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Astronomers Discuss Do’s and Don’ts for Viewing Aug. 21 ‘Great American Eclipse’

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cut across the U.S. in a diagonal track running from Oregon southeast to South Carolina. Two University of Kansas professors of physics & astronomy have offered guidance to best view the once-in-a-lifetime...
26-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

KU Engineering Grad Loral O’Hara Becomes New NASA Astronaut


O’Hara becomes the fourth graduate of KU to become a NASA astronaut, joining Joe Engle, Ron Evans and current KU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Steven Hawley.
21-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Driving-Simulator Lab Accelerates Research Into Driver Behavior and Vehicle Technology

Investigators in the KU Transportation Engineering Analysis Laboratory are researching driver behavior, psychology and distracted driving, as well as traffic engineering, signal control and the gamut of new technology appearing in modern vehicles.
7-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Actresses Staged Femininity in Early Modern Spain

University of Kansas associate professor Marta Vicente finds that 18th century Spanish celebrity actresses used femininity to challenge norms and tenets of the Spanish Enlightenment that centered around expectations on how women should act.
1-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Galapagos Islands, Doctoral Student Researches the Role of Soil Microbes in Plant Invasions with Young Explorer Grant


Camille Delavaux studies mycorrhizal fungi and plant pathogens in the context of plant invasion in tropical ecosystems.
31-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Computer Scientist to Boost Interactivity of Spencer Museum of Art’s History and Holdings


James Miller has teamed up with museum staff as a faculty research fellow for the Integrated Arts Research Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
30-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.
23-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Awareness of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Influenced Male Students' Classroom Behavior


U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according...
22-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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