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Thu, 09/12/2013 —  The departments of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean studies are launching a new lecture series on human migration. “Studying past human migration is critical for understanding the effects of global warming and its influence on...

Thu, 09/12/2013 — The Office of First-Year Experience will host two upcoming workshops on preparing a First-Year Seminar proposal. These workshops are for faculty interested in proposing a seminar for fall 2014. Workshops will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Wed, 09/11/2013 — “I’m pretty sure he likes me. Why doesn’t he just ask me out?” “She’s always smiling at me, and she laughs at all my jokes. Is she interested in me, or does she act that way with every guy?” When it comes to the opposite sex,...

Wed, 09/11/2013 —  Water is on everyone’s mind this summer, with mounting evidence of dwindling aquifers, extended drought and receding ice sheets. Water is also on the minds of more than 100 University of Kansas faculty and staff members, who will gather this...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — A KU Life Span Institute research group, Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), will host a free public assistive technology expo from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. The AT EXPO will...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — An exhibition featuring art created by University of Kansas staff and faculty will be Thursday, Oct. 3, in conjunction with KU's third annual Campus Art Walk event. Selected works for the second annual event will be displayed from 3 p.m. to 6...

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – The creation of the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas earlier this year also created the need for something in short supply on campus: office space. To help meet that need, the KU Center for Research Inc. (KUCR) has purchased a building at 1617 St. Andrews Drive in Lawrence to house the rapidly expanding staff of the institute. The 11,700-square-foot, two-level facility was constructed in 1974 for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. By Tuesday, Oct. 1, as many as 40 institute staff will have relocated to new offices in the building, and room remains for additional anticipated growth. KUCR, the university

Tue, 09/10/2013 — In a sixth consecutive year of record fundraising success, University of Kansas alumni and friends contributed $174.2 million in philanthropic support during fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. This surpassed last year’s total of $156.5...

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – In the midst of efforts to ensure more students succeed and graduate, the University of Kansas moved up in U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. In the “Best Colleges 2014” rankings, KU is tied for 47th among public universities, up from a tie for 51st last year. It remains the top-ranked university in Kansas and features more ranked graduate programs than all other public universities in the state combined. The university is completing the second year of the implementation of Bold Aspirations, its strategic plan. Central to that effort are initiatives to increase the number of students who succeed in their studies and graduate on time. “

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – A prominent media lawyer from Washington, D.C., will discuss “Whistleblowers, Reporter Surveillance and the First Amendment” on Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University of Kansas School of Law. Invited journalists, lawyers, students and others will attend the discussion by Charles D. “Chuck” Tobin. In addition, members of the Kansas Press Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters and Kansas Bar Association from around the state who do not attend in person may engage with Tobin via conference call or Twitter.  Tobin will speak and answer questions about recent controversies over the media’s publication of leaked government secrets and

Mon, 09/09/2013 — Experts on business, international relations and environmental issues in South America will converge at the University of Kansas for a conference, MERCOSUR and Latin American Regionalism: Land, Business, Environment, and Politics. The...

Mon, 09/09/2013 —  Scientists have long recognized retinoic acid – a compound the body produces by metabolizing vitamin A – as crucial to embryonic development. Either too much or too little retinoic acid during gestation can lead to a number of severe...

Mon, 09/09/2013 — The University Career Center and the Center for Community Outreach at the University of Kansas, along with the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, are co-sponsoring a Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Kansas Union...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will test several facets of its multi-tiered emergency notification system at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. KU will test: Public address system: Speakers for the public address system have been installed in and around 83 buildings, reaching 98 percent of KU’s academic areas. The buildings comprise the highest concentration of students, faculty and staff. Emergency text alerts: More than 21,000 students, faculty and staff are signed up to receive emergency text messages. Those who have not yet signed up are encouraged to do so at alert.ku.edu. E-mail alerts: The university’s emergency broadcast e-mail system can reach about 33,

Fri, 09/06/2013 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has received a $46,000 grant to preserve at-risk drilling records and rock cuttings that hold valuable information about oil and gas deposits in Kansas and clues to the Earth’s...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas School of Business earned top honors this month at the Academy of Management annual meeting. Assistant professors Minyoung Kim and Kristie Rogers won best paper awards for their individual...

Fri, 09/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 29 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the new faculty at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The program will include the presentation of the 2013 Career Achievement Award to James Hartman, professor emeritus of the Department of English. The recognized new faculty members:

Fri, 09/06/2013 — Who is more likely to succeed in politics: a white woman or a Latina? If you assumed the white candidate has a better shot, think again. In her new book, “The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race and Political Success,” University of Kansas...

Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Arsalan Iftikhar, author of “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America," is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — Roger W. Ferguson Jr. will present “Ethics and the Financial Services Industry” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. The 2013 Walter S. Sutton Lecture is free and open to the public. Ferguson is the...


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