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Thu, 08/11/2011 — There’s no question about it. The University of Kansas School of Engineering is home to the most knowledgeable team of traffic trivia buffs in the Midwest. The Jayhawk team recently dominated the competition at the 2011 Institute of...

Wed, 08/10/2011 — Developing renewable energy technologies is a major research focus at the University of Kansas. Starting this fall, it can also be a source of significant scholarship funding for the right students. KU received a $552,000 grant last month...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — An award from the National Science Foundation will fund research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering doctoral student that could lead to improved treatment for adolescents suffering from scoliosis. Nikki Johnson, a graduate...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — Fifteen students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will have the chance in August to see how a burgeoning world power is handling rapid growth and a booming economy, while attempting to manage the impact on the environment. ...

Tue, 08/09/2011 — University of Kansas School of Business dean Neeli Bendapudi has named several new appointments to leadership positions in the Business School. Catherine Shenoy has been appointed MBA program director; Surendra Singh is the new director for...

Fri, 08/05/2011 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s work in the field of clinical psychology has earned her a Presidential Founder’s Award from Section VI, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. She receives the honor today at the 2011...

Fri, 08/05/2011 — Composer and pianist Randy Klein will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2011-12 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Klein, who was also the recipient of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Award...

Thu, 08/04/2011 — Promising research results that could improve the lives of those who suffer from chronic knee problems has earned one University of Kansas School of Engineering professor a prestigious grant to advance his work. Michael Detamore, associate...

Thu, 08/04/2011 — In the ongoing fight against cancer, the most pressing problem isn’t how to kill diseased cells. Researchers figured that out years ago. Today’s challenge is finding a way to kill cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue. Jennifer...

Wed, 08/03/2011 — Outstanding academics, research opportunities, a diverse student body and affordable tuition help the University of Kansas once again earn a place among the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. ...

Wed, 08/03/2011 — The University of Kansas was among the first universities in the nation to share faculty research with audiences beyond those with academic journal subscriptions. The university has now taken the lead in forming a coalition with 21 other...

Tue, 08/02/2011 — Most young people have chatted on a cell phone, but how many of them know how energy relates to matter to make that phone call possible? Now, researchers and educators at the University of Kansas are producing an animated video for upper...

Mon, 08/01/2011 — Caroline Chaboo regularly fields phone calls and emails from homeowners, gardeners and even U.S. customs officials who ask her to help identify bugs. The University of Kansas entomologist is a leading expert on beetles and performs research...

Fri, 07/29/2011 — The University of Kansas and City of Lawrence are announcing several changes to improve services. Annual changes are intended to improve access to the city and campus, adjust service frequency and make the best use of resources available. ...

Thu, 07/28/2011 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winner of the 2011 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. Leslie Tuttle, Associate Professor of History at KU, won the award for her book, Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics...

Thu, 07/28/2011 — When Mark Pigott, chairman and CEO of PACCAR, sought to honor his friend and retiring vice chairman Tom Plimpton, a 1971 University of Kansas alumnus, he found inspiration on KU Endowment’s website. “The articles highlighted on the...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of new and gently used music and audio equipment for its annual “For Your EARS Only” benefit sale. Donations can be brought to Audio-Reader, located at 1120 W. 11th...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — A University of Kansas student has been presented the Association of the United States Army Leadership Excellence Award at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course here. John Bergman of Lawrence, Kan., was ranked No. 1...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — Skye Leedahl, doctoral student in social welfare from Minot, N.D., is one of two students in the nation to receive the John A. Hartford Dissertation Fellows Award for her research of the social world of older adults in nursing homes.

Fri, 07/22/2011 — A distinguished alumna of the University of Kansas will return to her alma mater to join the faculty of the top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration. Rosemary O’Leary has been named the Edwin O. Stene...


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