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Wed, 08/28/2013 —  As the peak of hurricane season menaces the Northern Hemisphere, a researcher at the University of Kansas is promoting fresh approaches to safeguarding American coastlines from storm surges, tsunamis and mounting sea-levels. So-Min Cheong,...

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – From bumblebees to blister beetles, the world-class University of Kansas entomology collection numbers 5 million insects pinned in drawers, each one with a tiny printed or handwritten label.   This week the staff and students of the Biodiversity Institute’s Entomology Division celebrated the capture of the data associated with 1 million of those insects. The information has been entered into a web-accessible and searchable database called Specify.  The data will help scientists study insect evolution and ecology, the transmission of insect-borne diseases, insects as essential plant and crop pollinators, and the impact of climate change on these essential

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – If not for Herman Melville, most of us probably would have no idea what a scrivener is. And if not for the advance of technology, Bartleby and his colleagues might still have similar jobs today. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published an article exploring the history of the scrivener in the American legal office and how advancing technology not only eliminated the profession but changed the way law is practiced. Hoeflich authored “From Scriveners to Typewriters: Document Production in the Nineteenth Century Law Office,” for The Green Bag, “An Entertaining Journal of

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Mon, 08/26/2013 —  Eight law students at the University of Kansas have been selected as Dean’s Fellows for 2013-14. The second- and third-year students will serve as mentors for first-year students, providing them with a peer’s insight into the first-year...

Mon, 08/26/2013 — The city of Lawrence invites University of Kansas football fans to park in downtown Lawrence for free and catch a ride to and from Memorial Stadium this football season. Downtown to Memorial Stadium service will be available for all seven...

Mon, 08/26/2013 — Students entering the full-time Master of Business Administration program this fall will choose between two new tracks: finance and marketing supply chain management. The tracks are part of a retooled, streamlined full-time MBA curriculum,...

Mon, 08/26/2013 — Diversity and inclusion are integral to the University of Kansas’ mission and the Jayhawk community. With that in mind, the KU Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access (IOA) invites students to hop in the Diversity Ball Pit today and...

Fri, 08/23/2013 — Shawnee County Sheriff Herman T. Jones congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Aug. 2. The new officers were members of the 224th basic training class at the center.

Thu, 08/22/2013 — The University Career Center at the University of Kansas will host a Part-Time Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Kansas Union fourth-floor lobby. KU students who want to work part-time during the school year will have the...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — Several key University of Kansas departments will be open Saturday, Aug. 24, to help new and returning students and their families prepare for the Monday’s first day of fall classes. KU departments open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 24: Office of...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — Jayhawk Motorsports is gearing up to go global.  The Formula car team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will compete in Europe later this month, marking the first trip abroad in the team’s history. Jayhawk Motorsports is...

Thu, 08/22/2013 —  William Elliott III, associate professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas and nationally regarded expert on educational outcomes associated with different financial aid approaches, is available to speak with media about college...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — A group of University of Kansas students will hit the pavement Friday to educate their classmates on how to be good citizens of Lawrence. Approximately 100 volunteers — including KU students, city of Lawrence staff and other members of the...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow is set to visit with students from 156 schools in 65 counties across Kansas. University of Kansas representatives will visit schools to meet with counselors, drop off materials and present to students during the...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — As the inventor of Superflab, a medical device used in radiology clinics across the country, Gene Feaster made a lasting improvement in the field of health care. As a University of Kansas alumnus who has made a $2 million gift to establish a...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Science has a way of catching up with fantasy. While movies like “Jurassic Park” brought dinosaurs back to life, few imagined that the day might come when extinct creatures could be revived. But the possibility of such revival is not only...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.  The IFAC Fellow award is given to persons who...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Continuing long-standing KU tradition, the incoming class of 400 University Honors Students will walk up the Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the University Honors Convocation and breakfast in the Kansas Union ballroom.   The Honors...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. And without the proper lighting, it isn’t easy for plants living indoors to stay green, either. But recently the University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 teamed up...


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