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Mon, 05/15/2017 — The University of Kansas community is grieving for the death of KU carpenter Bill Nichols, who died May 11 in Tonganoxie. He was 62. “My thoughts are with the friends, family and university colleagues of Bill Nichols,” said Chancellor...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — A post-commencement tradition at KU begins May 15 — summer construction. Memorial Drive will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction. ­There will be access to some street parking on the Snow Hall side. Two small projects...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The old saying that beauty is only skin deep is borne out by a new study from a team of University of Kansas researchers, the results of which should give Tinder users pause before they swipe left. In the study, to be published in a forthcoming...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — Researchers have long determined that foreign companies cross-listed on international and U.S. stock exchanges face higher audit fees as part of the listing process. Added litigation costs are traditionally considered to be the main driver of...

Fri, 05/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Class of 2017 set a school record for residency matches and finished far above the national match rate, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. KU’s Pharm.D. students matched...

Fri, 05/12/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its lineup of programming for summer 2017, including a discussion group series on the U.S.–Mexico border. “We’re delighted to offer these opportunities to the community this summer,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “We have an interesting lineup and some timely topics.” Dole fellow Christina Luhn’s discussion group series will explore the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, focusing on border security, immigration and trade. Luhn has experience with border relations in both the public and private sectors and worked in economic development for several years in the

Fri, 05/12/2017 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility awarded four students $200 each for their winning entries in the Student Service Showcase at the 2017 Service Celebration. The award winners were: Graduate Student Service Project: Debby Adams,

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of a longtime art history professor. Edmund Eglinski, professor emeritus in the Kress Foundation Department of the History of Art, died May 7 in Lawrence.  “Professor Eglinski...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — In addition to their success at the recent, internationally renowned Putnam Competition, University of Kansas students have tested their mathematical prowess at other events. Kansas Collegiate Math Competition KU undergraduate students took...

Thu, 05/11/2017 —   In 2016, researchers published “slam dunk” evidence, based on iron-60 isotopes in ancient seabed, that supernovae buffeted the Earth — one of them about 2.6 million years ago. University of Kansas researcher Adrian Melott, professor of...

Wed, 05/10/2017 — University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's Studio 804 design-build program have completed their latest project, a passive solar house in east Lawrence. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m....

Wed, 05/10/2017 —  President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, setting off questions and criticisms about the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible collusions between Russia and Trump’s campaign. Trump cited Comey’s handling of the...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — The University of Kansas team placed 54th out of 415 teams in the Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.  Called one of the toughest math competitions in the world, the Putnam exam is a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — During his successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump advocated for building a larger and more complete wall with Mexico. Trump's plans for the wall were focused on stemming immigration, but countries have built fences and walls for a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Michele Berendsen Title: Communications director, the Lied Center What that means: Michele Berendsen serves as the communications director for the Lied Center. In that role, she is responsible for the oversight of marketing and promotional communications, such as website and social media posts, performance e-mail blasts, sending and collating information for online post-performance surveys, gathering and preparing informational copy for performance programs, writing advertising scripts for TV/radio and copywriting for the season promotional brochure. Notable: Berendsen’s motto is “let’s get it done,” and she does. She has a strong work ethic and a

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Cory Berkland might not be the first person you’d guess would help to create what has become a multimillion-dollar company. The distinguished professor, appointed in the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Christopher Bohling Title: Music library operations manager, KU Libraries What that means: Christopher Bohling manages the daily operations of the Music and Dance Library. He is responsible for hiring, training and supervising a team of about 10 student employees to cover the service desk and operations of the Music and Dance Library. He also provides frontline customer service himself providing research assistance and ensuring the space is best meeting the needs of library patrons. Notable: Bohling is a graduate of the School of Music and is a former Music and Dance Library student employee. Because of this history, Bohling brings to his role a unique

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Orley “Chip” Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch and longtime professor at the University of Kansas, was recently named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America (GCA), one of its highest accolades. Honorary membership is...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 145th Commencement on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. William McNulty, an Iraq War veteran and co-founder of Team Rubicon, will be awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor...


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