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Tue, 12/09/2014 — Ward Lyles, assistant professor of urban planning, has been selected as a Fellow for the Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Program. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is intended to...

Tue, 12/09/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced the October 2014 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lois Elmer Start date: Jan. 27, 1986 Title: Administrative associate, School of Music What that means: Elmer assembles each...

Tue, 12/09/2014 —  Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the torture of...

Tue, 12/09/2014 — Loss of life and precious resources often come to mind before education and equality when considering the outcomes of war. However, three major wars in American history have improved education and equality standards for African-Americans, a...

Tue, 12/09/2014 — A $58 million gift from the estate of late University of Kansas alumni Madison “Al” and Lila Self will provide direct support to benefit students. With their lifetime and estate gifts, the Selfs donated $106 million to KU, making them the...

Mon, 12/08/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas has chosen three finalists for the position. Each of the three finalists will visit KU this month to give a public presentation and take questions...

Mon, 12/08/2014 — Who: Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas, and Kurt Watson, chair of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. What: KU will announce a historic gift and provide an update on Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas  When: Tuesday, Dec. 9 Media are requested to arrive at 1 p.m.; the program begins at 1:30 p.m. Where: Adams Alumni Center, Summerfield Room, 1266 Oread Ave. Purpose: To celebrate a historic gift for the University of Kansas. This event is open to the media. Parking is available in the parking garage across the street from Adams Alumni Center on Oread Avenue.

Mon, 12/08/2014 — Last summer, a team of nine University of Kansas faculty and administrators participated in the National Summer Institute on Learning Communities at Evergreen State College. The valuable lessons learned at that national resource for learning...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — Professors at the University Kansas are among a group of researchers working to improve a new instrument that enables those with severe motion disabilities to play improvisational music. Known as Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI), the...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — The ongoing Jayhawk Boulevard project on the University of Kansas campus continues to attract recognition for its unique combination of restoring a historic campus landmark and embracing sustainability. The Mid-America Regional Council has...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — The University of Kansas will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 25-31, 2015, culminating in the KU football game against the University of Oklahoma Oct. 31 in Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and a student-led steering committee will...

Thu, 12/04/2014 —  Corey Rayburn Yung, criminal law professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers in the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The University of Kansas has named Gerald Holland to lead its Marketing Communications team. Holland is directing the university team that enhances KU's brand through initiatives ranging from features highlighting the research of KU faculty to...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The Center for Health Design has awarded Department of Architecture Post-Doctoral Fellow Nayma Khan its New Investigator Award. The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — Although the influence of local interest groups often receives attention, how cities elect council members may be key to how they organize sustainability initiatives, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas professor. "With every...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — A leading scholar and public advocate on issues involving disability, employment and health is the 2014 recipient of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. The award is the highest honor given annually to a...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Savings accounts are not just a good way to have money to fall back on in case of emergency, they are, in fact, a gateway to financial health and a diversified balance sheet for young adults, new research from the University of Kansas shows....

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering earned first place in a cyberdefense competition. The “JayHackers” won the inaugural computer security competition at the Central Area Networking and Security Workshop, hosted by...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — The University of Kansas community is remembering professor emeritus Richard Johnston, who curated KU’s Natural History Museum. Johnston, 89, died Nov. 15 in Lawrence. Services were Nov. 24 in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire University...

Tue, 12/02/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas is adding a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology at its Edwards Campus in Overland Park to increase career opportunities in biotechnology areas that directly serve local, state, national and global communities. Kansas City is home to 200 life-science companies, including 90 contract research organizations that encompass a wide range of research and development services. In the Monthly Labor Review report, jobs in life, physical and social science occupations are expected to grow to 190,000 nationally, projecting a 15 percent increase by 2020. “BioKansas applauds KU for fostering a pathway to develop in-demand


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