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Fri, 03/16/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host “Foodscapes: Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Design & Community Health” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Dole Institute. It is free and open to the public. ...

Thu, 03/15/2012 — The demand for English as a second language teachers is growing across the nation as more bilingual and multilingual students are enrolling in all levels of American schools. A University of Kansas professor has published a study arguing that...

Thu, 03/15/2012 — From policies and practices, to consumption and controversy — an upcoming conference at the University of Kansas will provide a comprehensive overview of energy with the hope of showing the way to a brighter future. The KU Energy...

Wed, 03/14/2012 — From Tunisia to Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria, civil unrest has shaken the political and social stability of North African and Middle Eastern countries. To better understand these events, known collectively as the Arab Spring, the University of...

Wed, 03/14/2012 — A $500,000 gift from the Burns & McDonnell Foundation will help the University of Kansas School of Engineering increase the number of engineering graduates. The gift to KU Endowment advances the School of Engineering’s Building on...

Tue, 03/13/2012 — A University of Kansas religious studies associate professor who explores the junctures of religion and sports is examining the influence of religion on James Naismith, his creation of basketball and the commemoration of his legacy. Michael...

Tue, 03/13/2012 — On the surface, Kansas and Singapore may not appear to have much in common. But researchers at the University of Kansas have developed a set of online math tutorials they will test in schools in both places, in hopes of developing curriculum...

Tue, 03/13/2012 — There’s an old saying that everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The KU Libraries are a lot Irish every day, thanks to one of the largest collections of Irish literature in existence outside of Ireland. Elspeth Healey, special...

Tue, 03/13/2012 — The University of Kansas remains a leader in the region and measures well against its national peers in preliminary 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs. Almost 50 KU programs are included in the report released today,...

Mon, 03/12/2012 — National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Lawrence on Thursday, March 15, the latest stop on his nationwide Art Works tour. While in Lawrence, Landesman will meet with arts and civic leaders to learn about their...

Mon, 03/12/2012 — The Project on the History of Black Writing and the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas will present a showing of selections from the 100 Novels project this week at Watson Library. The walk-through exhibit will open...

Fri, 03/09/2012 — Evan Franseen, Kansas Geological Survey senior scientific fellow and professor of geology at the University of Kansas, has been elected president of the largest and one of the oldest international societies in the field of sedimentary geology.

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Thu, 03/08/2012 — Members of the University of Kansas School of Engineering Jayhawk Heavy Lift team are employing a technique that’s literally cutting-edge as they prepare their remote control aircraft for two competitions this spring. First up is the SAE Aero...

Thu, 03/08/2012 — Neeli Bendapudi More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – University of Kanas School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi has been recognized as a 2012 Influential Woman by KC Business magazine. The sixth annual program honors outstanding female Kansas City leaders in the creative, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and corporate communities. An independent panel of Kansas City business and civic

Wed, 03/07/2012 — Promothesh Chatterjee More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – From sacred religious texts to books to movies, light and darkness have always symbolized good and evil. But is it possible that abstract concepts such as good and evil can actually influence our perception of light and darkness in the environment around us? According to University of Kansas business professor Promothesh

Wed, 03/07/2012 — If you’ve seen a flash mob, chances are you’ve seen video of it online — a group of people spontaneously breaking into organized dance in a public place. But sometimes the gatherings, often organized via social media, can turn violent, as...

Wed, 03/07/2012 — Approximately 4,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Tue, 03/06/2012 — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will speak at the University of Kansas next week on environmental issues and recent EPA actions to protect people’s health and environment. The town hall forum featuring...

Tue, 03/06/2012 — More Information Mini College LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites all lifelong learners to skip the beach vacation and instead hit the books this summer at Mini College. Known as a “summer camp for adults,” Mini College is a weeklong program at the Lawrence campus in which participants enroll in a variety of classes taught by KU faculty. This year’s Mini


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