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Mon, 07/13/2015 — Two University of Kansas faculty members and 18 architecture students, whose class project transformed a derelict Airstream trailer into a mobile community center they call the moCOLAB, have won the Practice-Based Initiative Award in Contract...

Mon, 07/13/2015 — David Henry, associate professor and department of pharmacy practice chair at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, earned the 2015 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Award of Excellence. The national award recognizes a member who...

Fri, 07/10/2015 — Jonathan Peters, assistant professor of journalism and faculty affiliate at the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas, can speak with media about the controversy surrounding a fellow media member’s...

Fri, 07/10/2015 — Jeb Bush's $114 million in campaign fundraising reported this week includes $103 million through his Rise to Rise Super PAC. Those are impressive numbers, but the real key will be to see if Bush gets a bump in the polls, a KU political science...

Thu, 07/09/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics has announced two events to open “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership.” The exhibition is the kickoff event to the institute’s special series...

Thu, 07/09/2015 — Will Katz, University of Kansas Small Business Development Center regional director, has been awarded the 2015 Kansas SBDC State Star designation. The honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in work performance, initiative and...

Wed, 07/08/2015 — The University of Kansas ranked 79th in the world last year among universities receiving U.S. utility patents. This marks the first year KU has ranked in the top 100. KU was granted 28 such patents in 2014, according to a new report by the...

Wed, 07/08/2015 — A University of Kansas professor has co-authored research examining the reasons Latinos and whites use the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter, finding the former use them significantly more for advocacy and identity exploration than...

Tue, 07/07/2015 — An Obama administration plan to help lower- and middle-income Americans gain access to solar energy would help introduce the renewable energy source to a segment of the population that typically can't afford installation costs or has little...

Tue, 07/07/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the May 2015 employees of the month. They are as follows: Name: Ann Ermey Title: Special projects manager, KU Edwards Start date: 1984 What that means: Ann Ermey supports academic programs and...

Mon, 07/06/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas dance professor can talk about the significance of Misty Copeland’s historic role as the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the American Ballet Theatre. Michelle Heffner Hayes, chair of the Department of Dance, has researched how race, gender and sexual identity relate to dance. Specifically, she has written several books on flamenco. Ballet, which descended from the European courts, presents an idealized and Eurocentric notion of masculinity and femininity. It’s an ideal that very few women in the world match, Hayes said. “There have been African-American principal dancers and soloists in major ballet

Thu, 07/02/2015 — This summer the Kansas Repertory Theatre brings mystery and suspense to the stage with “Sherlock’s Last Case” and “The Mousetrap.”  “Sherlock’s Last Case” performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 17-18, July 30 and Aug. 1 and at 2:30 p.

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp later this summer. The University of Kansas’ TRIO Veterans Upward...

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Approximately 5,000 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,

Tue, 06/30/2015 — Professors at the University of Kansas are available to discuss the Greek debt crisis and European Union involvement. The Greek government ordered its banks to remain closed this week, and it limited ATM cash withdrawals. The government also...

Tue, 06/30/2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration’s personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant long-term economic benefits of college...


Mon, 06/29/2015 — A University of Kansas expert who studies how decision-makers balance competing and often conflicting needs to address environmental and public health problems is available to discuss Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on coal-fired power plant...

Mon, 06/29/2015 — Ngondi Kamatuka, director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs in the University of Kansas’ Achievement & Assessment Institute, presented “Political Advocacy: Best Practices In Influencing Educational Inequalities Through...

Fri, 06/26/2015 — The Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case determining the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The court ruled 5-4 that same sex couples hold the right to marry nationwide and that all 50 states must...


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