyber attacks that plagued the state's computer-based exams. The decision means parents, teachers and school administrators won't be able to see how specific students, schools or school districts performed in mathematics and reading this year.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Education Etc.

The Pitch

River North Brewery comes to Kansas City with stops at Bier Station, Flying Saucer and more

Denver's River North Brewery is now available in the Kansas City area and in Lawrence. River North owners Matt and Jessica Hess, with partner Patrick Annesty, are in KC this week for the rollout, its first to areas outside Colorado.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, University of Missouri, Hannibal, MO, Beer, Drink

Mon Sep 15, 2014

University of Kansas

KU to honor 103 seniors from Leavenworth County high schools

Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

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Related Topix: Leavenworth County, KS, Kansas, Leavenworth, KS, Linwood, KS, Lawrence, KS

NewsOK.com

College Students Outraged Over Soft Punishment In Rape Case

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little promised Thursday to review how the school handles sexual assault cases, following a report by The Huffington Post that a student found guilty of "nonconsensual sex" by KU was only slapped with probation and a four-page paper to write as sanctions.

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Business Journal

Porter in Austin: WSU, KU Med also opportunities for Wichita growth

When Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce staff organized a city-to-city trip to Austin, they knew they'd be seeing an old friend.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Wichita State University

Business Journal

Universities make the honor roll for fundraising

A number of area universities reported record fundraising - helping make up for decidedly less-generous legislators, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

New overseer for walker, bike program ready to roll

Kristin Saunders, Pittsburgh's new bike and pedestrian coordinator, who starts work next month, was in town last week for the four-day Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and also to scout an apartment. "It's honestly really hard for me," the 30-year-old St. Louis native said.

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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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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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Related Topix: Lincoln University, PA, Chester County, PA, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, University of Houston

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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