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Mon, 01/09/2012 — A University of Kansas alumnus and his wife have made a $2.5 million commitment to establish an endowed scholarship program for KU’s School of Education. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, have had strong ties to KU’s School of...

Fri, 01/06/2012 — KU School of Law associate professor Virginia Harper Ho More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – It might come as a surprise to learn that corporate social responsibility is on the rise in China, a country where manufacturers pollute nearby communities, labor protests have made global headlines, and intellectual property piracy is commonplace. But this summer, the Conference Board, a leading

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropology LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas anthropologist and two KU graduate students recently coordinated the ritual re-wrapping of a 450-year-old Amazonian mummy in Tarapoto, Peru. Bartholomew Dean, associate professor of anthropology, and graduate students Joshua Homan and Sydney Silverstein

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Jack Cline More Information Office of Public Affairs LAWRENCE – Jack Cline, who has worked in higher education and for several political leaders, is joining the University of Kansas as director of federal relations. Cline has served as assistant vice president for federal relations for the University of Massachusetts since February 2007. He will join KU on Jan. 30 and be based in Washington, D.C

Fri, 01/06/2012 — Any good teacher can attest that an educator needs to keep learning, just like the students in his or her classroom. The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas has developed an instructional coaching project that is helping...

Fri, 01/06/2012 — A new full-color geologic map of Saline County showing broad river valleys dissecting hilly terrain is available from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas. Surficial geologic maps highlight the type and age of rock...

Thu, 01/05/2012 — Photo by C.B. Clairborne More Information "The Faces of Haiti: Resolute in Reform, Resistance and Recovery" LAWRENCE – Long before the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, the country was experiencing a brain drain of talent that Haitian officials hope to restore as the nation works to recover, said Maryemma Graham at the University of Kansas. Graham is one of four members of a KU

Thu, 01/05/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Changes to the state tax code and reworking the school funding formula are likely top priorities when Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address, and KPR will air it live. The coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first week of the 2012 Kansas legislative session. The speech will last approximately 35 minutes and will be followed by the

Wed, 01/04/2012 — Donna Ginther Charles Krider More Information Donna Ginther Charles Krider Two University of Kansas professors are available to speak with media about Boeing’s decision to close its Wichita facility: • Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis at the Institute for Policy and Social Research at KU

Tue, 12/27/2011 — In early January, crews from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels as part of a program to track changes in the depth-to-water in the region’s aquifers over time.

Thu, 12/22/2011 — Bryan Thompson More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – KPR health reporter Bryan Thompson has another award from the American Cancer Society to add to his wall. Thompson was named a winner in the High Plains Division 2011 Media Awards competition. He won the radio news category for his story “Teaming Up To Fight Rare Blood Cancers,” part of KPR’s ongoing series “Kansas Health: A

Wed, 12/21/2011 — Global animal health leader Argenta has finalized its lease with the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) and will move into the BTBC Main Facility on Jan. 1. Argenta announced in August that...

Wed, 12/21/2011 — One of the nation’s longest-running public radio programs is coming to an end after more than 59 years on the air. Dr. Jim Seaver’s show “Opera Is My Hobby” – which has been on air weekly since Sept. 19, 1952 – will air its last...

Tue, 12/20/2011 — Thirty years ago the term “business ethics” drew laughter as a classic oxymoron, says Richard T. De George, distinguished professor of philosophy and co-director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas.

Mon, 12/19/2011 — “Keep your eyes on the road” has always been the most important rule of driving. But nowadays, it’s awfully tempting to break that rule, thanks to the proliferation of cell phones, music players and GPS devices, which nearly all...

Mon, 12/19/2011 — Hyerim Jeon, a DMA student studying cello performance with Professor Ed Laut, was recently invited to perform a master class with internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event coincides...

Fri, 12/16/2011 — Jonathan Earle Stanley Lombardo Roberta Pergher Forrest Pierce Kathryn Rhine Ann Wierda Rowland

Wed, 12/14/2011 — Honoree biographies Sheila C. Bair Robert J. Dole Kirke L. Mechem Alan Mulally LAWRENCE – A former Senate leader, the current Ford Motor Company CEO, a former FDIC chairwoman and a noted choral composer are the University of Kansas’ first four honorary degree recipients. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today recommended to the Kansas

Wed, 12/14/2011 — More Information Bold Aspirations Chancellor's presentation to Board of Regents

Wed, 12/14/2011 — Momentous progress in the hunt for the Higgs boson, sometimes dubbed the “God particle,” depended in part on work from physicists from the University of Kansas. Results announced Tuesday at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...


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