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Wed, 09/14/2011 — The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education, has announced changes to the Kansas Interim Assessments for the 2011-12 school year. As part of the...

Wed, 09/14/2011 — Technology being developed at the University of Kansas will make it easier and cheaper to build highly dependable, secure software, potentially saving billions of dollars annually. Andy Gill, an assistant professor in electrical...

Wed, 09/14/2011 — The University of Kansas will host National Hazing Prevention Week from Monday, Sept. 19 to Friday, Sept. 23 with events and activities to raise awareness about and eliminate hazing. National Hazing Prevention Week seeks to bring attention...

Wed, 09/14/2011 — An interdisciplinary team of 12 KU collaborators has received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation to develop greenhouse-based research capabilities and to construct associated support facilities at the University of Kansas...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — The University of Kansas rose slightly in rankings released today, but university leaders say ongoing efforts to strengthen KU’s academics and research will have benefits far beyond rankings. In the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — More Information Strategic Planning at KU WHAT: University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter will announce Bold Aspirations, the strategic plan for the University of Kansas. WHEN: 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. WHERE: Bruckmiller Room of the Adams Alumni Center. WHO: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost Jeffrey Vitter. MEDIA COVERAGE

Tue, 09/13/2011 —  To celebrate the 150th birthday of basketball’s inventor, the University of Kansas Libraries will unveil a new exhibition, “James Naismith’s Life and Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years.” The collection of historic materials, including...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — University of Kansas engineering and computer science students on the hunt for a dream job have the chance to make key connections and find the right match at the Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — Parents screening their genetic makeup to determine their children’s physical traits, susceptibility to disease and even to ensure the gender they want may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but improving technology and...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — The strategies of pickup artists – the modern Lotharios who make a game of trolling to pick up women – work best when a sexist man seeks a sexist woman, according to a recent study by two University of Kansas researchers. The combination...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — The Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center at the University of Kansas has planned several themes, events and activities in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Week for the week of Sept. 12 through 18: Monday, Sept. 12 “Defining...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — Brian McClendon, a 1986 KU electrical engineering graduate, surprised first-year students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas by handing out new tablet computers during class on...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — Jeff Aubé, professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has won a prestigious 2012 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. The award, presented by the American Chemical Society, recognizes and encourages excellence...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — The KU Office of Diversity in Science Training will host its 5th Annual Welcome Reception honoring students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell participating in 2011-12 programs funded by the National Institutes of Health to encourage...

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information View organizational chart LAWRENCE – Units currently under the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success will be realigned to increase efficiency based on recommendations of the strategic planning process, KU Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced today. The new model, which will no longer include an Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success, also will more closely align

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information African and African American Studies LAWRENCE – An Egyptian activist, who is an outspoken author and human rights advocate, will deliver the 2011 Marwa Africana Lecture on Sept. 14 at the University of Kansas. Nawal El Saadawi, a psychiatrist, is a renowned feminist and activist who has openly addressed issues such as prostitution, female genital mutilation and discriminatory family laws. Exiled from her

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information School of Music LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas Inc. are teaming up in 2011-12 for The Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, student and international guest artists. All series events are free and open to the public. The series will provide performances not only in Lawrence, Overland Park and elsewhere in the

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information How Are You Creative? LAWRENCE – A new initiative launched by the University of Kansas School of the Arts is devoted to collecting and sharing the stories of the artistic and creative endeavors of Kansans. The initiative, How Are You Creative, is similar to the oral history project StoryCorps, which records and preserves the stories of Americans from various backgrounds and beliefs. How Are You Creative will

Thu, 09/08/2011 — More Information KU Endowment LAWRENCE – The generosity of donors supporting the University of Kansas reached a new pinnacle in fiscal year 2011, totaling $153.2 million. This is the fourth year in a row of record private support for KU during a period marked by economic uncertainty. The gifts were recorded in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. The total included gifts, current pledges and future commitments in

Thu, 09/08/2011 — Dole Institute of Politics will present the 2011 Dole Leadership Prize to former Ukrainian president and Orange Revolution leader, Viktor Yushchenko. The prize will be given at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at the Dole Institute. The program is...


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