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Fri, 05/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at its Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha last month at the Adams Alumni Center. Eighteen students were inducted into the Gamma...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2015 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 16. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — A recent New England Journal of Medicine study reported that the rate of severe mental illness in children and adolescents has dropped significantly over the past generation. The news contradicts public perception and widely held beliefs that...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Whole Foods Market encourages its employees to connect with the supermarket's "core values" on a personal level and make them "come to life" every day in their work. Whether it's at the organic foods supermarket or firms such as Google or Apple...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Several campus construction projects are now underway, resulting in road closures and detours that will affect traffic and pedestrian routes for the coming weeks and months. Notable projects include the following: Jayhawk Boulevard...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — European Union and southeast Asian countries are struggling to develop policies on how to deal with large numbers of migrants fleeing unstable states like Syria, Libya, Niger, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Advocates of stricter migration controls...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Ford Motor Company has announced that industrial design student Alexander Guinn, Overland Park, is one of five U.S. recipients of its inaugural Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Awards. Guinn’s interest in industrial design...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — The University of Kansas celebrated its first official Kansas DNA Day last month. Lynn Villafuerte and Sonia Hall, with support from the Office of Diversity in Science Training, organized the events in collaboration with the University of North...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – Faculty efforts on a statewide anti-bullying project and the preservation of archives from across Kansas have been recognized with the Steeples Service to Kansas Award. Three faculty at the University of Kansas were honored this year for their contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research: Paula Fite, associate professor of clinical child psychology with joint appointments in applied behavioral science and psychology; Anne Williford, assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare; and Sherry Williams, curator for KU Libraries. Fite and Williford were nominated together primarily for their work on the Kansans Against

Wed, 05/20/2015 — After Sunday's deadly biker brawl in Waco, Texas, the Justice Department has sought to raise public awareness of the prevalence of outlaw biker gangs often involved in criminal activity. Federal law enforcement officials estimate there are...

Wed, 05/20/2015 — Longtime University of Kansas staff member Precious Porras has been named interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  “Precious Porras has demonstrated an ability to guide this important office and work collaboratively with...

Wed, 05/20/2015 — After completing schoolwork, individuals with disabilities may be directed to a life of sheltered employment or a group home setting. University of Kansas researchers have been battling that type of guidance by proving that it is possible for...

Tue, 05/19/2015 — LAWRENCE – Like his iconic painting “Christina’s World,” Andrew Wyeth’s legacy is one of emotional depth and complexity, according to the first academic book to be published on the artist. Inspired by the people, places and objects of rural Maine and Pennsylvania, Wyeth’s work has been admired by the public, valued by collectors and popular with museums. Yet for more than half a century, art critics have largely dismissed Wyeth, viewing his work as reactionary, sentimental and the product of a glorified illustrator. In “Rethinking Andrew Wyeth,” nine scholars re-examine Wyeth’s legacy. Published by the University of California Press and edited by David Cateforis, 

Tue, 05/19/2015 — LAWRENCE – Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized recently with a series of awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as innovation in research. The following awards were presented this spring. Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship in Social and Behavioral Sciences The Budig Teaching Professorship Award recognizes faculty in the social and behavioral sciences who demonstrate a profound and excellent commitment to teaching. Winners receive a $5,000 prize and

Tue, 05/19/2015 — Annual cicadas are as much a part of summer in Kansas as the unrelenting heat of August, but this month – and once every 17 years – a different cicada song pulses across eastern Kansas. To celebrate the appearance of the cicada M. cassini,...

Tue, 05/19/2015 — LAWRENCE – The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded John Rury, professor of educational leadership & policy studies and courtesy professor of history, the Collaborative Research Fellowship for humanities research to be undertaken in academic year 2015-16. The ACLS, one of the premier humanities-focused granting agencies, is a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations that supports scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. The Collaborative Research Fellowship offers small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Rury and his colleague,

Tue, 05/19/2015 — Today, a task force appointed by President Obama unveiled a national strategy to protect honeybees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Under supervision of the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture, the strategy...

Tue, 05/19/2015 — The University of Kansas is among three universities across the state that are members of the new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of...

Mon, 05/18/2015 — The Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) has awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to 19 students for the study of five African languages this summer and during the 2015-16 academic year. The Center received $990,000 from...

Mon, 05/18/2015 — The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center has become the Life Span Institute’s 14th affiliated center. SWIFT, a national K-8 technical assistance center, was funded with a $24 million grant from the U.S. Department of...


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