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Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from five Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 185 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Sun, 09/28/2014 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Sept. 27 in Memorial Stadium. The 2014 ExCEL award winners are Ellie...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — Unexpected results from an ongoing experiment in the lab of Kristi Neufeld, co-leader of the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Kansas Cancer Center, led to a potentially important discovery that could have an effect on how cancer...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — KU Endowment’s Board of Trustees elected The Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha as new board chair and Charles E. Heath as vice chair, and elected five other University of Kansas alumni as trustees at today’s annual meeting of the association’s...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — As part of KU’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend, a pair of University of Kansas scientists — one in microbiology and another in pathology — will join a group of 10 KU faculty and four colleagues at the Medical Center who share a special distinction.

Fri, 09/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas is sponsoring a multimedia presentation by Sas Carey, registered nurse and director of Nomadicare, a nonprofit organization that supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore and heart songs. Her lecture, "Earth and Spirit: The Unique Life of Reindeer Herders in Mongolia," focuses on the changes in the traditional lifestyle of the nomads, changes that have been brought about by tourism, climate shift, politics, resource exploitation and globalization. The event will take place at 4 p.m

Fri, 09/26/2014 — A career dedicated to researching and developing materials to help strengthen and stabilize paved and unpaved roads has earned international recognition for a professor from the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Jie Han, professor of...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — Enrollment numbers released today show that for the third year in a row, the University of Kansas freshman class has grown. KU has 4,084 new freshmen on campus — an increase of 2.1 percent from last year’s total of 4,000 — enrolling...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — “Toddlers and Tiaras,” a TLC reality television show and guilty pleasure for many, sends confusing and damaging messages to its pint-sized participants, new research finds. Christina Hodel, a doctoral student in film and media studies at...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — Lawrence has strong historical ties to the abolitionist movement and during the Civil War was home to leaders with a strong conviction that Kansas should become and remain a free state. The community will have an opportunity to explore...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — The University of Kansas is mourning the loss of Chu-tsing Li, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Emeritus. Li died Sept. 16 at the age of 94. Arriving at KU in 1966, Li introduced Chinese art into the art history...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to speak about the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the political climate President Barack Obama faces in appointing Holder's successor. The Justice Department announced...

Thu, 09/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Faculty and staff from the University of Kansas will educate students in a new context next week. They will be among the volunteers at Reality U, a program designed to give teens a crash course in the demands of adult life. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2, at Free State High School. Reality U provides teens a look at their potential lifestyles at the age of 26, based on their answers to a previously completed survey and their current GPA. Students are assigned a pretend job and a matching income to spend at 14 “life stations” such as housing, transportation, child care, banking and groceries. The students are challenged

Wed, 09/24/2014 — A student-professional group at the University of Kansas has grown from providing students with networking and mentoring opportunities to putting lesson plans they’ve developed into classrooms and making them available for teachers around the...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — The School of Business and Department of Psychology have invited John Helliwell, professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia and a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, to give a lecture at the...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — The University of Kansas is mourning the loss of William Scott, a professor of English at KU for more than 55 years. He died in August at the age of 82.   Scott was a Shakespeare specialist and had a particular interest in recent years in...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found that European states that experienced a terrorist attack on their own soil since 1980 were less likely to grant asylum to refugees. However, Nazli Avdan's study also found that on the whole, concerns...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — Provost Jeff Vitter and Associate Vice Provost Mike Rounds have announced the 2014-15 class of Staff Fellows. The program, now in its seventh year, is jointly coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Human Resource Management. Applications...

Wed, 09/24/2014 — Insects transmit many of the world’s most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people. In a new effort to safeguard human populations, a...

Tue, 09/23/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has raised the required private match of $1.275 million to complete fundraising for its third National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, two years ahead of schedule. The NEH awarded the Center a...


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Travel to New York and perform on one of the greatest stages in the nation? KU's Wind Ensemble did just that. In March 2013, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble made the trip of a lifetime to perform the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz’s Symphony No. 4, In the Shadow of No Towers at Carnegie Hall. http://bit.ly/1nXMXr9 Tags: University of Kansas Wind Ensemble KU School of Music Carnegie Hall #KUdifference #music #symphony
Journey to Carnegie Hall
One of America’s most esteemed concert bands, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, came to Carnegie Hall to introduce a commissioned work with the potential to resonate well beyond the usual college circuit... - New York Times review

A #KUprof is working to get mobile phones to identify disease-spreading insects. http://t.co/h64UAof9K2 http://t.co/RPgC4uLXVy
University of Kansas Homecoming Parade 2014 The University of Kansas celebrated its 102nd Homecoming, "Roll with the 'Hawks,'" Sept. 21-27, 2014. Watch the video to see highlights from some of the week's activities, and from Friday's Homecoming Parade and pep rally featuring our Grand Marshal and KU Alumnus, Rob Riggle. Rock Chalk!


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