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Wed, 12/12/2012 — A trip to Denmark and a chance at more than $12,000 in prize money await a team of University of Kansas School of Engineering students who recently claimed a top spot at an engineering competition sponsored by a worldwide leader in advanced pump...

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Tue, 12/11/2012 — A partnership between Kansas Children's Service League, a private nonprofit social service agency, and University of Kansas researchers has shown that restorative justice helps at-risk youth reach their educational potential while reducing...

Tue, 12/11/2012 — The University of Kansas' top innovation and entrepreneurship official will now have a leading role in the move toward personalized medicine, perhaps the most high-potential field in all of health care. Julie ...

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Mon, 12/10/2012 — Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows that the disease can raise challenging emotional issues for both patients and caregivers. A gift from the Kansas Masonic Foundation will help to address those needs. The foundation has made a $1...

Fri, 12/07/2012 — Ann Cudd, a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, and associate dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture, "Justice and Freedom: A Cooperative...

Fri, 12/07/2012 — More Information Office of the Internal Audit LAWRENCE – John Curran, city auditor for Olathe, has been named the new director of the Office of Internal Audit at the University of Kansas, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced today. Curran has been Olathe's city auditor since 2006. Prior to that, he was a project manager with Sprint Nextel's internal audit department and a senior auditor

Thu, 12/06/2012 — The KU Core, the new undergraduate curriculum for all University of Kansas students, encourages students to participate in experiential learning to fulfill one of the 12 required units. In anticipation of increased interest and participation in...

Thu, 12/06/2012 —  Perhaps humanity’s greatest undertaking today is the creation of new, sustainable energy sources to replace fossil fuels. Promising, but challenging, energy solutions include biodiesel and other liquid transportation fuels that can be...

Thu, 12/06/2012 — More Information Mini College LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is taking its popular adult education retreat on the road to sunny Phoenix this February. Mini College invites all KU alumni and non-alumni alike to take part in the smartest trip you’ll ever take at its Winter Mini College on Feb. 1 and 2. Winter Mini College offers adults with a thirst for learning the opportunity to

Wed, 12/05/2012 — Learning a new skill can be stressful enough on its own. Research by a University of Kansas doctoral student has shown that learning a new skill — juggling, in this case — in an ego-driven, non-nurturing environment can elevate physiological...

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Wed, 12/05/2012 — In celebration of the lives of her children, Vergie Anderson and her husband, Mark Anderson, of Kinsley, have committed $150,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. “We wanted to do...

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Wed, 12/05/2012 — An environmental historian who studies the ways technological advancements in agriculture and industry have affected the evolution of human and nonhuman populations will become the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of United...

Tue, 12/04/2012 — To support domestic and international outreach and collaboration as part of its Bold Aspirations strategic initiative, the University of Kansas has partnered with eduroam, a secure, worldwide roaming Internet access service developed for the...

Tue, 12/04/2012 —  For high school students with emotional and behavioral problems, the stakes couldn’t be much higher: With dropout rates higher than 50 percent, members of this group who leave school before graduation often endure lives fraught with poverty,...

Mon, 12/03/2012 — LAWRENCE – Schools bring communities together. And when a community undergoes demographic and cultural changes due to immigration, nowhere is that change more evident than the local centers of education. Researchers at the University of Kansas have won a grant to study how 30 years of continuous population changes in Garden City have affected local schools and what that can teach educators throughout the nation. Jennifer Ng, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, and Don Stull, professor of anthropology, have won a

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Mon, 12/03/2012 — More Information Spencer Museum of Art LAWRENCE – Marilyn Stokstad, a renowned University of Kansas distinguished professor emerita of art history, art historian and former art museum director, has made a lead gift to create an endowed directorship at KU's Spencer Museum of Art. Her gift to KU Endowment established the Marilyn Stokstad Director, which will support and strengthen the Spencer Museum of Art's innovative programming and initiatives, including: research and travel opportunities for the director; internships for students; research and publishing projects involving students and faculty; and the engagement of

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Assets and Education Initiative LAWRENCE - Lower levels of wealth in a family may mean lower math scores for their children. New research from the University of Kansas is showing that wealth - a family's assets minus their liabilities - can predict their children's achievement in math. Terri Friedline, assistant professor of social welfare at KU, authored a report with Rainier D. Masa and Gina A.N. Chowa of

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Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Working Professional MBA program LAWRENCE – Kansas City professionals looking to advance their careers have an option tailored specifically to their needs as the University of Kansas School of Business announces its new Working Professional MBA program. The Working Professional MBA program, taught at KU's Edwards Campus in Overland Park, will be unveiled tonight at the KU men's basketball game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. "The MBA is a flagship of every excellent business school, and the retooled Working Professional MBA program solidifies that mission here at KU," said Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information National Geographic Channel LAWRENCE – John Hoopes, University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar, will be featured in a National Geographic Channel special, "Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday," premiering at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to separate fact from fiction about the Maya calendar and a prediction that the world would end Dec. 21, 2012. He has

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – KPR in December is full of gifts for listeners: special programs that celebrate the festive holiday season: Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., 'Advent Voices' Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries, Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel


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