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Wed, 02/01/2012 — Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor and former Republican presidential candidate, will speak at the University of Kansas next week. Pawlenty will be featured in a Dole Forum event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Dole Institute of...

Tue, 01/31/2012 — Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest, will speak at the Lied Center pavilion on “The Women Jefferson Loved.” The talk is at 7:30 p.m....

Tue, 01/31/2012 — The University Career Fair will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, on Level 5 of the Kansas Union. Attendees should expect to see a higher number of internship and career opportunities this year as employer registrations are up...

Tue, 01/31/2012 — More than 90 University of Kansas students were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall semester. The student members of Phi Kappa Phi represent the top of their academic programs. The KU chapter, which was...

Tue, 01/31/2012 — Jeffrey Hall Past stories Online daters behave similarly to those who meet face-to-face, KU researcher says KU researcher: Self-awareness can help people navigate rocky seas of relationships Pickup artist strategies appeal to dangerous combo of sexist couples, KU researchers say LAWRENCE – In any romance, a first step is communicating attraction – flirting. Jeffrey Hall

Mon, 01/30/2012 — Today’s college students have grown up in a digital age, collecting their news online, but at the same time growing disillusioned with politics and the system. A new media project led by a University of Kansas professor will provide political...

Mon, 01/30/2012 — Students at the University of Kansas School of Business have a new tool for professional development with the school’s business student mentorship program. The program, which kicks off this month, will pair alumni and other professionals with...

Fri, 01/27/2012 — Two University of Kansas professors are available to speak with media about President Barack Obama’s newly unveiled plan for college affordability and alternative ways for youths to afford college. Deborah Adams, associate professor of...

Thu, 01/26/2012 — Many working professionals wouldn’t want to imagine what their job would be like without email. However, many physicians go about their profession with little or no email communication with patients. A new study by two University of Kansas...

Thu, 01/26/2012 — Results of a new study by researchers from the University of Kansas and University of California-Irvine suggest that, contrary to popular belief, greater amounts of innovation, productivity and social wealth may occur when infringers are simply...

Wed, 01/25/2012 — Ask history students to name the nation’s first civil rights organization, and most will answer with the NAACP, formed in 1909, or possibly the Niagara Movement of 1905. Few know much about the Afro-American League of 1890. Shawn Alexander,

Wed, 01/25/2012 — University Daily Kansan photographer Greg Sorber encountered an unidentified angry woman at the Feb. 6, 1972, meeting of the Senate Executive Committee and the February Sisters to discuss a campus day care center. Photographers had been barred from the meeting to help protect the identity of the February Sisters, who feared reprisals by the university or other law enforcement officials for their occupation of a campus building on Feb. 4. Source: University Archives.

Wed, 01/25/2012 — Candy Crowley More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, will receive the 2012 William Allen White Foundation National Citation Feb. 10. The award ceremony and public lecture, which are free to the public, will be at 1:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Crowley joined CNN in 1987 as a congressional correspondent from NBC

Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Lawyers, policymakers and scientists will explore the future of agriculture from an international perspective at a scholarly roundtable hosted by the Center for International Trade and Agriculture at the University of Kansas School of Law. Internationally known environmental experts Wes Jackson, founder and director of The Land Institute, and Mark Cackler, manager of the

Tue, 01/24/2012 — Dr. Jennifer Klemp More Information KU startups LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research has led to the creation of a new startup company that will develop online curriculum for health care professionals involved in managing the care of cancer survivors. Cancer Survivorship Training Inc. (CST) has finalized a licensing agreement with KU to commercialize research done by Dr. Jennifer Klemp, a

Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information Department of Medicinal Chemistry LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher has made a discovery that should lead to improved treatments for prostate and breast cancer. Emily Scott, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at KU, has provided the first experimental evidence regarding the shape of cytochrome P450 17A1 – or CYP17A1 – an enzyme that makes hormones that promote the growth of

Tue, 01/24/2012 — As one nation after another rose up against its government during last year’s Arab Spring, there were plenty of media accounts of the revolutionaries using social media and the Internet. However, there was not analysis of how Internet...

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Melanie Wilson More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Melanie Wilson, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with the media about Fourth Amendment issues in light of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Jones. The high court ruled unanimously that police conduct a search when they attach a GPS device to the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents has approved the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ request to begin a doctoral program starting in fall 2012, making it the first mass communications doctoral program in the state of Kansas. The new program will focus on media and society,

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Cynthia Bauerly More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The former chair of the Federal Election Commission will speak at the University of Kansas School of Law about “Campaign Finance Challenges in the Age of the Super PAC.” Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will discuss recent court challenges and pending issues related to federal campaign finance laws at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the


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