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Tue, 09/01/2015 — Distinguished Professor David Volkin of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has earned the inaugural Ronald T. Borchardt Professorship, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has announced this week. The professorship, created by...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning and KU Professional & Continuing Education are sponsoring the BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data Symposium. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the BEST Conference...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — As part of an initiative to reduce energy use at the University of Kansas, Cassi Reimer will join KU as an energy conservation behavior specialist. The new position is housed within the KU Center for Sustainability. While maintaining building...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon.com’s corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate culture and...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2015 employees of the month:   Name: Dean Noll Title: Engineering technician, Design & Construction Management What that means: Noll prepares final construction and design development...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2015 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hall Center for the Humanities. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies/History at the University of Kansas, to receive the award for "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" (Verso Books). Roediger’s radical new

Mon, 08/31/2015 — President Barack Obama announced Sunday that Mount McKinley in Alaska will be renamed Denali in an effort to restore North America's tallest mountain to the Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance. According to news reports, the...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Renewable wind energy is experiencing a boom, with more wind turbines popping up across landscapes in the U.S. and abroad. Indeed, wind energy accounted for 3.3 percent of electricity generation in the United States in 2011, according to the U.S.

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Carl Lejuez, professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland - College Park, will make a public presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2, as a candidate for dean of...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Beginning with the first home game Saturday, Sept. 5, the proceeds of football programs at home games will support both University of Kansas campus awareness and education efforts to combat sexual violence as well as the comeback of the beloved...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — In conjunction with KU’s selection of "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway as the 2015–2016 Common Book, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected a self-portrait by German artist Otto Dix from the museum’s collection as the accompanying...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — A stalwart professor at the University of Kansas School of Business has been recognized for his dedication to the accounting profession. Allen Ford received the American Taxation Association’s Outstanding Service Award. He was honored in...

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  During the war in Iraq, journalists from around the world flocked to the country, covering violent events from the battlefield to the halls of political power. But they eventually got to go home. Thousands of journalists still work in Iraq, and...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – An inaugural convocation Tuesday, Sept. 1, will mark the formal launch of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC). The convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers include university leaders as well as representatives of regional, national and international partnering organizations. The Honorable Victor Jackovich, first U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to Slovenia, will give the keynote address. Currently enrolled language students of all grade levels will be recognized as the inaugural cohort. The SLLC was established in fall 2014 and proves the critical

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, seeking public records regarding a fake news story the FBI created to plant surveillance software on a...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The Audio-Reader Network and Homer Cole Community Center have announced a new partnership that allows volunteer broadcasters to read southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri newspapers from a new studio located at the center, 3003 N. Joplin St....

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its third annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The Grassland Heritage Foundation is offering a tour to educate the public on how Free State High School and University of Kansas instructors turned an unused football practice field into a prairie restoration site.  The event will take...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Tuesday's news conference confrontation between GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos put a spotlight on Spanish-language media's potential role in the 2016 election. Republican leaders have expressed...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Lied Center. The lecture will be presented as the school’s 2015 Global...


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