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Tue, 05/10/2016 — The month of May is recognized as National Bike Month, and since its inception in 2012, the KU Bicycle Advisory Committee has taken the opportunity to showcase campus bike resources and highlight campus and citywide efforts to improve bike safety,

Tue, 05/10/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program ranks 19th in the nation, according to rankings published this month by the University of Houston Law Center. Headlined by a national championship team, KU Law students accumulated enough points through strong showings at national competitions to break into the top 20 for the first time in the school’s history. “What our students achieved is no small feat,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s lawyering skills program. “The ranking system is based on cumulative points, so larger law schools have a distinct advantage. We have fewer teams competing than many schools

Tue, 05/10/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher who has collaborated with the National Park Service on potential historical landmarks of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement is available to discuss the possibility that New York's...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — An estate gift of nearly $430,000 from the late University of Kansas alumna Patricia A. Rozema Taylor has established two new scholarships at KU, one for design students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, and one for students...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — The University of Kansas has honored 12 students with University Awards for 2016. These awards recognize each student for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and community engagement while attending KU. The Class of 1913...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s recently acquired “Wall Drawing 519” by Sol LeWitt has been reinstalled at the University of Kansas School of Business in Capitol Federal Hall. The large-scale installation was previously on view at the Spencer...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — A group of University of Kansas students enrolled in the Department of Architecture’s Dirt Works Studio are putting the finishing touches on the Sensory Pavilion, a structure they designed and built in the Audio-Reader Sensory Garden. A...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — Disability and race weigh heavily on the school experience of millions of young people, yet disability studies and critical race theory rarely look at how the two intersect. A University of Kansas professor has co-edited a book examining how...

Mon, 05/09/2016 — A University of Kansas professor widely known for his contributions to the field of anthropological genetics has received the highest award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. The AAPA, the primary scientific society in...

Mon, 05/09/2016 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the 2015-2016 Team Award on May 4 in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little and Sara Rosen, interim provost and executive vice chancellor, were present at...

Mon, 05/09/2016 — Students at 20 public and private schools in Kansas learned about current biomedical science research last month from someone other than their regular classroom teachers.  For the second year in a row, teams of Kansas DNA Day ambassadors...

Mon, 05/09/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business has honored three of its graduates with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award: Wayne Boeckman, Doug Miller and Jim Schwartz. Boeckman, Miller and Schwartz were recognized last week for their dedication...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in the third annual Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Around the world, millions of people live every day in poverty. A University of Kansas professor recently authored a study showing that income-poor individuals in India faced significant challenges in achieving financial capability, even among...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — The University of Kansas has named a program manager for its new Student Veteran Center. April Blackmon Strange is a lifelong military family member and former community engagement communications manager at the University of Kansas Medical...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Two humanities faculty members, working in conjunction with the Hall Center Grant Development Office, received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ani Kokobobo, assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was...

Fri, 05/06/2016 — Aramis Watson has been selected as University of Kansas Student Housing’s associate director for residence life. She began her new position April 25. Watson earned her bachelor’s degree from KU and master’s degree from Arizona State...

Thu, 05/05/2016 —  In a study to be published this week in the journal Science, researchers describe unearthing a “mother lode” of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China. These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene...

Thu, 05/05/2016 — Before 1999 when their country finally returned to civil rule, people in Nigeria faced odds similar to those often encountered by citizens in societies living under oppressive regimes. Among other obstacles, they had little to no means to...

Thu, 05/05/2016 —  The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and curator Thomas N. Taylor. He died April 28 at his home in Lawrence. He was 78. “Professor Taylor’s important work in his field stands as a point of pride for our...


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