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Tue, 05/08/2012 — Marla Prather More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – Marla Prather, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is being honored as a distinguished alumna by the University of Kansas’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on May 15. Prather has helped develop collections at some of the most well-known museums

Tue, 05/08/2012 — A $10,000 gift for the University of Kansas Honors Program honors Jeff Weinberg, assistant to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Weinberg, who has worked at KU nearly 42 years, will take a new post this summer, becoming a faculty fellow in the...

Mon, 05/07/2012 — Recognized with the University of Kansas 2012 Team Award was the team from Speech, Language and Hearing that hosts the annual Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Clinic Communication Camp. The Unclassified Staff Non-Teaching Employee of the Year for 2012 is Alexis McKinley Jones, director of recruitment with the School of Engineering. Brian Baker, general maintenance worker senior, was honored as the 2012 University Support Staff Employee of the Year. Baker works at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

Mon, 05/07/2012 — More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers may want to read a new study at the University of Kansas on how vice presidential candidates influence presidential voting. Past research considered whether vice presidential candidates had an aggregate effect on campaign voting, but a dissertation successfully defended by Whitney L. Court at KU

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Oil production in Kansas rose and natural gas production dropped in 2011 as crude oil prices remained high and gas prices fell, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Kansas oil production ...

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Charles Hostetler Mark Parkinson More Information School of Law Distinguished Alumni LAWRENCE – The former governor of Kansas and an accomplished leader in the banking and insurance industries will receive the highest honor given by the University of Kansas School of Law. Mark Parkinson, Class of 1984, and Charles Hostetler, Class of 1963, will receive

Thu, 05/03/2012 — Tammara Durham has been named vice provost for student affairs at the University of Kansas. Durham has served as interim vice provost since last September. “Tammara’s commitment to helping students makes her the ideal individual to lead...

Thu, 05/03/2012 — There’s an old saying about how writers should write about what they know. But what happens when the writers are pregnant and new teen mothers going through an experience new to them and one society at large often looks upon negatively? A...

Thu, 05/03/2012 — Jim Andrews Stuart Bell LaRoux Gillespie Kyle Vann

Wed, 05/02/2012 —  Likened to the human genome project for education, the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, led by the University of Kansas’ Center for Education Testing and Evaluation, has unveiled the world’s largest learning map, a...

Wed, 05/02/2012 — Robert DeYoung, finance professor at the University of Kansas School of Business and Capitol Federal Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions, will present “How Big Should Your Bank Be?” at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the BEST...

Wed, 05/02/2012 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Peter "Skip" Allen Skahan. “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer the deepest sympathies on the death of Peter Skahan. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this difficult time.” Skahan,

Tue, 05/01/2012 — A University of Kansas expert on counterterrorism and human rights in Central Asia says democracy got lost in translation in this part of the world. Democracy failed not only because of the region’s Soviet legacy and hardships of transition...

Tue, 05/01/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Through a week of ups and downs, KPR listener-members helped bring the spring membership drive to an end with a near-record amount of pledges. After eight days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $291,770 in pledges. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, pledges from KPR listener-members pushed total donations

Mon, 04/30/2012 — Building on four years of record private giving, KU Endowment has publicly launched Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign to support the aspirations of the University of Kansas and The University of Kansas...

Fri, 04/27/2012 — Stanley Rolfe

Fri, 04/27/2012 — More Information Research and Training Center on Independent Living LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researcher Glen W. White and University Honors Program student Sam Ho visited Lima, Perú, in March to teach medical rehabilitation professionals how to better care for patients with spinal cord injury. People with such injuries often experience secondary health conditions such as pressure

Fri, 04/27/2012 — The University of Kansas will partner with Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. to help advance supercomputing at KU, the school announced today. The IBM Shared University Research (SUR) award includes five compute blades, a large memory blade, a...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — Former Kansas Sen. David Wysong, of Mission Hills, Kan., is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an 85-member organization of business and community leaders formed in 2005 to promote the interests of the University of Kansas Medical ...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — More Information American Association of University Women LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas postdoctoral researcher, an assistant professor and a graduate student have each been awarded a fellowship by the American Association of University Women. Katie Becklin, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology, and Misty Schieberle, an assistant professor of English, have each received an


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