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Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 2, in the House Chamber at the Capitol. The 75 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. They participated in classes in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Hays. Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Command School. They completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online work, and they will be included in

Robert Sorem with students and Jayhawk Motorsports car
Thu, 12/01/2016 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored a mechanical engineering professor who is driven to keep students on track to graduate and the Jayhawk Motorsports team running. Associate Professor Robert Sorem received the 2016 H.O.P.E. Award.

Thu, 12/01/2016 — The Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children has announced that Kathleen Lane, University of Kansas professor of special education, is the 2017 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Ashlie Koehn, a University of Kansas graduate, is among 129 men and women named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, which provide for a year of graduate study in China. The scholarship provides funds for one year at Tsinghua University...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — both second-year law students at KU — defeated the University of Oklahoma to capture the title during the regional competition Nov. 18-19 at Washburn University School of Law. They also won the award for best petitioner brief. Billam and...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Santa Claus can fit a lot more than toy trains and dolls in his sleigh, and University of Kansas professors have published a number of recent books and other works that would make excellent holidays gifts. Here are 10 suggestions. One book that...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in sport management will provide students at the University of Kansas with a core set of skills, including literacy in sport marketing, sport finance, personnel management and the sociological aspects of sport. It is designed for students with an interest in the theory of the sporting context as well as students who will use principles of the sport field in their anticipated profession. The sport management minor was developed in response to student interest. “Sport is an extremely popular context and area of study, both here at KU and off campus,” said Jordan Bass, associate chair for the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences. “

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Universities across the country are addressing questions about the status of students who are undocumented and those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Last week, more than 400 college and university...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center has completed a three-part LED lighting project as a way to conserve energy. Thanks to the new initiative, KU students working out at Ambler are burning calories under much more efficient lighting. The three-part project included the replacement of a total of 181 lamps with more efficient LED bulbs. Replacements included metal halide fixtures above the lobby and main exercise floor, pendant lamps above the walking track, and large metal halide fixtures above the racquetball courts. The upgrades reduced the individual fixture wattage from 250 watts to 60 watts, 84 watts to 11 watts, and 400 watts to 120 watts,

Wed, 11/30/2016 — The first major exhibition at the newly renovated Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas brings cutting-edge art from across Asia to the Midwest. Drawing on science, myth, nature and more for inspiration, some artists represented in...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — After the death of Fidel Castro, it's still unclear if U.S. political and economic relations with Cuba will continue to improve, said a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a study-abroad program to the Caribbean island. Bob Augelli,...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — Imagine this engineering headache: Using a wireless transmitter, you need to send 40 megabytes of data every single second (about the same amount of data as 10 YouTube videos streaming at the same time) over a distance of 100 miles. To...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate to the public despite practices of human rights violations and clamping down on dissent, according to a new study by a University of Kansas expert on international relations. "Those governments have been fairly effective in mobilizing public support through discourse that has shaped the public's understanding of what it means to have a legitimate government," said Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor of political science. "They've persuaded the public that their ideas of legitimacy were informed by the countries' histories and traditions

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A University of Kansas public health scholar is available to discuss issues surrounding the nationwide public housing smoking ban. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday the rule will go into effect early next...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A prominent group of political strategists, journalists and pollsters will explore the 2016 election results at the Dole Institute of Politics’ nationally recognized Post-Election Conference. The event is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday,...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Kansas with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 150 colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 51 new and...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — Considered the first science fiction play, “Rossum’s Universal Robots” (“R.U.R.”) explores themes that are now staples of robot science fiction such as freedom, love, destruction and what advanced technology might mean for humanity at...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — Sabrina Shafique, a graduate student in the University of Kansas Department of Architecture, was recently awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The $20,000 grant will support her...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — It's common for media and academics to cite the statistic that China's one-child policy has led to anywhere from 30 million to 60 million "missing girls" that has created a gender imbalance in the world's most populous nation. But a University...

Tue, 11/29/2016 —  A University of Kansas professor has participated in the founding of a new, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people be creative while developing new business ventures, creating new technologies, creating art, revitalizing...


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