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Fri, 10/31/2014 — Recognized worldwide for his contribution to conceptual Native American art, University of Kansas alumnus Edgar Heap of Birds returns to Lawrence to discuss his journey from student to international artist in a public event.    Heap of...

Fri, 10/31/2014 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas juniors have been named the first Gene R. Feaster Physics Scholars. Emily Ann Smith, majoring in physics and interdisciplinary computing, and Daniel Rhodes, majoring in physics, were awarded the scholarship for the 2014-’15 academic year. The scholarship covers tuition costs for one year for each recipient. The scholarship was established by alumnus Gene Feaster, who invented a medical device called Superflab that is used in radiology clinics across the country. Feaster also established a scholarship and a professorship in the School of Nursing, in honor of his late wife. Feaster, who lives in Leawood, graduated with a bachelor’s

Fri, 10/31/2014 — Innovative designs for an advanced pilot training aircraft earned two recent University of Kansas School of Engineering graduates top recognition in a prestigious aircraft design competition. Aerospace engineering 2014 graduates Alejandra...

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Following five generations of a modern Kansas family through one unending, metaphoric dinner, “The Big Meal” is a theatrically innovative rendering of the universality of the American family. The play will open Nov. 14 at University Theatre.

Thu, 10/30/2014 — When the Parliament of Namibia passed the Combating of Rape Act in 2000, it was seen as progressive legislation to combat gender-based violence in a nation scarred by the effects of war in the shadow of apartheid. Yet, more than a decade after...

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Leadership, mentoring and coaching will be the focus of a lecture from Michael Loose, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, Parsons Corp. senior vice president and University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate.   Loose will deliver the fourth...

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, was honored last week with a lifetime achievement award by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) at the group’s annual convention in Austin,...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — Seven outstanding University of Kansas students were selected by a committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program to compete for Marshall Scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. “The students nominated...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — For more than a century, Student Health Services has provided high-quality, affordable health care to University of Kansas students.  Now, the department will continue that mission, but with a new name. Starting this week, Student Health...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association recently honored eight University of Kansas Department of Urban Planning students with its New Horizon award. The students were enrolled in Associate Professor Bonnie Johnson’s Growth...

Wed, 10/29/2014 —  States across the nation are moving to a managed-care model for Medicaid in order to reduce costs, but a new study from the University of Kansas shows that nearly half of a sample of beneficiaries with disabilities affected by the change in...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — LAWRENCE  In her new book, “Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews,” Lynn Davidman, the Robert M. Beren Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Studies and professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, traces the journeys of Hasidim (Ultra-Orthodox Jews) who chose to leave the strict enclave religious communities in which they grew up. Hasidic life is based on strict adherence to the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, and it is maintained by the high physical and social boundaries the community establishes as a way of avoiding the polluting influence of the larger society. This book is due out from Oxford University Press on Friday, Oct. 31

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Harry Markopolos, known internationally as the man who discovered Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, will present the 2014 Walter S. Sutton Ethics Lecture on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Kansas City Club. His talk is free and open to the public,

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 171 seniors from high schools in Wyandotte County will be recognized for their academic...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – Nov. 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that symbolized the eventual collapse of communism and emergence of capitalism throughout Eastern Europe. Professors at the University of Kansas can provide insight into one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Their expertise ranges from Cold War history to novels inspired by the events following the end of communism. Several KU professors were in Germany when the wall fell or lived in Eastern Europe in the years that followed, witnessing the sometimes difficult transition from a socialist to capitalist society. The following KU professors are available to provide

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 12, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 67 seniors from high schools in in Dickinson, Geary and Morris counties will be...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 12, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 45 seniors from high schools in Chautauqua and Cowley counties will be recognized for...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Ayesha Hardison, the Fall 2014 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Audio-Reader honored a group of volunteers with 750 years of service among them earlier this month during the organization’s annual appreciation dinner. Among the 54 volunteers honored was Chuck Fisher, Lawrence, the second volunteer in...

Mon, 10/27/2014 — An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Kansas is leading a project to study how children and families save and gain financial knowledge. Researchers Barbara Phipps, Karin Chang, Utako Minai, Emily Rauscher and Terri Friedline,...


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