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Tue, 05/02/2017 — To answer questions about pollinators, prairie restoration, aquatic ecology or Earth’s ecosystems, scientists have to get into the field. Every field researcher begins as a student, and at KU, the Kansas Biological Survey provides annual...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence communities are invited to attend the 2017 MV Transportation Scholarship Project presentation by Master of Urban Planning graduate student Nikhila Gunda from 4-5 p.m. today, May 2, at the KU Commons in...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 4 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding, marking the 22nd consecutive year the school has been in the top 10. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $16 million in NIH...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — National groups estimate that around 20 states are still spending less per public school student than they did in 2008 prior to the Great Recession. A University of Kansas researcher has received a grant to examine the relationship between...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Vice Provost Mary Lee Hummert will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — Six University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2017-18. Notably, KU has two additional students with pending status as alternate Fulbright recipients. The...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — It is not uncommon for aspiring educators to student-teach or work with a veteran teacher before taking the lead in a classroom. A program at the University of Kansas has taken undergraduate students across an ocean, placed them in a classroom...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are invited to a celebration of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on May 4 at the Lied Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with barbecue and ice cream outside the Lied Center, followed by a 7 p.

Mon, 05/01/2017 — Across the country, classrooms are making the transition to blended learning models. Typically, students work together, with devices, with a teacher and seek information from a number of educational resources. Recently, researchers at the...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — We're fickle creatures. At least if we can remember to be, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher of marketing and consumer behavior. "People with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — For most of its 40-year history, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology at the University of Kansas has worked with Mennonite communities in the Midwest to better understand their evolutionary history dating back to the Protestant Reformation.

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The University of Kansas has launched Experts at KU, an online faculty expertise search portal that will help internal and external users find research collaborators on the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. On the Experts at KU website,...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year. Jonathan Lamb, Antje Ziethen, Catherine Batza, Ari Linden and Crispin Williams were selected as Research Fellows, and Patricia Manning was awarded the Hall Center’s Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Doctoral candidates Alyse Bensel and Rachel Schwaller received the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 96 Kansas counties, 48 states and territories, and 51 countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is history doctoral candidate Alana Holland, for her essay titled “Not Our Nation: Public...

Fri, 04/28/2017 — Prasad Kulkarni, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been named the first recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship. The honor,...

Fri, 04/28/2017 — Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, will make a public presentation Tuesday, May 2, as a candidate for dean for the University of Kansas School of Business. He is the last of three candidates for the...

Fri, 04/28/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 10th annual summer Strategies Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators on June 2.  This year’s conference, Teaching in a New Era, will focus on the needs of today’s...

Thu, 04/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – An expert on the history of religious studies will examine the origin of secularity with its ideas of scientific rationality, free individual inquiry, democracy and rule of law. Tomoko Masuzawa, professor of history and comparative literature at the University of Michigan, will give a talk, "Church, State and the University: Some Nineteenth Century Quarrels about Religion and the Academy" at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Memorial Union. The event is part of the annual Friends of the Department of Religious Studies Speaker Series. "'Religion' is a term that we encounter every day in personal conversations, the news and the law,

Thu, 04/27/2017 —  President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that instead of terminating NAFTA as he had previously threatened, the agreement could stay and that a renegotiation process would begin immediately. The landmark free-trade agreement among the United...


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