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Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Of Kansas Department Of Molecular Biosciences welcomes Dr. Peter A. Jones to present “The Cancer Epigenome” at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Jones will present the 30th John C. Davis Memorial Lecture. He has spent a career uncovering the basic mechanisms of DNA methylation and the role this process plays in cancer. His laboratory discovered how the compound, 5-azacytidine, can induce changes in gene expression and acts as a powerful DNA methylation inhibitor. Jones’ collaborative research has led to delineating molecular pathways in the development of

Tue, 08/20/2013 —  Two prestigious teaching awards and three grants for the development of teaching initiatives will be presented during the annual KU Teaching Summit, co-hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of the Provost and the University...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2013-2014 class of Staff Fellows. The program is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Human Resources. Applications were submitted and reviewed in July. Fifteen new fellows have been named for...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — History books are filled with the gruesome and grandiose details of epic Civil War battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Chancellorsville. The combat that receives considerably less ink, however, was waged along the Kansas-Missouri border...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Professor of Journalism Emeritus Malcolm Gibson is available to speak about the launch of Al Jazeera America. The Qatar-based news organization bought Current TV and re-launched the network as its American affiliate today. Malcolm Gibson, longtime journalism professor and former adviser to KU’s student-run newspaper, the University Daily Kansan, has hosted employees of Al Jazeera as guests in his international journalism classes and has educated several students who have gone on to work in a variety of roles at the organization. Gibson has consulted with Al Jazeera management to establish an internship program for KU journalism

Tue, 08/20/2013 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend a free KU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event, A Taste of KU Dining. The event will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in The Underground, Wescoe Hall. Activities are as...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature without the aid of microorganisms — a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century. Announced in a paper published today in...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientists Nancy Brady and Kandace Fleming, collaborating with Connie Kasari of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Training, has been funded to continue the development of the Communications...

Fri, 08/16/2013 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets Friday, Aug. 23, for the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to be...

Fri, 08/16/2013 —  Although Kansas law requires schools to have an anti-bullying policy, schools may struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices to prevent and intervene with this pervasive problem. A team of University of...

Fri, 08/16/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Director of Facilities Services Jay Phillips issued the following statements regarding the death of employee Tim Thomasson.   Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire university community,

Thu, 08/15/2013 —  As modern electronic devices get ever smaller, the age of silicon transistors is going by the wayside. Tomorrow’s electronics — such as photovoltaic panels, transparent conductors, capacitors, transistors and photodetectors — are likely...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Conventional wisdom says experienced teachers are often the best teachers, right? But KU researcher Shane Lopez says it might not be that simple. According to Lopez, K-12 teachers with less than one year of experience are the most engaged teachers at work, at 35.1 percent, based on survey data. Engagement falls precipitously to 30.9 percent for teachers with one to three years of experience, and it falls further to 27.9 percent for educators with three to five years of experience. Engagement improves slightly for teachers with five to 10 years of experience (30.8 percent) and again for those teaching more than 10 years (31.8) but is still significantly

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The University of Kansas Homecoming Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Colorful floats depicting this year’s theme, “Jayhawks Around the World,” will travel north down Massachusetts,...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students, faculty, staff and community members will develop a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, its effects on the region and its continued relevance in the 21st century through several opportunities connected to the 2013-14 KU Common Book, “The Worst Hard Time.” The Common Book program is coordinated by the KU Office of First-Year Experience. All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive a copy of “The Worst Hard Time” during orientation, and new students will participate in discussion groups across campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan will participate in a pair of

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre opens its doors to new talent this month to kick off the 2013-2014 season. Auditions for fall productions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that Galileo’s Pavilion, a sustainable classroom building designed and built by the Department of Architecture’s Studio 804, has earned an LEED Platinum designation. The building...

Wed, 08/14/2013 — University of Kansas researchers have selected five states to implement a five-year, $24.5 million K-eighth grade national education initiative called SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Center funded by U.S. Department...

Wed, 08/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series welcomes Robert Steven Kaplan to present “What You’re Really Meant to Do,” a talk on leadership and professional development. The lecture is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.


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