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Mon, 06/13/2016 — Wilhelm Busch Relationships with fathers can be complicated. Perhaps that's why Father's Day didn't become an official U.S. holiday until 1972 — 58 years after Mother's Day, said Dorice Elliott, a University of Kansas associate professor of...

Thu, 06/09/2016 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of aerospace engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, served as the general chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium on...

Wed, 06/08/2016 — University of Kansas researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the effects of parenting on the development and behavior of...

Wed, 06/08/2016 — The public is invited to the semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The tour will take place rain or shine. (Directions) The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence...

Wed, 06/08/2016 —  A study appearing in the journal PLOS ONE this week shows that bioluminescence — the production of light from a living organism — is more widespread among marine fishes than previously understood. Most people are familiar with...

Wed, 06/08/2016 — Federal Reserve officials indicated this week raising interest rates in June was off the table after recent weak economic data, but in national news reports, they said hikes in future months are still possible. A University of Kansas professor...

Tue, 06/07/2016 — When the Tony Awards are handed out June 12, theatre-lovers and anyone in touch with pop culture will be waiting to see whether the 16 nominations for “Hamilton” pay out. The hip-hop musical caught fire after opening last summer. “I think...

Mon, 06/06/2016 — University of Kansas leadership named interim deans for two of its internationally renowned schools. Incoming Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi announced that Stephen Kapp, acting dean for the School of Social Welfare, and...

Sun, 06/05/2016 — A previously unpublished Langston Hughes short story could lead to clues into how the Kansas author approached the creative process late in his life, said a University of Kansas scholar of Hughes' work. The New Yorker in late May published the...

Thu, 06/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new associate dean at the University of Kansas will oversee diversity, equity and inclusion programming and policies for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Jennifer Hamer, professor and chair of the Department of American Studies and professor of African & African-American studies, begins her appointment July 1. “Jennifer possesses an ideal combination of research expertise and hands-on experience in developing environments of mutual respect and individual support. She will be a tremendous leader and advocate in the College and across campus,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. In this new role, Hamer will focus on strengthening

Thu, 06/02/2016 — Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Sara Rosen has appointed five University of Kansas faculty members to be university distinguished professors. The appointments for professors Alice Bean in the Department of Physics and Astronomy,...

Thu, 06/02/2016 — A student who completed requirements for two undergraduate degrees in three years was selected to receive the James Blackiston Fellowship from the University of Kansas chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Christina Hagemeier, who...

Thu, 06/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of student Daniel Weyand, who died May 28.  Weyand had received a degree in linguistics with a minor in Italian from the University of Oregon in 2011. He was studying chemistry at KU.

Wed, 06/01/2016 — YODER – Sixty-two new law enforcement officers were congratulated by University of Kansas General Counsel Jim Pottorff during their graduation May 20 from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). The new officers were members of the 239th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of KU Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Feb. 15, represented 45 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from

Tue, 05/31/2016 — LAWRENCE – A statewide project of a University of Kansas-based research center is partnering with colleagues in Missouri to assemble city leaders and state agency officials from across both states for an early-June municipal summit focused on improving and expanding afterschool and summer learning opportunities for young people. Based at the Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) in KU’s Achievement & Assessment Institute, the Kansas Enrichment Network (KEN) will join with the Missouri AfterSchool Network and the United Way of Greater Kansas City to present “Strengthening Opportunities for Youth, Creating Opportunities for Cities: The Power of

Tue, 05/31/2016 — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is hosting a public hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 2, the same day as the national day of action to end predatory lending. CFPB director Richard Cordray will speak at the hearing at the Kansas...

Tue, 05/31/2016 — Erin O’Neil, the University of Kansas women’s golf head coach, will chair the Audio-Reader’s seventh-annual Golf Classic, which will take place Monday, June 6, at the Eagle Bend Golf Course. O’Neil has been coaching at KU for 12 years,...

Tue, 05/31/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the April Employees of the Month: Name: Lieschen Mast Title: Executive associate of Enrollment Management What that means: Lieschen Mast oversees Enrollment Management facilities, provides onboarding...

Fri, 05/27/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Nathaniel Naudet, a chemical and petroleum engineering student. Naudet died May 17 near Flagstaff, Arizona. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express my profound sorrow at...

Thu, 05/26/2016 — A golfer, a banker and a gambler linked in an insider trading case make for a great headline and provocative news. That was true last week when it was disclosed that as chairman of Dean Foods, Thomas C. Davis reportedly repaid gambling debts...


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