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Thu, 03/26/2015 —  Jonathan Templin, associate professor of psychology and research in education and associate scientist in the Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about using statistical modeling...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — An online “minimester” that provides students a flexible and creative path to structure their degree path is popular with both students and faculty in the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications. So popular, in fact,

Thu, 03/26/2015 — Across the country, mental health agencies are embracing the concept of family-driven care, which posits that families have a primary decision-making role in their children’s care and are actively engaged in the design of policies that promote...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — Kathleen Lane, associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award, granted by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD). 

Thu, 03/26/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the February 2015 employees of the month. They are as follows: Rebecca Cates Title: Academic adviser, Undergraduate Advising Center What that means: Cates’ assigned group of students ranges from 420...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — The parent companies of two iconic food brands, Kraft and Heinz, on Wednesday announced a $36 billion merger to create the world's fifth-largest food company. A University of Kansas expert says that while large-company mergers often don't work...

Wed, 03/25/2015 — LAWRENCE – Louis Armstrong – Satchmo, Pops – is one of the legends of jazz, renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing. Kansas Public Radio has uncovered a connection between Satchmo and one of the most famous basketball games in KU history. Armstrong and his band were on the KU campus for a concert March 23, 1957. That same night, an hour to the east in Kansas City, Wilt Chamberlain and the Jayhawks were playing for the NCAA basketball title against the North Carolina Tar Heels. In an epic, triple-overtime game, KU lost to Carolina 54-53. A dejected KU team returned to Lawrence at 2:15 in the morning. Who was

Wed, 03/25/2015 — University of Kansas students will participate in two events during Kansas City Design Week. Department of Architecture drawings and models will be displayed from 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the MoCoLab at the Kansas City...

Wed, 03/25/2015 — The 2014-15 KU Debate team ended the regular season ranked No. 1 in the country in the National Debate Tournament varsity debate rankings. It is the third time in the past 10 years that KU has won the national varsity rankings championship. This...

Wed, 03/25/2015 — Most U.S. school districts use a student information system to manage data such as attendance, grades and disciplinary notes because it gives parents, students, teachers and administrators immediate access to day-to-day school...

Tue, 03/24/2015 — For years teachers have seen students who were promising readers in the primary grades begin to experience challenges in third and fourth grades as reading materials became more difficult. University of Kansas researchers conducted a study with...

Tue, 03/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – A bachelor’s degree from the state’s flagship university will be within reach for more students with the launch of new online education opportunities at the University of Kansas. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Online will house the university’s first all-digital bachelor’s degree completion program in the liberal arts and sciences. Degree-seeking students can combine previous undergraduate credit or an associate’s degree with online KU courses to complete a bachelor’s degree. The program features courses from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which will provide students a well-rounded and flexible education that can be applied in

Tue, 03/24/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., to give a talk on his recent trip to Iran, hope for successful nuclear talks and a crucial people-to-people aspect of U.S.-Iran relations.

Tue, 03/24/2015 — Using materials to evoke an emotional memory, artist Lynne Yamamoto creates installations that speak to a larger social and historical context. Yamamoto will give a visiting artist lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Spencer Museum of...

Tue, 03/24/2015 — Phillip Vardiman, associate professor in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES) at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award, granted by the National Athletic Trainers...

Tue, 03/24/2015 — LAWRENCE –The Commons will offer Starter Grants, funded through the Office of Research, for interdisciplinary research projects in Spring 2015. Starter Grants are available for collaborative teams, which may apply for up to $10,000 each to initiate their proposed studies. The deadline to apply is April 17. Starter Grants will fund interdisciplinary projects in the initial stages of development. They are intended to provide intellectual freedom and space for testing and growing innovative ideas into mature research and creative propositions. Starter Grants support collaborators from across the arts, sciences and humanities as they work to find a common language and

Tue, 03/24/2015 — An event to celebrate the completion of The Forum, an addition to Marvin Hall, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 27. The extension, located on Marvin’s second floor just south of its main entrance on Jayhawk Boulevard, includes a...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — A tasty breakfast for a good cause will be served up this week at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Flapjacks for Philanthropy, an annual fundraiser sponsored by the SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, is set for 9 a.m. to...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning is presenting the [Re] Engaged Architecture symposium Saturday, March 28. It is part of the celebration of Studio 804’s 20th anniversary. The event will feature a day of lectures by six...

Mon, 03/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will honor 2014 works published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty at the 13th annual Celebration of Books. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. March 31 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and RSVP is required. Contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or at 864-4798 to attend. This event is supported by the Friends of the Hall Center. The Celebration will recognize the 32 faculty members who published works on varied topics such as as minority aging, transgender rights and politics, African literature and environmental justice, the male figure


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When looking to tackle the issue of obesity in rural America, where should we start? The answer is not what you might think. Empathy, says Christie Befort, an associate professor at KU who has just won a $10 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to investigate solutions to rural obesity. Many physicians are embarrassed talking about weight—especially in a small town where everybody knows each other, Befort says. By providing obesity treatment options in rural primary care, she plans to start a conversation, and maybe a revolution, in rural health care. For more details on Befort's efforts, check out the 2015 Chancellor's Report: http://bit.ly/1D5A5MO and her video: http://bit.ly/1C5xYZa Tags: #KUcommunities #Obesity #Health #Rural #Midwest Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI

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Explore KU: Experience a KU Men's Basketball tradition It’s explosive. It’s dramatic. It’s intimidating. It’s a KU tradition (see more at http://bit.ly/KUtraditions) simply known as the Confetti Toss. But it creates a primal eruption of fan enthusiasm at the opening of every KU men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. It starts as the visiting team is introduced on court. The KU student section is visibly bored and unimpressed. The entire section under the north basket holds up University Daily Kansans — making the point they’d rather read the newspaper than even look at the other team. They shake and rustle the student newspapers. Then the moment they were waiting for arrives — the Jayhawks enter the court. All Rock Chalk breaks loose. Newspapers, confetti and thousands of thundering voices soar into already charged atmosphere of KU’s hallowed basketball arena. The confetti hits its high point, near the banner on the north wall reading “Pay Heed, All Who Enter: Beware of the Phog.” And the confetti rains back into the stands, onto the court and into the memories of all at hand. It’s time to play.


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