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Fri, 01/23/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Feb. 2, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 36 seniors from schools in Allen, Bourbon and Woodson counties will be recognized for their...

Fri, 01/23/2015 — Bob Dotson, the NBC News correspondent whose long-running series “The American Story with Bob Dotson” is a regular feature on “Today,” will receive the 2015 William Allen White Foundation National Citation on April 23 at the University...

Thu, 01/22/2015 — The University of Kansas was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for...

Thu, 01/22/2015 — Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. Engineers and researchers at the...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — At the 142nd University of Kansas Commencement in spring 2014, twelve outstanding seniors were recognized with University Awards. Formerly known as the Chancellor’s Student Awards, University Awards are among the most prestigious awards...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — States that use countywide school districts save money on administrative costs, but their counterparts that use local community-centered districts tend to spend more on classroom instruction, a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows.

Wed, 01/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will carry President Obama’s speech on Thursday live from the University of Kansas’ Anschutz Sports Pavilion. KPR’s J. Schafer and KCUR-FM’s Steve Kraske will anchor the coverage, which will begin shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. “This is a historic opportunity for KPR. We’ve never carried a presidential speech from our ‘back yard,'” Schafer said. “We’ve carried events with former presidents Carter, Clinton and George H.W. Bush from KU and President George W. Bush when he spoke in Topeka.” KPR is offering its live feed to other public radio station in Kansas. KPR’s Stephen Koranda will cover the event for KPR and its

Wed, 01/21/2015 — In the most comprehensive study of its kind, University of Kansas geologists have unraveled one of the geologic mysteries of Tibet. The research, recently published online in Nature Geoscience, shows that it is the northward movement of India,...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — President Barack Obama will discuss themes from the State of the Union address during his visit to the University of Kansas on Thursday, Jan. 22. Several KU faculty recognized nationally for their research on policy areas highlighted by the...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s second annual Design Week begins Thursday, Jan. 22, and will conclude Jan. 30. "It’s an eight-day series of multidisciplinary events, lectures, workshops, and...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — Richard E. Levy, J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, is available to speak with media about the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will rule on the legality of same-sex marriage in this term. The high court announced...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for the spring 2015 semester, including this year’s installment of the popular Presidential Lecture Series, "The First Woman President 2.0.”...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture will sponsor the 2015 Water Charrette: Food Deserts, to explore issues including urban agriculture, water harvesting and storage. The three-day event, starting Thursday, Jan. 22, will give...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – A highly anticipated minor in Spanish has been approved at the University of Kansas and will provide a new pathway for students to complement their degrees with skills in foreign language. The study of Spanish language and literature expands opportunities in a variety of career paths for students, from public service to medicine. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and is the official language of 20 countries. “KU houses the top Spanish program in the region, so we are thrilled to widen access to our curriculum to more students,” said Robert Bayliss, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Spanish &

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Mon, 01/19/2015 — (UPDATE: Information is now available at president.ku.edu.) The White House has provided the following information regarding ticket distribution for President Obama's event at the University of Kansas. The university has no additional detail beyond what is provided below. Updates will be provided throughout the week at president.ku.edu. President Obama’s remarks at KU are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to one ticket per person. Due to limited space, the White House will only be able to distribute a limited number of tickets. KU Student, Faculty and Staff Tickets

Fri, 01/16/2015 — A new full-color geologic map of Dickinson County showing rocks that transition from the Flint Hills to the Smoky Hills as well as the broad Smoky Hill River valley and adjacent sand hills is available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at...

Fri, 01/16/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has organized a memorial ceremony for the late Anna M. Cienciala, professor emerita of history and REES, who passed away Dec. 24, 2014, at age 85....

Fri, 01/16/2015 — The University of Kansas will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, with a series of events spanning Strong Hall, the Kansas Union and Allen Fieldhouse. The theme of this year’s celebration is Moving Forward...

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Fri, 01/16/2015 — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on Thursday, Jan. 22 for an event, officials announced today. “Our community will be honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said...

Thu, 01/15/2015 — The University of Kansas has named a new leader for the administration of the nonacademic conduct system for individual and organizational accountability.  Lance Watson will join KU as director of student conduct and community standards Feb. 23.


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Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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