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Thu, 04/02/2015 — A piece of artwork that resembles the double helix of a DNA strand will adorn a prominent spot in the new engineering facility at the University of Kansas when it opens this fall. The piece, known as "Structural Evolution," was selected as the...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Ngoh, a doctoral candidate in English, and Rebecca Stakun, a doctoral candidate in Slavic languages & literatures, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16. The two winners will each spend a semester in residence at the Hall Center. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to provide recipients with one intensive semester to make significant progress on their dissertations. The fellowship also seeks to expand the fellows’ experience beyond a single disciplinary focus by providing the opportunity for interaction with the Hall Center’s interdisciplinary cohort of faculty

Thu, 04/02/2015 — People in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world have modified their behaviors in recent decades, mindful of helping the environment. A University of Kansas researcher who studied opinion surveys from the World Values Survey...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — University Awards are among the most prestigious honors presented at the University of Kansas, and this week the 12 students who will be honored at KU's 143rd Commencement in May received word of their award in front of their peers. Tammara...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — A University of Kansas expert on Nigerian politics is available to discuss the results of the country's presidential election. According to international news reports, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has defeated incumbent...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Mark Donovan, president of the Kansas City Chiefs, will present “Lessons in Leadership” at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Lied Center.The event is free and open to the public as part of the J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Memorial Lecture...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — James Oakes, author of "Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. His presentation, "Rethinking Emancipation: Freedom...

Wed, 04/01/2015 —  Virtually every parent has at some point told their children to put on sunscreen before going outside. And those parents could just as likely tell you there’s no more sure-fire way to make sure a child ignores your message than to deliver a...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Joy Castro, professor of English and director of ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, will speak and give a reading Thursday, April 2, as part of the 2015 Department of English British and American Lecture. The event will...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Jennifer Laurence, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will be featured in the upcoming Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) special “Cancer in KC.” The program will air at 8 p.m. Thursday,...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Bryce Tappan, a junior in chemistry, and Jessica van Loben Sels, a junior in microbiology, have each been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award for academically gifted students in science,

Tue, 03/31/2015 — For more than a century, the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks have added spirit and music to KU football games. Next fall, the 270-member marching band will return to Memorial Stadium with yet another crowd-pleaser in store — new...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — The native prairies of Kansas are fertile ground for discovery. Soon, a new University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor will use his expertise in ecology and microbiology to release secrets hidden within the soil and plants of the...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — At the end of 2014, Facebook reported 1.39 billion monthly active users. In the meantime, 500 million tweets were sent each day on Twitter. Indeed, social networks have come to dominate aspects of our lives. But all our social sharing comes...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — An expert in recent U.S. history will join the University of Kansas as a new Foundation Distinguished Professor. Beth Bailey, who specializes in the history of relations between the U.S. military and American society as well as the history of...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — Jimmy LaSalvia, Dole Institute of Politics Fellow at the University of Kansas, political strategist, commentator and author, is available to speak with media about Indiana’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its political...

Tue, 03/31/2015 —  Researchers at KU Edwards Campus are crunching numbers and conducting focus groups with assistance from Johnson County Library staff to measure the county’s return on every dollar invested in its library system. The nine-month study,...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — A world-class demographer whose work illuminates how migration has an effect on human health will join the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor. Victor Agadjanian, who has been an E.E. Guillot International...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — An expert in the migration and settlement of the Americas will return to the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor.  Dennis O’Rourke, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, is considered one of the...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — As Mark Burnett's new NBC mini-series, "A.D. The Bible Continues," premieres on Easter Sunday, creators have hinted how it would depict persecution of early Christians at the hands of the Roman Empire. A University of Kansas researcher who...


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