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Lynn Watney
Tue, 01/22/2013 — Lynn Watney of the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, has been recognized for contributions to the geological sciences and Kansas by the state’s pre-eminent geological society. ...

Tue, 01/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Design, with support from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, is exhibiting a curated selection of independently published photography books, journals and magazines from across the globe. This exhibition, titled "A Fair," provides an inside look at the impact of emerging methods of independent publishing and distribution on contemporary art photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, which opens Tuesday, Jan. 22, the design department and the Photo Forum at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will co-host a panel discussion on “Photography and the Book” during the exhibition’s reception at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. It will

Rendering of the planned EcoHawks research and teaching facility.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Early in January a group of University of Kansas architecture students started the foundations of a new research and teaching facility for EcoHawks, a KU School of Engineering student research program, on KU's West Campus. EcoHawks focuses on...

B.E.S.T. Building, Edwards campus.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — A candidate for vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at the Overland Park campus. Keith Pickus, interim provost and professor of modern German and...

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and composer Kirke Mechem.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Kirke Mechem’s three-act opera "Tartuffe," the first opera he composed, will come to life on the stage of Crafton-Preyer Theatre when KU Opera presents this modern work next week at the University of Kansas. Mechem, a native of Topeka who...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Madison "Al" Self
Fri, 01/18/2013 — University of Kansas officials are mourning the death of alumnus Madison “Al” Self, of Hinsdale, Ill. He died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Hinsdale at the age of 91. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rumsey-Yost...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding the death of KU junior Raphael “Rafe” Biltz: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Rafe Biltz in this time of grief. I offer the deepest condolences on behalf of Jayhawk nation.” Biltz, Mulvane, was a junior in the School of the Arts in film and media studies. He had a minor in English. He died Jan. 4.  

Anschutz Library
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The University of Kansas Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit, said Danny

Thu, 01/17/2013 —  The significance of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election as the first African-American president was widely analyzed, discussed and documented by pundits and everyday citizens alike. A University of Kansas researcher has authored an article...

trumpet
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The KU Trumpet Ensemble will perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 21. The ensemble is the only group from Kansas invited to perform. A group of 16 trumpeters, including 10 "Herald Trumpets,"...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit

Largest-ever dynamic learning map unveiled.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — Vermont has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative led by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas. Vermont joins the DLM Consortium’s 13 other states:...

Wed, 01/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration Monday, Jan. 21. “The KU and Lawrence community is invited to join us on campus to both honor Dr. King and think about what we can do...

Wed, 01/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding the death of KU senior Brian Carman: “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer sincere condolences to the family of Brian Carman. He honored us all with his service to our nation, and we are truly thankful for that.”   Carman served in the U.S. Marines and the Kansas National Guard and was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.   Carman was a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attending classes on the Edwards Campus. He died Dec. 30.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
Wed, 01/16/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s comments on the governor’s budget: "These are extremely challenging budget times for Kansas and require that we redouble our efforts in making sure every dollar received is put to good use. The top-to-bottom efficiency measures KU is implementing are critical in helping ensure that all of our financial resources – tuition dollars, state revenues and private donations – are well-spent. "The governor's budget recognizes that we can't have a pro-growth strategy in Kansas without investments in our universities. Further, we are heartened by the recognition of the vital role the University of Kansas Medical Center

View of KU campus.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — David Pittaway is a sixth-generation Kansan whose ancestors moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War. He has lived out of state since graduating from the University of Kansas in 1972, yet still considers Kansas his home. To show his support for...

Researcher Ric Steele suggests engaging the family in healthy lifestyle behaviors is essential.
Tue, 01/15/2013 —  Despite recent data showing that childhood obesity in the U.S. has begun to drop, overweight and obese kids and teens remain a personal and public health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17 percent of...

Onsite at the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network.
Tue, 01/15/2013 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, has received a $10,000 grant from the Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund Braille program guides,...


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