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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...

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 — Immigration and its impact on the state economy will be the topic of this year’s Kansas Economic Policy Conference on Oct. 13 at the Kansas Union. Hosted by the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, the...

Thu, 09/22/2011 — Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box and author of “Too Big to Fail,” will present “The Global Economy: What’s Next?” as the School of Business 2011 Anderson...

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...

Thu, 09/22/2011 — People prefer to make friends with others who share their beliefs, values, and interests. The more choice people have, the more their friends are alike, according to University of Kansas researchers. People aren’t looking for identical...

Thu, 09/22/2011 — The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, Inc., are pleased to present the 2011-12 Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, students and international guest artists....

Wed, 09/21/2011 — S.N. Johnson Matt Josephson Karl Kammerer Angela Pierce Brittany Rover Lei Shi Jenna Wasylenko Sarah Wildgen

Wed, 09/21/2011 — Working with young children with disabilities and their families is not an easy job. Researchers at the University of Kansas are developing a multimedia, online program to marry the latest academic research in disability studies with ethics,...

Wed, 09/21/2011 — Recruiting the best students – including students of diverse backgrounds and from all regions of Kansas – remains a top priority for the University of Kansas. To support this goal, KU has named Megan Kinney to the position of senior...

Wed, 09/21/2011 — An extensive gift of more than 20,000 Latin American books, pamphlets and papers from a KU emeritus professor will serve to deepen an already substantial collection that he helped to create. Charles Stansifer, professor emeritus of history...

Tue, 09/20/2011 — Plunk a houseplant near a window, and often that plant will bend eagerly toward the light to soak up as much energy as possible. Phototropism is the name of this process, and you can see it in organisms ranging from algae to sunflowers. A...

Tue, 09/20/2011 — The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, Inc., are pleased to present the 2011-12 Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, students and international guest artists....

Tue, 09/20/2011 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host its Fall 2011 Digital Humanities Forum at the Kansas Union and at Watson Library from Sept. 22-24. The program includes presenters from KU; Kings College, London; Emory University;

Mon, 09/19/2011 — University of Kansas scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts. In the randomized, double-blind study, 122 term infants...

Mon, 09/19/2011 — The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 19th in the nation for providing hands-on learning opportunities through clinical positions for its students, according to ...

Mon, 09/19/2011 — Anyone who has saved for a college education, whether for a child or for themselves, can attest it’s not easy to put money away. A team of researchers from the University of Kansas and colleagues have shown that when savings accounts are...

Fri, 09/16/2011 — The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at KU has announced that prominent author Dr. Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, will present this year’s Backus Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

Fri, 09/16/2011 — More Information Office of Research and Graduate Studies The University of Kansas has a great story to tell about innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the positive outcomes of the university’s efforts in technology commercialization, industry collaborations and job creation. To continue telling this story, KU and dozens of universities nationwide are this morning providing summaries of their innovation and economic


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