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Wed, 09/07/2011 — LAWRENCE – David N. Smith is the 2011-12 E. Jackson Baur Professor in Sociology at the University of Kansas professor. Smith teaches and conducts research in the areas of sociological theory, social psychology and political sociology. He has published widely on subjects ranging from charisma and authority to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in journals such as Sociological Theory. "I am very pleased that we can honor Professor Smith's long time commitment to KU sociology and to support his research program," said Bill Staples, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology. "This recognition is well-deserved." Smith joined the KU in 1990

Wed, 09/07/2011 — Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor in American Literature, will present a book talk Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:15 p.m. at Jayhawk Ink on Level Two of the Kansas Union. Harris’ brief talk, titled “Mark Twain and...

Tue, 09/06/2011 — As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a University of Kansas School of Law professor will give a talk on understanding the religious and legal tradition that has been thrust into the spotlight in the decade since the terrorist attacks.

Tue, 09/06/2011 — A University of Kansas junior has been selected for one of the nation’s top undergraduate honors in microbiology. Dan Simon, a junior from Olathe, was one of only 39 students selected nationwide to receive an American Society for Microbiology...

Tue, 09/06/2011 — LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today addressed the ongoing questions surrounding the Big 12 Conference.   "It's obviously disappointing that it has come to this point.  Keeping the Big 12 strong and competitive remains our top preference, but no matter what happens we're going to continue to work in the best interests of the University of Kansas.  That's our number one priority and it's what we've been focused on throughout the process as we've looked at all our options when it comes to conference realignment,” she said.   Gray-Little said that KU appreciates the interest that alumni and fans have expressed throughout the process, and

Fri, 09/02/2011 — The world’s foremost authority on the composer and pianist Franz Liszt will lead a three-day celebration of the anniversary of Liszt’s 200th birthday at the University of Kansas School of Music, Sept. 11 - 13. The festival, “A Liszt...

Fri, 09/02/2011 — The University of Kansas will mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a series of events, including a presentation by a 9/11 survivor. Student Union Activities will begin the commemoration with a flag display on the lawn of Stauffer-Flint...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) Main Facility has secured its sixth tenant. Gyrasol Technologies, a molecular diagnostics and drug testing company, has relocated from Santa Fe, N.M.,...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — A significant portion of Kansas photographer Joseph J. Pennell’s life work is now freely available via the University of Kansas Libraries’ digital image repository. The Pennell Collection, part of the Kansas Collection at KU’s Kenneth...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — University of Kansas students and community members have the opportunity to learn about architectural design by an internationally known expert. Lars Spuybroek is a professor of architectural design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in...

Wed, 08/31/2011 — More Information KU Athletics Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: "Today Texas A&M notified the Big 12 of its intention to leave the conference at the end of the 2011-12 season. The Big 12 had already started actively examining expansion opportunities and KU fully supports this effort. "The high level of competition in the Big 12 provides tremendous value to its member schools and excitement for fans around the country. We'll

Wed, 08/31/2011 — Everyone from industry leaders to the President has called for the United States to produce more graduates in sciences, technology, math and engineering — the so-called STEM disciplines. To accomplish that goal, the country must first produce...

Wed, 08/31/2011 — Kansas Early Head Start home visitors in Wyandotte County, Manhattan, Clay Center, Hays and Dodge City saw significant improvement in children’s language development when they used a Web-based “intelligent advisor” system developed at the...

Tue, 08/30/2011 — The KU Center for Applied Economics has released a new report on the property tax rates of Kansas cities. Titled “Kansas Property Taxes: A Comparison Among Cities,” the report compares the property tax rates of Kansas cities to each other,

Tue, 08/30/2011 — University of Kansas Libraries have teamed up with KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger and Head Football Coach Turner Gill to launch a fundraising campaign to support KU Libraries. The Touchdown Challenge campaign, now in its second year,...

Tue, 08/30/2011 — Participants in research studies, including medical clinical trials and other projects involving human subjects, typically receive payment for their time and trouble. That means handing out cash or lots of checks for small amounts of money. It...

Tue, 08/30/2011 — Representatives from Student Senate will unveil the official plaque to be displayed in the recently expanded Wescoe Underground on Sept. 1 at 4:15 p.m. The event is open to media and the public. The expansion was a collaborative effort...

Tue, 08/30/2011 —  The University of Kansas School of Journalism is taking a step not often seen in journalism schools around the country by implementing a course specifically designed to educate journalism students on how to cover the traumatic and violent...

Tue, 08/30/2011 — The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, part of KU Continuing Education, has received a $90,000 ...

Mon, 08/29/2011 — Those looking for stock tips around the water cooler or on the golf course might try one more source — online search engine data. New research by a team of researchers at ...


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