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10 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly

Doctor of Creativity: M.F.A. Update 2014

The M.F.A. in creative writing is considered a terminal degree, and therefore qualifies graduates to teach at the college level.


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15 hrs ago | CBC News

Monarch butterfly population set to rise this year

Crews have reported more caterpillars this year, as well as male monarchs defending milkweed patches, which is a positive sign for the butterfly's reproduction.


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19 hrs ago | Switched

What Your Gym Membership Reveals About Your Social Status

People with less education tend to be more active throughout the week than college graduates, according to preliminary research presented at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif.


21 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Research Sheds Light On Genetic Diversity And...

It's not a monkey. It's not a lemur. It's not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

22 hrs ago | University of Kansas

Sunday discussion groups kick off semester of KU Common Book events

As the fall 2014 semester begins, KU Common Book programming is set to launch with opportunities for engagement for students, staff and faculty.


Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

Yesterday | Albany Times Union

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

This Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows boxes of Jell-O on a shelf at a store in Vauxhall, N.J. Despite its enduring place in pop culture, sales of Jell-O have tumbled 19 percent from five years ago, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in poularity.


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Thu Aug 21, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

People Don't Trust National Ferguson Coverage

The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has much of the nation - and many parts of the world - glued to television and computer screens.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

PhysOrg Weblog

Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer

This is mouse colon tissue stained for APC , b-catenin , and nuclei . Credit: The University of Kansas/KU News Service A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli in suppressing colorectal cancer-the second-leading cause of ... (more)


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Biology, Science, Colon Cancer

University of Kansas

Rock Chalk Roadshow coming to five Kansas cities

The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow will hit the road on from Sunday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 28, with tour events in Pittsburg, Salina, Hutchinson, Garden City and Hays, and it will include visits with prospective students and families from 163 Kansas schools.


Related Topix: Kansas, Garden City, KS, Hays, KS

Wed Aug 20, 2014

OU taps minister as chaplain

The director of Ottawa University's Fredrikson Center for Church and Faith Vitality has expanded his role at the university.


Related Topix: Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS, Washburn University

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.


Related Topix: Mission, KS

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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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.


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.


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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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.