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Tue, 05/03/2016 — Demonstrating that a laboratory concept will work in practice is one key to moving a research discovery into the marketplace. The University of Kansas supports discovery and innovation in multiple ways, including the granting of Proof of Concept...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — A $4 million estate gift from University of Kansas alumnus Irving Kuraner and his wife, Leona, will establish a scholarship fund to provide assistance to undergraduate students in any discipline who show academic excellence and financial...

Tue, 05/03/2016 — During the spring semester of 2015, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hui Cai of the Department of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program organized a joint design studio with the School of Architecture at Nanjing Tech, China. That led to...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – Ten doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. They are among 170 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to new or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides a $30,000 annual payment to new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in communication, management and

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 design-build program has completed its latest project, a net-zero, passive solar house. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1200 Pennsylvania...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners, who will present their work at a Brown Bag Lecture at noon Tuesday, May 3, in 318 Bailey...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — Through cooperation of a group of organizations and individuals, the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve — a part of the University of Kansas Field Station and a jewel of biodiversity in Douglas County — has grown from 202 acres to 456 acres and...

Mon, 05/02/2016 — The names of nearly 4,800 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 93 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 44 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A team of architecture and business school students was among four national finalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to compete in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2016 Innovation in Affordable Housing...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — After more than four months of work, the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Group yesterday presented its report to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Sara Rosen. The...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A cybersecurity competition hosted this weekend at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will pit Jayhawk engineering students and soldiers from the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley against a group of professional hackers. The...

Thu, 04/28/2016 —  While millions of adults consume several hundred calories in sugary drinks every day, most of the messages about the dangers of overconsumption of sweet beverages focus on the risks they present children. A University of Kansas researcher has...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2016-2017, which will feature prize-winning authors, historians, activists and critics. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the upcoming academic...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the March employees of the month. They are as follows: Name: Ralph McKinzieTitle: General repair worker, KU Edwards campus What that means: Ralph McKinzie started with the university in 2004, and in his...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas visual art students will show their work for the department’s annual scholarship exhibition starting Sunday, May 1, at Chalmers Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The showcase will feature art from more than 60 undergraduates. Scholarships are based on the merits of their creative work and academic performance. Student work will be on display in the Art & Design Gallery from May 1-6 and in the gallery on the fourth floor of Chalmers from May 1-2. A range of disciplines will be represented, including ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles/fibers. “

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The public is invited to attend project presentations by three University of Kansas Department of Design students who are recipients of the 2015-2016 MV Transportation Scholarship. The presentations and reception will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday,...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — For the fifth year in a row, the University of Kansas Department of Design was named Best School at the National Student Show, where KU students won nearly half of the awards, including Best In Show.   The show is an annual three-day...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — Joyce Hayhow, of Leawood, is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an 85-member advisory group of business and community leaders that represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital and...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — PLEASE NOTE:  There are two retirement luncheons in May:             May 17 recognizes retiring unclassified professional staff and university support staff             May 26 recognizes retiring faculty and academic staff. The University of Kansas will honor retiring unclassified professional staff and university support staff with a lunch at noon on Tuesday, May 17, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.  Please direct questions to Mary Karten at mkarten@ku.edu or 864-7346.   Retirees: Patricia M. Argueta, Campus Administration & Operations SSC, 31 years Karyn Lee Baker, Center for Research on Learning, 16 years Vickie Lynn Baldwin, Campus Operations, 31 years

Wed, 04/27/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business is teaming with KU Athletics' Andrea Hudy for "The Business of Sports: Brand Matters" on June 10 in Capitol Federal Hall. The daylong seminar will explore the value of branding through the lens of...


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