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Mon, 05/04/2015 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson will give his annual Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures on the Lawrence campus on Friday, May 8. The tour theme is Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread. It will...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Department of Geography doctoral candidate John Biersack, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, for his essay...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — When Christians began wearing bracelets with the acronym for "What would Jesus do?" in the 1990s, the phrase was a reminder for them to attempt to act in a way that personifies Jesus' teachings from the Gospels. While most know the WWJD...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — The second of three candidates for academic director of the University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program will visit campus this week for interviews and a public presentation.  Lindsay R. Moore, lecturer in the Department of...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — University of Kansas Women’s Golf Coach Erin O’Neil has teamed up with Audio-Reader to chair the nonprofit organization’s sixth annual Golf Classic, which will take place May 18 at Alvamar Country Club. O’Neil has coached at KU for 11...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 67 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 46 individuals at KU Medical Center. Chancellor Gray-Little,...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — Today marked the final meeting of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual Assault as committee members completed their work and presented their recommendations to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — Visual art students selected to compete for scholarships will exhibit their work in a show starting today, May 1, at the University of Kansas. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome. The exhibit will feature art from 80 undergraduate...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — More than 600 students, faculty, and guests attended KU’s 18th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 25 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas Union;...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — The University of Kansas Office of Public Affairs is seeking project requests for the proceeds of the Proud To Be A Jayhawk tailgating fundraiser. Kansas Athletics will again donate the proceeds from KU football program sales to assist KU...

Thu, 04/30/2015 — The University of Kansas has received the 2015 award for Institutional Excellence in Information Technology from The Association for College & University Technology Advancement. The award recognizes the university’s “Reorganize and...

Thu, 04/30/2015 — Paul Kelton and Sara Gregg, both associate professors in the Department of History, are the 2015 recipients of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented May 16 during the annual doctoral hooding...

Thu, 04/30/2015 — A retired attorney and devoted community servant, an international criminal law expert and a Kansas Supreme Court chief justice will receive the University of Kansas School of Law’s highest honor at a private ceremony this week. John W. (Jack)...

Wed, 04/29/2015 —  A mother’s support can be as vital to animals as it is to humans. Across the vast diversity of life on our planet, the care of a mother makes survival itself possible. Indeed, the instinct for mothers to protect and nurture offspring is...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics held its 33rd annual KU Math Prize Competition earlier this month, providing undergraduates an opportunity to test their skills via a written exam that covers six questions to be completed...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — The KU Public Management Center held the 66th annual Kansas City / County Management (KCCM) Conference at the Lawrence campus on April 16-17. This year’s conference featured a major discussion on policing and how local government leaders can...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will honor Lawrence-area high school students at the Chancellor's Top Scholar Reception, set for Thursday, April 30. More than 100 high-achieving sophomores and juniors at Lawrence's four...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — As the U.S. and Japan near finalizing negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a University of Kansas international business professor is available to discuss the 12-nation trade agreement. Tailan Chi, a Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow...

Wed, 04/29/2015 — LAWRENCE – The KU Jazz Studies Program and students were awarded top honors in the 38th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards. Under the leadership of Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies, KU Jazz groups and individual students have received a total of 22 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 1992. The KU Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, received the Graduate College Winner award for Large Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble consists of the following students: Jamie Anderson, Overland Park; Clint Ashlock, Overland Park; Taylor Babb, Garden City; Aaron Barrett, Abilene; David Berrios, Lakewood, New Jersey; Ethan Bartley, Kansas City, Missouri; Brock Chart, Salina;

Wed, 04/29/2015 — Two University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration experts on policing and city management and two African and African-American studies professors are available to discuss the protests surrounding the Baltimore Police...


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