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Fri, 11/01/2013 — Seasick, cold and lugging around 3,000 pounds of equipment during her first research venture upon Alaska’s Aleutian Islands 20 years ago, Dixie West nonetheless fell in love with unearthing history in the frigid, remote...

Fri, 11/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI), a career-focused honor society at the University of Kansas, is hosting its annual professional clothing drive during the month of November to benefit KU students in need of professional attire. All professional clothing donations will stock the Professional Clothing Closet, located in the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union.  KU students are able to take clothing from the closet year-round at no cost for interviews, career fairs and other professional activities. The closet was started in 2010, and it has been a big success on campus. Last year there were more than 500 acceptable donations received and over 450 items taken

Fri, 11/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Dean of Journalism Ann Brill released the following statements regarding the death of Journalism Professor Emeritus Calder Pickett: Gray-Little: "Calder Pickett was a renowned professor and historian of journalism and a charismatic teacher of several generations of journalists. His research and teaching about the history of journalism helped shape how countless students not only practiced their professions but also how they critically evaluated the world around them. On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer deep condolences to his family, friends, former colleagues and former students. Dr.

Thu, 10/31/2013 — Hispano Durón, an international PhD student in Film and Media Studies, recently screened his new short film “El Lugar de la Cruz” at the II El Heraldo Short Film Festival in Honduras. For more than a decade, Duron has been an active filmmaker and film teacher in Honduras, his home country, and now in the United States. In recognition of his career as an artist and scholar, Durón was honored as an invited guest speaker during the festival. As a guest speaker, Durón highlighted the importance of short films in the development of a film culture in a third world economy as that of Honduras. In addition, he discussed the importance of short film in the history of film in

Thu, 10/31/2013 — LAWRENCE – Fred Pawlicki, executive director of Continuing Education at the University of Kansas since May 2006, will retire Jan. 17. He has worked at KU for more than 21 years. Pawlicki supervises all aspects of KUCE activities, including the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute and the University of Kansas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, all of which serve the entire state of Kansas. Since 2006, KUCE has greatly expanded its regional, national and international professional development programming, especially in the fields of aerospace engineering and online technology courses. KUCE works

Thu, 10/31/2013 —  The American Dream has always held that if one works hard he or she can be successful and attain sufficient wealth to live a financially comfortable life. Higher education has always been understood to be a crucial link in the chain between...

Wed, 10/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of Herk Harvey’s cult classic film “Carnival of Souls.” The film will be screened on Friday, Nov. 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash or check only. For more event information, contact Sarah Sahin at sarahsahin@ku.edu or 785-864-2657. The cult classic was filmed in part at Oldfather Studios when the building was the soundstage of the film studio Centron Corp. The building, opened in 1955, was commissioned by KU alumni Russell Mosser and Art Wolf, founders of Centron, which was a leading industrial and

Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory before replanting of trees
Wed, 10/30/2013 —  Land use by past generations of humans imprints a legacy on the landscape, even decades after an ecosystem may appear to have recovered. Now, Sharon Billings, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas,...

Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professor of classics Anthony Corbeill has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Corbeill is the first KU faculty member to sit on the board. He will serve a three-year term as trustee. The academy is known for the Rome Prize, which is awarded annually to 30 people who are selected through a national competition. The prize allows recipients to spend several months on the Rome campus of the academy to concentrate on their creative or scholarly projects. Corbeill, whose research focuses on Latin literature and

Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – It isn’t so unusual to see “knife-wielding zombies” in Marvin Hall. Usually they’re just sleep-deprived architecture and design students intent on finishing their projects before deadline. However, Oct. 30, something more fiendish may be afoot, when the American Institute of Architecture Students hosts its annual pumpkin-carving contest. Halloween pumpkin carving has been a traditional activity for KU architecture and design students dating back decades. That’s because the day before All Hallows Eve, it is only natural for ghouls to grasp their blades and go looking for trouble. Sounds dreadful, but event organizer and AIAS president Austin Griffis

Tue, 10/29/2013 — A 2013 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate earned international acclaim for his performance in a prestigious aerospace design competition. Joshua Holland, Pittsburgh, won second place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and...

Tue, 10/29/2013 — October is National Anti-bullying Month. While educators across the country are working on ways to fight the problem, a University of Kansas professor is working to train future teachers and those already in schools to curb bullying. Robert...

Mon, 10/28/2013 —  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Denver Museum of Nature & Science recently have published a description of a fossilized 50-million-year-old insect-eating mammal, about the size of a shrew or small hedgehog,...

Mon, 10/28/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Medicine ranks No. 2 in a study of medical schools' production of graduates who go into family medicine. The American Academy of Family Physicians conducts an annual census of the medical school graduates who enter family medicine residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. The authors of the study, now in its 32nd year, create a three-year rolling average to determine which medical schools consistently graduate a higher percentage of students into family medicine. The University of Kansas ranked No. 2 on the list, with 20.8 percent of its graduates in family medicine residencies. East

Mon, 10/28/2013 — Six doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship as they begin the 2013-2014 academic year. The 30 current Self Graduate Fellows are among 146 students who have...

Mon, 10/28/2013 — DNA signaling and repair will be the topics of the sixth biennial Richard L. Schowen Lectures in Bioorganic Chemistry next month. Jacqueline Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — A coalition of economic development partners, led by the University of Kansas, came together to launch the state’s largest business incubator system: the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC). That partnership is about to get an...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — Amanda Thompson, a University of Kansas senior from Lincoln who is majoring in speech-language-hearing, has won the 2013 Michael Lechner Advocacy Award from the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns. The annual award recognizes a Kansan with...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — This fall, students enrolled in ADS 560, an advanced design studio course at the Center for Design Research (CDR), will investigate the integration of Bayer HealthCare’s blood-glucose monitoring technology with the on-board computer system of...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — Sixteen days probably never seemed so long to the politicians sparring and federal employees furloughed by the U.S. government shutdown this month. The time pales in comparison, however, to the 589 days the Belgians endured without a national...


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