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Fri, 04/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor who studies Chinese Inner Asia as an area of linguistic and social convergence was named a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Arienne Dwyer, a professor of anthropology and co-director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, received a prestigious 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Dwyer’s fellowship was one of 177 awarded out of a pool of about 3,000. She will take the fellowship during the 2015-’16 academic year to work on a book on Inner Asian “convergence,”

Fri, 04/18/2014 — Deteriorated or outdated bridges along the less-traveled back roads of Kansas are a budget dilemma for county leaders throughout the state. A new report from researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering provides county leaders...

Fri, 04/18/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 67 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 58 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Thu, 04/17/2014 — Wednesday, April 23, will mark the 450thanniversary of the date scholars commonly attribute to William Shakespeare’s birth. The University of Kansas has experts in multiple disciplines who can speak about the English poet, playwright and actor,

Thu, 04/17/2014 — The choppy waters and stiff breeze that persist at Lone Star Lake, 10 miles southwest of the University of Kansas campus, aren’t a typical laboratory setting. But for this year’s concrete canoe team at the School of Engineering, there’s no...

Thu, 04/17/2014 — David Krakauer, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will deliver a lecture titled “The Future of the University” at 8 p.m. today, April 17, at The Commons. Krakauer will then participate in a panel discussion that poses the...

Thu, 04/17/2014 — Many states are not meeting their goals to improve access to general education settings for students with disabilities as required by federal law, a new report co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows. The 2004 Individuals with...

Wed, 04/16/2014 — A drawing by Anne Patterson, Department of Architecture lecturer, has been granted an award of excellence by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. It will be shown at the ASAI’s 29th annual Architecture in Perspective convention...

Wed, 04/16/2014 — Cells use protein-signaling networks to process information from their surroundings and respond to constantly changing environments. This includes information about the presence or absence of vital nutrients as well as the presence of other cells.

Wed, 04/16/2014 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 22. There will be a public open house starting at approximately 11 a.m. and ending at noon in Hansen Hall. Members of the media...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — While anecdotal evidence supports a link between journalism and civic activity, a University of Kansas professor is leading a study to determine whether that is in fact the case among high school journalists and to determine how civically active...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Mo., announced last month the new WE Women’s Empowerment initiative to get more women into leadership roles, whether it’s on city boards, task forces and commissions or in business settings. University of...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — At the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas last October, Gov. Sam Brownback issued a call to action for a vision that ensures Kansas water priorities are met, both now and in the future.   Since November, a Vision Team...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — International area studies centers will present an interdisciplinary educator workshop April 26 titled Children of Conflict, Children of Peace, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park . This event is free and open to educators, students and...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – Summer camp isn’t just for the kids. The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites adults interested in lifelong learning to register for Mini College 2014, which will be June 2-5. Mini College is a weeklong program on the Lawrence campus developed by the KU College. Participants enroll in a variety of classes taught by diverse faculty from across KU. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to attend social events and explore the Lawrence community. Mini College welcomes all adults, not just KU alumni. Participants will get to choose from a wide selection of courses, including natural sciences, art, mathematics,

Mon, 04/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – Much has been made of Africa’s endangered and threatened animals – uniquely beautiful creatures such as the Black rhino, Western lowland gorilla and African elephant – but what of the continent’s endangered languages? More than 2,000 languages are spoken in Africa, accounting for a third of the world’s languages. While the continent is home to more languages than any other, its disappearing languages have received less attention than those that are vanishing in Northern Asia, Australia and the Americas. This spring, the University of Kansas will host a workshop on Africa’s endangered languages. The workshop is part of the 45th Annual Conference on

Mon, 04/14/2014 —  A research team at the University of Kansas has used high-powered lasers to track the speed and movement of electrons inside an innovative material that is just one atom thick. Their findings are published in the current issue of ACS Nano, a...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — In 2004 University of Kansas researchers Linda Heitzman-Powell and Jay Buzhardt had the bold idea of training parents of children with autism to use an intervention based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help them increase...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — Politicians often talk about the importance of “securing our borders.”  Doreen Fowler, a University of Kansas English professor, says the idea of securing a territorial border or cultural boundary derives from a misperception about...

Fri, 04/11/2014 — Neal Pease will be the featured speaker of the spring 2014 Oswald P. Backus Memorial Lecture. The lecture, titled “Not a Stone Upon a Stone: The Demolition of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Warsaw,” will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the...


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