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Tue, 04/01/2014 — Nine months after its initial visioning session, the team tasked with creating a new home for the University of Kansas School of Business has finalized architecture and design plans. The four-story, 155,000-square-foot building will open its...

Tue, 04/01/2014 — Fifty years after the war on poverty began, the United States needs to focus on building assets and fixing a bifurcated welfare system to truly help people rise out of poverty, according to a new report from the Assets and Education Initiative...

Tue, 04/01/2014 —  A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a team to uncover strong evidence of brood-care parenting strategy in 450-million-year-old crustaceans — the oldest verification of ovarian-to-juvenile brood care in the fossil record. The...

Tue, 04/01/2014 — i.e., translating academic discoveries into commercially viable products that improve lives and grow the economy. The award is sponsored by the University of Kansas ...

Tue, 04/01/2014 — Top academic minds and key leaders in industry will converge on the University of Kansas campus next month to discuss the latest trends, innovations and ongoing challenges in energy in Kansas and beyond. The KU Energy Club's fourth annual KU...

Mon, 03/31/2014 — Eric Maddox, an interrogator for the U.S. Department of Defense, will present “Finding Saddam” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Lied Center. The public is invited to attend the free lecture, which is part of the J.A. Vickers Sr. and...

Mon, 03/31/2014 — For the past seven years, Steve Warren has encouraged and inspired University of Kansas faculty to do more research. Starting this summer, KU’s longtime vice chancellor for research will follow his own advice. Warren, a professor in the...

Mon, 03/31/2014 — LAWRENCE – Outstanding recent doctoral recipients in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields often begin their university career working as a postdoctoral fellows. An event showcasing the research of “postdocs” at the University of Kansas will be Wednesday, April 9, at the Kansas Union. The event is free and open to the public. This is the second annual Postdoc Research Day and STEM Career Fair at KU. It is sponsored by the KU Postdoctoral Association with support from the KU Office of Research. The program will begin at 9 a.m. in Alderson Auditorium with brief postdoc research talks. At 10:30 a.m., Paula Stephan, professor of economics in

Mon, 03/31/2014 — The French Revolution has contributed to a lasting historical image of lower working-class groups in Europe and their involvement in riotous or revolutionary action. But a University of Kansas researcher who studies British history says a...

Mon, 03/31/2014 — LAWRENCE – After Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the West is wondering what comes next in its relationship with the former Cold War enemy. A University of Kansas professor believes to better understand Russia’s motives, political commentators and scholars would benefit from looking at Russia’s recent actions through the lens of Russia’s unique “geopolitics code." Mariya Omelicheva, an associate professor of political science and an expert on Russian foreign policy, said Russia’s foreign policy is shaped by its contemporary experiences, history and philosophical and intellectual traditions. The conflicting identity of “Western state” versus “unique civilization” has

Mon, 03/31/2014 — Lavon Brosseau, of Concordia, has made a $150,000 gift to create three endowed $50,000 funds for the University of Kansas. Her gift established two funds at the Spencer Museum of Art: a Creativity Award for undergraduate students and a Student...

Mon, 03/31/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering Formula car team is putting the pedal to the metal to complete the two racecars they’ll use in international competitions this spring. This marks the fourth year Jayhawk Motorsports has built two...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — University of Kansas students will present research at the Global Scholars Symposium this weekend on topics ranging from graffiti in Brazil to modern African literature. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29,...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Habsburg throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by a Serbian nationalist. This gruesome event triggered a war never before seen: a “total war” now known as World War I. Yet,...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — The third and fourth finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas will each give a public presentation and take questions from KU faculty, staff and other members of the community next...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 12th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2013. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Contact the Hall Center by email to attend. The Friends of the Hall Center sponsor this event. The celebration will recognize the 32 faculty members who published 36 books in such varied topics as evolution in Victorian novels, policing in Jack the Ripper’s London, American black Israelite religions, Muslim women’s education and the way political

Fri, 03/28/2014 — Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and clinical psychologist and author Harriet Lerner will offer keynote speeches at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s annual alumni event, Social Work Day, on Friday, April 11, at the Kansas Union....

Thu, 03/27/2014 —  Over the past two decades, people living with severe-to-profound hearing loss have benefited from cochlear implants — surgically implanted electronic devices that provide a sense of sound. More recently, hearing-impaired individuals with...

Thu, 03/27/2014 — A promising University of Kansas startup is grabbing the spotlight this week on a national stage in front of a demanding and important audience — angel investors. HylaPharm, which specializes in cancer drug delivery technology developed at KU,

Thu, 03/27/2014 — The University of Kansas is co-sponsoring the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association’s spring symposium, Sustainability: Doing It the Kansas Way. The event will be Friday, March 28, at the Eldridge Hotel. The morning...


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“I learned so much about what drives people to take on personal challenges to help change the world.” http://bit.ly/QhRlbB University of Kansas School of Medicine student Marcus Rushing attended the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage as a guest of the United Health Foundation president. As the only student invited who was not a relative of a member of Congress, Rushing was honored to be on the trip. Tags: #KUleaders #CivilRights #Change
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