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Thu, 01/23/2014 — Kent and Missy McCarthy have announced a commitment to give $1.25 million toward the new School of Business building at the University of Kansas.  “This gift represents the latest in a series of significant contributions by a dedicated and...

Thu, 01/23/2014 — Sean McMeekin, author of "July 1914: Countdown to War," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Lied Center Pavilion. His lecture will focus on his recent publication, in which he alleges that Russia and France were largely responsible...

Wed, 01/22/2014 — This week the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning is sponsoring the Water Charrette. A charrette is defined as an intense period of work by a group of designers prior to a deadline, typically involving both a...

Wed, 01/22/2014 —  It’s unlikely that another human being has such a long, vital and multifaceted relationship with the Hubble Space Telescope as does former NASA astronaut Steven Hawley, who today serves as a professor of physics and astronomy at the...

Wed, 01/22/2014 — Sexual coercion and sexual abuse are prevalent in many facets of society. A University of Kansas researcher has published a study showing that not only is sexual coercion more prevalent among sexual minority women, it is largely ignored in...

Wed, 01/22/2014 —  University of Kansas faculty members are available to speak to the media about the upcoming Winter Olympics and related topics such as security and LGBTQ issues in Russia and improving medical treatment and care for Olympic athletes. The...

Wed, 01/22/2014 — Transit riders in Lawrence can now send a text message to find out when their bus will arrive.  All city and university buses have recently been equipped with GPS tracking units, which transmit the location of all vehicles at any point in...

Tue, 01/21/2014 — University of Kansas alumnus Frederick B. “Beau” Gould and his wife, Julie Gould, of Seattle, have made a $1 million gift to establish the Gould Family Scholarship at the KU School of Law. Beau Gould is a practicing attorney and a...

Tue, 01/21/2014 —  The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Research Fellows and Creative Work Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ben Chappell, Iris Smith Fischer, Jacob Dorman and Margot Versteeg were selected as Research Fellows....

Tue, 01/21/2014 — Conjure out of thin air a cutting-edge transportation system for a city: That’s the challenge for hundreds of middle school students participating in the 2014 Future City Great Plains Regional Competition, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

Tue, 01/21/2014 — University of Kansas Film & Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, "Jayhawkers," will premiere at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Lied Center. Willmott’s latest film tells the story of a group of unlikely allies...

Fri, 01/17/2014 — The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center received two important accolades during the first week of January. The building, sometimes known by its informal name, the EcoHawks Research Facility, was designed and constructed by the...

Fri, 01/17/2014 — In a time of economic uncertainty for individuals as well as states, it’s reasonable for policymakers, taxpayers and all stakeholders to ask the question, “Are our schools preparing students for what comes next, be it further education or...

Thu, 01/16/2014 — The discovery of a previously unknown active fault in Nepal means that the Himalayan country's most populated region is at greater risk for life-threatening earthquakes and catastrophic flooding than previously thought, according to newly...

Thu, 01/16/2014 —  Along with global climate change, loss of habitat poses a prime threat to the well-being of Earth’s animals. As people farm and develop more land that once teemed with a range of species, biodiversity and animal populations suffer. “The...

Thu, 01/16/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will kick off its spring calendar of public lectures with a presentation by the chairman, president and CEO of QuikTrip Corporation.  Chet Cadieux will present “QuikTrip: A Values Based...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — University of Kansas researchers have confirmed what decades of anecdotal evidence and national research suggested: Increased music participation has important direct and indirect effects on positive outcomes in student achievement and engagement.

Wed, 01/15/2014 — A study from the University of Kansas School of Engineering sheds light on a potential safety hazard that could affect hundreds of airports across the country and calls for updated guidelines to improve aviation safety. At issue is the proximity...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, has received a $12,000 grant from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund the costs associated with...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has received a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The $15,000 per year grant, in combination with a 1:1 KU...


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