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Mon, 12/08/2014 — Who: Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas, and Kurt Watson, chair of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. What: KU will announce a historic gift and provide an update on Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas  When: Tuesday, Dec. 9 Media are requested to arrive at 1 p.m.; the program begins at 1:30 p.m. Where: Adams Alumni Center, Summerfield Room, 1266 Oread Ave. Purpose: To celebrate a historic gift for the University of Kansas. This event is open to the media. Parking is available in the parking garage across the street from Adams Alumni Center on Oread Avenue.

Mon, 12/08/2014 — Last summer, a team of nine University of Kansas faculty and administrators participated in the National Summer Institute on Learning Communities at Evergreen State College. The valuable lessons learned at that national resource for learning...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — The ongoing Jayhawk Boulevard project on the University of Kansas campus continues to attract recognition for its unique combination of restoring a historic campus landmark and embracing sustainability. The Mid-America Regional Council has...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — The University of Kansas will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 25-31, 2015, culminating in the KU football game against the University of Oklahoma Oct. 31 in Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and a student-led steering committee will...

Fri, 12/05/2014 — Professors at the University Kansas are among a group of researchers working to improve a new instrument that enables those with severe motion disabilities to play improvisational music. Known as Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI), the...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The University of Kansas has named Gerald Holland to lead its Marketing Communications team. Holland is directing the university team that enhances KU's brand through initiatives ranging from features highlighting the research of KU faculty to...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — The Center for Health Design has awarded Department of Architecture Post-Doctoral Fellow Nayma Khan its New Investigator Award. The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — Although the influence of local interest groups often receives attention, how cities elect council members may be key to how they organize sustainability initiatives, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas professor. "With every...

Thu, 12/04/2014 — A leading scholar and public advocate on issues involving disability, employment and health is the 2014 recipient of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. The award is the highest honor given annually to a...

Thu, 12/04/2014 —  Corey Rayburn Yung, criminal law professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers in the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Savings accounts are not just a good way to have money to fall back on in case of emergency, they are, in fact, a gateway to financial health and a diversified balance sheet for young adults, new research from the University of Kansas shows....

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering earned first place in a cyberdefense competition. The “JayHackers” won the inaugural computer security competition at the Central Area Networking and Security Workshop, hosted by...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — The University of Kansas community is remembering professor emeritus Richard Johnston, who curated KU’s Natural History Museum. Johnston, 89, died Nov. 15 in Lawrence. Services were Nov. 24 in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire University...

Tue, 12/02/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas is adding a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology at its Edwards Campus in Overland Park to increase career opportunities in biotechnology areas that directly serve local, state, national and global communities. Kansas City is home to 200 life-science companies, including 90 contract research organizations that encompass a wide range of research and development services. In the Monthly Labor Review report, jobs in life, physical and social science occupations are expected to grow to 190,000 nationally, projecting a 15 percent increase by 2020. “BioKansas applauds KU for fostering a pathway to develop in-demand

Tue, 12/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Routledge, a publisher of humanities and social sciences books, has just issued “The Architecture of Use,” a book written by University of Kansas Department of Architecture Professors Stephen Grabow and Kent Spreckelmeyer.The book is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between the professors.   “Stephen and I had talked for a long time about not being able to find a book that examined the importance of the role of function as a force in generating the final, built form of a building,” Spreckelmeyer said.   “There was always a thought that if you were talking about function you had to set the aesthetics aside,” Grabow said, “and look at those

Mon, 12/01/2014 — When it comes to education in reading and writing, many think of burying their noses in books or English composition assignments. One might not consider a trip to an art museum as a way to bolster students’ literacy, but a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a "Big Band Christmas," a holiday concert featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Wed, 11/26/2014 — The second and final candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare will visit the University of Kansas next week to visit the campus community and give a public presentation.  The search committee, chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of...

Wed, 11/26/2014 — National and state political practitioners, including strategists, journalists, campaign managers and pollsters, will analyze the midterm election results at the 2014 Post-Election Conference, sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics at the...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Last month three students from the University of Kansas Department of Design who were enrolled in an industrial design thesis class won the fourth annual Bragging Rights Design Competition, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Industrial...


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Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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