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Thu, 05/26/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher has developed a framework to analyze how governments can use religion in different ways to legitimize their own power. "Religion has been used as a source of unity and peace but also a source of war and conflict,

Thu, 05/26/2016 — The Society for German-American Studies has selected Professor William Keel of the University of Kansas Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the society's 40th annual...

Thu, 05/26/2016 — A golfer, a banker and a gambler linked in an insider trading case make for a great headline and provocative news. That was true last week when it was disclosed that as chairman of Dean Foods, Thomas C. Davis reportedly repaid gambling debts...

Wed, 05/25/2016 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Medical Center will provide free bicycle helmets to the first 150 children present at the eighth annual Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars event from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the KU Cancer...

Wed, 05/25/2016 —  College campuses across the country have shown in the past year how vital concerns about diversity and equity are in higher education. While many institutions have offices or administrators charged with overseeing diversity efforts, little...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of one of its engineering professors. Nancy Kinnersley, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, died May 18 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was 71.

Tue, 05/24/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2016 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 14. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — University of Kansas students excelled in both national and state competitions during the spring 2016 semester. KU scored 61st out of 447 teams in the Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition....

Tue, 05/24/2016 — Each spring, scientists from the Kansas Biological Survey refocus on their field research at the University of Kansas Field Station and across the state. Among these scientists are KU students, both graduate and undergraduate, who study...

Tue, 05/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – Research and outreach encompassing distracted driving awareness, leadership development and healthy neighborhoods have earned three faculty members at the University of Kansas recognition with the Steeples Service to Kansas Award. The Steeples award honors faculty contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research. This year’s recipients are Paul Atchley, professor of psychology; Shannon Criss, associate professor in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning; and Heather Getha-Taylor, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration. Atchley is known for research on effects and solutions for distracted

Tue, 05/24/2016 — As refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa seek to escape war, political unrest, economic distress and other hardships, European nations have struggled to manage the influx of people attempting to cross borders. In recent months,...

Mon, 05/23/2016 — As a U.S. drone strike killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, a University of Kansas researcher who studies terrorism is available to discuss potential developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Don Haider-Markel,...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — The 2016 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 11 artist projects. Eight projects received Full Project Awards, and three received Research & Development Awards. To date, the Rocket Grants program has awarded $332,000 for 71...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — As increasing numbers of people living with HIV in Africa access life-saving medications, stories of the epidemic's heroes have begun to circulate globally. Across the continent, African women, in particular, are leading the charge in advocating...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has made the final Tinker Field Research Grants to graduate students for research in Latin America for the 2014-2016 grant period. During the coming summer 12 KU graduate...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — Oil production fell sharply in Kansas during 2015 as oil prices continued to drop, although natural gas production fell only a fraction of 1 percent despite noticeable gas price declines, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved 55 sabbaticals for the following faculty and academic staff at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center. ...

Thu, 05/19/2016 — LAWRENCE – Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized this spring 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. 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 $3,000 prize and carry the title of “Gene A. Budig Teaching

Thu, 05/19/2016 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the recipients of its 2016 Dole Archives Research Awards. The Dole Archival Research Fellow is Caitlin Rathe, doctoral candidate in history of public policy at the...

Wed, 05/18/2016 — LAWRENCE ― Tuition at the University of Kansas would increase 4 percent over last year for all students on the standard tuition rate under the university’s 2016-17 tuition proposal presented to the Kansas Board of Regents today. For first-time freshmen opting into the university’s four-year tuition compact, which guarantees students a fixed tuition rate for four years, that rate would be 5 percent higher than last year’s. At KU Medical Center, all students, including medical students, would see tuition rise by 5 percent. Overall, approximately half of returning KU undergraduates would see no tuition increase under the proposal. “When we set tuition, we are trying


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