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Throwback Thursday at KU: With all the rain we've been having, Wescoe Beach looked about the same in 1975 as it does today: wet.

Plus or minus a few bell-bottoms, that is.
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Throwback Thursday at KU: Students take a break from classes at an ice cream wagon near Bailey Hall. Although the wagons may not be around like they were in 1926, Jayhawks can always find a cool treat at the KU Union.
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“You’ve arrived,” refugees are told when they resettle in the United States. But KU’s Martha Baird knows that where trauma and grief are concerned, refugee populations often have much further to go. 

Baird, associate professor of psychiatric nursing, is helping South Sudanese refugees in the Kansas City area face and overcome trauma using alternative practices such as yoga, counseling, guided imagery, and prayer.

“Most of these refugees aren’t mentally ill, so handing them a pill won’t work,” says Baird. “They are just regular people who have been through trauma and live under extraordinary stress.”

Read more about Baird and her work with South Sudanese refugees here: http://bit.ly/1eDO96F

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When Katie Elliott wants to enjoy a gorgeous sunset, she doesn’t look toward the horizon — she looks down at the reflection of the sky in Potter Lake. The peachy–orange clouds and lavender-blue sky are even more beautiful when they are displayed in water ripples made by bullfrogs and water bugs, says Elliott. “I love the way the pond reflects the world around it.”

Elliott likes to take her dogs, Beezus and Ramona (named after characters in the Beverly Cleary books), to Potter Lake in the evening — because it’s the best spot on campus to #exploreKU.
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When 6,000 lbs. of fossils arrived at KU after a four-month journey from Antarctica, university scientists say it was like Christmas in April. The plant fossils hold clues about the subtropical environment in Antarctica millions of years ago. If we can understand how these plants and fungi responded to a previous intense climate change, says KU scientist Carla Harper, we may be able to predict how similar organisms will react in today’s changing environment.

More on our feature of the week: http://bit.ly/1BdEeir

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Throwback Thursday at KU: Here in 1991, nurses and a patient sit outside the School of Medicine in Wichita. Opening in 1971, the school has been making discoveries and educating leaders ever since.
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Belonging. Is it important to academic success? Nathan Thomas, vice provost for Diversity and Equity, says it’s crucial.  He believes true belonging transcends race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.

At KU, we want students to do less competing — the “you’re in, you’re out mentality” — and do more championing for each other, Thomas says.

“Back in the day, when you came to school someone would tell you, ‘Look to your right. Now look to your left. By graduation, one of you isn’t going to be here.’”

“We have to get away from that model. We need to say to students. ‘Look to your right. Now look to your left. Make sure these people graduate and walk through the Campanile with you.’

“This kind of belonging is what it means to be a Jayhawk.”

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One student is discovering the beauty of summer on the KU campus through the lens of his camera.

Heitor Morais, an international architecture student from Brazil, arrived in Lawrence about one week ago. He has a passion for photography and snapped this picture of Strong Hall at sunset.

In Brazil, Heitor took pictures of his campus and the students. He hopes to do the same at KU, which he describes as “an amazing place to stay.” Where would you tell him to explore KU?
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Whether it’s a location or profession, Jayhawks will explore it. Your exploration starts July 1.

Follow KU Office of Admissions (@BeAJayhawk) and stay informed before and after you apply.

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Throwback Thursday at KU: Established in 1885, the KU School of Pharmacy was the university's first professional program and the third public school of pharmacy in the U.S. Here in the late 1950s, pharmacy students in class work on the countless research that helped the school rank among top universities still today.
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Antarctica doesn’t have many roads, but traffic there can be heavy — as in 6,000 lbs. of plant fossils heavy. That’s how much  “deep field Antarctica” was transported to Lawrence after a KU scientific expedition there late last year. 

“I’m amazed these fossils not only survived 260 million years but also the trip from Antarctica to Lawrence,” says Carla Harper, one of the scientists on the KU Antarctic team.

“It’s KU’s best kept secret,” Harper says. “As far as plant fossils, we have more continental Antarctica here on campus than anywhere else in the United States.”

Watch KU's paleobotany program unpack their findings: http://bit.ly/1KTvgsB

Read more about unpacking Antarctica in KU Biodiversity’s collection of blog posts: http://bit.ly/KUfossils2

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Motivated Jayhawks make the most of summer. Will you?
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The University of Kansas currently enrolls just under 29,000 students from all over Kansas, the United States and the world.

KU has 50 ranked academic programs, offers more than 130 study abroad programs, and provides more than $72 million in scholarships and grants to students each year. 

KU students have won more Rhodes Scholarships, and more federally sponsored research is conducted at KU, than at all other Kansas universities combined.