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Wed, 10/12/2011 — KU Libraries will recognize outstanding staff, faculty and benefactors during its annual Celebration of Excellence. The event will be Friday, Oct. 14, at Carnegie Library in downtown Lawrence. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.,...

Wed, 10/12/2011 — Two lectures on the University of Kansas campus will provide valuable insight on a burgeoning world power and help students prepare for a changing global economy. Seniors in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the KU School...

Tue, 10/11/2011 — A new University of Kansas Libraries award will honor an outstanding KU librarian each year. The Anschutz Foundation, of Denver, and former KU Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen, each provided $25,000 to KU Endowment to create...

Tue, 10/11/2011 — Daisy Hill residence halls will offer Lawrence trick-or-treaters the annual “Halloween in the Halls,” including a kid-friendly haunted house and carnival, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Youngsters can trick-or-treat in Lewis...

Mon, 10/10/2011 — A sculpture created by a 2011 University of Kansas graduate is considered among the best contemporary student works in North America, according to the International Sculpture Center. David Platter, who received a master’s degree of fine...

Mon, 10/10/2011 — The Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The KIDDRC is one of only 15...

Fri, 10/07/2011 — An assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is working with a team of researchers to develop new treatments to prevent the spread of HIV to women. Sarah Kieweg, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently...

Fri, 10/07/2011 — Robert C. Rowland More Information KU Department of Communication Studies LAWRENCE – Robert C. Rowland, a communication professor at the University of Kansas, has been named the winner of the 2011 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award by the National Communication Association. The Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award is the NCA’s top research award in rhetorical

Thu, 10/06/2011 — Bernadette Gray-Little

Thu, 10/06/2011 — Kansas City area civic leaders Tom and Judy Bowser have made a $4 million gift commitment to the University of Kansas. The Bowsers, of Olathe, made their gift commitment through KU Endowment to benefit in equal portions The University of...

Thu, 10/06/2011 — Erin Swain, management and program analyst with the U.S. General Services Administration, will speak at the Federal Careers for Young Professionals presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Dole Institute of Politics. ...

Wed, 10/05/2011 — A researcher at the University of Kansas believes the iPad could vastly improve the lives and prospects of children living with cortical visual impairment, a severe neurological disorder resulting from brain damage that prevents children from...

Wed, 10/05/2011 —  Crystal Y. Lumpkins, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, has received a $600,000 National Cancer Institute grant that will allow her to conduct a five-year study to obtain crucial preliminary data to investigate the...

Wed, 10/05/2011 — Flu season has arrived with the cooler weather, and Student Health Services will once again offer flu vaccinations, the most reliable way to ward off the flu. A series of walk-in flu shot clinics is planned for the next four weeks throughout...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — A collaborative project between the University of Kansas School of Music and the School of Education will help Kansas students become more skillful thinkers and help meet the benchmarks for achievement standards in the arts. Project STArts...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will release tools to help Kansas schools in their transition to using universal educational content standards, known as the Common Core, as the basis for instruction.

Tue, 10/04/2011 — For patients and their families, a visit to the hospital can entail waiting outside the intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency room — and the wait isn’t always pleasant. But a team of students from the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — On Thursday, Oct. 6, The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas will present selections from its 100 Novels project that highlight the significance of “place” for African-American writers. This one-day...

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Cynthia Kenyon More Information KU School of Pharmacy In 1993, Cynthia Kenyon and colleagues’ discovery that a single-gene mutation could double the lifespan of the tiny roundworm C. elegans sparked an intensive study of the molecular biology of aging. Kenyon, director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at the University of California-San Francisco, will speak about her research at the 2011

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Elizabeth Ablah and Suzanne Hawley More Information KU School of Medicine-Wichita WICHITA – Suzanne Hawley and Elizabeth Ablah received awards at the Kansas Public Health Association’s annual conference, which was Sept. 22 in Wichita. Dr. Hawley, associate professor and Master of Public Health (MPH) program director on the Wichita Campus, received the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal. The highest award given by the


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