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Mon, 08/27/2012 — The University of Kansas Public Safety Office's partnership with a KU Department of Design class for its new patrol car look has turned out to be a winning combination. Law and Order magazine recently announced that the design produced by KU...

Fri, 08/24/2012 — More Information School of Engineering University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of Doug Niehaus, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer the deepest sympathies on the death of Doug Niehaus. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those

Fri, 08/24/2012 —  Work is under way to see how students with significant cognitive disabilities interact with the computer assessment system being developed for them by the Center for Educational Testing and ...

Fri, 08/24/2012 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, together with the Center for Global and International Studies and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has announced that it will host a Skype...

Fri, 08/24/2012 — Since 2008, the Thomas D. Galloway Lecture Series has brought internationally acclaimed experts in architecture, design and planning to the University of Kansas. The next series speaker is Tom Kundig, one of the most recognized architects in...

Thu, 08/23/2012 — There are precious few Neandertal skeletons available to science. One of the more complete was discovered in 1957 in France, roughly 900 yards away from the famous Lascaux Cave. That skeleton was dubbed " ...

Thu, 08/23/2012 — A pre-eminent financial scholar will present cutting-edge industry research to executives in the Wichita area next month. Robert DeYoung, finance professor at the University of Kansas School of Business and Capitol Federal Professor in...

Wed, 08/22/2012 — Chris Elles More Information Department of Chemistry National Science Foundation LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas chemistry faculty member received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his research on chemical reactions initiated by light. Chris Elles, assistant professor

Wed, 08/22/2012 — Sarah Stern More Information About the book LAWRENCE – After a whirlwind of quick travel plans, Sarah Stern, a senior in Latin American studies and journalism at the University of Kansas, found herself in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2011. The trip was planned on short notice after deciding to visit the Latin American country and document the community of the

Tue, 08/21/2012 — All too often, when individuals experience a mental health impairment, it derails their education. Researchers at the Office of Mental Health Research and Training at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare have released a new...

Tue, 08/21/2012 — 2012-2013 Women of Distinction More Information Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center LAWRENCE – Twenty-four current students, faculty members and KU alumnae are among this year's honorees in the 2012-13 KU Women of Distinction calendar. The annual calendar recognizes women across the KU community for outstanding achievements. Among the 15 current students and recent

Tue, 08/21/2012 — A new scholarship at the University of Kansas will benefit students in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. KU alumni Kathy and Tom Plimpton, of Fort Worth, Texas, have made a $60,000 gift to KU Endowment to...

Mon, 08/20/2012 — Dave Tell More Information Department of Communication Studies National Communication Association LAWRENCE – An associate professor from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas has received a prestigious award for scholarship from the National Communication Association. The NCA awarded the Karl R. Wallace

Mon, 08/20/2012 — From 1996 through 2011, nearly 300 University of Kansas professors received William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. The awards included cash gifts and became synonymous with the start of the academic year. Presentations were made...

Fri, 08/17/2012 — More Information Office of Public Safety LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Public Safety officers will participate in a crackdown on drunken and impaired drivers with almost 150 other local police agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol. The additional enforcement is set through Sept. 3 and is intended to educate the public about impaired driving and remove impaired drivers from the roadways.

Fri, 08/17/2012 — Continuing a meaningful tradition, the 2012-2013 Mount Oread Scholars will make a symbolic walk up the hill known as Mount Oread at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. As KU graduating seniors celebrate their academic accomplishment by taking a symbolic...

Fri, 08/17/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty members Sherrie Tucker, American studies; Michelle Heffner Hayes, dance; Nicole Hodges Persley, theatre; Kip Haaheim, music; and outside collaborator Pauline Oliveros, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, were awarded the 2012 Collaborative Research Seed Grant to study group musical improvisation and its role

Thu, 08/16/2012 — Several key University of Kansas departments will be open most of the day Saturday, Aug. 18, to serve new and returning students and their families and help prepare them for the Monday start to fall classes. Key KU departments that will be open...

Thu, 08/16/2012 — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow is set to visit more than 80 schools across 4,207 miles in more than 60 counties in Kansas. University of Kansas staff will visit schools to meet with counselors and drop off materials during the day. Evening...

Thu, 08/16/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Another year of hard work paid off for KPR. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category on Aug. 13. This was the second consecutive year KPR competed in the Medium Market category, which pits KPR against commercial and noncommercial stations. In previous years,


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