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Tue, 12/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Routledge, a publisher of humanities and social sciences books, has just issued “The Architecture of Use,” a book written by University of Kansas Department of Architecture Professors Stephen Grabow and Kent Spreckelmeyer.The book is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between the professors.   “Stephen and I had talked for a long time about not being able to find a book that examined the importance of the role of function as a force in generating the final, built form of a building,” Spreckelmeyer said.   “There was always a thought that if you were talking about function you had to set the aesthetics aside,” Grabow said, “and look at those

Mon, 12/01/2014 — When it comes to education in reading and writing, many think of burying their noses in books or English composition assignments. One might not consider a trip to an art museum as a way to bolster students’ literacy, but a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a "Big Band Christmas," a holiday concert featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Wed, 11/26/2014 — National and state political practitioners, including strategists, journalists, campaign managers and pollsters, will analyze the midterm election results at the 2014 Post-Election Conference, sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics at the...

Wed, 11/26/2014 — The second and final candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare will visit the University of Kansas next week to visit the campus community and give a public presentation.  The search committee, chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material — made of a layer of graphene and a layer of...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Last month three students from the University of Kansas Department of Design who were enrolled in an industrial design thesis class won the fourth annual Bragging Rights Design Competition, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Industrial...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a screening of the documentary “Great American Wheat Harvest,” followed by a Q & A discussion with filmmaker Conrad Weaver and custom harvesters Jim and DeeAnn Deibert....

Tue, 11/25/2014 — David Pendergrass, lecturer in undergraduate biology and director of the Molecular Biosciences Degree Completion Program at the KU Edwards Campus, has been awarded this year’s H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers.

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Megan Greene, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, is the 2014 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Malott Room in the Kansas...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — 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 ongoing talks about Iran’s nuclear program and an extension of...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – Picture your favorite Italian dish. Chances are it contains mozzarella, parmesan or prosciutto. How these Italian staples make it to your table is a story as rich as the meals they produce. The public is invited to learn about the intricate and costly production of these ingredients in a lecture presented by Jan Kozma, University of Kansas professor emerita of Italian. "Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Parmigiano: Building Blocks of Italian Cooking" will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The event is sponsored by the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Kozma’s presentation will blend history, anecdotes and recipes

Mon, 11/24/2014 — Twenty-eight students from Lawrence, Kansas City and the South Dakota Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe participated in a program for racial and ethnic minority youth earlier this month at the University of Kansas. The LEAD UP (Leadership, Education,...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — The University of Kansas is part of a partnership that has secured a $12.5 million grant to help states better prepare young people with disabilities for the transition to postsecondary education and careers. The grant is administered by the U.S.

Mon, 11/24/2014 —  Three University of Kansas professors are available to discuss the legal and historical aspects to events in Ferguson, Missouri, surrounding the grand jury's decision Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and...

Fri, 11/21/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host Ivan Vejvoda of The German Marshall Fund of the United States in a program titled “East European Democracy & Russian Re-emergence.” The program will take place at 7:30 p.

Fri, 11/21/2014 — As she examines the human-animal relationship dating back thousands of years, Sandra Olsen's research received a boost from an unexpected source: Rock art in rural, remote parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Olsen, a University of Kansas professor...

Fri, 11/21/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and A. Zahner Company have announced a sculptural art competition for students at KU. The winning entry will serve as inspiration for a piece to be installed in the new engineering building on campus.

Fri, 11/21/2014 — As funny as it is dangerously political, “The Last Cyclist” captures the absurdity of life under the Nazis as well as the resilient spirit of the artists who originally constructed this production inside the Terezin concentration camp. The...

Thu, 11/20/2014 — University of Kansas senior Leigh Loving, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, is traveling to St. Louis today as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Loving’s invitation to the St. Louis region marks the fourth year in a row with at...


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