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Wed, 10/09/2013 — Jo Hardesty, director of Legal Services for Students, was awarded the Elizabeth Berg Streeter Award at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Student Legal Services Section Annual Conference this summer in Las Vegas. The Elizabeth...

Wed, 10/09/2013 — David Azerrad, research fellow and associate director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation, will present “The Contested American Dream: Reflections on Opportunity, Prosperity and Income...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, but three of them call the Kansas City area home. The University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at three universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Wednesday, Oct. 30, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 32nd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Tue, 10/08/2013 — WHO: Alice Bean, professor of physics and astronomy, 785-842-4117 (mobile phone), abean@ku.edu WHAT: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of the United Kingdom to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. Alice Bean and a University of Kansas research team played a significant role in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson, through their work at the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. WHEN

Tue, 10/08/2013 — When the United States was in its infancy and the Articles of Confederation — a precursor to the Constitution — were drafted, the founding fathers likely had no idea how that might contribute to the polarized nation we live in today....

Mon, 10/07/2013 — While some children who enter foster care have experienced some form of trauma, there currently is not a system for caregivers to identify such trauma and determine how to help them. University of Kansas researchers have won a $2.5 million...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013. Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — The 101st Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Oct. 5 after a week that included events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their participation in events...

Sat, 10/05/2013 — The Accessibility Executive Advisory Council at the University of Kansas will host its first-ever public forum on accessibility and disability issues Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Kansas Union. The forum, which will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in...

Sat, 10/05/2013 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 23rd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas Tech homecoming football game Oct. 5 in Memorial Stadium. The 2013 ExCEL award winners are Bryne...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Manmade chemicals are everywhere: in the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and nearly everything we use in daily life. Many of those chemicals, however, are derived from dwindling fossil-based sources and through processes that can be harmful to the environment. That could soon change. Researchers at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) at the University of Kansas recently received a four-year, $4.4 million federal grant as part of the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis program. It is one of only four such awards made this year by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. “

Fri, 10/04/2013 — Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover will deliver the 13th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures on Monday, Oct. 7, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Ciechanover, who earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004, will speak about...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — University of Kansas alumni Scott Coons, of Lawrence; and Brad Korell, of Austin, Texas, were elected trustees of KU Endowment at today’s annual meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees. Scott Coons earned a bachelor’s degree in...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — The Arc Tap, a faucet designed by University of Kansas student Leslie Montes, Houston, is among the finalists for an international design competition, the James Dyson Award. The contest is intended to inspire college students studying industrial...

Thu, 10/03/2013 —  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will honor one of its 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni in a reception and panel discussion at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics. Gen. Charles G. Boyd, a combat pilot in Vietnam, was shot...

Thu, 10/03/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to honor Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, as the 2013 Dole Leadership Prize recipient. Mandela’s great-grandson, Luvuyo Mandela, will accept the...

Thu, 10/03/2013 — Stumbling over "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"? Tongue-tied over "The Tempest"?  Think of a Shakespearean verse like a 400-year-old rap, suggests KU theatre scholar Paul Meier. “You don’t have to speed through it, but you wouldn’t recite...

Wed, 10/02/2013 —  The first U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina will give a series of talks Oct. 9-10 at the University of Kansas as part of a series of events organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Victor Jackovich...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — Post-traumatic stress disorder is not only a struggle for those who fight in wars, but the journalists who cover them. University of Kansas journalism professor Barbara Barnett’s work in improving understanding of the condition, as well as her...


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