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Tue, 04/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English will offer a public workshop Wednesday, April 23, on undergraduate writing and research. Jane Greer with the University of Missouri-Kansas City will present “From Assignments to Authorship:...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved sabbatical leave for the following individuals at the University of Kansas: ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – When University of Kansas filmmaker Bob Hurst set out to make a film about suicide, he didn’t want to follow in the path of other recent documentaries that appealed to the public’s morbid fascination with the subject.    He didn’t visit the Golden Gate Bridge or Japan’s Suicide Forest. Instead, Hurst, an associate professor of film and media studies, stayed closer to home and began filming college-age volunteers who answered a statewide suicide prevention hotline at Headquarters Counseling Center. The documentary, “The Listeners," examines how to prevent suicide and shape public policy to better fund the services that do. At the heart of the documentary

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Popular television dramas "Downton Abbey" and "Boardwalk Empire" explore the cultural changes centered around the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties Novelist Laura Moriarty said the era was marked by social upheaval in American and European life,...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas has honored its Student Employee of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year. Emily Grigone, an employee at the Office of Study Abroad and a senior in visual communication design, received an engraved plaque and the $500...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Potter Lake and Marvin Grove will be filled with the sounds of the Dirty Thirties as part of the final celebration for the 2013-14 KU Common Book, "The Worst Hard Time." The University of Kansas Office of First Year Experience will host the...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Erik Scott, assistant professor of history, has won the 2014 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for his upcoming publication, “Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora in the Soviet Union,” to be published by Oxford University Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provide support for a second faculty publication. Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, received the Friends Book Publication Award for “Land Narratives: Native Women and Dispossession from Removal to Climate Change,” to be published by University of New Mexico Press.  Scott’s study

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Edwards Campus and Kansas State University Olathe—at a five-year community update event. The Kansas Board of Regents, ...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, released the following statements regarding the death of Wojciech Lesnikowski, the Don Hatch Distinguished...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) will host the inaugural March for a Voice event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, on the lawn in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall. The purpose of the...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Today’s immigration policy debate has confounded Congress and state leaders for decades and seems to be more divisive than ever before. Perhaps for some perspective and insight, why not turn to a great voice from the past? A great unifier —...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Scott Reinardy, associate professor at the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will host the 2014 Budig Writing Professor event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Clarkson Gallery of...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will present the 2014 Sustainability Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 22, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3 p.m. on the Dance Pavilion by Potter Lake and...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and second place in the team competition as well as individual awards at the ninth Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, which was March 29 at Emporia State University. The competition is part...

Fri, 04/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive ended Friday with a flourish of classical music. After nine days of on-air fundraising, KPR ended its spring membership drive with $276,679 in pledges. At 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 18, during classical music with Mark Edwards, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2014 with pledges from 2,108 listener-members. The membership drive began Wednesday, April 9, with more than $118,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Eight fundraising days later, more than $158,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members. “Our listeners came through when we needed them,” KPR Development Director Sheri

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...


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