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Thu, 11/08/2012 — Internationally renowned street photographer and University of Kansas alumnus Gary Mark Smith will speak next week about his career shooting photos of the poetry of everyday life in nearly 70 countries. He will present "Gary Mark Smith, Gonzo...

Wed, 11/07/2012 — Shortly after 9/11 the world trading community came together with the goal of using international trade to help fight terrorism by reducing poverty. A University of Kansas law professor has published a series of articles stating that, despite...

Wed, 11/07/2012 — Science journalist and television producer Bill Lattanzi will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2012-2013 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He is in residence at the Hall Center through Dec. 15. The...

Wed, 11/07/2012 — Offices across the University of Kansas have planned events in observance of International Education Week for the week of Nov. 12- 16. Initiated in 2000 by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week is dedicated to...

Tue, 11/06/2012 — Three new department chairs are now on the job at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Theodore Bergman in mechanical engineering and Zhi Jian "Z.J." Wang in aerospace engineering began as chairs of their respective departments at...

Tue, 11/06/2012 — A team of researchers with the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas will soon have better ways to monitor and predict the impact of climate change on polar ice sheets. Rick Hale, associate professor of...

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Tue, 11/06/2012 — Bob DeYoung More Information School of Business     LAWRENCE – It's often said there are no secrets in a small town. But if the "everyone knows everyone" aspect of small towns has its drawbacks, it may also have a clear upside: well-informed financial transactions. According to new research by University of Kansas School of Business professor Bob DeYoung, small business loans originated by rural banks default much less frequently than loans originated by urban banks. More specifically, default rates are lowest for the most rural banks, in the most rural communities, and for banks that are located nearest to their

Mon, 11/05/2012 — Stephen Greenblatt, author of "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," a Pulitzer Prize-winning intellectual history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Swerve: How the World...

Mon, 11/05/2012 — The University of Kansas Theatre will stage the popular musical "Into the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15-17 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The play features a book by James Lapine and...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Julia Barnard, a May 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas, has advanced in the competition for one of 32 prestigious Rhodes scholarships awarded annually for graduate study at Oxford University in England. She will join other regional...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Stanford University, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Hall Center Conference Hall. His lecture, "Is the Ivory...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — The 2007 burst of the housing bubble triggered the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, resulting in billion dollar losses in home value and record numbers of foreclosures. Alex Schwartz, professor of urban policy at The New School, New York...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Cal Butcher is joining the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications as the Lacy C. Haynes Visiting Professor. Butcher also will direct the new Media Crossroads venture in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. He...

Thu, 11/01/2012 — Students and faculty from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications have created a website on post-traumatic stress (PTS). The website, Common Ground, is a resource for reporters covering the military and for the...

Thu, 11/01/2012 — Fifteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Brent Steele, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Wed, 10/31/2012 — Though it may sound like science fiction, the day is coming when a TV's pixels are light-emitting yeast organisms, or antibodies can be designed from scratch to seek out and kill cancer cells while ...

Wed, 10/31/2012 — Delta Epsilon Iota, a career-focused honor society at the University of Kansas, will have its annual professional clothing drive in the month of November to benefit KU students in need of professional attire. All professional clothing donations...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 22nd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Oct. 27 in Memorial Stadium. The 2012 Ex.C.E.L. award winners are...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — The 100th Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Oct. 27 after a week of celebration that included daily events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — When it comes to developing plans for improving technology in schools, it's a lot like buying uniforms for the band: One size will not fit all. Researchers at the University of Kansas have secured a $2.5 million grant to address the...


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