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Current News

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Students lend talents to university commencement ceremonies
Several Kansas State University students will be part of the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies — May 9, 15 and 16 — as performers, musicians and speakers.

College of Engineering Ambassadors named for 2015
The College of Engineering at Kansas State University has new members of the Engineering Ambassadors organization.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Food science expert explains why listeria is showing up more often in food recalls
Listeria has been the reason for 16 recalls in two months, in products not typically associated with the bacteria. A Kansas State University food science expert explains why the foodborne pathogen is appearing in different products.

Kansas State University student receives Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan
Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship is the newest David L. Boren Scholarship recipient.

Architectural engineering students win national scholarships
Two Kansas State University architectural engineering students have earned national scholarships from the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Wrap up the semester with Sinatra, university choirs in Kansas City and more
Kansas State University is ending the spring semester with Sinatra, dance and more.


Monday, May 4, 2015 

Secretary of Homeland Security to deliver Landon Lecture
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

Commencement ceremonies May 9, 15 and 16
Nearly 3,400 Kansas State University students will celebrate the completion of their degrees at commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, at K-State Salina, and Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, on the university's campus in Manhattan.

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective, kinesiologist finds
Kansas State University kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.



Expert focus

Jürgen Richt

Juergen RichtJürgen Richt, DVM, can discuss the return of the avian flu to the Midwest. 

The newly mutated avian influenza viruses that are now being spread by free-flying ducks, geese and shorebirds to turkeys and chickens on commercial farms. It also is infecting large numbers of poultry and wild birds. Millions of turkeys and chickens have been killed in the past few months in an ongoing attempt to control the virus spread. These new avian flu influenza viruses do not pose a significant risk to humans.

Richt is a Regents distinguished professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a university distinguished professor, a Kansas Bioscience Authority eminent scholar, and director of the Department of Homeland Security's Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases. 

Richt can be contacted at 785-532-2793 or jricht@k-state.edu.

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