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Fri, 08/07/2015 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Ken Irby, a longtime English professor and poet who died July 30 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 79. “I join the University of Kansas community in mourning the death of one of our...

Thu, 08/06/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced its first Beckman Scholars in a program designed to encourage undergraduate research. The 2015 scholars, Michael Cory,  Wichita, and Aidan Dmitriev, Lawrence, will take part in a 15-month program designed...

Wed, 08/05/2015 — We’ve all been there. Occasionally, in the midst of a conversation, our mind flashes blank, and it’s impossible to conjure the word for a thing, place or person. We’ll gesture with our hands and feel like we’re on the verge of remembering.

Wed, 08/05/2015 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will launch four certificate programs this fall to complement the current programs in business, global and international studies, and environmental assessment. The Edwards Campus is offering these programs to address businesses’ trending interests in certificates and the benefits they offer. “Investing in key employees by supporting their participation in a career-specific certificate program pays for itself through increased capability and loyalty,” said Robert Campbell, partner at Propio. “I have found that these employees tend to be much more engaged and productive in the workplace." Businesses and

Wed, 08/05/2015 — The publisher Rowland & Littlefield has released "Leading With Aesthetics: The Transformational Leadership of Charles M. Vest at MIT" by Mahesh Daas, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The book illuminates the...

Tue, 08/04/2015 — As students begin returning to classrooms across the country this month, teachers will turn their attention to lesson plans and tests while parents, administrators and community members hope for a successful school year. Researchers at the...

Tue, 08/04/2015 — There might be patches of smoke around the University of Kansas campus during the next nine days, but there’s no need to worry. The City of Lawrence will be smoke-testing sewer lines — a process that involves forcing smoke into the lines to...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas communication studies professor can discuss trends in presidential primary debates and provide commentary on how candidates perform. The first primary debate of the 2016 presidential race will be Thursday, Aug. 6, in Cleveland. The 90-minute debate, airing on Fox News, will feature the top 10 Republican candidates. “This debate is going to be a media spectacle more than an exchange of arguments and ideas,” said Robert Rowland, who has written about presidential debates and the rhetoric of presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. In 2013, Rowland published the article “The First 2012 Presidential Campaign Debate: The Decline of

Mon, 08/03/2015 — A University of Kansas graduate training program that supports national efforts to cross-train chemists and biologists at the intersection of their disciplines has received federal funding to continue its mission for five more years. The...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network will host a donation drive for its annual benefit sale from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza in Topeka. Folks can bring their donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — KU Professional & Continuing Education (KUPCE) is offering a pair of August professional training programs at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The programs will address needs emphasized during recent collaborations between university and...

Fri, 07/31/2015 — Seven University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or teaching English abroad for 2015-16. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Water users from across the state will focus on the management and future of the state’s water resources at the summer meeting of the Kansas Water Congress, which will be Aug. 6-7 at the University of Kansas. The Kansas Water Congress is a...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Researchers at the St. Louis Federal Reserve issued a report this week suggesting that millennials might be better off postponing home ownership by 10 years or more. The advice is counter to traditional wisdom that buying a home is a sound...

Thu, 07/30/2015 — Name: Angela Gere Title: Administrative assistant senior, Undergraduate Biology Program What that means: Gere serves as the receptionist, with duties including managing the front office, distributing keys, and managing the mail and copy jobs. Gere has helped with three student-centered events: Career Night, the Honors Symposium and the Graduation Recognition Ceremony.  Notable: For Career Night, Gere contacted alumni board members for business contacts. She then invited those businesses and educated them about the opportunities that Career Night offered as well as benefits to the students. The result was a twofold increase in the number of companies represented

Thu, 07/30/2015 —  University of Kansas researchers have developed a web-based tool that will help child welfare agencies across the country meet periodic federal case level reviews and collect other qualitative data that will help improve services to children...

Wed, 07/29/2015 — PatientsVoices, a startup company located in the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, started with a question: How can we improve the patient experience in hospitals across the nation? That...

Wed, 07/29/2015 —  For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. This radical altering of nature makes it tough for scientists to analyze the continent’s life-sustaining carbon cycle — the biological,...

Tue, 07/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – August marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an event that marked the end of World War II and is the only use of nuclear weapons in history. The University of Kansas has experts who can speak to the bombings and are experts on wartime Japan’s culture. Michael Baskett, associate professor of film and media studies, specializes in Japanese film, has studied Japanese wartime cinema and is currently working on a book about Japanese film during the Cold War. He is author of “The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan.”    Histories of Japanese cinema during the imperial era have typically focused

Tue, 07/28/2015 — Kansas early childhood advocates and the communities they serve have a new website and online toolkit to help improve the lives of the state’s youngest residents. The Kansas Initiative for Developmental Ongoing Screening (KIDOS) provides...


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