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Tue, 06/19/2012 — University of Kansas Provost Jeffrey Vitter has appointed faculty members Jeff Aubé, medicinal chemistry, Ann Cudd, philosophy, and Maryemma Graham, English, as University Distinguished Professors . Their appointments are effective with...

Mon, 06/18/2012 —  The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas has announced the inauguration of the Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations. The center, based in Stauffer-Flint...

Mon, 06/18/2012 — Children who own a savings account early in life are much more likely to have greater financial assets and positive financial habits when they grow older than those who don't. A University of Kansas professor has authored an article urging...

Fri, 06/15/2012 — A Latino literature expert at the University of Kansas is available to respond to today's news that the Obama administration will block deportations of some young immigrants. Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor of English and ...

Fri, 06/15/2012 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, is accepting donations of gently used vinyl records, CDs, audio equipment, musical instruments and DVDs for For Your Ears Only,...

Tue, 06/12/2012 — A group of University of Kansas School of Music students will return to Lawrence's sister city, Eutin, Germany, to continue the successful music exchange developed between the two cities. Thirty-three students — instrumentalists and...

Tue, 06/12/2012 — From left are Kim Scherman, Eudora, KU senior in English and journalism and mass communications; Katie Fankhauser, Topeka, KU junior in environmental studies; and Allyson Prue, Lawrence, a Haskell Indian Nations University junior in environmental science, work at KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden. More Information Tour information on Facebook Kansas Biological Survey

Tue, 06/12/2012 — Five University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's West Campus. Brian Platt, of Wayne, N.J., who graduated in May with a doctorate in geology, was presented the Lee C. and...

Mon, 06/11/2012 — More Information KU Center for Design Research LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research on distracted driving and wireless automobile technology will get top billing at a major mobile technology convention this week. Greg Thomas, professor of design and director of the KU Center for Design Research, will deliver a keynote address June 13 at the Connected World Conference, a three-day

Fri, 06/08/2012 — Smartphone, tablet, e-reader: All of them are technological innovations that are useful, attractive and fun. But are they also harmful? New research has begun to show the costs of our "wired" society and the incompatibility between our brains...

Fri, 06/08/2012 — A University of Kansas-developed program that matches teachers with coaches to improve education is making an "unmistakable impact," as is the new book that makes instructional coaching available to entire schools. Jim Knight, director of the...

Fri, 06/08/2012 — The world's largest society of sedimentary geologists has given its highest honor to an emeritus distinguished professor at the University of Kansas. The 3,500-member Society of Sedimentary Geology has awarded Paul Enos of Lawrence the...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — Visualize trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle where each individual piece keeps changing shape. If that sounds like an impossible task, imagine the vexing job scientists have faced in computer modeling of interactions between tens of thousands of...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — A $1.7 million estate gift from two late Topeka psychiatrists has established a study abroad scholarship for University of Kansas students to study in Germany. The Drs. Dean T. and Elisabeth Collins Scholarship will annually provide full support...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — Deputy Technology Officer Jeff Perry at University of Kansas Information Technology has been named a 2012 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award winner. The award, presented by IDG's InfoWorld, an international technology publication, recognizes...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries holds a large amount of items both by and about world-renowned science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died June 6 at the age of 91. Library staff and faculty members are available to speak with media working on...

Wed, 06/06/2012 — James Gunn John Tibbetts More Information The J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction KPR Presents: Ray Bradbury LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas faculty members are available to discuss their acquaintance and correspondence with famed author Ray Bradbury, who died today at age 91 after a long

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Sixteen high school students from across the state of Kansas are getting a taste of law school and careers in the legal profession this week during the third annual Journey to J.D. at the University of Kansas School of Law. The camp is designed to support, mentor and encourage diverse students entering their junior year of high school to attend

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information KU School of Public Affairs & Administration LAWRENCE – A graduate student who earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas this May has been named a 2012 Presidential Management Fellow. Fewer than 1 percent of applicants are selected to take part in this prestigious program that matches outstanding graduate students with federal leadership

Wed, 06/06/2012 — A small group of high school educators from northeast Kansas will be at the University of Kansas School of Engineering in June for a hands-on introduction to the world of cutting-edge app development and programming for Android tablets. The...


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