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Thu, 03/05/2015 — out of about 35 professionals across the nation who took the examination — who completed the rigorous exam and earned the credential offered by APPA, Leadership in Education Facilities (formerly known as the Association for Physical Plant...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — The Academy of International Business (AIB) has selected Tailan Chi, University of Kansas international business professor and Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow, as an AIB Fellow. The AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — University of Kansas juniors Ashlie Koehn and Jennifer Stern will interview for a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panel in Kansas City on Wednesday, March 11. Koehn and Stern were selected for interviews...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — Sphero, the industry leader in “connected play,” has challenged University of Kansas students at the Center for Design Research to come up with its next generation of products. One of the company’s co-founders, Adam Wilson, recently...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday as about 50 Democratic lawmakers threatened to boycott the address, offering the latest and one of the most clear microcosms of the debate about Iran’s nuclear program and...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center on a project to better understand developmental biology and how an embryo evolves during its earliest stages. “The goal...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" (2011), will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. His lecture will focus on the struggle between staunch supporters of...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — In partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Theatre, The Commons will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as Artist in Residence March 23-27. While on campus, Harpham will give two public presentations, lead a demonstration...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — A Harvard professor of Ukrainian history and leading authority on Eastern Europe will present "Who Killed the Soviet Union? Revisiting the Fall of the USSR" next week at the University of Kansas for the Ukrainian Studies 2015 Palij...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 16 orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2015-2016 year. KU Orientation assistants are students whose job is to make the...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Adverse experiences that happen early in life may have a long-lasting effect on child development that could lead to lifelong health and mental health problems. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience study conducted by the Centers for...

Tue, 03/03/2015 —  With laws going into effect last week that legalized recreational marijuana in both Alaska and Washington, D.C., a researcher into the history of cannabis’ acceptance has predicted the next five U.S. states where voters could be inclined...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — University of Kansas design students studying visual communication took home the only Gold awards given to university students at the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City American Advertising Awards. The prizes included three Golds,...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Three University of Kansas professors will receive a top book award in the field of public administration for their collaborative research on race and investigatory police stops as well as the ramifications of these institutionalized...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will screen the documentary “Harvesting the High Plains” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. This documentary chronicles the challenges two men faced, searching for a way to harvest in the...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Understanding how nations around the world value education and how inclusive they are for all students can provide keys for transforming and improving education in the United States, a University of Kansas researcher has written. Elizabeth...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Despite the images depicted in the uber-popular "Twilight" movies based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, vampires haven't always been portrayed as young and sexy in literature. Nor were they always simply in the mold of Bram Stoker's Dracula, an...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — Most people have heard of the Silk Route, the long road that traversed the Asian continent and along which spices and silk and other commodities made their way in both directions. But few have heard of La Ruta de Plata. Also known as La Nao de...

Mon, 03/02/2015 —  M.A. (Mike) Kautsch, professor of law at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the Federal Communication Commission’s ruling on net neutrality. Thursday, the FCC voted 3-2 to implement new rules to ensure...

Mon, 03/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – In the age of technology at our fingertips, brain games and brain training are frequently promoted as interventions to slow cognitive decline and reduce risk of developing dementia. A University of Kansas gerontology expert will offer guidance through the growing landscape of so-called “mental gymnastics” in a public presentation in Topeka. Susan Kemper, professor of psychology, will explore the myths and reality of keeping a nimble mind during “Use it or Lose it” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Kemper will discuss research evaluating claims that computer games can


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The loud buzz of helicopters over the Lawrence campus was not President Obama visiting once again, but the signal of an important leadership development event. University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion lifted off from Shenk Sports Complex this afternoon to catch a ride to Fort Riley. Read why they hitched a ride here: http://bit.ly/1F58dGb #KUfacts: KU is one of just 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military.

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Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


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