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Tue, 10/23/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will display a special memorial exhibit for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, titled "Senator George McGovern: A Lifetime Devoted to Ending Hunger," through Nov. 15. The...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – After eight days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio ended its fall membership drive with $252,102 in pledges. At noon Oct. 19, pledges from KPR listener-members pushed total donations past $250,000, the goal set to end the fall drive. The membership drive began Oct. 9 with more than $97,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Ten

Tue, 10/23/2012 — What do you really know about matter? You know, the bits of stuff that make the world what it is. For those who are curious about how those bits comprise everything from shoes to plants to iPhones, the University of Kansas Natural History...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — University of Kansas Assistant Professor Jomella Watson-Thompson received the Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship Award during the 2012 Campus Compact Heartland Conference, which was Oct. 11-12 in St. Louis. This award...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — Graduates from the University of Kansas Department of Design have found success at graphic design firms, newspapers and magazines, branding companies, in television, art education and many other careers. This week 64 of them are showing their...

Mon, 10/22/2012 — More Information Dole Institute of Politics LAWRENCE – Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the life and political career of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, in a hospice in his native South Dakota. In 2004, McGovern was the recipient of the Dole Leadership Prize for his bipartisan

Mon, 10/22/2012 — It's no secret that economic growth and quality-of-life improvements are fueled by scientific research and development. Of course, the advancement of R&D requires that ...

Mon, 10/22/2012 — The University of Kansas Libraries will join more than 100 countries around the world in celebrating the immediate online access to scholarly research in the sixth-annual Open Access Week Oct. 22-28. KU Libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship...

Mon, 10/22/2012 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has announced the creation of a $50,000 author's fund to support open access scholarship at KU's Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The "One University" Open Access...

Mon, 10/22/2012 — More Information Building sustainable traditions LAWRENCE – Nearly one year after the release of the campus sustainability plan, Building Sustainable Traditions, the University of Kansas is hosting a series of events to highlight accomplishments along with opportunities for engagement centered on key elements of the plan. "We've made significant progress toward the goals of Building

Thu, 10/18/2012 — Steve Coen More Information KU Endowment KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A $1.5 million gift from Kansas Health Foundation will enhance healthcare in the state of Kansas. The gift provides support for growing the leadership for the planned University of Kansas School of Public Health. In 2010, the Kansas Board of Regents endorsed KU's plan to establish the school. KU Endowment's fundraising efforts to launch the

Thu, 10/18/2012 — More Information Homecoming events LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee, along with campus and community partners, have organized seven days of events Oct. 21-27 to celebrate KU's 100th Homecoming. The week begins with the Jayhawk Jog at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, on Massachusetts Street. Later that day, Stuff the Bus, a food drive to benefit Just Food, a United

Wed, 10/17/2012 — More Information KU Student Housing LAWRENCE - As part of the goal of the University of Kansas to transform undergraduate education, KU Student Housing plans to build two new residence halls by the fall of 2015. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the $47.8 million project during its Oct. 17 meeting in Topeka. KU is planning to build two new freshman-oriented residence halls to house about 350 students each. These halls will

Wed, 10/17/2012 — More Information Karole Armitage Wendell Castle Wes Jackson LAWRENCE - A world-renowned dancer and choreographer, an acclaimed artist and sculptor, and a heralded advocate of sustainable agriculture will each receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas at its 2013 Commencement. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that Karole Armitage, Wendell Castle and Wes Jackson be

Wed, 10/17/2012 — LAWRENCE - With the presidential election just a few weeks away, the University of Kansas Libraries will celebrate the opening of "The American Election: A focus on scholarship and scholarly collection," a new exhibition featuring KU collections and research about U.S. politics, politicians, elections and campaigns. An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the third floor west of Watson Library, and an online component can be found at www.lib.ku.edu/electionexhibit. The exhibition, which highlights research from KU faculty and students as well as neighboring cultural heritage institutions, illustrates the essential role

Wed, 10/17/2012 — Less than nine months after serving as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Election Law Project, University of Kansas School of Law professor Stephen McAllister has been invited to advise on another project of the prestigious institute.

Kij Johnson
Tue, 10/16/2012 — LAWRENCE – Kij Johnson, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, recently won a Hugo Award, considered the most prestigious U.S. honor for science fiction writers. Johnson earned the majority vote among six nominees in the Best Novella category. Her work "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" also won the Nebula Award earlier this year. "For us, it (the Hugo) is the one with the most prestige. The Nebula and the World Fantasy are very, very close though. Those three are kind of like the 'hat trick' in the United States," said Johnson. She was pleased with the story, but she said winning the Hugo Award was unexpected. "The Hugo is a popular vote by

Tue, 10/16/2012 — Sasha Issenberg, Slate journalist and author, will be at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas discussing his latest book, "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science to Winning Campaigns" in a Dole Forum event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Mon, 10/15/2012 — More Information Midwest Cancer Alliance KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A University of Kansas start-up company has announced a partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Cancer Survivorship Training Inc., a KU start-up company that provides e-learning tools for healthcare professionals, will provide online education and training to the Midwest Cancer Alliance, a network of 18 hospitals, physicians groups and cancer support and


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