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Tue, 07/02/2013 — John Colombo, director of the Life Span Institute and professor of psychology, was voted to join the external advisory committee of the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium by the BSRC committee of principal investigators as a leader in...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — A three-year, $90,000 NASA fellowship will allow a University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate student to design tools that will help more precisely predict future sea level rise based on the impact of climate change on the polar ice...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the cities of Lawrence and Overland Park to increase safety at four busy intersections by reducing red light violations and simplifying law enforcement efforts to...

Fri, 06/28/2013 — WHAT: A national nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults impacted by cancer will award a scholarship to an incoming University of Kansas freshman today at 4 p.m. in front of the Kansas Union. Adam Reeves, 18, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., will be presented with a scholarship check for $2,500 from 4K for Cancer, an organization whose members do cross-country bicycle rides to create awareness for young adults impacted by cancer and raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. Reeves will receive his check from a 26-member bike team that’s traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco – a 4,000-mile trip that will take 70 days to complete. The team is scheduled to leave Kansas

Thu, 06/27/2013 — A group of 19 women from six countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are spending four weeks at the University of Kansas for a leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that KU has...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — Don Haider-Markel, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.  HAIDER-MARKEL CAN DISCUSS: Any topics related to the federal Defense of Marriage...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — The fourth and final candidate for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Friday, June 28. Bernard Oliver, program coordinator of education leadership and professor in the School of...

Wed, 06/26/2013 — The University of Kansas has honored 10 students with 2013 University Student Awards, recognizing students’ academic, volunteer and leadership accomplishments during their time at KU. • The Class of 1913 Award: Bernadette Ann Myers, Prairie...

Wed, 06/26/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's west campus. Tony Layzell, a doctoral student in geography from Nottingham, England, was presented the Lee C. and Darcy...

Wed, 06/26/2013 —  Rick Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss today’s Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. LEVY CAN DISCUSS: Any of the topics at issue in both...

Wed, 06/26/2013 —  For centuries, biologists have cataloged Earth’s biodiversity, cramming drawers in universities and institutions with meticulously labeled voucher specimens collected in the field. The problem is that much of that precious information has...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — The third of four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Wednesday, June 26. Cynthia Warrick, who recently completed service as interim president at South Carolina State...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — For the second consecutive year and the third time in four years, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $25 million in NIH...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — Forging new connections for the University of Kansas in the Caribbean, two Kansas Biological Survey scientists spent a week in Haiti this past May gathering data on one of the country’s lakes, as well as several streams, and teaching water...

Mon, 06/24/2013 — Two prominent senior scientists at the University of Kansas are the 2013 recipients of the KU Research Achievement Award. The award is the highest honor given annually to a full-time academic staff researcher working in a department or research...

Thu, 06/20/2013 — The American Psychological Association has named Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas, the 2013 recipient of its Edgar Doll Award.  The annual...

Thu, 06/20/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering awarded degrees to nearly 350 students at the school’s graduate recognition ceremony May 18 at Allen Fieldhouse. Degrees went to nearly 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, with special...

Wed, 06/19/2013 — Verónica Garibotto, assistant professor of Spanish & Portuguese, has won the 2013 Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies Book Publication Award for her upcoming publication "Crisis and Reemergence: The Nineteenth Century in...

Wed, 06/19/2013 — Two new infrastructure projects, a bridge and a gateway designed and built this spring by University of Kansas students, add to the visitor-friendly features at the KU Field Station north of Lawrence. The projects were built by students in...

Tue, 06/18/2013 — University of Kansas School of Education Dean Rick Ginsberg is deeply concerned that a national report on the quality of teacher education and preparation programs is marred by problems with the research and methodology that are flawed and...


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