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Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Kansas State University student diagnosed with mumps
Kansas State University has confirmed one student case of mumps.   

Kansas State University students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad
Four Kansas State University students have received Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships to study abroad for spring 2016. 


Thursday, Jan. 28, 2015

Study: Growing produce in high tunnels reduces losses, extends shelf life
Researchers at Kansas State University Olathe are reporting reduced losses and longer shelf life in produce grown in high tunnels, compared to open fields.


Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Shortest month big on entertainment at Kansas State University
February is a month of Shakespeare, music, dance and more at Kansas State University.

McCain Performance Series first in Kansas to feature Jessica Lang Dance
Jessica Lang Dance makes its Kansas debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.


Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Diagnostic research, vaccine work are key to controlling Zika virus outbreak, Biosecurity Research Institute director says
A Kansas State University infectious disease expert says that research is crucial to combatting the Zika virus outbreak and preventing the spread of other mosquito-borne viruses, such as Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya.

Graduate students present Kansas-related research to legislators at statewide summit
Kansas State University graduate students will present their research on projects that could benefit Kansas at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit. The event will be Feb. 2 at the State Capitol Building in Topeka.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

NSF CAREER award supports researcher's cyber-physical systems work
Pavithra Prabhakar, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, has received a five-year $446,000 CAREER award to develop better transportation, health care and energy systems.

Actors from the London Stage present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Feb. 5 at McCain
As part of "Shakespeare in the Little Apple," a series of Kansas State University and community events in the spring semester honoring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the McCain Performance Series will present the playwright's classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in McCain Auditorium, performed by the world-renowned Actors from the London Stage. 

Debut production of 'Forward' at Kansas State University portrays the significance of daily choices and their unintended consequences
Tickets are available now for the K-State Theatre production of the debut of "Forward," a new play about climate change that was written by playwright-in-residence Chantal Bilodeau.

Media advisory: Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center holds inaugural short course, leaders available for interviews
In less than a year after opening with a vision to provide educational offerings to students and professionals alike, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is holding its first short course Jan. 26-29.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Emojis may help reduce food waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods
Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe are looking at whether emojis can help reduce the food grade school students throw away at lunch.

'Shakespeare in the Little Apple' celebrates First Folio, all things Shakespeare
February is devoted to Shakespeare at Kansas State University as the playwright's rare First Folio makes its only stop in Kansas at the university's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The visit will include a variety of fun activities and events.

Shakespeare scholars say the Bard still relevant today — 400 years after his death
From Feb. 4-28, Kansas residents have a special opportunity to view Shakespeare's First Folio at Kansas State University. The book that will be on display at the university's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is one of the 750 books of his plays that friends of the Bard had published in 1623 London.


Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

National Science Foundation awards grant extension to continue development of high-throughput measurements of plant traits
Jesse Poland, assistant professor of plant pathology, has received a National Science Foundation creativity supplement — which includes a larger grant than originally awarded and a time extension — for a project determining the best plant traits.

College of Architecture, Planning & Design selects winners of annual photo competition
Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design have been honored for their achievement in photography through the Thomas A. Tyler/Answers Inc. Architectural & Environmental Photography Competition.

Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research
Undergraduate engineering students at Kansas State University have earned honors for their work at the College of Engineering's recent Undergraduate Research Forum.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry awards spring grants
Kansas State University's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has selected 17 students for research and travel grants for their undergraduate research.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Teenagers' role in language change is overstated, linguistics research finds
Teenagers are not solely causing language change, according to Kansas State University research. Language changes occur throughout a lifetime and not just during the teenage years.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

APDesign architecture student from Medicine Lodge wins MANKO design competition
Brock Traffas, a fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University, is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, competition sponsored by MANKO Window Systems in Manhattan.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Kansas State University students take studies across the globe
Kansas State University's Office of International Programs awards scholarships for study abroad over winter break and in the spring and summer 2016 semesters.

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory launches new mobile device app so clients can track progress on diagnostic samples for animal patients
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is now offering a mobile app so its veterinarian clients can get lab results as soon as they are in.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Kansas State University announces three Landon Lectures in April
H.W. Brands, husband and wife John Avlon and Margaret Hoover, and Dr. Mehmood Khan will present Landon Lectures at Kansas State University in April.

New name reflects scope and expertise of food, nutrition, dietetics and health department
The name of the new food, nutrition, dietetics and health department in the College of Human Ecology reflects its strengths and expertise.

Kansas State University veterinary swine diagnosticians publish first characterization of parainfluenza virus formerly identified in Hong Kong
The usual suspects are not to blame for recent cases of respiratory disease in domestic pigs. Researchers in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have successfully published the first formal identification and characterization of porcine parainfluenza virus 1 from U.S. pigs, which had previously only been detected in Asia.


Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 

High-quality bread wheat reference genome sequence on horizon, would help feed world
A Kansas State University wheat genetics researcher is a leader of a project producing an improved whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students
A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

Kansas State University, Foundation, Alumni Association to receive CASE awards for writing, design and creativity
Kansas State University will receive 24 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, Mid-America District 6. 

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

New H5Nx avian influenza vaccine has potential for mass vaccination of poultry
In the course of three months, Kansas State University researchers were able to develop and test a new vaccine that protects chickens and other poultry from multiple strains of avian influenza found in the U.S., including H5N1, H5N2 and H5N8.

Kansas State University students receive record $29.8M in scholarships
Nearly 13,700 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2015-2016 school year.


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