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Thu, 06/07/2012 — Visualize trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle where each individual piece keeps changing shape. If that sounds like an impossible task, imagine the vexing job scientists have faced in computer modeling of interactions between tens of thousands of...

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Sixteen high school students from across the state of Kansas are getting a taste of law school and careers in the legal profession this week during the third annual Journey to J.D. at the University of Kansas School of Law. The camp is designed to support, mentor and encourage diverse students entering their junior year of high school to attend

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information KU School of Public Affairs & Administration LAWRENCE – A graduate student who earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas this May has been named a 2012 Presidential Management Fellow. Fewer than 1 percent of applicants are selected to take part in this prestigious program that matches outstanding graduate students with federal leadership

Wed, 06/06/2012 — A small group of high school educators from northeast Kansas will be at the University of Kansas School of Engineering in June for a hands-on introduction to the world of cutting-edge app development and programming for Android tablets. The...

Wed, 06/06/2012 — James Gunn John Tibbetts More Information The J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction KPR Presents: Ray Bradbury LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas faculty members are available to discuss their acquaintance and correspondence with famed author Ray Bradbury, who died today at age 91 after a long

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Devon Abbott Mihesuah More Information American Indian Health and Diet Project LAWRENCE – In academic circles, Devon Abbott Mihesuah is known as a historian with indigenous roots who researches decolonization strategies and advocates traditional diets for Native Americans. In her popular History of Indigenous Food and Health course at the University of Kansas and at

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Norman Akers Paul Atchley John Janzen Randal Jelks Eve Levin Renee Perelmutter

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Graduating doctoral students Chandra Owenby Hopkins and Boone J. Hopkins received the top awards given by the Department of Theatre during the annual Stage Supper, which was May 4 on the Crafton-Preyer Theatre Stage. During the ceremony, 49...

Mon, 06/04/2012 — For hundreds of years, paleontologists have added fossils to museums around the world, amassing meticulous records of ancient biology, such as the invertebrate paleontology collection at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and...

Mon, 06/04/2012 — More Information Kenneth Spencer Research Library LAWRENCE – A gift of 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century rare books from Eliot S. Berkley to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas will offer scholars new insights into the period in such diverse topics as religion, philosophy, military and political history, geography, biography, social commentary and science. The

Fri, 06/01/2012 — William Staples More Information Department of Sociology LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas awarded the Tony Arnold Faculty Innovation Award to a professor of sociology who is researching the history of the birth certificate. William Staples, professor and department chair of the Department of Sociology, received the Craig

Thu, 05/31/2012 — Leon Greene William Johnson Susan Williams More Information KU News LAWRENCE – Three faculty members at the University of Kansas received the Steeples Award to honor their significant service to the people of Kansas. The recipients of the 2012 Steeples Service to Kansas Award are Leon Greene, associate professor of health, sport and

Wed, 05/30/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropoloogy LAWRENCE – Although more than a decade has passed since Peru's 20-year violent civil war with guerrilla forces ended in 2000, many indigenous Peruvians are reluctant to speak publicly about death and memory – the essence of the truth and reconciliation

Wed, 05/30/2012 —  Twenty University of Kansas sophomores from a variety of disciplines were selected earlier this spring to become the next generation of University Scholars. Each student receives a $250 scholarship per semester for five semesters, a faculty...

Tue, 05/29/2012 — While the economy has affected nearly everyone, including higher education leaders, almost none of the people charged with leading their schools and departments have had training in how to deal with financially imposed crises. Two University of...

Tue, 05/29/2012 — Before you toss that old family portrait or stack of letters, remember that it might be history. The University of Kansas Libraries will present "Preserving Family History," a discussion explaining the importance of family keepsakes and how to...

Mon, 05/28/2012 — Lynn Bretz More Information KU News LAWRENCE - Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today offered condolences to the family and friends of former University Communications director Lynn Bretz, who died May 27 at her home after a battle with cancer. "Lynn Bretz loved this university and all of the people who call it home. She was a tireless advocate for KU, always

Fri, 05/25/2012 — Paul D. Schumaker More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – Paul D. Schumaker, professor of political science, received the Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. Schumaker will hold the title of Budig Teaching Professor for the 2012-2013 academic year and will receive a $

Thu, 05/24/2012 — Sean Foley Joel Griffiths Tonda Hill Leilani Leighton Jill Moenius Ganesh Nair Eli Rosenberg

Thu, 05/24/2012 — More Information Department of Mathematics LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas mathematics department recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements at its 55th annual honors banquet April 24 at the KU Adams Alumni Center. This year the math department presented $75,700 in awards and scholarships. Award winners are announced


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