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Fri, 11/04/2011 — Raising a child with a mental or a physical disability is tough work for any parent. But just imagine the added stresses for a parent on active duty in the U.S. armed forces: Possible deployments to war zones, base reassignments and recurrent...

Thu, 11/03/2011 — University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar John Hoopes and his students are watching predicted doomsday dates such as 11/11/11 and Dec. 21, 2012, with considerable skepticism. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to...

Wed, 11/02/2011 — The University Career Center at the University of Kansas is hosting its annual Internship and Summer Camp Fair from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave. The event is open to all...

Wed, 11/02/2011 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Wed, 11/02/2011 — More Information KU Air Force ROTC LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Army, Air Force and Navy ROTC units will host several events to commemorate this year’s Veterans Day, which is Friday, Nov. 11. All three branches of the ROTC will begin with a retreat ceremony on the front lawn of Strong Hall at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 11. This formal ceremony has all cadets standing at attention during the lowering of the flag, a moving

Wed, 11/02/2011 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will offer free health care screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. KU students, employees and the public are invited to attend. KU...

Tue, 11/01/2011 — Due to steady response of the on-campus flu clinics, Student Health Services announced today that the supply of seasonal flu vaccine is running low and will be unable to continue with the remaining scheduled clinics at this time. The...

Tue, 11/01/2011 — More University of Kansas faculty were awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships this year than at any other university in the United States save one, according to new Chronicle of Higher Education rankings. The Fulbright award enables...

Tue, 11/01/2011 — Time is pushing language specialists within the Cherokee Nation and from the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma to document unique phonological features of the Cherokee language — its tonal qualities and vowel sounds. ...

Tue, 11/01/2011 — Debra Hedden, associate professor of music education, has been selected as the recipient of the 25th Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching. A member of the University of Kansas faculty since 2003, Hedden teaches graduate and...

Mon, 10/31/2011 — More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – A biorefining initiative under way at the University of Kansas holds tremendous economic promise for rural Kansas, university and industry leaders told the Kansas Bioscience Authority today. Bala Subramaniam, director of KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, outlined how Kansas could become a leader in what promises to be a multibillion dollar biobased

Mon, 10/31/2011 — Across the country, virtual schools and online education are gaining popularity at a rapid rate, yet little research exists on whether such methods are effective for students with disabilities. Researchers at the University of Kansas’ Center...

Fri, 10/28/2011 — The new Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas has been awarded an Acknowledgement Prize by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. Designed by the Studio 804 class of 2011, the Center for Design Research,...

Fri, 10/28/2011 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger today welcomed West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference. “KU supports the addition of West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference. With their highly...

Fri, 10/28/2011 — or certain elements of it, at least — to increase citizen participation in urban planning ...

Fri, 10/28/2011 — Simran Sethi, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, will moderate the kickoff plenary session panel during the GreenGov 2011 Symposium in Washington, D.C. The symposium will be Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Washington Hilton.

Thu, 10/27/2011 — For millennia, communities in Afghanistan have depended upon ingenious systems called karez to move water for drinking and agricultural irrigation. “A karez is an underground tunnel that transports water from the mountainous regions where...

Thu, 10/27/2011 — Students in foster care often have numerous people working in many aspects of their lives, from courts to schools and at home. The problem is that it is not always easy for those entities to communicate with one another. The University of Kansas...

Thu, 10/27/2011 — More Information Conference details Nearly 200 of the world’s leading experts on software engineering will gather at the University of Kansas next month to exchange research on the development of more efficient, reliable and secure software systems during the 26th Annual IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. Perry Alexander, director of KU’s Information and Telecommunication Technology

Thu, 10/27/2011 — Multiple generations of African writers, theater practitioners and critics will explore the state, focus and direction of African literatures within a global context and from new critical perspectives during the symposium “African Literatures...


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