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Fri, 06/20/2014 — More than 340 students were awarded degrees from the University of Kansas School of Engineering at the school’s recognition ceremony for graduates May 17 at Allen Fieldhouse. Nearly 280 undergraduate students and more than 70 graduate students...

Thu, 06/19/2014 —  Think how people everywhere would marvel at the discovery of a continent lost beneath the sea, one that just a few thousand years ago played home to human civilizations that history has entirely missed. “The public would clamor for every...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — The new Academic Accelerator Program at the University of Kansas will provide first-year international students a mix of academic and cultural courses to assist in their transition to the KU and Lawrence community. To lead the development of the...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — Twelve University of Kansas faculty members have been named senior administrative fellows for 2014-2015.   Fellows are selected annually from nominations and applications submitted during the spring semester from across campus. Fellows learn...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, has been elected the program director of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)...

Thu, 06/19/2014 — KU Surplus, along with Student Housing at the University of Kansas and a number of community partners, collected leftover food and hundreds of unwanted items, from futons to fish tanks, during the student move out rush last month. Facilities...

Thu, 06/19/2014 —  University of Kansas School of Law experts in Indian law and trademark law are available to discuss today’s U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ruling that cancels the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s...

Wed, 06/18/2014 — Two prominent and successful University of Kansas research centers with complementary missions are about to join forces. The Center for Research on Learning (CRL) will become part of the Life Span Institute (LSI) on July 1. As one of 13 centers...

Wed, 06/18/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ranks 19th among all schools of pharmacy in percentage of students accepted to post-graduation residency positions in 2014, according to a report from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists....

Tue, 06/17/2014 — A University of Kansas scientist has launched a new startup company designed to tackle the most complicated protein production for academic and industrial clients. KU biochemist Philip Gao has founded KanPro Research Inc., a contract research...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — Last fall Department of Architecture lecturer Josh Shelton, who teaches a graduate-level architectural design studio, made a presentation on urban master plans at an American Institute of Architects conference.   In the audience was Alan Holt,...

Tue, 06/17/2014 —  With the help of the RedTire program, an alumnus was recently able to find a buyer for his publishing and newspaper business and pass on his legacy to a young couple passionate about journalism. When Kansas Publishing Ventures publisher...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — As members of the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, last week besieged Mosul, Iraq, and on Monday the northern city of Tal Afar, the conflict threw the country into chaos. Several University of Kansas faculty members are...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has developed a survey instrument that cities across the nation can use to determine how to get more women involved in civic leadership and what challenges are in the way of women taking such positions. Barbara...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — What started as a University of Kansas Center for Design Research request to use the design of a vehicle as the basis of a project called the WellCar has resulted in a donation of the real thing — a Ford Transit Connect van.   Ford recently...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced its Employees of the Month for May 2014. They are as follows: Name: Ed Kiernan Start date: May 18, 1994 Title: General maintenance worker What that means: Ed Kiernan, who began his career in...

Tue, 06/17/2014 — Seventy years after she finished her final map as a student at the University of Kansas’ geology field camp in Colorado, Mazzie Lane Steger returned to dedicate new facilities that will triple the camp’s capacity to house women and will...

Mon, 06/16/2014 — Critics have decried the use of utilitarianism to justify major American policy changes, like the Affordable Care Act and raising the minimum wage, instead arguing both fail the "do no harm" test. But a University of Kansas researcher who...

Thu, 06/12/2014 — The winners of this year's John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction have been announced by Christopher McKitterick, director of the Gunn Center...

Thu, 06/12/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has named an alumnus who is a nationally recognized public administrator as the new director of its School of Public Affairs and Administration. Reggie Robinson, who has held numerous leadership and advisory posts at the state and federal level, was selected to lead the top-ranked school after a nationwide search. As director, Robinson will return to the institution where he earned his law degree in 1987. “I’m pleased to appoint an experienced administrator and dedicated public servant,” said Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “Reggie captivated those he met with his strategic view and knowledge of


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Doug Ward was touring Lewis Hall with his son, incoming freshman Ethan, when he noticed the new residence halls under construction. The halls will open in fall 2015. Ward, who also is an associate professor of journalism, says, “Most of us spend our time in a relatively small section of the university. I like seeing what’s going on in places I can’t get to." What modern feature could you not live without in your residence hall? Tags: KU William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications #exploreKU #ResidenceHalls #MoveIn #Freshman #College #Construction

Inside KU: Military language training, bullying, arthritis and KU's Panorama "Inside KU" explains how a Department of Defense grant is helping to provide real-world language training to military personnel soon to be deployed around the world. Learn more about KU Graduate Military Programs at (http://bit.ly/1rZHgAh). Also: KU researchers are working with Kansas schools to develop policies to stop bullying (See http://bit.ly/1jvhpxL). Bioengineering students at KU work on a potential treatment for arthritis (See KU-BERC at http://bit.ly/W1zAR5). The historic Panorama in KU's Natural History Museum is being expertly preserved (See http://bit.ly/1mPqJNd). The Time Warner Cable Sports Network's "Inside KU" is hosted by Jeannie Hodes.


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