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Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions planned for the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University-Olathe. The Kansas...

Greg Thomas, left, and Kirk McClure
Fri, 02/01/2013 — The work of two School of Architecture, Design and Planning faculty members was recognized recently when they received the School’s first-ever Research Impact Awards.  “Even in a relatively small school like ours we felt we could do a much...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Ninety-eight students from the University of Kansas spent part of their winter breaks volunteering across the nation. KU’s student-run Alternative Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that provide opportunities for students to...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Christianity was their own faith, but for some white slave owners, religion also served as a way to maintain order among their slaves. “Most Black Israelites who believe that Jesus and the ancient Israelites were black have actually been...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Cerrado region
Wed, 01/30/2013 —  Remote-sensing techniques first honed to track agricultural production and land-cover changes in America’s heartland now are enabling scientists and policymakers to grasp ecological degradation under way in the Cerrado, the second-largest...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — The University Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2013 University Awards. The Class of 2013 University Awards, formerly known as the Chancellor’s Student Awards, are among the most prestigious awards presented at...

Wed, 01/30/2013 — YODER – Michael Kaste, special agent in charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City division, congratulated 58 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 221st basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Sept. 24, 2012, and graduated Jan. 18, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion

Tue, 01/29/2013 — The Center for Design Research building on KU’s West Campus has earned a LEED Platinum Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project was designed and built by School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Studio 804 and dedicated...

Tue, 01/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax services for those who qualify from Feb. 13 through April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents making less than $51,000 per year and not itemizing deductions. Last year, students prepared about 250 federal and state tax returns. Law student Michael Keenan is coordinating this year’s program, with about 30 other law and business students helping to prepare returns. “VITA benefits both the community and the university. Community members are able to receive free income tax assistance to

Proclamation
Tue, 01/29/2013 — January 2013 has been proclaimed by Gov. Sam Brownback to be Certified Public Manager Recognition Month in the state of Kansas. Representatives of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program received this commendation from the governor earlier...

Tue, 01/29/2013 —  In the field of athletic training, there has been talk for several years that new graduates are not ready for the work force. A University of Kansas professor has conducted studies showing that both employers and recent graduates partially...

Mon, 01/28/2013 — More than 100 companies and representatives will be on hand at the 2013 University Career Fair, which will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Kansas Union. Students from all majors and academic levels are encouraged to attend and learn more...

Mon, 01/28/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business has maintained both the business school and the accounting accreditations by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dean Neeli Bendapudi said the dual AACSB...

Mon, 01/28/2013 — The third and final candidate for vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer session at the Overland Park campus. David Cook, an associate professor in the KU...

Fri, 01/25/2013 —   LAWRENCE – The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, as the new Service Learning Faculty Fellow. As Faculty Fellow, Criss will serve a two-year term and work with the CCSR staff and the CCSR Faculty Advisory Board on programming and new initiatives. The Service Learning Faculty Fellows program specifies three goals: to support Faculty Fellows in their own professional growth; to make the service learning knowledge and expertise that Faculty Fellows possess available to all KU faculty members; and to broaden the understanding of service learning

Fri, 01/25/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research has selected Professor Holly Storkel to serve as the initial Faculty Fellow starting this semester. This position will work with the Center staff to develop initiatives to support faculty involved with...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — A collection of breakthrough discoveries that provide new details on changes in the Earth’s climate from more than 100,000 years ago — made possible in part by a team of researchers from the University of Kansas — is featured in the most...

Thu, 01/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Gov. Sam Brownback and the University of Kansas will host the Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the Kansas Union. The two-day conference will examine existing research on slavery and human trafficking and identify gaps in educational and research programs that could be best filled in Kansas. The conference will culminate in research, legal advocacy and graduate education initiatives to be developed by KU and regional partners. “Governor Brownback has called on Kansas to become a national leader in research on slavery and human trafficking,” said Hannah Britton, associate professor of political science and women,


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