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Wed, 04/22/2015 — Two professors from the University of Kansas School of Business can provide insight into the recent recall of Blue Bell Creameries products. Earlier this week, Blue Bell recalled all of their ice cream and frozen desserts after 10 cases of...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and projects with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 24, as part of KU's Earth Month festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its college rankings features KU in the 2015 edition of its Guide to 353 Green...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Crime at the University of Kansas saw a 24 percent increase in 2014, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 834 criminal offenses during 2014 compared with 670 in 2013,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 —  High school students throwing water balloons may seem harmless, but a case in which two black students were arrested for the prank illustrates the importance of considering race, students’ background and the need for effective communication,...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in a Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The KU Alumni...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — When University of Kansas researcher Paul Kelton came across a description from missionary Daniel Butrick that documented a Cherokee ritual aimed at fighting smallpox, it revolutionized Kelton's thinking about the role diseases played in...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,000 people helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a successful spring membership drive after they reached their goal of $280,000. After eight days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended the drive with $280,538 in pledges. At 4:15 p.m. April 17, KPR wrapped up the Campaign For Excellence 2015 with pledges from 2,016 listener-members. The membership drive began April 7 with more than $113,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Eight fundraising days later, more than $167,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members. “Our members are the best. When we challenge them, they come through,” KPR Development Director Sheri Hamilton said

Mon, 04/20/2015 — Rosemary O’Leary, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. She will present...

Mon, 04/20/2015 —  To gain experience solving problems in urban, rural, rich, low-income, racially diverse, high-performing and other types of schools, future educational leaders would need time and resources that most simply don’t have. Or they could visit...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — A large searchlight will shine above the University of Kansas campus from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 23, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Light the Night” serves to create awareness about sexual violence and the resources...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — Two University of Kansas faculty members and one graduate student will be honored at KU’s 18th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition will take place...

Mon, 04/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 80 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas will be recognized at the annual Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter and Dean of Graduate Studies Michael C. Roberts will present the awards. “Graduate students are a major part of a university like KU,” Roberts said. “As active and excellent researchers, teachers and providers of service, we enthusiastically celebrate their contributions to KU, their disciplines and the local community.” Awards from KU’s recent Graduate Research Competition will be

Fri, 04/17/2015 — University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and third place in the team competition at the 10th Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, which was March 28 at Fort Scott Community College.  The competition is part of the yearly...

Fri, 04/17/2015 — LAWRENCE – Each spring visual art students enrolled in Expanded Media 307/542 experience a full run of the professional exhibition process. The students research, propose ideas, collaborate, produce the work, advertise the show and install it. This semester’s class will unveil work next week with “Quotidian.” The installation work will be displayed from Monday, April 20, through Thursday, April 23, in the Art & Design Gallery. The exhibition will have an opening reception from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome. “Having firsthand experience with the complexity of an installation art exhibit is invaluable for

Fri, 04/17/2015 — Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10. The new officers were members of the...

Thu, 04/16/2015 — Faculty members from the University of Kansas School of Education are among the experts presenting research at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference April 16-20 in Chicago. Among the most prestigious gatherings...

Thu, 04/16/2015 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of a longtime professor and leader in the Department of Chemistry. Craig Lunte, 57, died April 13 at his home in Lawrence. “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Craig Lunte,”...

Thu, 04/16/2015 — LAWRENCE – Focusing on themes of exploration, movement and relationships, the University Dance Company spring concert will showcase six works choreographed by a guest artist, a student and KU faculty members. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 23-24 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets are on sale now at the Lawrence Arts Center: $15 public, $10 students and seniors. KU students are eligible for a $5 advance purchase price before the opening day of the show. Visit http://www.lawrenceartscenter.com/ or call (785) 843-2787 for tickets. “This is an exciting moment in the lives of our dancers as they prepare to launch into their

Wed, 04/15/2015 — Ashlie Koehn, a University of Kansas junior from Burns studying in Kyrgyzstan, interrupted helping her host family prepare dinner to make a Skype call on Monday evening. To her surprise, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was on the other end of...


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Junior architecture student Zach Zielke steps along the tessellated tiles winding through the gallery of the Art & Design building. After completing the pathway as a class project, his roommate, junior Anthony Schmiedeler, snapped a photo to show off Zielke’s work. Zielke says the installation was an intervention — to encourage students and visitors to pause and consider the displays of artwork instead of using the gallery as a shortcut through the building. “The gallery allows the creativity and hard work of KU art students to be seen and appreciated,” Schmiedeler says. “By exploring different campus buildings, students can garner an appreciation for the great diversity of the university.” As you continue to explore KU, make sure to stop by the gallery to see the new tiles and the gallery artwork! KU School Of The Arts KU Design Department KU Architecture

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