State Fair

The Kansas State Fair, held in early September annually in Hutchison, attracts more than 300,000 people of all ages, giving KU an opportunity to showcase the advantages of being a Jayhawk and how the school serves the state.  Be sure to stop by to ask questions and grab giveaways.  We'll see you there!

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We are seeking volunteers for the 2014 Kansas State Fair!  Bring your winning smile to share the KU message at this year's fair. 


This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

#KUresearch shows w/ practice, you could speak a second language like a native. http://t.co/p30mCIDzP1 #KUdiscoveries http://t.co/ugjtCTREl8
KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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