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2010-05-28 18:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is released on behalf of Dana and David Pump: Yahoo! Sports published an article Wednesday, May 26 regarding an investigation conducted by the University of Kansas into the unauthorized sale of tickets by certain campus employees. This article contains allegations regarding us by David Freeman, a three time convicted felon reportedly facing an 18-month prison sentence on a bribery charge. To be clear, we have always conducted our business...

2010-04-06 23:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sitting down on the job has its advantages. New data from The University of Kansas Hospital finds that patients perceive doctors who sit down during their hospital room visits stay longer than doctors who stand during the visit - even when doctors who sit don't stay as long as doctors who stand. The study found that doctors, when standing, spent an average of one minute, 28 seconds with the patient but were perceived as staying an average time of...

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2010-03-22 13:13:36

Study will help determine if sites linked to the massive orbs will be designated for preservation and promotion because of their 'outstanding value to humanity' The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones. So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero. Hoopes, associate professor of anthropology...

2010-03-18 13:59:54

The history of students who copy homework from classmates may be as old as school itself. But in today's age of lecture-hall laptops and online coursework, how prevalent and damaging to the education of students has such academic dishonesty become? According to research published online today in Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, it turns out that unnoticed student cheating is a significant cause of course failure nationally. A researcher from the University of Kansas...

2010-03-03 15:53:00

BERWYN, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Planalytics, Inc. today announced the publication schedule for its 2010 crop yield forecasts for eight crops, beginning with its winter wheat forecast on March 26th. This is the ninth year that Planalytics, in collaboration with TerraMetrics Agriculture and the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program at the University of Kansas, has produced crop forecasts using satellite imagery and proprietary modeling techniques. In addition to winter wheat,...

2010-03-03 13:55:03

People who lie on online dating services likely are people-pleasers who want to present themselves in the most favorable light to get someone to like them "” just as they would in face-to-face dating, according to a University of Kansas researcher. Jeffrey Hall, assistant professor of communication studies, surveyed more than 5,000 participants in a national Internet matchmaking service to determine what kinds of people are most likely to lie during the online dating process. He asked...

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2010-01-25 14:25:00

The scientists argue that flight originated above, in the trees; such animals would have been gliders A joint team from the University of Kansas and Northeastern University in China says that it has settled the long-standing question of how bird flight began. In the Jan. 25 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the KU-China researchers push their research into the origins of bird flight and the early evolution of birds with decisive flight tests of a model of the...

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2009-12-21 14:40:00

This is the first report of venom in the lineage that leads to modern birds A group of University of Kansas researchers working with Chinese colleagues have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that thrived some 128 million years ago in China. This is the first report of venom in the lineage that leads to modern birds. "This thing is a venomous bird for all intents and purposes," said Larry Martin, KU professor and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum and...

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2009-12-14 07:36:19

An investigation by the University of Kansas' Adrian Melott and colleagues reveals a promising new method of detecting past comet strikes upon Earth and gauging their frequency It's the stuff of a Hollywood disaster epic: A comet plunges from outer space into the Earth's atmosphere, splitting the sky with a devastating shock wave that flattens forests and shakes the countryside. But this isn't a disaster movie plotline. "Comet impacts might be much more frequent than we expect," said Adrian...

2009-10-12 12:53:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kansas Hospital has deployed NeoFax(®) from Thomson Reuters to provide physicians, nurses, and pharmacy staff in its neonatal intensive care unit with electronic drug dosing, interaction checking, and reference information. The University of Kansas Hospital is a 575-bed academic medical center that specializes in heart disease, cancer treatment and prevention, neurology, kidney disease, urology, liver and...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.