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Fri, 10/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – "Call your mother" may be the familiar refrain, but research from the University of Kansas shows that being able to text, email and 'Facebook' dad may be just as important for young adults.   Jennifer Schon, a doctoral student in communication studies, found that adult children’s relationship satisfaction with their parents is modestly influenced by the number of communication tools, such as cell phones, email, social networking sites, that they use to communicate. Schon had 367 adults between the ages of 18 and 29 fill out a survey on what methods of communications they used to connect with their parents, how often they used the technology and how

Fri, 10/24/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced the September Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Ronald Allen Start date: 2009 Current title: Senior plumber at Facilities Services’ Central Plumbing Shop What that means: Allen...

Fri, 10/24/2014 — Amy Wilentz, journalist, author and expert on the politics and culture of Haiti, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Haiti: Tragedy and Hope,” is part of the Hall Center for the...

Thu, 10/23/2014 — LAWRENCE – Laura Moriarty has been a member of the University of Kansas faculty since 2008, but for the next 48 hours she’ll be the university’s distinguished guest in celebration of her 2003 novel, “The Center of Everything.” Moriarty will be welcomed as the author of the 2014 KU Common Book for a pair of public events. Moriarty will present a keynote at An Evening with Author Laura Moriarty at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 23, at the Lied Center. She will also participate in a more intimate session as part of Coffee and Conversation featuring Laura Moriarty at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Natural History Museum. Moriarty joined the KU faculty in 2008 and earned her

Thu, 10/23/2014 — Researchers in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare have completed initial efforts to learn more about adoption and the foster care system in Kansas, particularly about the challenges and facilitators of successful adoptions. The...

Thu, 10/23/2014 — YODER – Lenexa Police Department Chief Tom Hongslo congratulated 55 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 12. The new officers were members of the 230th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training June 2, represented 37 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas

Thu, 10/23/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities provides many internship, research and travel opportunities for graduate students within the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences. During the summer of 2014, six graduate students wrote, traveled and researched extensively to further their own studies within the humanities and to bring their work to the surrounding community. Four students received Humanities Summer Graduate Internships, which pair promising graduate students interested in the public humanities with local nonprofit organizations. Students are able to gain valuable hands-on work experience while providing their local communities with much-

Wed, 10/22/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas awarded 30 Sen. Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarships of $1,000 each to recent Kansas high school graduates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship program recognizes...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 59 seniors from high schools in Labette and Montgomery counties will be recognized for their...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — For 50 years the Applied English Center has been the first stop for many international students coming to the University of Kansas. From its beginning the AEC, formerly the Intensive English Center, has provided intensive English instruction,...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 4, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 210 seniors from high schools in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties will be recognized for their...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will host U.S. researcher Krystyna Piorkowska as this year’s fall 2014 Oswald P. Backus Memorial Lecturer. Piorkowska’s lecture, “English-Speaking Witnesses...

Wed, 10/22/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 66 seniors from high schools in Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens counties...

Tue, 10/21/2014 —  Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. Grumpy Cat. “Peanut,” the Ugliest Dog in the World. These might be a sampling of the most familiar animals to millions of users of social networking sites like Facebook. But one doctoral student in geography at...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will host Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, in a moderated discussion on the issue of formal U.S. political...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — MSNBC reporter and scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will give this year’s lecture for the University of Kansas’ Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series at the Lied Center. The series is in memory of late women’s rights activist and KU law...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — Oliver Residence Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive, will be the site of Halloween in the Hall, in which Lawrence children may trick-or-treat with Student Housing residents from the University of Kansas. The event will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct....

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Medical Center has selected a new director of communications. Natalie Lutz, a communications professional with deep experience in the Kansas City market and in higher education, will begin Monday, Oct. 27. She succeeds...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Campus Tree Advisory Board has announced a second Replant Mount Oread event for 2014. Trick or Trees will take place Oct. 31 to add nine new trees to the campus landscape. Replant Mount Oread is an initiative to...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — Rubens Antonio Barbosa, former Brazilian ambassador to the U.S., will give the keynote address at the University of Kansas School of Business international conference Brazil: What’s Next?    Coming right after the Oct. 26 Brazilian...


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