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Thu, 06/11/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 design-build program has completed its latest project, a net-zero, passive solar house. It will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 1301 New York...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — Three projects by faculty from the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology & Toxicology were selected to receive 2015 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research awards. The proposal, titled “Mechanistic Understanding of...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — It’s easy to mistake the reclusive amphibian called a caecilian for an earthworm. Both pass their lives mostly underground, squirming through dirt and mud with long, segmented bodies. But on closer inspection, the caecilian has eyes, mouth and...

Thu, 06/11/2015 — John Gaunt, who has led the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning since 1994, will soon step down as dean of the school; however, he will continue as a full-time faculty member. While at KU he served on more than...

Wed, 06/10/2015 — Police in McKinney, Texas, in the last week have received criticism, and one officer has resigned after a video surfaced on YouTube of him forcing a 14-year-old African-American girl to the ground. The incident began last weekend when officers...

Wed, 06/10/2015 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The tour will take place rain or shine. The garden, situated just east of Lawrence Municipal Airport,...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — As national politics has become intensely more partisan in the past three decades, new research co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher links political gridlock to increased economic inequality as well. "Lobbying now takes place within...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — Recent years have seen tremendous interest in Children’s Savings Accounts, interventions with demonstrated potential to improve educational outcomes, increase expectations and academic engagement, and facilitate economic mobility. Policy...

Tue, 06/09/2015 — A national organization of testing professionals has honored the career accomplishments of Neal Kingston, director of the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) and professor in the School of Education’s Research, Evaluation, Measurement...

Mon, 06/08/2015 — John "J.D." Rios is the recipient of the 2015 Friend of Education Award. Rios was nominated for the award by members of the University of Kansas School of Education's faculty and administration for his distinguished record of professional...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Misty Schieberle, University of Kansas associate professor of English, is available to discuss the conclusion of the fifth season of HBO's popular show "Game of Thrones" and how the American fantasy drama depicts themes from medieval literature...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — This summer, 28 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which provide $1,000 to support mentored projects.  “These students have worked with their mentors to propose projects that allow them to apply the...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — The University of Kansas is preparing for potential furloughs of non-essential employees if the Kansas Legislature fails to pass a budget by midnight on Saturday, June 6. The university began notifying employees Friday, June 5, whether they...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Ryan Swenson had been looking for opportunities to move back to his hometown of Concordia when he came across the RedTire website. After finding a listing for an agricultural business in the region, he reached out to Denton Zeeman, program...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Nine technologies invented and developed by 13 researchers at the University of Kansas will be featured June 14-17 at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo in Washington, DC. The event is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Two University of Kansas students were recently recognized with the Social Innovation Award for their proposals utilizing art to advance social change both at home and abroad. The funds awarded will help these undergraduates put their strategic...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The University of Kansas is saddened by the death of Deron McGee, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music. McGee died of brain cancer May 28 at his home in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer my...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The Center for Teaching Excellence named Rebecca Achen as the first recipient of the Bernstein Award for Future Faculty. CTE director Andrea Greenhoot made the announcement last month, and CTE’s former director, Dan Bernstein, presented the...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — When the time comes for parents to hand the car keys to their teenager for the first solo drive, they’ve likely spent many hours in the passenger’s seat, teaching about the rules of the road and applying those lessons in real life. In...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — Name: Deanne Arensberg Title: Undergraduate affairs administrator, Department of Chemistry Start date in current role: April 2012 What that means: Deanne Arensberg is the first point of contact for all undergraduate chemistry majors and handles admissions, schedules appointments with faculty advisers, prepares students for those meetings, supports the exam process and maintains all undergraduate information on the departmental website. In a short period of time, Arensberg has learned the ins and outs of her position and has gone above and beyond expectations. Arensberg asks to take on more duties, and “never flinches when asked to assist.”  Arensberg was the


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