Jayhawks in the News | May 4

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Announcing the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners | Society of Professional Journalists

Nicole Vap, j’91, and colleagues at KUSA News in Denver, Colorado, won a Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in Television Journalism (Large-Market Station, 1-50 market) for a series exposing improper billing by medical providers in Colorado.
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Stunning dinosaur discovery: Experts may have unearthed a baby Tyrannosaur fossil in Montana | Fox News

Paleontologists in Montana have unearthed a fossil that may be the remains of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex. Researchers and students from the University of Kansas recently excavated the fossil from the Hell Creek Formation in central Montana. The remains include a complete section of the upper jaw with all of the teeth intact, as well as parts of the dinosaur’s skull, foot, hips and backbones, according to the University of Kansas.
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Study shows youths depend on dangerous, inaccurate information when searching for health info online | The University of Kansas

Research has shown that both adults and youths frequently use the internet to search for health information. However, little has been done to understand how young people find such information, where they look for it and if they are able to determine its credibility. Susan Harvey, d’02 g’06 PhD’09, assistant professor of health, sport & exercise sciences at KU, conducted “Just Google It: Observing Youth Searching for Health Information Online,” a study that observed eight youths. The results showed they almost never check to verify information, trust information from disreputable and even dangerous sites and are turned off by credible sites they deemed too difficult to understand.
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Spencer Museum receives grants from city, state for Haitian art exhibition at University of Kansas | H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online

The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art has received an award of $7,000 from Humanities Kansas and a $4,000 Community Arts Grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to support an exhibition of Haitian art opening in September 2018. “‘The Ties That Bind’ marks the first time in over a decade that a significant display of Haitian paintings has taken place in Kansas,” said Spencer Director Saralyn Reece Hardy. “We are looking forward to sharing the stories embodied in these works of art with audiences in Lawrence and across the state.”
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The Kansas City Star, Cowley Courier Traveler recipients of Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award | The University of Kansas

Journalists from the Kansas City Star and the Cowley Courier Traveler are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.
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Unexpected Joy opens tonight | Broadway World

The musical “Unexpected Joy” opens May 3 in New York City. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell, ’71, and is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, c’98, a native of Topeka.
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Mayo Clinic researcher, KU alumnus to receive honorary degree | University of Kansas

Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus, will receive an honorary degree during KU’s 146th Commencement ceremony on May 13. He is the director of pharmacogenomics and chair of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and he is also the Mayo Clinic’s Mary Lou and John H. Dasburg Professor of Cancer Genomics.
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