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Wed, 09/28/2011 — A linguistics professor who built enrollment in one of her classes from 15 to 200 is the 2011 recipient of the Budig Teaching Professorship in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas. Joan Sereno, who has taught in the...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — With today’s technology, linguistic anthropologists at the University of Kansas and Qinghai Nationalities University in China are collaborating in real time to document endangered languages in western China. Arienne Dwyer, KU associate...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Engineering The University of Kansas School of Engineering made significant gains in undergraduate enrollment this fall as part of an ongoing effort to meet Kansas’ workforce needs. Fall enrollment reached a 29-year high at 1,911 undergraduate students. The figure represents a 6.6 percent increase (119 students) over last year. The enrollment increase is part of the school’s long-term

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Pharmacy For the second straight year, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has reached a record-high enrollment as part of its work to meet the serious need for pharmacists in Kansas. The School of Pharmacy has an enrollment of 655 students, up from 586 students in the fall of 2010. Thanks to an expansion plan passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2008, the School of Pharmacy is poised to

Tue, 09/27/2011 — The final report of KU’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force has been posted online. The recommendations of the review are intended to position KU to become a more inclusive and accessible campus community. Vice Provost for...

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Andrew Torrance More Information KU School of Law MEDIA ADVISORY: Andrew W. Torrance, professor of law, will deliver his keynote address, “Tempest Tossed: Genomics Amidst Legal Storms,” at noon CST in Ottawa, Ontario. He will be available for phone interviews on any aspect of law and genes, genomics or personalized medicine after 3 p.m. All of Torrance’s articles are available for free download here. LAWRENCE

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Murli Tolaney is well aware of potential ethical pitfalls that lie in wait for engineers in the workforce. As former CEO of one of the world’s leading water and wastewater engineering firms, he encountered his share of situations that...

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information NSF Policy Change (EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of this event is available through the Associated Press) At the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little attended a White House event Monday afternoon announcing a new National Science Foundation effort to provide greater work-related flexibility to women and men in research careers. //--> Click to zoom

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information KPR LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has been selected as one of 24 public media reporters from across the country to participate in an NPR News-Kaiser Health News reporting project: “Health Care in the States.” The 15-month partnership is an initiative by the news organizations to expand and deepen local and national coverage of health care and make often-complicated national health care issues

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information KU Financial Aid & Scholarships LAWRENCE – Improvements already under way in how the University of Kansas recruits and retains students will increase both the academic success and overall size of the university’s student body, KU leaders say. Enrollment figures for fall 2011 were released today, with KU’s overall enrollment declining 2.5 percent to 28,718. The academic readiness of incoming students remains

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Whether revving up University of Kansas students’ interest in tax accounting or researching methods to repair damaged livers, the 2011 Chancellors Club researcher and professor are making a positive impact at KU. KU professors Allen Ford...

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Officials from the University of Kansas and various economic development groups today unveiled the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC), a business incubator specifically designed...

Mon, 09/26/2011 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 21st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will be recognized during a private reception Friday, Sept. 30, at the...

Mon, 09/26/2011 — Alternative Breaks and the Center for Community Outreach are hosting the first annual Story Slam on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event will be followed by a reception with food and drink in the...

Mon, 09/26/2011 — Cheryl Lester More Information Center for Service Learning OVERLAND PARK – University of Kansas Associate Professor Cheryl Lester received the Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship Award during the 2011 Campus Compact Heartland Conference, which was Sept. 22-23 in Overland Park. The award recognizes successful use of service learning, a teaching method that integrates meaningful community

Mon, 09/26/2011 — An innovative project developed at the University of Kansas to help children who are both deaf and blind has proven so effective it has received a national grant to ensure it continues and to document exactly why it works so well. The Kansas...

Mon, 09/26/2011 — Before Americans played baseball, they played Town Ball. Abraham Lincoln played it, and today pockets of Town Ball leagues dot the U.S. map. In Kansas, the Lawrence Town Ball League was created by University of Kansas students who were...

Fri, 09/23/2011 — For a third year, KU students will be awarded cash prizes for excellence in academic writing. The prize acknowledges the importance of consultation from faculty and the KU Writing Center and promotes writing across KU’s curriculum. Two...

Fri, 09/23/2011 — The 2011-12 University of Kansas Women of Distinction calendar is honoring 25 women students, faculty and staff for outstanding achievements. Two students are recognized for individual achievements, and 14 more are recognized for group...

Thu, 09/22/2011 — The KU Center for Sustainability has joined forces with Energy Solutions Professionals (ESP), an Overland Park-based energy service company, to replace inefficient light bulbs on campus with new compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While nearly...


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