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Tue, 01/24/2012 — As one nation after another rose up against its government during last year’s Arab Spring, there were plenty of media accounts of the revolutionaries using social media and the Internet. However, there was not analysis of how Internet...

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Melanie Wilson More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Melanie Wilson, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with the media about Fourth Amendment issues in light of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Jones. The high court ruled unanimously that police conduct a search when they attach a GPS device to the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents has approved the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ request to begin a doctoral program starting in fall 2012, making it the first mass communications doctoral program in the state of Kansas. The new program will focus on media and society,

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Cynthia Bauerly More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The former chair of the Federal Election Commission will speak at the University of Kansas School of Law about “Campaign Finance Challenges in the Age of the Super PAC.” Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will discuss recent court challenges and pending issues related to federal campaign finance laws at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – Lawmakers, University of Kansas faculty and a veteran journalist will take part in a public panel discussion focused on top issues in the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature. The panelists will offer insight into major topics including redistricting, school finance and tax policy. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more during a

Fri, 01/20/2012 — LAWRENCE – Another state has joined a collaborative effort to develop a new assessment for determining students' career readiness, the Center for Education Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas announced today. Colorado will be part of the Career Pathways Assessment System, known as cPass. The tool will use computer-based tests with innovative item types and performance assessments to help students and states compete in an ever-changing global economy and ensure a capable and effective workforce. "It is with great excitement that the state of Colorado announces its partnership with the Career Pathways Collaborative for the development

Fri, 01/20/2012 — LAWRENCE – Filmmaker Carl Deal will speak at The Commons on Jan. 29 as a part of the Urban Palimpsest Destruction and Renewal Film Festival, which features his 2008 documentary, "Trouble the Water." An Academy Award nominee for best documentary, "Trouble the Water" follows the story of residents of the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the district. It includes hand-held film footage of the storm, images of the aftermath, and interviews with residents as they struggle to recover and rebuild. "Trouble the Water" draws attention to issues of race and class and the relationship of a government to its citizens in the weeks, months and years

Thu, 01/19/2012 — Hundreds of middle school students will converge on the University of Kansas campus this week to showcase their versions of small-scale, environmentally friendly towns of tomorrow and compete for a trip to Washington, D.C. The Great Plains...

Thu, 01/19/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax services for those who qualify from Feb. 13 through April 16. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents making less than $49,000 per year and not itemizing deductions. Last year, students prepared about 400 federal

Wed, 01/18/2012 — Rajiv Kulkarni More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – A seasoned professional with successful experience in private business, state government and higher education will join the University of Kansas Feb. 1 as the new director of its bicampus Center for Technology Commercialization (KUCTC). It is a key hire for KU as it seeks to translate more faculty research into

Wed, 01/18/2012 — There’s no room left at the inn. Or in this case, the incubator. Global drug discovery company Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has signed a lease with the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at...

Wed, 01/18/2012 — The University Community Forum presents “A Dialogue on Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education” with Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Perko, a former University of Kansas ...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — In Kansas, the average child welfare professional stays in the field for two years, while the average supervisor only stays three years. Researchers at the University of Kansas are working to find out why turnover is so prevalent in what can be...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little of the University of Kansas will deliver a keynote presentation Thursday at the sixth annual University Startups Conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference is organized by the National Council of...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — Stephen J. Ware More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court cited the work of a University of Kansas School of Law professor in an opinion released last week that reaffirms the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate disputes, rather than take them to court. KU law professor Stephen J. Ware’s article, “Arbitration and Unconscionability after Doctor’s Associates Inc. v.

Thu, 01/12/2012 —  The University of Kansas has made progress in developing a new generation of assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The $22 million grant, the largest in KU history, was given to the Center for Educational...

Thu, 01/12/2012 — Researchers from the University of Kansas are building a smaller, cheaper and more flexible fiber-laser microscope that could revolutionize biomedical and clinical work. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy already is a proven and...

Wed, 01/11/2012 — When Casey Anthony was tried for the death of her daughter last year and when Susan Smith was convicted of drowning her children in the mid-‘90s, media told similar stories of women out of control, even though the cases varied widely....

Wed, 01/11/2012 — Benjamin E. Mays is often remembered as Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor, yet many historians have overlooked Mays’ legacy as an educator and theologian in the Civil Rights Era. Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies at the...

Wed, 01/11/2012 — More Information The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at KU LAWRENCE – The Bioscience and Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) is set to launch the BTBC Entrepreneur Education Series, a series of Friday workshops for entrepreneurs and those considering starting their own companies, starting Jan. 20. Presentations will be given by highly successful, entrepreneurially minded


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