Wed, 02/26/2014 — What: Ground-breaking for two new freshman-focused residence halls on Daisy Hill.
When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5
Where: Lied Center Pavilion
An informal reception will follow the ground-breaking.
Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor; Tammara Durham, vice provost for Student Affairs; Diana Robertson, director, KU Student Housing; Taylor Hanna, president, Association of University Residence Halls.
The construction plan
When complete, this $47.8 million project will combine with existing renovated residence halls to form the signature look of a residential quadrangle on Daisy Hill. The two new residence halls will be five
Tue, 02/25/2014 — It has been said that psychotherapy is a field in which expertise does not exist. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored an article stating that while the concept has validity, there are ways psychotherapists, even the best, can improve.
Tue, 02/25/2014 — In his play “Soul Gone Home,” published in 1937, Langston Hughes includes a powerful scene where a man who died at a young age rises up out of his casket and begins to criticize his mother for the lack of care she gave him. She tries to...
Tue, 02/25/2014 — K. Christopher Beard, the Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a world-renowned paleontologist, is joining the University of Kansas as its latest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Beard...
Tue, 02/25/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the political protests and increasing violence in Venezuela.
Protests have grown deadly in the past two weeks as citizens have called for the resignation of President Nicolas...
Mon, 02/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The provost of the nation’s flagship Catholic university will visit Kansas’ flagship university to discuss the role of such institutions in American society. Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, has been invited to give a talk as part of events recognizing him with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas.
The lecture, “Institutional Grit: The Critical Role of Flagship Universities in American Society,” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the ballroom in the Kansas Union.
The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology selected Burish to receive its inaugural 1949 Award for distinguished alumni.
Mon, 02/24/2014 — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art.
The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11,...
Mon, 02/24/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy earned the maximum accreditation term of eight years following the October site visit and evaluation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Among the things cited by the evaluation team...
Mon, 02/24/2014 — In 2013 average groundwater levels in central Kansas rose for the first time in four years while levels in western Kansas continued to decline, although less sharply than in 2012, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...
Mon, 02/24/2014 — KU Surplus reached a milestone Feb. 20 by donating its 20,000th item to area nonprofit organizations since the program was established in 2007. KU Surplus is a program of the Center for Sustainability, which collects and redistributes furniture...
Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – A lively and timely discussion of water-related topics that affect Kansas, the Great Plains and the West is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Lied Center Pavilion at the University of Kansas. “Water Issues in the West: Regional Perspectives on Interstate Law and Policy” is sponsored by the KU Water Research Planning Committee, a group of faculty and staff working to increase collaborative science and policy research on water. The program is free and open to the public, and an RSVP is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured speakers will be Mike Hayden, former governor of Kansas and now executive director of the Missouri River Association of
Fri, 02/21/2014 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is among 16 finalists participating later this month in a national competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world.
Xiaohui Sun, of...
Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three books authored by professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas have received book awards from the top source for reviews of academic titles.
Choice magazine named three titles Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013:
“Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” by Jacob Dorman
“The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities” by Timothy Miller
“The Jewish Kulturbund Theatre Company in Nazi Berlin” by Rebecca Rovit
Dorman is an assistant professor in the departments of American Studies and History. “Chosen People” explores Black Jews and relations between Jews and African-Americans
Thu, 02/20/2014 — A new program providing a distinctive first-year experience for international students with strong English skills will help grow the international student population at the University of Kansas, which is currently more than 2,200 students from...
Thu, 02/20/2014 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas has announced that James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University, will give the 2014 Meyen Distinguished Lecture in...
Thu, 02/20/2014 — For most of us, dogs are man’s best friend, a companion to amuse us, join in walks or to shower with love. A University of Kansas researcher is showing that for prison inmates dogs can be much more than companions, helping them learn vital...
Thu, 02/20/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries will present “The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic,” a special exhibition displaying rare books and artifacts pertaining to the Wizard of Oz series and its creator, prolific author L. Frank...
Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers who have demonstrated cognitive benefits for individuals who immerse themselves in nature are launching a new project to explore whether such benefits could translate to the workplace. The project is made possible through a $65,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.
Improvement in creative reasoning is a benefit that has been identified in previous research by KU psychology professors Paul Atchley and Ruthann Atchley and University of Utah psychology professor David Strayer. Their results have been published in leading academic and media outlets, including PLOS One, the Los Angeles Times and
Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE – Flamenco - a dance of fierce foot stopping, passionate arm waving and intense guitar playing – can be a window into the observer’s own culture.
As the educational curator for the upcoming Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, Michelle Heffner Hayes, a professor of dance at the University of Kansas, aims to create an appreciation of flamenco for those who normally wouldn’t be introduced to the dance or the scholarly works that surround it.
During the festival, which runs March 1-16, Hayes will travel to different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia connecting a 200-year-old art form to everyday lives and American culture.
“It speaks so beautifully to the
Wed, 02/19/2014 — University of Kansas School of Engineering junior Ryan Endres has an impressive list of activities and accomplishments.
From Engineers Without Borders and the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, to a summer internship at NASA’s Jet...