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Fri, 06/08/2012 — The world's largest society of sedimentary geologists has given its highest honor to an emeritus distinguished professor at the University of Kansas. The 3,500-member Society of Sedimentary Geology has awarded Paul Enos of Lawrence the...

Fri, 06/08/2012 — Smartphone, tablet, e-reader: All of them are technological innovations that are useful, attractive and fun. But are they also harmful? New research has begun to show the costs of our "wired" society and the incompatibility between our brains...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — Visualize trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle where each individual piece keeps changing shape. If that sounds like an impossible task, imagine the vexing job scientists have faced in computer modeling of interactions between tens of thousands of...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — A $1.7 million estate gift from two late Topeka psychiatrists has established a study abroad scholarship for University of Kansas students to study in Germany. The Drs. Dean T. and Elisabeth Collins Scholarship will annually provide full support...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — Deputy Technology Officer Jeff Perry at University of Kansas Information Technology has been named a 2012 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award winner. The award, presented by IDG's InfoWorld, an international technology publication, recognizes...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries holds a large amount of items both by and about world-renowned science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who died June 6 at the age of 91. Library staff and faculty members are available to speak with media working on...

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Sixteen high school students from across the state of Kansas are getting a taste of law school and careers in the legal profession this week during the third annual Journey to J.D. at the University of Kansas School of Law. The camp is designed to support, mentor and encourage diverse students entering their junior year of high school to attend

Wed, 06/06/2012 — More Information KU School of Public Affairs & Administration LAWRENCE – A graduate student who earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas this May has been named a 2012 Presidential Management Fellow. Fewer than 1 percent of applicants are selected to take part in this prestigious program that matches outstanding graduate students with federal leadership

Wed, 06/06/2012 — A small group of high school educators from northeast Kansas will be at the University of Kansas School of Engineering in June for a hands-on introduction to the world of cutting-edge app development and programming for Android tablets. The...

Wed, 06/06/2012 — James Gunn John Tibbetts More Information The J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction KPR Presents: Ray Bradbury LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas faculty members are available to discuss their acquaintance and correspondence with famed author Ray Bradbury, who died today at age 91 after a long

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Devon Abbott Mihesuah More Information American Indian Health and Diet Project LAWRENCE – In academic circles, Devon Abbott Mihesuah is known as a historian with indigenous roots who researches decolonization strategies and advocates traditional diets for Native Americans. In her popular History of Indigenous Food and Health course at the University of Kansas and at

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Norman Akers Paul Atchley John Janzen Randal Jelks Eve Levin Renee Perelmutter

Tue, 06/05/2012 — Graduating doctoral students Chandra Owenby Hopkins and Boone J. Hopkins received the top awards given by the Department of Theatre during the annual Stage Supper, which was May 4 on the Crafton-Preyer Theatre Stage. During the ceremony, 49...

Mon, 06/04/2012 — For hundreds of years, paleontologists have added fossils to museums around the world, amassing meticulous records of ancient biology, such as the invertebrate paleontology collection at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and...

Mon, 06/04/2012 — More Information Kenneth Spencer Research Library LAWRENCE – A gift of 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century rare books from Eliot S. Berkley to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas will offer scholars new insights into the period in such diverse topics as religion, philosophy, military and political history, geography, biography, social commentary and science. The

Fri, 06/01/2012 — William Staples More Information Department of Sociology LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas awarded the Tony Arnold Faculty Innovation Award to a professor of sociology who is researching the history of the birth certificate. William Staples, professor and department chair of the Department of Sociology, received the Craig

Thu, 05/31/2012 — Leon Greene William Johnson Susan Williams More Information KU News LAWRENCE – Three faculty members at the University of Kansas received the Steeples Award to honor their significant service to the people of Kansas. The recipients of the 2012 Steeples Service to Kansas Award are Leon Greene, associate professor of health, sport and

Wed, 05/30/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropoloogy LAWRENCE – Although more than a decade has passed since Peru's 20-year violent civil war with guerrilla forces ended in 2000, many indigenous Peruvians are reluctant to speak publicly about death and memory – the essence of the truth and reconciliation

Wed, 05/30/2012 —  Twenty University of Kansas sophomores from a variety of disciplines were selected earlier this spring to become the next generation of University Scholars. Each student receives a $250 scholarship per semester for five semesters, a faculty...

Tue, 05/29/2012 — While the economy has affected nearly everyone, including higher education leaders, almost none of the people charged with leading their schools and departments have had training in how to deal with financially imposed crises. Two University of...


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