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Initial research findings for Tap to Togetherness, an applied research project between Kansas State University and the Manhattan, Kansas chapter of Parents As Teachers.  

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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Safeguarding U.S. wheat: Kansas State University researchers staying ahead of wheat blast disease
Kansas State University researchers have received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2009 to keep a devastating wheat fungus out of the country's farm fields.

Five high school seniors selected for Kansas State University's Kassebaum Scholarship
The Kassebaum Scholarship recognizes students whose academic and extracurricular achievements reflect the potential for and desire to make a difference through energetic leadership in the public service arena.

Engage with graduate student research in Graduate School's first Three Minute Thesis Competition
Kansas State University's first Three Minute Thesis competition will be Feb. 16-17. Participating graduate students will have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly-technical research to a lay audience.


Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Genetics help fish thrive in toxic environments, study finds
A 10-year collaborative project led by biologists from Kansas State University and Washington State University has discovered how the Atlantic molly is able to live in toxic hydrogen sulfide water. 

Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center welcomes experts from DuPont, Dow Chemical as part of inaugural short course
The first short course offered by Kansas State University's Bulk Innovation Center in Salina was a success, attracting participants from such companies as DuPont, Dow Chemical, Nestle and more.

Ana Gasteyer brings comedy, song, fun to McCain Performance Series shows
Enjoy an evening with actress and comedienne Ana Gasteyer at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Wareham Opera House, 410 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. The shows are part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.

Five Kansas high school seniors earn Kansas State University's Presidential Scholarship, state's largest scholarship award
Five Kansas high school seniors are recipients of the state's largest scholarship award. Kansas State University's Presidential Scholarship provides $20,000 a year for a total $80,000 over four years.


Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Amit Chakrabarti to serve as interim dean of College of Arts & Sciences
The head of Kansas State University's physics department, Amit Chakrabarti, has been named interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Study: Medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from deadly disease
Kansas State University researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids, those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, which claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.

Rice named first recipient of the Mary Vanier Endowed Professorship
The Mary L. Vanier University Professorship has its first recipient: Charles W. Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol features six students from Kansas State University
Six Kansas State University undergraduate researchers will take part in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the State Capitol in Topeka.


Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Millennials say one thing but do another when choosing chocolate, Kansas State University finds
Despite strong preferences for ethical chocolate in focus groups, only 14 percent of millennials in individual choice studies selected candy with ethical or social factors labeling, according to a Kansas State University study. In addition, a majority of millennials also prefer chocolate with clean labeling.

Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano coming to McCain for Feb.18 show
Celebrate the Mexican-American experience of Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Ambassadors named for College of Engineering
The Kansas State University College of Engineering has announced the selection of 22 students for membership in the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Three graduate students named winners at statewide research summit
Three Kansas State University graduate students earned $500 scholarships for their research presentations at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka.





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Stephen Higgs

Stephen Higgs

The Zika virus outbreak is growing and infectious disease expert Stephen Higgs says that research is crucial to fighting it

Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, can discuss the outbreak and how university research is helping to prevent the spread of other mosquito-borne viruses. 

Higgs can be reached at 785-532-1333 or shiggs@k-state.edu.

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