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Thu, 04/30/2015 — A retired attorney and devoted community servant, an international criminal law expert and a Kansas Supreme Court chief justice will receive the University of Kansas School of Law’s highest honor at a private ceremony this week. John W. (Jack)...

Thu, 04/30/2015 — The University of Kansas has received the 2015 award for Institutional Excellence in Information Technology from The Association for College & University Technology Advancement. The award recognizes the university’s “Reorganize and...

Thu, 04/30/2015 — Paul Kelton and Sara Gregg, both associate professors in the Department of History, are the 2015 recipients of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented May 16 during the annual doctoral hooding...

Wed, 04/29/2015 —  A mother’s support can be as vital to animals as it is to humans. Across the vast diversity of life on our planet, the care of a mother makes survival itself possible. Indeed, the instinct for mothers to protect and nurture offspring is...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics held its 33rd annual KU Math Prize Competition earlier this month, providing undergraduates an opportunity to test their skills via a written exam that covers six questions to be completed...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — The KU Public Management Center held the 66th annual Kansas City / County Management (KCCM) Conference at the Lawrence campus on April 16-17. This year’s conference featured a major discussion on policing and how local government leaders can...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will honor Lawrence-area high school students at the Chancellor's Top Scholar Reception, set for Thursday, April 30. More than 100 high-achieving sophomores and juniors at Lawrence's four...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — As the U.S. and Japan near finalizing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a University of Kansas international business professor is available to discuss the 12-nation trade agreement. Tailan Chi, a Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — LAWRENCE – The KU Jazz Studies Program and students were awarded top honors in the 38th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards. Under the leadership of Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies, KU Jazz groups and individual students have received a total of 22 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 1992. The KU Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, received the Graduate College Winner award for Large Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble consists of the following students: Jamie Anderson, Overland Park; Clint Ashlock, Overland Park; Taylor Babb, Garden City; Aaron Barrett, Abilene; David Berrios, Lakewood, New Jersey; Ethan Bartley, Kansas City, Missouri; Brock Chart, Salina;

Wed, 04/29/2015 — Two University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration experts on policing and city management and two African and African-American studies professors are available to discuss the protests surrounding the Baltimore Police...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — It’s on to nationals for the steel bridge team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering.  KU claimed second place in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Continent Regional Conference steel bridge competition,...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — LAWRENCE – Nine doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year.  They are among 161 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to new or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides a $29,500 annual payment to new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in communication, management and

Tue, 04/28/2015 — A conference that brings together a diverse group of atmospheric scientists and mathematicians will take place this week at the University of Kansas. The Midwest Mathematics and Climate Conference, hosted by the departments of Mathematics and...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — The University of Kansas has named a Mound City resident working in the Department of Molecular Biosciences as the Student Employee of the Year. Jake Rowe received an engraved plaque and a $500 award at a ceremony April 14 in the Kansas...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — Researchers around the world attempt difficult questions every day in fields from cancer research to psychology to educational measurement. Getting caught up in the question of which method of statistical analysis is right for their study,...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — The deadly earthquake in Nepal has leveled a significant number of centuries-old temples and monuments. University of Kansas anthropology researchers – Professor John Hoopes and Professor Emeritus Felix Moos — in 2000 were leaders of a...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has announced the selection of Mar Lan Construction to carry out the museum’s major Phase I renovation project, set to begin in May. The project, which will transform more than 30,000...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — Steve Epler was the only dentist in Woodson County when he arrived in 1978 in the National Health Services Corps, a federal program that places health professionals in underserved communities. During his 36-year career he knew fellow dentists...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — In the rough-and-tumble world of local politics, what form of city government is ideal? Should the public elect Lawrence’s mayors instead of the city commission? Should local elections be partisan, or occur in the fall instead of the spring?...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of Kansas will screen a film that takes a critical look at sexual assault on college campuses. “The Hunting Ground” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Woodruff Auditorium...


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Standing just outside the Spencer Research Library, Lauren Erickson, associate director of KU Marketing Communications, spotted her favorite redhead as she lined up with other Commencement marshals before the procession began. Lauren, a proud redhead herself, loves that Big Jay also dons the same do. “I had this great vantage point to see all the grads, their families, and even Big Jay running around, hugging, smiling — I wanted to capture some of that pre-ceremony buzz.” She first became a marshal four years ago and enjoys the thrill of putting on a fancy blue gown with jaunty cap and reliving her own walk down the Hill nine years ago: “I love seeing the look on the grads’ faces as they realize how important this KU tradition is —how meaningful and significant.” It warmed Lauren’s Jayhawk heart, just as it does ours. Congrats and Rock Chalk (again) to the Class of 2015!

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