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Jayhawk Boulevard will be part of the area designated a new site in the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The history of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence Campus is being recognized and preserved by the creation of a historic district. The Kansas Historical Society’s Historic Sites Board of Review on Saturday voted to create a historic district comprising the heart of the Lawrence campus. The district is now listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places and has been forwarded to the National Park Service for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. “The beauty of our campus doesn’t come from any one building or place, but rather from the whole environment that has been created on Mount Oread. This district will help us preserve that

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Mon, 02/11/2013 — A University of Kansas professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a Dartmouth College philosophy professor will present a debate this month on the growth of technology and its implications for privacy and the outsourcing of...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will again partner with Ottawa University to offer courses in Ottawa for adults 50 and older.  “The Golden Age of Television” and “Explaining Thomas Jefferson” will be...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is partnering with Brewster Place Retirement Community, Washburn University and McCrite Plaza Retirement Community to bring courses to Topeka for adults 50 and older. “The Osher Institute at KU is pleased to expand the number sites and courses we’re offering in Topeka this spring,” said Jim Peters, Osher director. “From the Custer Brothers to George Gershwin, from the lost gospels to Fred and Ginger, or from Arlington Cemetery to the women of Islam, there’s bound to be courses that pique your interest.” The spring lineup includes:

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110-year-old Dyche Hall for 21st century research and student training about the life of the planet. A...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas showed significant declines for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. In early January...

Fri, 02/08/2013 —  A partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and the KU Medical Center is preparing students from both disciplines to understand and appreciate the importance of the other, all while serving community members who need medical...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal are the winners of the 2012 Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award for their articles about conflict of interest and questionable actions by an international union and the Kansas...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — Scholars, policymakers and practitioners from across the country will grapple with concepts of national identity, race, and the intersection of public policy and our conception of what it means to be an American at the Kansas Journal of Law and...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Thu, 02/07/2013 — University of Kansas Continuing Education will honor four Distinguished Service Award recipients at a reception from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Continuing Education, 1515 St. Andrews Drive. Recipients are Ed Berger, president, Hutchinson...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — A tradition that dates back more than a century at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has a new twist this year.  Organizers of the school’s annual Engineering Expo have added an extra day of student competitions in order to...

Dr. Roy Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, visits in Salina with oncologist Peeran Sandhu and Lynn Marshall, R.N, patient navigator. (Photo by Tom Dorsey, Salina Journal)
Wed, 02/06/2013 — Community leaders across Kansas have joined the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting Feb. 11 in Hays. The council’s goal is to generate...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Behaviors have consequences — we know that. But learning from those consequences has enormous consequences, activating our genes, restructuring our brains and shaping our world, according to University of Kansas alumna Susan M. Schneider,...

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Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Nobel laureate and financial economist Robert Merton will present "A Next-Generation Solution for Funding Retirement: A Case Study in Design and Implementation of Financial Innovation" at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Merton...

A valuable opportunity to learn more about career possibilities, summer internships or to simply network with prospective employers is available to University of Kansas students at the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair.
Tue, 02/05/2013 — A valuable opportunity to learn more about career possibilities, summer internships or to simply network with prospective employers is available to University of Kansas students at the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair. It runs from...

A University of Kansas professor has authored a study analyzing a series of public service announcements targeted to African-American women finding that, when culturally appropriate, they can be effective.
Tue, 02/05/2013 —  African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the importance of...

KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest
Tue, 02/05/2013 — An image from a research project from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is on display at a competition designed to showcase the artistic side of engineering.  KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science...

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Mon, 02/04/2013 — The 2013 William Allen White Foundation National Citation will go to one of the most versatile journalists in the United States. Frank Deford will receive the citation Friday, Feb. 8, at the University of Kansas.  The ceremony and lecture are...


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